Windows 10: Running 8.1Pro RTM, will I get the win10 upgrade? Solved

  1.    04 Jun 2015 #1

    Running 8.1Pro RTM, will I get the win10 upgrade?


    Right now I'm running an activated win8.1 pro RTM version of windows. Since I'm running RTM will I be able to upgrade to win10 for free? Thanks
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16199
       04 Jun 2015 #2

    Hello snickerzz, and welcome to Ten Forums.

    If your PC meets Windows 10 system requirements, then yes you can reserve your free copy of Windows 10 using the "Get Windows 10" app.

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/6...dows-10-a.html

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/6...s-7-8-1-a.html
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  3.    04 Jun 2015 #3

    Brink said: View Post
    Hello snickerzz, and welcome to Ten Forums.

    If your PC meets Windows 10 system requirements, then yes you can reserve your free copy of Windows 10 using the "Get Windows 10" app.

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/6...dows-10-a.html

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/6...s-7-8-1-a.html
    Thank you. Do you know if there is any disadvantage to running RTM vs OEM?
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  4. Posts : 20,835
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16199
       04 Jun 2015 #4

    You're welcome.

    RTM lets you install and activate on any PC as long as it's not on more than one PC at the same time.

    OEM is permanently tied to the motherboard, so you'll only be able to install and activate on the same PC and not any other PC.
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  5.    04 Jun 2015 #5

    Brink said: View Post
    You're welcome.

    RTM lets you install and activate on any PC as long as it's not on more than one PC at the same time.

    OEM is permanently tied to the motherboard, so you'll only be able to install and activate on the same PC and not any other PC.
    So RTM is the same as Retail? Why the name difference?
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16199
       04 Jun 2015 #6

    RTM stands for Release to Manufacturing.


    Retail vs OEM vs RTM difference is in the licensing.

    Retail is just a boxed RTM, but has a full retail license that can be installed on any PC.

    OEM is a RTM, but with the manufacturer's software and drivers included. It's permanently tied to the motherboard.

    However, RTM is often loosely associated as retail. The devil is in the details.
      My ComputersSystem Spec

  7.    04 Jun 2015 #7

    Brink said: View Post
    RTM stands for Release to Manufacturing.


    Retail vs OEM vs RTM difference is in the licensing.

    Retail is just a boxed RTM, but has a full retail license that can be installed on any PC.

    OEM is a RTM, but with the manufacturer's software and drivers included. It's permanently tied to the motherboard.

    However, RTM is often loosely associated as retail. The devil is in the details.
    Ah alright, thanks again!
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  8. Posts : 20,835
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16199
       05 Jun 2015 #8

    Anytime.
      My ComputersSystem Spec


 

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