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    Win 8.1/10 Home vs Pro

    Been out of the loop for around 12 days and I am curious about the upgrade to 10. After trying various TP's on a separate hard drive I finally bit the bullet and upgraded my 8.1 using 10166, it was then updated to 10240 as a pro edition. After missing the 29th launch I got back in town and updated 10240 via WU. I now have an activated 10 install Pro version even though my 8.1 was the home edition.

    At what point will Win 10 revert to the home edition? If I stay in the insider program will it remain pro? If at some point I want to clean install I'm assuming it will get the home ver as that is what I d/l using MCT to create a USB install. Winver indicates 10 Pro licensed to me and HP, which makes sense.

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    Gramps,

    Win 10 Pro was a thank you from MS for those who participated in the testing. Enjoy!
    May the Forces of good computing be with you!

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    Thank you, I appreciate the reply.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RetiredGeek View Post
    Gramps,

    Win 10 Pro was a thank you from MS for those who participated in the testing. Enjoy!
    How do we know that?
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    David,

    I read it in an article somewhere but I forget where.
    May the Forces of good computing be with you!

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    ok
    David

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    Try this link: http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/i...f-0e1e0789e6e3
    Sounds legitimate to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wavy View Post
    How do we know that?
    Well, because MS said that's how it is. And because we try not to tell you such things unless & until we are sure of them.

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    So it seems this only applies to people who installed W10tp on top of their 7 or 8 installs. I am wishing I had this info a few days ago as I just purchased a W7 Ultimate disk...

    David

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gramps62 View Post
    Try this link: http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/i...f-0e1e0789e6e3
    Sounds legitimate to me.
    Only problem there is that Andre is not a Microsoft employee so that is not official MS policy.

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    Well it is what's happening. Same as when we beta tested a previous OS for MS & they thanked us by giving us the Ultimate version.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wavy View Post
    So it seems this only applies to people who installed W10tp on top of their 7 or 8 installs. I am wishing I had this info a few days ago as I just purchased a W7 Ultimate disk...

    Drew Is that true??
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    Quote Originally Posted by Drew1903 View Post
    Well it is what's happening. Same as when we beta tested a previous OS for MS & they thanked us by giving us the Ultimate version.
    Which version was that? I beta tested Windows 8 and had to purchase a license for the released version. I was able to upgrade the last beta version to final with the purchased license.

    I got a free copy of Windows 7 Ultimate along with Office 2011 as part of the Windows 7 release day conference for IT professionals, but that had nothing to do with beta testing Windows 7.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wavy View Post
    So it seems this only applies to people who installed W10tp on top of their 7 or 8 installs. I am wishing I had this info a few days ago as I just purchased a W7 Ultimate disk...

    I clean installed a 64 bit copy of Windows 10 and dual booted it with 32 bit Windows 7 Ultimate and wound up with 64 bit Windows 10 final activated.

    Jerry

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    Quote Originally Posted by jwitalka View Post
    Which version was that? I beta tested Windows 8 and had to purchase a license for the released version. I was able to upgrade the last beta version to final with the purchased license.

    I got a free copy of Windows 7 Ultimate along with Office 2011 as part of the Windows 7 release day conference for IT professionals, but that had nothing to do with beta testing Windows 7.

    Jerry
    It was 7. Nice box w/ a signed thank you note on the back from Steve Ballmer.

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