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    When Windows 10 is released can you?

    For testers like me that have installed Windows 10 on a new hard drive and Windows 7 is still on the old drive sitting on top of the PC.

    Will we have to put the Windows 7 drive back in and do the upgrade OR WILL WE BE ABLE TO JUST SUPPLY THE OLD KEY AND GET THE UPGRADE?

    Sorry my caps lock key got stuck until I hit the return key.

    RonB

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    See http://blogs.windows.com/bloggingwin...review-builds/

    The crux of it is this:
    •Do you want to continue as a Windows Insider and keep getting preview builds after 7/29?
    •Or do you want to upgrade your Genuine Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 system that has been getting Windows 10 Insider Preview builds to the 7/29 release and stop being an Insider?

    “I want to continue as a Windows Insider!” If you want to continue as a Windows Insider past 7/29 there is nothing you need to do. You’re already opted in and receiving builds in the Fast or Slow ring depending upon your selection. This is prerelease software and is activated with a prerelease key. Each individual build will expire after a time, but you’ll continue to receive new builds so by the time an older prerelease build expires you’ll have received a new one. Since we’re continuing the Windows Insider Program you’ll be able to continue receiving builds and those builds will continue to be activated under the terms of the Windows Insider Program. We provide ISOs for these builds for recovery from any significant problems, but they are still pre-release software. As part of the program we’ll upgrade Insiders to what is for all intents and purposes the same build as what other customers will get on 7/29, but that will be just another build for Insiders, and those who stay in the program will simply get the next build after as well.

    “I want to opt out of the Windows Insider Program on 7/29.” If you decide to opt-out of the program and upgrade to the 7/29 build you will be subject to exactly the same terms and conditions that govern the offer* that was extended to all Genuine Windows 7 and 8.1 customers. This is not a path to attain a license for Windows XP or Windows Vista systems. If your system upgraded from a Genuine Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 license it will remain activated, but if not, you will be required to roll back to your previous OS version or acquire a new Windows 10 license. If you do not roll back or acquire a new license the build will eventually expire.

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    Great info: But I need a little clarity on the “I want to opt out of the Windows Insider Program on 7/29.”
    If I had upgraded a Windows 7 or 8.1 system to Windows 10 Pre, would I get the upgrade as is or will I have to go back to the previous version and then upgrade?

    Thank you very much for the info.
    RonB

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    Quote Originally Posted by RonB-TX View Post
    Great info: But I need a little clarity on the “I want to opt out of the Windows Insider Program on 7/29.”
    If I had upgraded a Windows 7 or 8.1 system to Windows 10 Pre, would I get the upgrade as is or will I have to go back to the previous version and then upgrade?

    Thank you very much for the info.
    RonB
    Hi Ron,

    Ok, since you overwrote your W7 SP1 w/ W10 Beta you have 2 choices:
    1. Stay as an Insider & keep using temporary Builds & associated Updates, all basically advanced test stuff, same as the last 9 months.

    2. Put 7 back in & wait for the 29th & take the normal GA.

    Cheers,

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    Read Upcoming changes to Windows 10 Insider Preview builds UPDATED 6/22 carefully. From the post:

    "Windows Insiders running the Windows 10 Insider Preview (Home and Pro editions) with their registered MSA connected to their PC will receive the final release build of Windows 10 starting on July 29th. This will come as just another flight. I’ve gotten a lot of questions from Windows Insiders about how this will work if they clean installed from ISO. As long as you are running an Insider Preview build and connected with the MSA you used to register, you will receive the Windows 10 final release build. Once you have successfully installed this build, you will also be able to clean install on that PC from final media if you want to start over fresh. It’s important to note that only people running Genuine Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 can upgrade to Windows 10 as part of the free upgrade offer.*"

    There is still much to be confused about in the linked post. Hopefully, there will be another attempt at clarification before July 29.

    Joe

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