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Originally Posted by Votkrath View Post

Got Windows 7 Ultimate OEM right now, will be Win 10 "full and free version" when I grab an intel 750/samsung 950.

You'll get Windows 10 Pro then.
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Originally Posted by GoLDii3 View Post

You need to upgrade from your current OS with the "Media Creation Tool". In the process,Windows 10 will place the key in your motherboard,and then you can do a clean install if you want.

It no longer places keys into motherboard. W10 makes a hash from your hardware and sends it to MS server which allows you to never enter key again during reinstall. Just skip any key prompts and system will activate it self later.
Edited by Melan - 10/31/15 at 3:21pm
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post #6312 of 8778
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I would still recommend to hold out for upgrade until threshold 2 is released. It supposed to be out in november... 2nd... I recon?

That's Win10's equivalent of a service pack?

Either way, I'm probably staying Win 7 now that I think about it. I don't wanna render my Windows 7 key useless and make it a 1 time Windows 10 that will only work for my current hardware.
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Yes, technically it's a service pack. But frankly it's the actual release of windows 10 which was supposed to be deployed as first release. W10 was rushed like everything is nowadays.

As far as I know your Windows 7 key won't be obsolete. I upgraded Windows 8.1 to Windows 10, then jumped back by reinstalling 8.1 from scratch. Key was still working as normal.
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I'm not sure I really like Windows 10 in its current state. But I stuck with XP from initial release (early 2002) until Windows 7 public beta/RTM in 2010. XP had its own "eccentricities" that resolved themselves over time as well. So I think I'm going to stick with it a while longer. Through the upcoming service pa...i mean threshhold releases rolleyes.gif and hope some of the annoyances get ironed out over time. If nothing else it's encouraging they make the "give us feedback" so easy and constant in the UI. At least they seem to pretend to care.
 
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Yes, technically it's a service pack. But frankly it's the actual release of windows 10 which was supposed to be deployed as first release. W10 was rushed like everything is nowadays.

As far as I know your Windows 7 key won't be obsolete. I upgraded Windows 8.1 to Windows 10, then jumped back by reinstalling 8.1 from scratch. Key was still working as normal.


Meh, I just use a different Windows key. Any windows key should get me Windows 10 Pro right? What Windows versions work as a Win 10 key now?
post #6316 of 8778
Well, yes. But you will only get windows 10 pro if you upgrade from pro/ultimate versions. Home edition gets you windows 10 core which is handicapped in terms of administration.
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Well, yes. But you will only get windows 10 pro if you upgrade from pro/ultimate versions. Home edition gets you windows 10 core which is handicapped in terms of administration.

Just to elaborate on that, does what country the key is intended for matter? I got a US key, can I use it for a nordic Windows release? should be the same right but with different language packs?
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When upgrading, you'll be using Media Creation Tool which allows you to chose whatever language version you want. I had a EN-GB key and downloaded EN-US version and it worked fine. Later on you can just add whatever language you want.
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Looks like windows 10 will become a required update soon. Can you say Genesis or Cyberdyne


http://www.forbes.com/sites/gordonkelly/2015/10/30/windows-10-upgrades-now-automatic/
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Looks like windows 10 will become a required update soon. Can you say Genesis or Cyberdyne


http://www.forbes.com/sites/gordonkelly/2015/10/30/windows-10-upgrades-now-automatic/
Will believe it when it happens.

I think they are moving it to important at some point(at least with a valid name), but I can never see them actually install it(without permission).

After all if they did many users would no longer have a functional computer(driver support or software support.).
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