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Old 21-01-15, 06:16 PM
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Microsoft Announces Windows 10 Will Be Free Upgrade

During the Windows 10 Media Briefing, which is live now, Microsoft has announced great news existing for current Windows 7, Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone 8.1 users: they'll get updated to Windows 10. For free.


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Old 21-01-15, 06:19 PM
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So this means every single device right? Mainly the surface products? My mom has one and i'm sure should would like it better with W10.

Also if you have an OEM key and you upgrade to W10.. is it like a brand new non oem install or??? Just curious
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Old 21-01-15, 06:25 PM
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So this means every single device right? Mainly the surface products? My mom has one and i'm sure should would like it better with W10.

Also if you have an OEM key and you upgrade to W10.. is it like a brand new non oem install or??? Just curious
Microsoft only mentioned Windows (Phone) 8.1 and Windows 7. I think you can't upgrade your key to Windows 10. It has to be installed on a system I think, as it'll probably go OTA in the Windows Store, just like Windows 8.1
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Any idea if this is retail copies only or does it cover OEM Windows7/8.1 too?

Missed that this was asked up above as well ^^.
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why is windows 8 left out more to the point? people still have windows 8 keys
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why is windows 8 left out more to the point? people still have windows 8 keys
Isn't everyone on Windows 8 allowed to upgrade to 8.1? I'd bet that there is no upgrade from 8 -> 10, you'd have to install 8.1 first.
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Microsoft only mentioned Windows (Phone) 8.1 and Windows 7. I think you can't upgrade your key to Windows 10. It has to be installed on a system I think, as it'll probably go OTA in the Windows Store, just like Windows 8.1
But win7 doesn't have a store, how would that work?.. i'd rather have a full new install on a new OS tbh rather than install on top of an exisiting one
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Old 21-01-15, 06:35 PM
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Microsoft only mentioned Windows (Phone) 8.1 and Windows 7. I think you can't upgrade your key to Windows 10. It has to be installed on a system I think, as it'll probably go OTA in the Windows Store, just like Windows 8.1
From what I have heard (not certain if I am allowed to reveal this or not, but I not been told otherwise ), it will be like the usual new machine upgrades, you go to a web address, fill in your information and login with you Microsoft Account, and download a piece of software that checks you Windows key, hardware and software, and then you get the OTA upgrade like normal, and like the Windows 8.x Upgrades when it was first released, you will get to download and install, or download and create installation media, and will also be e-mailed your sparkly shiny new Windows 10 key, but this is still not 100% confirmed as of yet but has been listed as the main option for the upgrade distribution for it.
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Old 21-01-15, 06:37 PM
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Isn't everyone on Windows 8 allowed to upgrade to 8.1? I'd bet that there is no upgrade from 8 -> 10, you'd have to install 8.1 first.
yeah but not a fresh install upgrade, you have to mod a windows 8.1 install for that, an i for one prefer a fresh install
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YAY I'm getting win10 for freeeeeeeee (Win7 user)
I actually got win7 for free too, lol :P
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