Windows 10: Which version of Windows 10 will I get with the "free" upgrade?

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    windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit (Retail family pack)
       24 Jun 2015 #1

    Which version of Windows 10 will I get with the "free" upgrade?

    I want to know if the "free" upgrade to windows 10 is a 32-bit OS or a 64-bit OS? I understand the "Home" and "Pro" versions (I know there are more versions than that) but there is no clear explanation of bit version. Maybe it's something so obvious that it's right over my head or maybe it's an obvious oversight.

    What I really want to know is this: When/If I use my "free" upgrade to Windows 10, which version will I be getting? (I want to know if it's Home or Pro version and If the version I get is 32-bit or 64--bit.)

    I will/might be upgrading from Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit. Does my current OS make a difference in which version of the "free" upgrade I get?

    Can I choose a different version and if I do, will I get a discount because of my "free" upgrade or is it full price?

    And lastly, do I have to install Windows 10 immediately after release or can I wait? How long can I wait untill my invite expires?

    I'd like as much detail as possible, please and thank you.
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  2.    24 Jun 2015 #2

    A lot of the answers to your questions are posted in other threads in the news section. Have a good look around for lots of info.
    If the OS your upgrading from is 32 bit you'll get 32 bit Windows 10, if its 64 bit you'll get 64 bit. You can't switch form 32 to 64 or 64 to 32 without doing a clean install. An upgrade will just keep the current bit version.
    What version you get depends on what version of Windows your upgrading from. You need Windows 7 Pro or Ultimate, or Windows 8.1 Pro to get 10 Pro. As far as I know you don't get a choice as to what is installed.
    You have one year from the July 29 release date to take Microsoft up on the free upgrade offer. After that your going to have to pay to get Windows 10.
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  3. Posts : 2
    windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit (Retail family pack)
    Thread Starter
       24 Jun 2015 #3

    Thank you so much for the help and I'll take a look at the other threads you mentioned.

    Thanks again!
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  4.    24 Jun 2015 #4

    Here are some Faq's with good info.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


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