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    Default Just got a notification for free upgrade to Windows 10.

    Just noticed an icon on my tray on win 8.1 machine for a free upgrade to windows 10.

    Is it a free upgrade for everyone?

    signed up, will see what happens now.

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    Default Re: Just got a notification for free upgrade to Windows 10.

    Its free if you upgrade in the first year of its release.. this applies to windows 7 & 8 users

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    Default Just got a notification for free upgrade to Windows 10.

    Guys can you do a dual boot setup with the upgrade without having to start from a scratch ? So keep win7 and put 10 on also?

    Heard some decent reviews so wanted to give it a bash

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    Default Re: Just got a notification for free upgrade to Windows 10.

    not tried this method as running mine as a vm on a mac.. but looks like it should work

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    Default Re: Just got a notification for free upgrade to Windows 10.

    Looks like July 29th is the date for the official launch..

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    Default Re: Just got a notification for free upgrade to Windows 10.

    signed up on my win8 partition.

    Taskbar properties/customize, hide on my win7 partition.

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    Default Re: Just got a notification for free upgrade to Windows 10.

    Will it work with dodgy copies of windows 8.1?

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    Default Re: Just got a notification for free upgrade to Windows 10.

    Whoo knows. make a backup now before you get it, just incase
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    Default Re: Just got a notification for free upgrade to Windows 10.

    Just waiting to see what happens with SLIC activated machines, I imagined you would be asked to enter the product key from the COA before it upgrades but who knows. Worst thing would be if they upgraded it and then asked for the product key, imagine how many people would be screwed then!!


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    Default Re: Just got a notification for free upgrade to Windows 10.

    I heard all win 7/8 formats will be free, oem,retail,cracked, you get a new product key.

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    Default Re: Just got a notification for free upgrade to Windows 10.

    I've not had anything yet with my OEM install of Windows 8.1 - I confirmed that KB3035583 is installed also.

    Strange...

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    Default Re: Just got a notification for free upgrade to Windows 10.

    Windows enterprise and Windows 8 are excluded I think, a way to push you to upgrade to Windows 8.1 in the interim unless the website I read was poorly worded.


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    Default Re: Just got a notification for free upgrade to Windows 10.

    My Windows 7 has just flagged the 10 upgrade to me and I'm cracked using chêw7

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    Default Re: Just got a notification for free upgrade to Windows 10.

    If I bought a genuine W8.1 and used the product key, can it only be used once?

    Tempted to update, but if it goes tits up I want to be able to reinstall.

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    Default Re: Just got a notification for free upgrade to Windows 10.

    Regardless surely a clean install will be best?


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    Default Re: Just got a notification for free upgrade to Windows 10.

    So when (if) I get the notification - you can install without formatting (shit loads of stuff on my HD I don't wanna try and get back)?

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    Default Re: Just got a notification for free upgrade to Windows 10.

    It will upgrade via windows update, no one knows if it will give you the option of upgrade or fresh instal but IMO I think it will download then offer you both options.
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    Default Re: Just got a notification for free upgrade to Windows 10.

    Upgrade editions

    We’ll keep you on like-to-like editions of Windows. For instance, if you are using Windows 7 Home Premium, you’ll upgrade to Windows 10 Home.


    Windows 7*

    From Edition To Edition
    Windows 7 Starter Windows 10 Home
    Windows 7 Home Basic
    Windows 7 Home Premium
    Windows 7 Professional Windows 10 Pro
    Windows 7 Ultimate

    Windows 8**

    From Edition To Edition
    Windows Phone 8.1**** Windows 10 Mobile
    Windows 8.1*** Windows 10 Home
    Windows 8.1 Pro Windows 10 Pro
    Windows 8.1 Pro for Students



    *Must be running the latest version of Windows 7 (Service Pack 1) to receive the free upgrade to Windows 10 via Windows Update.
    **Must be running the latest version of Windows 8 (Windows 8.1 Update) to receive the free upgrade to Windows 10 via Windows Update.
    *** Also applies to Windows 8.1 country specific editions, Windows 8.1 Single Language, Windows 8.1 with Bing.
    ****The availability of Windows 10 upgrade for Windows Phone 8.1 devices may vary by OEM, mobile operator or carrier.
    “N” and “KN” editions follow the upgrade path of the parent edition (e.g., Windows 7 Professional N upgrades to Windows 10 Pro).
    Some editions are excluded: Windows 7 Enterprise, Windows 8/8.1 Enterprise, and Windows RT/RT 8.1. Active Software Assurance customers in volume licensing have the benefit to upgrade to Windows 10 enterprise offerings outside of this offer.

    also By default, Windows 10 builds are pre-keyed, meaning, you do not have to enter a product key and should not be prompted to enter one even after Windows 10 has completed setup.

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    Default Re: Just got a notification for free upgrade to Windows 10.

    just remembered im running mstoolkit activated win7 best leave it until final info on cracked copies as heard that was china only

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    Default Re: Just got a notification for free upgrade to Windows 10.

    In an update posted to the [Only registered and activated users can see links. ] on May 15, Microsoft’s Terry Myerson wrote that the company will be releasing a “very attractive” Windows 10 upgrade offer to those running older devices in a “non-genuine” state. However, Myerson specified that a free upgrade will not be available on non-genuine Windows devices. He would not provide any more specifics at this point in time.




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