1.    17 Jul 2016 #1
    Join Date : Jul 2016
    Posts : 17
    Windows 7

    Possible Upgrade from windows 7 to 10.


    Hi
    I have a windows 7 OEM on my machine.
    I am looking to maybe install to windows 10 before the 29th.
    Firstly I will be making a full backup of windows 7.

    I understand, if I install, upgrade to windows 10, I can revert back to windows 7 within 30 days.
    After that there is the option to go back to windows 10 at a later time. My interest is gaming and using directx 12 when games eventually require it.
    Is my understanding correct?

    If there is a problem with the upgrade to windows 10 like the computer becoming unusable, what are my options for keeping my windows 7 licence.
    In that situation I will put the windows 7 image back on the computer as it works.
    What are my options in that situation?

    Thanks
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  2.    17 Jul 2016 #2
    Join Date : Dec 2015
    Posts : 5,405
    Windows10

    If you have an image backup, you can revert to old OS at any time and more reliable than rollback.
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  3.    17 Jul 2016 #3
    Join Date : Jul 2016
    Posts : 17
    Windows 7
    Thread Starter

    Quote Originally Posted by cereberus View Post
    If you have an image backup, you can revert to old OS at any time and more reliable than rollback.
    Yes that is likely true. What is important is if the windows 10 upgrade /revert process fails, will I have a valid windows 7 licence.
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  4.    17 Jul 2016 #4
    Join Date : Jul 2015
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    Windows 10 Pro

    Yes. Once you upgrade for free to Windows 10 before July 29th (then it isn't free anymore), then on that same computer you can switch back and forth between Windows 7 and Windows 10 as many times as you like. Your Windows 7 product key stays valid for the Windows 7 install/activation and Windows 10 gets a digital license stored on Microsoft activation server for it's activation. You just can't legally run both Windows 7 and Windows 10 at the same time (dual boot) without purchasing an additional license because you still have only one license for Windows, not two.
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  5.    17 Jul 2016 #5
    Join Date : Jul 2016
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    Windows 7
    Thread Starter

    Quote Originally Posted by NavyLCDR View Post
    Yes. Once you upgrade for free to Windows 10 before July 29th (then it isn't free anymore), then on that same computer you can switch back and forth between Windows 7 and Windows 10 as many times as you like. Your Windows 7 product key stays valid for the Windows 7 install/activation and Windows 10 gets a digital license stored on Microsoft activation server for it's activation. You just can't legally run both Windows 7 and Windows 10 at the same time (dual boot) without purchasing an additional license because you still have only one license for Windows, not two.
    Thanks
    That is good to know. So will make an image of windows 10 & install when needed.
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