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Windows 7: Windows 10 Available on July 29

02 Jun 2015   #41
Arc

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Microsoft Windows 10 Pro Insider Preview 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by themorus View Post
What would happen if say you upgraded from 7 to 10 and a few months down the road your hard drive fails and you have to reinstall, would you install 7 first with your original key or 10, but where would you get the key for 10?
Get your own windows 10 ISO built, until they are available for downloads: ESD to ISO - Create Bootable ISO from Windows 10 ESD File - Windows 10 Forums . Then, the rest is still unknown. Either the existing keys will work, or we will get new keys by a registration confirmation process. Whatever, we should be (and we will be) able to do a clean reinstall of 10.

For OEM licenses, it might be a issue if the motherboard is corrupt. But there should not be any hiccup if any other hardware component is removed or replaced.


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02 Jun 2015   #42
Windows Sniper

Windows 8.1
 
 

Surely they are using the license keys as a registration method.

So no matter what key you have, once you have registered it for Windows 10, you should be able to use any installation media for W7 or W8, then upgrade it to 10 and put the key in?

I know OEM is tied to the board, but if they do it the above way the it won't matter anymore as they have seen the key as an activated W10 Key, meaning the key is A) Verified by MS and B) Legitimate for one copy?
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02 Jun 2015   #43
groze

W7 32 bit, Linux Mint Xfce 18 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
To me it's very risky using a Windows 7 key to upgrade to Windows 10.

If their is a problem you could loose a perfectly good Windows 7 key.
It could get caught in WA WA land some where between 7 and 10.
Layback Bear
You can always go back to windows 8.1 or windows 7, you just may have to call Microsoft for re-activation and tell them you no longer have windows 10 installed.

Some people may need to call in to activate windows 10 because they might have a problem with a key. I am not going to risk my oemslp install for windows 10 though. Plus, I might have an issue with dell replacing the motherboard under warranty.



I don't know if this applies here but here is a comment from Brds7t7 from another thread.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brds7t7 View Post
Just as an update to one of my posts earlier about Retail licences.

According to this post: Windows 7 retail license upgrade to Windows 10 - Microsoft Community if you're upgrading from a Retail 7 or 8 licence then the free upgrade will also be a retail (upgrade) license and will be transferable.
That's really good news for anyone who owns retail versions and I'll definitely be upgrading (eventually) if that's the case.
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02 Jun 2015   #44
senseless1707

Windows 7 Ultimate x86, Windows 7 Professional x64, Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

Excited for this, have been using the Tech Preview since it's release. Will be a great transition from my Win7 machine. Although I'll still hang onto my Win7 machine
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02 Jun 2015   #45
matts6887

Windows 7 ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Not totally sure i am going to upgrade to windows 10 as I think windows 7 is the best version that has come out to date. I will have to see how things go at first.
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04 Jun 2015   #46
dragonx

WINDOWS 7 PROFESSION 64
 
 

not gonna upgrade to 10 dnt like the look of it until they make a gaming version of windows with all the business and other crap gone il stick with my modfied windows 7 they should make gamer editions of windows since tehre are alot of gamers
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05 Jun 2015   #47
Windows Sniper

Windows 8.1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dragonx View Post
not gonna upgrade to 10 dnt like the look of it until they make a gaming version of windows with all the business and other crap gone il stick with my modfied windows 7 they should make gamer editions of windows since tehre are alot of gamers
The problem with this is, that there are not enough Gamers compared to the commercial market share... You need to remember that they sell windows to businesses and private groups, not just the home consumers.

However, Whilst W7 is a great bed for gaming, i've had no issues on Windows 8.1 recently. So as it may be a better platform for the moment, Windows 10 is where the gaming industry will shift its focus. Especially with DX12.
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05 Jun 2015   #48
Daisy24523

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

Awesome news! I can't wait updating Windows 10!

But I still a little bit worry about the new system. Because I have updated my PC from the 8.0 version to 8.1 version, it brings a lot of problems for me. Such as I cannot connet my Wi-Fi for long time; intalled software cannot run on the Windows 8.1, etc.

But the interface impoved a lot. I love it!

Hope this new guy bring more apps and more easier to use!
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05 Jun 2015   #49
Arc

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 10 Pro Insider Preview 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dragonx View Post
not gonna upgrade to 10 dnt like the look of it until they make a gaming version of windows with all the business and other crap gone il stick with my modfied windows 7 they should make gamer editions of windows since tehre are alot of gamers
Modified windows 7? How one can get it?

There is no legit "gamer edition of windows" available anywhere, for whatever windows version.
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05 Jun 2015   #50
Kari

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 

Just a reminder fellow geeks: You can find a lot of more Windows 10 news, tips and tutorials at our sister site the Ten Forums: Windows 10 Forums
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