Windows 10: Windows 10 after free offer ends

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  1.    18 Jun 2016 #11

    NavyLCDR said: View Post
    If you read the free upgrade terms on the webpages where Microsoft advertises the free upgrade you will see that they only offered to upgrade devices already running Windows 7/8/8.1. They did not offer to upgrade the license for Windows 7/8/8.1 to Windows 10 for free, only the device that it was installed on.
    If you read the EULA though it quite clearly says if you had a retail Windows 7 or 8 then you can transfer the resulting upgraded 10.

    4. Transfer. The provisions of this section do not apply if you acquired the software as a consumer in Germany or in any of the countries listed on this site (aka.ms/transfer), in which case any transfer of the software to a third party, and the right to use it, must comply with applicable law.
    a. Software preinstalled on device. If you acquired the software preinstalled on a device (and also if you upgraded from software preinstalled on a device), you may transfer the license to use the software directly to another user, only with the licensed device. The transfer must include the software and, if provided with the device, an authentic Windows label including the product key. Before any permitted transfer, the other party must agree that this agreement applies to the transfer and use of the software.
    b. Stand-alone software. If you acquired the software as stand-alone software (and also if you upgraded from software you acquired as stand-alone software), you may transfer the software to another device that belongs to you. You may also transfer the software to a device owned by someone else if (i) you are the first licensed user of the software and (ii) the new user agrees to the terms of this agreement. You may use the backup copy we allow you to make or the media that the software came on to transfer the software. Every time you transfer the software to a new device, you must remove the software from the prior device. You may not transfer the software to share licenses between devices.
    Based on that I'm fully expecting to be able to transfer my Windows 10 that I upgraded from a retail version of 8. Will have to see of course but it seems pretty clear to me.
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       18 Jun 2016 #12

    lx07 said: View Post
    If you read the EULA though it quite clearly says if you had a retail Windows 7 or 8 then you can transfer the resulting upgraded 10.



    Based on that I'm fully expecting to be able to transfer my Windows 10 that I upgraded from a retail version of 8. Will have to see of course but it seems pretty clear to me.
    So it isn't just me, it is confusing

    I agree with what lx07 has just posted but there a lot of other experienced members who think otherwise.

    When I finally decide to buy a new mobo and CPU it will be interesting to see what happens, until then I'll just remain confused
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  3.    18 Jun 2016 #13

    DooGie said: View Post
    So it isn't just me, it is confusing

    I agree with what lx07 has just posted but there a lot of other experienced members who think otherwise.

    When I finally decide to buy a new mobo and CPU it will be interesting to see what happens, until then I'll just remain confused
    When you accept a promotional offer, you accept the terms, conditions and limitations of that promotional offer. The promotional offer was for Microsoft to upgrade existing devices with Windows 7/8/8.1 installed on them to Windows 10. It's like buying a manufacturer refurbished computer - you get a computer in a box sealed from the factory by the manufacturer, you pay less for it, but the terms and conditions of purchasing the refurbished unit state that you only get a 30, 60 or 90 day warranty instead of the full 1 year full retail warranty (for example). If you want something more than was offered in the promotion then you have to obtain it outside the promotional offer.

    But, like I also posted, when you upgrade, call Microsoft for activation and see if they will activate it for free for you. You can file a claim against Microsoft using the terms and conditions stated in the EULA as a basis (or threaten to) and Microsoft will probably just give you a full retail product key for Windows 10 because it is cheaper for them to do so than to even participate in arbitration.
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  4.    19 Jun 2016 #14

    NavyLCDR said: View Post
    The digital entitlement for the FREE Windows 10 upgrade is for that device (motherboard) only. If you read the free upgrade terms on the webpages where Microsoft advertises the free upgrade you will see that they only offered to upgrade devices already running Windows 7/8/8.1. They did not offer to upgrade the license for Windows 7/8/8.1 to Windows 10 for free, only the device that it was installed on.

    New motherboard = new device. You can install your retail license Windows 7/8/8.1 on it. You can also call Microsoft and hope they give you Windows 10 for it - but they never promised to for free after July 29th.
    Lo and behold, this morning I found an extra (unused) Windows 7 Pro disk that I had laying around from goodness knows when! I'll install that bad boy and activate prior to upgrading to 10. I was getting ready to go buy one, since I'm getting the motherboard this coming week, but now I don't have to.
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  5.    20 Jun 2016 #15

    Have upgraded my friends Dell GX 520 to Windows 7 pro ok, but Windows 10 upgrade says the CPU is not compatable...

    I guess it will need upgrading, preferably don't want to change fan PSU etc, ....dells website suggests The fastest processor that we have tested with OptiPlex GX520 is Smithfield 820

    does this sound right ? should this then be ok for a Windows 10 upgrade ?

    thanks
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  6.    20 Jun 2016 #16

    reddwarf4ever said: View Post
    Have upgraded my friends Dell GX 520 to Windows 7 pro ok, but Windows 10 upgrade says the CPU is not compatable...

    I guess it will need upgrading, preferably don't want to change fan PSU etc, ....dells website suggests The fastest processor that we have tested with OptiPlex GX520 is Smithfield 820

    does this sound right ? should this then be ok for a Windows 10 upgrade ?

    thanks
    According to this thread, looks like you need to go with the 32-bit version:
    http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/w...c737eb8?page=3
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  7.    20 Jun 2016 #17

    Could be the issue, clean installed Windows 7 pro 64 bit and Windows 10 complained about the CPU going to try and install 32 bit version and see what happens
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  8.    20 Jun 2016 #18

    Trying to install Windows 10 on optiplex gx520.....I tried 64 Windows 7 but Windows 10 said CPU not suitable, but then installed 32 bit version and everything passed and Windows 10 installed ok.......
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