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The Windows 10 Free upgrade kind of falls under the OEM licensing and is tied to the motherboard and has limited tech support from Microsoft. So life of the device means till you change your motherboard. From what I've seen you can replace your motherboard with the same motherboard model in the case of a warranty replacement.
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Originally Posted by cjc75 View Post

If thats what ya think...

I'm fine with keeping 7 as well...

My girlfriend is the one fussing at me about the upgrade... and I'm only considering it because my line of work is going to involve me needing to learn a little about 10 before the end of the year.

But I dont necessarily HAVE to have it on my own PC's to learn about it.

But since the "free" offer expires tomorrow night, then I'll consider taking advantage of it, IF it'll actually benefit me.

Clone your girlfriend's drive and upgrade one of them to 10. If something goes wrong . . . she won't beat the hell out of you.
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The Windows 10 Free upgrade kind of falls under the OEM licensing and is tied to the motherboard and has limited tech support from Microsoft. So life of the device means till you change your motherboard. From what I've seen you can replace your motherboard with the same motherboard model in the case of a warranty replacement.

Well that kinda rules out my rigs at least; as I only use OEM copies of Windows and I may (or may not) consider some hardware upgrades next year.

I like the convenience with Win 7... with upgrading the CPU and motherboard and bam it just works and dont have to buy a new license. Just have to call Microsoft and tell them some B.S. excuse like.. "oh, yeah the motherboard died in a power surge during a thunderstorm, so it had to be replaced" ..and they're always "Oh. ok. here's your new activation code!"
Edited by cjc75 - 7/28/16 at 12:36pm
     
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Also, yes I will definitely clone/image her current setup.. IF she decides to have me do the upgrade for her.
     
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I personally haven't had any activation issues with any of my Windows 10 installs yet, but OEM licenses have always been cheaper for that reason, they are designed for a single system and just that system. Down the road you may still get good support and reactivation when you change your hardware, but most people haven't run in to that yet since we were still in the free 1 year of upgrade so Microsoft was pretty lenient so that could get as many Windows 10 users out there as they can.
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I have about 168GB of unused space on my Samsung 950 Pro m.2 NVMe SSD... which is currently my main boot drive with Windows 7 Ultimate which was originally imaged onto the Samsung from an older HDD installation, so it wasn't set up with GPT.

Could I partition off say 100GB on it, reformat it and set it up properly and do a clean install of Windows 10?

Then keeping the Windows 7 on its seperate partition, I can then transfer things like Steam folder, etc... while I learn about Windows 10, and presuming I decide to keep it and presuming I'm ready to wipe out Win7...then would I be able to wipe the win7 partition and reformat/redo it properly, and merge it back into the 10 Partition?
     
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