Windows 10: How to get multiple win10's for multiple computers?

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  1.    01 Jun 2015 #1

    How to get multiple win10's for multiple computers?

    I have reserved my copy of win10 for my main computer, I have 3 other computers that I want to upgrade as well, do I have to download win10 four different times for the four computers?

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  2. topgundcp's Avatar
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       01 Jun 2015 #2

    The answer is NO. You can use the same ISO to install but you would need separate license for each.
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  3.    02 Jun 2015 #3

    topgundcp said: View Post
    The answer is NO. You can use the same ISO to install but you would need separate license for each.
    ok, one it, but how do I obtain 4 different licenses then?
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  4.    02 Jun 2015 #4

    you should go shopping, either online or if weather is nice, maybe even outside and to city!
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  5.    02 Jun 2015 #5

    I thought I read a while back that these updates could be shared (cant remember where now unfortunately)

    So computer A would download the update direct from MS
    Computer B would start doing a download, but notice computer A has already done it, so just grabs the files from that machine

    I don't think I imagined this
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  6.    02 Jun 2015 #6

    no, its working as mentioned, but its not giving you out free licenses - its made to help corporates get the updates faster and smoother

    edit - as in you still need to buy the licenses, or why would they give out free licenses for any computers? i couldnt upgrade non-activated windows 7 or windows 8 to 10 via WU so i imagine you need to have some license to get the win10. ISO/clean install is different, but you still need license for it to activate.
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  7. Kari's Avatar
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       02 Jun 2015 #7

    If we assume that everything Microsoft has told is true and valid, then:

    1. Each user (email) registered to Windows Insider program will get a license and can upgrade the Windows 10 Preview to Windows 10 RT;
    2. Each computer running Windows 7, 8 or 8.1 will get a free Windows 10 license during the first year after the official release of Windows 10

    Therefore, if you have let's say 5 computers running a valid and licensed Windows 7 or 8, each of these computers can be upgraded to Windows 10 with a valid Windows 10 license. In addition, let's say you also have three computers running Windows 10 Preview, all of those installed using a different MS Account which all are signed in to Windows Insider program, all of these three computers would also be able to upgrade to the final Windows 10 and get valid licenses.

    I would be very surprised if it wasn't like this. Microsoft has made it quite clear that during the first year almost everyone will get a free license. I expect all my computers, real and virtual ones alike, to get a valid and free Windows 10 license.

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  8.    02 Jun 2015 #8

    Huh?, I have 4 computers running 4 valid copies of windows (three with win 8.1 and one with win 7), I have received the icon offering free win10 on all four computers.

    All it has asked so far is to provide my email and a copy has been reserved, the question still is, do I need to go to each of my four machines and individually provide my email and reservation 4 different times, one for each computer?

    Is another part of the license/upgrade process coming or is microsoft cross referencing win OS serial numbers to each of my different computers, not sure how one download for four different computers (licenses) is going to work?

    Not trying to be difficult but not sure how this is going to work.

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  9.    02 Jun 2015 #9

    Reserve the copy on each of your machines
    Between now and 29th July win 10 will be slowly downloaded to each machine
    On the 29th you will get a prompt to install it on each machine

    you are already licensed on all machines so it will use current license and upgrade it

    That's my understanding and what I have done
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  10.    02 Jun 2015 #10

    MS has already indicated that it is going to "preload" stuff on machines for Win10 install later. So, my guess is, to prevent a horrendous load on their servers at the end of July, when the date does come, all these "preloaded" machines will be able install Win10 -- from the stuff already loaded on the machines.

    That way, they won't have to contend with hundred of millions of folks trying to download Win10 the same day.
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