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

19 May 2015   #1
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 
Specific upgrade paths to get to all versions of Windows 10

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If you have a device with an older version of Windows or Windows Phone, Microsoft has now revealed more information on the specific upgrade paths that will available to get to Windows 10.

The company first revealed the seven Windows 10 SKUs last week, and a new blog post on the Windows Australia Partner Network has more details on the upgrade paths for Windows 7 and 8.1 users, along with Windows Phone 8.1:

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  • Microsoft will offer a free upgrade to Windows 10 for qualified Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8.1 devices in the first year. After the first year, upgrades will be paid via boxed product and VL Upgrades.
  • Windows 8/8.1 and Windows 7 Home Basic and Home Premium devices upgrade to Windows 10 Home
  • Windows 8/8.1 Pro and Windows 7 Professional and Ultimate devices upgrade to Windows 10 Pro
  • 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
  • Excludes Windows Enterprise and RT devices
  • The free Windows 10 upgrade is delivered through Windows Update; domain-joined machines can manually get the update via Windows Update. The upgrade cannot be deployed through WSUS.
As previously announced, Microsoft's free upgrade to Windows 10 for Windows 7, 8.1 and Windows Phone 8.1 users will only last a year after the OS officially launches. Microsoft has yet to reveal pricing for the full version of Windows 10. Surface and Surface 2 owners with Windows RT are supposed to get an update that will add some features of Windows 10, but specifics about that update have not been revealed.
Read more: Here are the specific upgrade paths to get to all versions of Windows 10 | Windows Central


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19 May 2015   #2
z3r010

 

No mention of the Windows 8.1 with bing upgrade path.
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19 May 2015   #3
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Nope, but maybe you'll get lucky and it'll still upgrade.
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19 May 2015   #4
Wandering one

Win7 sp1 Pro 64bit / XP sp2 Pro (games only)
 
 

" 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.
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20 May 2015   #5
z3r010

 

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.
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20 May 2015   #6
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by z3r010 View Post
No mention of the Windows 8.1 with bing upgrade path.
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Not sure at all what that means
Glad Shawn knows
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20 May 2015   #7
z3r010

 

"Windows 8.1 with Bing" is a low cost version of Windows 8.1 that ship with some tables and compute sticks etc.

Windows 8.1 with Bing licensing model explained, essentially free for some tablets
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20 May 2015   #8
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Okay thanks
I've seen many versions of internet explorer optimized for bing but never a version of windows
Although bing is pretty much built into windows 8 and 8.1 and of course 10tp so I can't imagine why it would make a difference on a upgrade to 10.
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20 May 2015   #9
andrew129260

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

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.
Really? I did not know that. That really sucks.
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20 May 2015   #10
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Yep seems it could come down to a call to M$ to ask mother may I reinstall what ever os because of a failed mother board.......
Building could be a bit of a tricky thing now days
Might be best to test builds using Linux rather than the real possibility defective hardware pops up.

As far as I've noticed until windows is activated you can't update it or only so much ?
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