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

03 Jun 2015   #71
z3r010

 

Just because an MS MVP Community Moderator said it doesn't mean it's true as it's nothing like an official source.


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03 Jun 2015   #72
alphanumeric

Windows 10 Education 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
In order to get win-10 it is required to have a prior version installed win-7 or 8.1
That is not a free if it were really free no prior version would be required.
That's not negativity just facts.
"Free Upgrade" You will not be charged a fee to upgrade your current install to Windows 10. It's a free upgrade not free Windows.
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03 Jun 2015   #73
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by z3r010 View Post
Just because an MS MVP Community Moderator said it doesn't mean it's true as it's nothing like an official source.
I agree, unfortunately.
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03 Jun 2015   #74
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x2 Windows 10 Enterprise x64, Ubuntu
 
 

The other Stop point for continuous upgrades would be the definition of the phrase "the life of the device" or what ever was the actual phrase used at the launch event
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03 Jun 2015   #75
alphanumeric

Windows 10 Education 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DavidE View Post
I was referring to the info in Post #38 as
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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.

OK, I was replying to your "I'm just skeptical of what a Retail Win 10 license will really mean." statement. I'm thinking the terms and conditions of the upgrade will be different from those for a bought off of the shelf version. The free upgrade could have an extra condition attached that the Retail bought online version doesn't. That's all. Don't read too much into what's been said about the upgrade version being locked into the one device. IMHO, even if that happens, it's not going to carry over into the Retail off the shelf version a consumer would buy for a new PC build. It will be like your Retail Windows 7 or 8 is now.
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03 Jun 2015   #76
Brds7t7

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

I wish they'd hurry up and print a full T&C's for this upgrade. I won't do anything until they do.
The licence issue doesn't seem to be getting explained fully.
I agree, just because it's come from a moderator, I'm still wary of the bottom part of the statement. Even though at the top it states it will take on the rights of a retail version.

I'm still waiting!
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03 Jun 2015   #77
dlwmacgregor

Windows 7 Pro 64-bit SP1
 
 

I too have an OEM copy of Win7 that I purchased for my build in 2012.
What I am planning to do is buy another HDD and clone my current Win7 to it and then Win10 upgrade that cloned copy and "test" it out, keeping my original Win7 intact. If I don't like it, I'll wipe the drive.
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03 Jun 2015   #78
alphanumeric

Windows 10 Education 64 bit
 
 

Yeah, these little dribs and drabs of info that leak out just create more questions on what it really means. And then there are those just keep trying to read things into it that aren't there. The pessimists make it all out as doom and gloom. For them free will never be free enough.
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03 Jun 2015   #79
groze

W7 32 bit, Linux Mint Xfce 18 64 bit
 
 

I think what GabeAui means you need to upgrade to windows 10 first, then using you windows 10 key you could download the iso image using that recovery website. However, that would leave oem installs out in the cold because from what I read the keys to download a windows 7 image only works for retail and there has been other issues.

However, I could be wrong.
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03 Jun 2015   #80
Arc

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 10 Pro Insider Preview 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by groze View Post
However, that would leave oem installs out in the cold because from what I read the keys to download a windows 7 image only works for retail and there has been other issues.

However, I could be wrong.
Who said it and where? Documentation please?
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