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If only we could get the schools to avoid windows 10, it might pave the way for something else.
Edited by 1Kaz - 8/14/16 at 3:40pm
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The correct move would have been to change the update notices and then make the changes a month after they showed the 10 day update period. The current path Microsoft has been taking breaks a level of trust from their users that should not be broken. It only proves to highlight why people are scared to upgrade.
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As long as they don't change the behavior of the underlying licenses, this isn't really a big deal. You can still clean install the old OS whenever you like. Upgrades and rollbacks are asking for trouble anyway. Always clean install or restore an image to avoid issues.

Now, if they do something like disable the windows 7/8.1 licenses that have been used in 10 upgrades, that's gong to be a real problem.

Don't give them any ideas.
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Don't give them any ideas.

Most likely with the upgrades, the key from the original OS used for the free upgrade is already tied to the new OS meaning if you were to try and reactivate an older OS with it such as Win 7 it would be rejected even if it's the actual key to that particular OS copy such as a Win 7 install disk.

That's what I did but no worries, I run Win 7 for benching only now so getting it activated is a non-issue.
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Most likely with the upgrades, the key from the original OS used for the free upgrade is already tied to the new OS meaning if you were to try and reactivate an older OS with it such as Win 7 it would be rejected even if it's the actual key to that particular OS copy such as a Win 7 install disk.

No, that's not how it currently works. You can upgrade, reinstall old OS, reinstall 10, reinstall old OS, reinstall 10, and so on, as many times as you want. Both operating systems will always activate, and there is no time limit as long as you're doing clean installs. The original key is never "rejected" by the original OS. I've verified this on retail, OEM and upgrade licenses of Windows 7.
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Its also highly unlikely that even in the event that MS made a definitive rule negating the old Windows versions' keys that a simple call to the customer center wouldn't allow your old key to be reactivated. They are just not going to publicly invalidate older Windows keys that were paid for simply because a customer decided to upgrade to Windows 10.
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