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why does the 10 preview not show up in my windows update center? I have 8.1 Pro x64 frown.gif
Go here and sign up for the Insider Program (takes no time at all). Once you go back to the page, there will be a button you can click. Download an run that. restart PC, check Windows Update. Should be between 2.2GB and 2.8GB. Actually downloads pretty fast. Also, the install time is pretty short too.
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Will Windows 10 be a free upgrade to ANY Windows 7 version? If it's possible i'd like to buy a few copies of the cheapest Windows 7 version, i.e. Home Premium N
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Will Windows 10 be a free upgrade to ANY Windows 7 version? If it's possible i'd like to buy a few copies of the cheapest Windows 7 version, i.e. Home Premium N

Sing up here: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-in/windows-10/about
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Will Windows 10 be a free upgrade to ANY Windows 7 version? If it's possible i'd like to buy a few copies of the cheapest Windows 7 version, i.e. Home Premium N

 

This should answer your question:

 

So even Windows 7 Home Basic will be eligible for this update. I haven't yet seen any mention of Windows 10 SKUs, so there might still be a Core SKU, a Professional SKU and one made for Enterprise.

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I think before I update to 10 I'll get a new SSD
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What good is this if the Technical Preview expires on the 15th of April? Does it automatically roll into the "official" version since it's free coming from W7?
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Yes,the free update to 10 will not be available for w8 enterprise,or any other enterprise version.

But hey it's available for NON genuine versions of 7&8 also so no worries-according to microsoft.


No, Microsoft Isn't Giving Free, Legitimate Windows 10 Upgrades to Pirates, Daniel Howley
https://www.yahoo.com/tech/no-microsoft-isnt-giving-114144804234.html

Read the article and you'll understand more. The idea is to make people get windows 10 with the pirated Windows 7 or 8 and mark their machines as unlicensed. Then in the future, there'll be fees to license them. It's more like changing how you recieve the "Get Genuine" kit. Normally, get genuine kit is via CD/DVD only and it's more expensive while also restricted more than the normal license.

So the pirated windows 7/8 will NOT turn into licensed Windows 10. You'll probably be able to use it indefinitely as non-genuine as your machine is marked for Licensing Fee.
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I think one of the reason they are giving it away for free in China is to prevent them from creating pirated copies of it. I think most of the copies of pirated copies of OSes come from China.
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wouldn't be surprised if they end up locking down upgraded pirated windows 7 installations to force people to pay something.

I feel like this is also a step into the 'nickel and dime-ing" model where micro-purchasing comes to Windows.
 
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