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Windows 7: Specific upgrade paths to get to all versions of Windows 10

20 May 2015   #11
groze

W7 32 bit, Linux Mint Xfce 18 64 bit
 
 

Hmm. What this then? I wouldn't trust the open box though.

Amazon.com: Microsoft Windows 8.1 - Full Version


Sorry z3r010


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20 May 2015   #12
Brds7t7

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by z3r010 View Post
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" If upgraded within the first 12 months following launch, the device will receive ongoing Windows 10 updates for free for the life of that device "

Does this mean your retail converts to OEM ?
Art.


Yep, retail died with Windows 7, as of Windows 8 there are no transferable licenses.
I've never heard this mentioned before. What about the boxed versions of Windows 8/8.1? Those aren't transferable either? I've known people who have transferred W8 from one pc to another before.

Looks like I'll be skipping Windows 10 then. There's no way I'm giving up my boxed retail pro licence for a non-transferable oem licence.
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20 May 2015   #13
groze

W7 32 bit, Linux Mint Xfce 18 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brds7t7 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by z3r010 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Wandering one View Post
" If upgraded within the first 12 months following launch, the device will receive ongoing Windows 10 updates for free for the life of that device "

Does this mean your retail converts to OEM ?
Art.


Yep, retail died with Windows 7, as of Windows 8 there are no transferable licenses.
I've never heard this mentioned before. What about the boxed versions of Windows 8/8.1? Those aren't transferable either? I've known people who have transferred W8 from one pc to another before.

Looks like I'll be skipping Windows 10 then. There's no way I'm giving up my boxed retail pro licence for a non-transferable oem licence.

I don't know about the current 8.1 version that I listed in my other post.

I do remember Microsoft doing an odd thing. There was a strange version of windows 8.1 it would upgrade windows 8 and it would it do full install on windows 7. But you had to have 8 installed or windows 7 installed. I think the disk allowed a clean install if you had the windows 7 retail or oem key but I am not sure. I'm also not sure if it allowed a clean install on windows 8.
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20 May 2015   #14
alphanumeric

Windows 10 Education 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by z3r010 View Post
No mention of the Windows 8.1 with bing upgrade path.
No mention of Windows 7 Starter either.
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20 May 2015   #15
alphanumeric

Windows 10 Education 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by z3r010 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Wandering one View Post
" If upgraded within the first 12 months following launch, the device will receive ongoing Windows 10 updates for free for the life of that device "

Does this mean your retail converts to OEM ?
Art.
Yep, retail died with Windows 7, as of Windows 8 there are no transferable licenses.
My MSDN keys are listed as Retail keys?

EDIT: I'm not saying your wrong, just that I'm confused?
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20 May 2015   #16
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

I have a Win 8 License and it is my understanding my license is transferable.
I'm very interested, as i may be transferring this 8 OS/license to a different PC.

I found this about the 8.x EULA

Quote:
Can I transfer the software to another computer or user?
You may transfer the software to another computer that belongs to you. You may also transfer the software (together with the license) to a computer owned by someone else if a) you are the first licensed user of the software and b) the new user agrees to the terms of this agreement. To make that transfer, you must transfer the original media, the certificate of authenticity, the product key and the proof of purchase directly to that other person, without retaining any copies of the software. You may use the backup copy we allow you to make or the media that the software came on to transfer the software. Anytime you transfer the software to a new computer, you must remove the software from the prior computer. You may not transfer the software to share licenses between computers. You may transfer Get Genuine Windows software, Pro Pack or Media Center Pack software only together with the licensed computer.
Source: Windows 8 EULA
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20 May 2015   #17
smiths22

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brds7t7 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by z3r010 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Wandering one View Post
" If upgraded within the first 12 months following launch, the device will receive ongoing Windows 10 updates for free for the life of that device "

Does this mean your retail converts to OEM ?
Art.


Yep, retail died with Windows 7, as of Windows 8 there are no transferable licenses.
I've never heard this mentioned before. What about the boxed versions of Windows 8/8.1? Those aren't transferable either? I've known people who have transferred W8 from one pc to another before.
^This.

As far as i know the rule is one license on 1 machine at a time.
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20 May 2015   #18
groze

W7 32 bit, Linux Mint Xfce 18 64 bit
 
 

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Yep, retail died with Windows 7, as of Windows 8 there are no transferable licenses.
I've never heard this mentioned before. What about the boxed versions of Windows 8/8.1? Those aren't transferable either? I've known people who have transferred W8 from one pc to another before.
^This.

As far as i know the rule is one license on 1 machine at a time.
Oem install must stay on the machine it was installed on.

System Builders Oems must stay on the machine and you are suppose to resell the computer and provide support but I suppose you can buy the system yourself for $1.00 and support yourself.

Retail version can be installed on one system at a time. Your computer quits and can't be fixed, you can move that retail versions to another system but you can not do that with OEMS.

Motherboard can be replaced if defective or quits without having to get a new retail disk.
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20 May 2015   #19
smiths22

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by groze View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by smiths22 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brds7t7 View Post

I've never heard this mentioned before. What about the boxed versions of Windows 8/8.1? Those aren't transferable either? I've known people who have transferred W8 from one pc to another before.
^This.

As far as i know the rule is one license on 1 machine at a time.
Oem install must stay on the machine it was installed on.

System Builders Oems must stay on the machine and you are suppose to resell the computer and provide support but I suppose you can buy the system yourself for $1.00 and support yourself.

Retail version can be installed on one system at a time. Your computer quits and can't be fixed, you can move that retail versions to another system but you can not do that with OEMS.

Motherboard can be replaced if defective or quits without having to get a new retail disk.
move = asking for permission to Microsoft by phone....simply annoying. That's Windows...sigh.
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21 May 2015   #20
Brds7t7

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

I can handle phone activation, as long as I'm still able to move my retail (or whatever MS wants to call them now) licence to a new pc when I build one. I've only Activated my Windows 7 licence twice since 2009 so not something I'm going to do regularly. But there's no way I'm giving up a retail licence for an OEM licence.
If that's the case, I'll just stick to Windows 7 and move it to the next pc I build.
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