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Old 10-13-2015, 03:07 PM   #1
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Microsoft Changes Windows 10 'Free Upgrade' Rules

Talking to the official Windows blog, Windows and Devices Group Vice President Gabe Aul has revealed an upcoming build of Windows 10 will let users register the platform using their existing Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 keys:

“If you install this build of the Windows 10 Insider Preview on a PC and it doesn’t automatically activate, you can enter the product key from Windows 7, Windows 8 or Windows 8.1 used to activate the prior Windows version on the same device to activate Windows 10 by going to Settings > Update & security > Activation and selecting Change Product Key,” he explained....

But despite this extremely positive development, a number of pertinent questions remain....

http://www.forbes.com/sites/gordonke...upgrade-rules/
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Old 10-13-2015, 03:21 PM   #2
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Re: Microsoft Changes Windows 10 'Free Upgrade' Rules

I just posted this link on the same subject in the Windows 10 thread but this is just great news its worth posting twice...

Next big Windows 10 release will ease activation hassles | ZDNet

And thanks for getting the site back!
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Old 10-13-2015, 03:51 PM   #3
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Yea thanks for getting us up and running again Al...
Yep thats good news about W-10...
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Old 10-13-2015, 06:24 PM   #4
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Re: Microsoft Changes Windows 10 'Free Upgrade' Rules

Thanks for the thanks, guys, but you give me too much credit

I'm as in the dark as you are about what happened with the site during most of yesterday and today, but I've asked the admins what they can tell me about it. I'll let you know if I learn anything significant.

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Old 10-13-2015, 11:36 PM   #5
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I don't think we can give ya to much credit. As you Al, have been a real asset
to ABX, these many years...
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Old 10-14-2015, 08:12 AM   #6
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Re: Microsoft Changes Windows 10 'Free Upgrade' Rules

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HERE HERE!
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You got that right Skully and thanks again Al!
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