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On July 29, you can get Windows 10 for PCs and tablets by taking advantage of the free upgrade offer, or on a new Windows 10 PC from your favorite retailer. If you purchase a new Windows 8.1 device between now and then, the Windows 10 upgrade will be available to you and many retail stores will upgrade your new device for you.

The Windows 10 upgrade is designed to be compatible with your current Windows device and applications. We are hard at work to make this upgrade process a great experience. You can reserve your free Windows 10 upgrade now through a simple reservation process. Look for this icon in your system tray at the bottom of your screen, simply click on the icon, and then complete the reservation process. You can find more details on how this works at Windows.com.
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alphanumeric

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Unless you have OEM version, you are not limited to activate licence on 1 PC only.

You can only activate on one PC at any one time though. The way you phrased your comment it sounds like your using the one product code on multiple PC's all at the same time, which is not allowed. How many times have you transferred your Windows lenience from PC to PC? I've only ever done it once in all my years of computing. IMHO, the number of people that actually do this is small.
 

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DJRoff

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Unless you have OEM version, you are not limited to activate licence on 1 PC only.

You can only activate on one PC at any one time though. The way you phrased your comment it sounds like your using the one product code on multiple PC's all at the same time, which is not allowed. How many times have you transferred your Windows lenience from PC to PC? I've only ever done it once in all my years of computing. IMHO, the number of people that actually do this is small.

I've had to do it a couple of times, actually. Or at least made enough hardware changes under the hood that Microsoft SAW it as a "new" PC, and forced me to re-activate. When I initially upgraded from XP to 8, I was running 32-bit, and quickly realized I had limited myself... so I used another (64-bit) PC, downloaded the install files, installed 64-bit 8 on a fresh drive, then cloned that drive back onto my SSD. Each time Microsoft made me go through activation again. Same thing when I upgraded my processor, it appeared as a new machine and had to be reactivated. The "normal" way wouldn't work, I had to do it by phone, entering in that awful 50-digit code, one group at a time. And each time, there was a question to answer: "On how many computers do you have this copy of Windows installed?" The only right answer is, of course, "ONE".
 

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The vast majority of Windows PC owners bought a PC with Windows OEM installed and with the free Windows 10 upgrade MS will continue to update W10 for the life of that PC and you won't have to pay for any future upgrade every few years.
That's a good deal for the majority of Windows user.

Jim :cool:
 

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alphanumeric

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The vast majority of Windows PC owners bought a PC with Windows OEM installed and with the free Windows 10 upgrade MS will continue to update W10 for the life of that PC and you won't have to pay for any future upgrade every few years.
That's a good deal for the majority of Windows user.

Jim :cool:

:ditto: anybody that bought a laptop, tablet, portable device, pre built desktop, etc, bought it with Windows pre-installed. It manly only those that build their own desktop PC's that buy Windows these days. Well, except for some that upgraded their OS on old hardware. And a lot of those bought the cheaper upgrade version. I see what people are saying but I think your in the minority. Like I've said before, its a free offer with restrictions. If you don't like it, don't accept the offer. Keep your current Retail version, or pony up and buy a Retail version of Windows 10. I'm not trying to be a smart ass etc, that's just the way I feel. This free isn't good enough is getting old.
 

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DJRoff

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The vast majority of Windows PC owners bought a PC with Windows OEM installed and with the free Windows 10 upgrade MS will continue to update W10 for the life of that PC and you won't have to pay for any future upgrade every few years.
That's a good deal for the majority of Windows user.

Jim :cool:

:ditto: anybody that bought a laptop, tablet, portable device, pre built desktop, etc, bought it with Windows pre-installed. It manly only those that build their own desktop PC's that buy Windows these days. Well, except for some that upgraded their OS on old hardware. And a lot of those bought the cheaper upgrade version. I see what people are saying but I think your in the minority. Like I've said before, its a free offer with restrictions. If you don't like it, don't accept the offer. Keep your current Retail version, or pony up and buy a Retail version of Windows 10. I'm not trying to be a smart ass etc, that's just the way I feel. This free isn't good enough is getting old.

Whoa, guys, I'm with you. For once, Microsoft is doing something for all of us loyal Windows users. I'd be the last person to complain about that. They just understandably don't want you duplicating their product over and over for nothing. Would any of us like it, if the situation were reversed? I think not.
 

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Neneka

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I have a question, today I update my Notebook and I got free windows 10 upgrade

and I reserved that offer but when I try to use PC check in the menu

the windows said I can't use that option right now

will there be any problem ? when I upgrade my pc to windows 10 in the next month ?

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Neneka, give it a little time. The GWX program probably has not finished checking your system for compatibly yet.

