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Windows 7: Part 2: Microsoft silently preparing your PC for Win 10

03 Jun 2015   #221
Brds7t7

Windows 7 Pro 64-Bit, Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit, Windows 8.1 Pro 64-Bit
 
 

Straight from the site:

What happens if I change my motherboard?
As it pertains to the OEM licenses this will invalidate the Windows 10 upgrade license because it will no longer have a previous base qualifying license which is required for the free upgrade. You will then have to purchase a full retail Windows 10 license. If the base qualifying license (Windows 7 or Windows 8.1) was a full retail version, then yes, you can transfer it.


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03 Jun 2015   #222
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Yea the most interested part for me anyway,
Microsoft: Windows 10 Home costs $119, Pro costs $199
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03 Jun 2015   #223
Brds7t7

Windows 7 Pro 64-Bit, Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit, Windows 8.1 Pro 64-Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
Ah that's a bummer

So, if you want it as a dual boot you have to pay? I've never had a dual boot system. Only ever used one OS.

I should have posted this in the Upgrade thread really, apologies for that.
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03 Jun 2015   #224
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

This is a interesting term in bold,
Quote:
How will I know if my computer can run Windows 10?
Windows 10 system requirements are similar to Windows Vista and Windows 7 with some caveats:
1 GHz or faster processor
1 GB RAM (32-bit) or 2 GB RAM (64-bit)
16 GB available hard disk space (32-bit) or 20 GB (64-bit)
DirectX 9 graphics device with WDDM 1.0 or higher driver
Your processor (CPU) must support the following extensions: SSE2, NX, PAE
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03 Jun 2015   #225
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brds7t7 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
Ah that's a bummer

So, if you want it as a dual boot you have to pay? I've never had a dual boot system. Only ever used one OS.

I should have posted this in the Upgrade thread really, apologies for that.
It's okay mate I got your back
I'm interested not in dual boot I'm interested in VMware using 10 in a better way than dual booting.
Easier back and forth
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03 Jun 2015   #226
Brds7t7

Windows 7 Pro 64-Bit, Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit, Windows 8.1 Pro 64-Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
This is a interesting term in bold,
Quote:
How will I know if my computer can run Windows 10?
Windows 10 system requirements are similar to Windows Vista and Windows 7 with some caveats:
1 GHz or faster processor
1 GB RAM (32-bit) or 2 GB RAM (64-bit)
16 GB available hard disk space (32-bit) or 20 GB (64-bit)
DirectX 9 graphics device with WDDM 1.0 or higher driver
Your processor (CPU) must support the following extensions: SSE2, NX, PAE
Yeah, I did check with CPU-Z just to make sure mine can run it. I'm guessing there will be a few who can't get it due to that.

I just posted in the other thread so Mods feel free to delete my post on here. Don't like to double post things.
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03 Jun 2015   #227
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

I have no idea what it means ?
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03 Jun 2015   #228
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

Here is another quote from the MS article

Quote:
Can I do a clean install using the Free upgrade?
No, it will require that you are running a previous qualifying version and start the upgrade from within the qualifying version.
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03 Jun 2015   #229
Brds7t7

Windows 7 Pro 64-Bit, Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit, Windows 8.1 Pro 64-Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DavidE View Post
Here is another quote from the MS article

Quote:
Can I do a clean install using the Free upgrade?
No, it will require that you are running a previous qualifying version and start the upgrade from within the qualifying version.
Hey David, yeah think that's just for the initial upgrade, it does state further down that there will be ISO's made available for clean install.

Will ISO media be provided for the final release?
Yes, you will be able to download ISO media for Windows 10 RTM.
Please note, you might have to download the appropriate edition of Windows 10 for the version/edition of Windows you are upgrading. If you upgrade to the wrong edition, ie. Windows 7 Home Premium to Windows 10 Pro, you will have to purchase a license for Windows 10 Pro or rollback to Windows 7 Home Premium and upgrade to Windows 10 Home.
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03 Jun 2015   #230
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brds7t7 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
This is a interesting term in bold,
Quote:
How will I know if my computer can run Windows 10?
Windows 10 system requirements are similar to Windows Vista and Windows 7 with some caveats:
1 GHz or faster processor
1 GB RAM (32-bit) or 2 GB RAM (64-bit)
16 GB available hard disk space (32-bit) or 20 GB (64-bit)
DirectX 9 graphics device with WDDM 1.0 or higher driver
Your processor (CPU) must support the following extensions: SSE2, NX, PAE
Yeah, I did check with CPU-Z just to make sure mine can run it. I'm guessing there will be a few who can't get it due to that.

I just posted in the other thread so Mods feel free to delete my post on here. Don't like to double post things.
Ha I found this pretty easily,
What are PAE, NX, and SSE2? - Windows Help
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