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Will I get Windows 10 for free ?

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    Will I get Windows 10 for free ?


    Hi,

    I bought a Lenovo laptop in which I got Windows 8 and then 8.1 included. Later I formatted my laptop and deleted the recovery partition also. Then somehow I got Windows 8.1 off the internet and installed it without the need of the key and it was all working fine.

    Today I came to know from someone that if I joined Windows Insider program for Windows 10 and install the preview now then I would get a genuine copy for free when it releases. So I did the installed Windows 10 and all went fine.

    After few hours now its asking me to Activate but its not getting activated. The Error code is: 0x8007007B

    So my questions:

    1. Will I get Windows 10 for free as a upgrade becuase I have a genuine key given to me by OEM (Lenovo) which is hard coded in the bios ?

    2. Or will I get geunine Windows 10 as I have installed Windows 10 preview ?

    Thanks.

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    You could have got the Windows 10 for free without installing the Insider Preview. It will be free for 1 year after release to all Windows 7 and 8.1 users.

    But yes, you will still get it for free.
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    Windows 3.1 > Windows 10
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    My laptop is equiped with Win8, and it worked for 2 years. How I hope to get a full Win10 operating experience for free
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    End of July, early August you should be able to do so.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ztruker View Post
    End of July, early August you should be able to do so.
    Thanks, Ztrucker. Seems great, I will give it a try
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    Thanks, i removed the preview as it was not stable enough to be used. Now I am back to Windows 8.1 but 1 ques. is that the Windows 8.1 I am using right now is not the one I got with my laptop. Will I still get free upgrade to Windows 10 ?
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    Yes.
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    What does 'Free for a year' mean in practice ?

    IE - Do you get it and it works for 1 year ? - then you have to pay ?

    Or

    • If you upgrade within the first year - its free forever ?
    • What about re installs ?
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  10. #10


    Wolves, England
    Posts : 143
    Win7 Pro x64 | Win8.1 Pro x64 VM | Win 10TP x64


    You have one year to upgrade and take advantage of the offer, it's yours to keep then. If you upgrade after the twelve month period you'll have to pay.

    I don't know about reinstalls yet, I assume you'll be good using the same key as long as it's on the same machine.
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