Jim :cool:
 

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Neneka

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@Jim

thank you for answer my question :)

Btw, Do you know how long GWX program will take time to checking my system ?
 

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Phone Man

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Don' t really know, but try PC Check a few times a day and see if it shows any change. Looking at my event logs GWX seems to run after each system boot, so you could try a restart and see what you get.

Jim :cool:
 

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    ASUS M5A99X EVO
    Memory
    Crucial Balistic DDR-3 1866 CL 9 (8 GB)
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    MSI R6850 Cyclone IGD5 PE
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    WD My Book Essential 2TB USB 3.0
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JohnTravolski

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Am I the only one who thinks that it would be a good idea if Windows 10 had something called "Themes" (not like the desktop background themes) that would basically make Windows 10 look like other versions of Windows? Then you could combine elements to make your own themes. For example, if I liked the Details Pane in File Explorer at the bottom, the Aero Glass effect on windows in Windows Vista/7, the Taskbar of Windows XP, and the Start Screen of Windows 8 (yeah, that's true), then this would make it possible. It would be like creating the perfect version of Windows that gives everybody else the options they want to make it most suited to them, for whatever reason, as well as combining all of their previous successes with Windows into one, final, refined operating system.

Basically, I've been giving a lot of feedback with the Windows 10 preview indicating that something like this would be absolutely amazing, but what are the legitimate drawbacks of this? Do you think it's something we could actually convince Windows/Microsoft to do? Would you enjoy a feature like this yourself?
 

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alphanumeric

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Yes your the only one. :p






Just kidding. ;) it's not something I'm interested in.
 

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Draawede

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MS Privacy Policy Update

Does anyone think it strange that MS is changing its PrivacyPolicy and at the same time giving away the newest version of Windows?
Is Bill Gates about to take over the world?
 

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JohnTravolski

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I didn't really pay attention, what were some of the major concerns people have with this new privacy policy?
 

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Draawede

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I really haven’t read through the whole thing (it’s long)but it just seems strange that the new Service Agreement and Privacy Statementtake effect the day after the release of Win10, making me wonder what I mightbe signing away with Win10. I have Win8.0and have been annoyed by the constantly appearing popups for the Win 8.1upgrade. I almost wonder if Win8.1 and10 have an imbedded snoopbot tracking our every move. I know I’m paranoid! I was hoping someone in this forum (a lawyer)had read the new policy so I wouldn’t have to.
 

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JohnTravolski

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I agree. I thought about reading it, but they just make it too long. I wish that there was some conciseness requirement that these things would have to meet.
 

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I started to read it but got bored right around the no artificial colors or flavors were used part. :p
 

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Echo24234

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I expect this system for a long time! For the reason that Windows 8.1 contains too many bugs, which annoys me most.

Besides its new interface is really concise, and I like it very very much!
 

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JohnTravolski

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I agree that, functionally, Windows 10 is far superior; that's why I'm upgrading no matter what. It was the same deal with Windows 7 to Windows 8. I, unlike everybody else, apparently, love the Ribbon in File Explorer. However, I simply don't like the way it looks in terms of pure aesthetics... at all. I feel like the icons (the ones in the most updated version, anyway, in the "Fast Ring") are pretty ugly and just like Aero Glass quite a bit. Seriously, would there be any drawbacks for Windows to give us the option to pick how we want Windows to look?
 

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    32GB DDR4
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If they made Tablet Mode the Windows 8.1 Start Screen/All Apps Screen I'd be happy with that. Then leave it as it is now when not in tablet mode. just my 2 cents.
 

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    ASUS M4N68T-M V2 µATX Motherboard
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    8GB 4GBx2 Kingston PC10600 DDR3 1333 Memory
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    NVIDIA Geforce GT640 2 Gig DDR3 PCIe
    Sound Card
    VIA VT1708s High Definition Audio 8-channel Onboard
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    22" LG E2242 1080p and 2 19" I-INC AG191D
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    1280x1024 - 1920x1080 - 1280x1024
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    Crucial MX100 256 GB SSD and 500 GB WD Blue SATA
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    Thermaltake TR 620
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    Power Up Black ATX Mid-Tower Case
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    Stock heatsink fan
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    Logitech Wireless K350 Wave
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Mac Mike

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Will I get Windows 10?

Hello everyone.
I also haven't read every post in the thread but I have a couple of questions.
I am running windows 8.1 in a virtual machine on a Mac. Specifically I am using the program Parallels to do this. Also, I get all the windows updates for both windows and office.

I haven't seen the windows 10 upgrade icon, anyone know if I will get it?

Anyone know if I will be able to get the win 10 upgrade?
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