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

02 Jun 2015   #51
DavidE

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So, if I update my Win 7 Retail License to the free Win 10 license offer, the Win 10 license is Retail, and can be transferred to a new PC.
And, the Win 10 license will receive free updates for the life of the device.

Wouldn't that mean I have a forever Win 10 license that i can keep transferring to a new build indefinitely ?
Or, would they say "No the license is no good because of the "end of life of device" clause".

If the license ends with "end of life of device", wouldn't this mean the Win 10 is basically an OEM license ?

I know there's a lot of speculation, guessing, unknowns right now.
I'm just skeptical of what a Retail Win 10 license will really mean.

Time will tell.


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02 Jun 2015   #52
alphanumeric

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DavidE View Post
So, if I update my Win 7 Retail License to the free Win 10 license offer, the Win 10 license is Retail, and can be transferred to a new PC.
And, the Win 10 license will receive free updates for the life of the device.

Wouldn't that mean I have a forever Win 10 license that i can keep transferring to a new build indefinitely ?
Or, would they say "No the license is no good because of the "end of life of device" clause".

If the license ends with "end of life of device", wouldn't this mean the Win 10 is basically an OEM license ?

I know there's a lot of speculation, guessing, unknowns right now.
I'm just skeptical of what a Retail Win 10 license will really mean.

Time will tell.
As far as the free upgrade goes, they may only offer you an OEM license regardless of what you have now. One of the conditions of the free upgrade could be locking it into that device.

Don't confuse that with what you would by at a retail outlet like Newegg. Buy a Retail copy there and it will be transferable. Two totally different scenarios.
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02 Jun 2015   #53
DavidE

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I was referring to the info in Post #38 as
Quote:
if you're upgrading from a Retail 7 or 8 licence then the free upgrade will also be a retail (upgrade) licence and will be transferable.
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03 Jun 2015   #54
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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DavidE View Post
I was referring to the info in Post #38 as
Quote:
if you're upgrading from a Retail 7 or 8 licence then the free upgrade will also be a retail (upgrade) licence and will be transferable.
That is the only question standing between me and my planned upgrade. I change the motherboard/processor frequently; so using OEM license will not be a wise step for me. I will not go to loss the retail one.

In that case, I will keep my retail 7 license intact and will get system builder 10 afresh.
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03 Jun 2015   #55
ThrashZone

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Yep nothing free about win-10
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03 Jun 2015   #56
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03 Jun 2015   #57
ThrashZone

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What nobody gave me 7 for free and that will be taken away so at the time of purchase 7 was 120.us. = not free

Retail wow about 3-400 ? definitely not free.
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03 Jun 2015   #58
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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
Yep nothing free about win-10
I am not behind the concept of "free". I am using 10 and will continue using it. Just waiting for the terms and conditions for the proposed "free" upgrade. We will come to know about it when the time will come. If the deal fits my plan, I will accept it, otherwise not. Nobody is forcing me to accept the deal.

I dont see any good reason for those negative waves.
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03 Jun 2015   #59
ThrashZone

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What negative waves
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03 Jun 2015   #60
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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
What negative waves
Like that one quoted in my previous post.
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