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Specific upgrade paths to get to all versions Windows 10

  1. #41


    bangalore
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    Windows 8.1 professional x64 + WMC


    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by bagavan View Post
    Say I upgrade to windows 10 (within 1 yr of the release)and then If I happen to revert back to windows 8.1(after a year) and then will it be possible to go to 10?
    On the same PC you did the upgrade on, most likely yes. I say most likely because all the details haven't been released by Microsoft. If you get a Windows 10 product code with the free upgrade you could use that to reinstall it again latter on. I'm also assuming they don't lock out your key for the Windows 8.1 install you upgraded from. A lot of the answers to questions like the one you just asked are going to be guesswork on our part. There just isn't enough info out there yet to give a definite answer.
    Will MS issue a key for each and every genuine customer? I really think they won't.

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  2. #42


    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 6,490
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    Quote Originally Posted by bagavan View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by bagavan View Post
    Say I upgrade to windows 10 (within 1 yr of the release)and then If I happen to revert back to windows 8.1(after a year) and then will it be possible to go to 10?
    On the same PC you did the upgrade on, most likely yes. I say most likely because all the details haven't been released by Microsoft. If you get a Windows 10 product code with the free upgrade you could use that to reinstall it again latter on. I'm also assuming they don't lock out your key for the Windows 8.1 install you upgraded from. A lot of the answers to questions like the one you just asked are going to be guesswork on our part. There just isn't enough info out there yet to give a definite answer.
    Will MS issue a key for each and every genuine customer? I really think they won't.
    Why not? You'll need it if you have to reinstall Windows 10.
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  3. #43


    bangalore
    Posts : 634
    Windows 8.1 professional x64 + WMC


    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by bagavan View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post

    On the same PC you did the upgrade on, most likely yes. I say most likely because all the details haven't been released by Microsoft. If you get a Windows 10 product code with the free upgrade you could use that to reinstall it again latter on. I'm also assuming they don't lock out your key for the Windows 8.1 install you upgraded from. A lot of the answers to questions like the one you just asked are going to be guesswork on our part. There just isn't enough info out there yet to give a definite answer.
    Will MS issue a key for each and every genuine customer? I really think they won't.
    Why not? You'll need it if you have to reinstall Windows 10.
    I hope they issue considering the possibility of reinstallation of windows 10.
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  4. #44


    Posts : 1
    Windows 8.1


    You can do that regardless, just use the install.esd file as usual and create your own Windows 10 ISO.
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