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  1. #121


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


    Quote Originally Posted by TairikuOkami View Post
    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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  2. #122


    Delaware, USA
    Posts : 79
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit, Windows 7 Pro 64-bit, Windows XP Pro 32-bit, Ubuntu 14.04 64-bit


    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by TairikuOkami View Post
    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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  3. #123


    Covington, La
    Posts : 1,184
    Windows 7 HP 64bit, Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64BIT


    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
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  4. #124


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


    Quote Originally Posted by Phone Man View Post
    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
    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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  5. #125


    Delaware, USA
    Posts : 79
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit, Windows 7 Pro 64-bit, Windows XP Pro 32-bit, Ubuntu 14.04 64-bit


    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Phone Man View Post
    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
    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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  6. #126


    Japan
    Posts : 28
    Windows 8.1 Enterprise


    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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  7. #127


    Covington, La
    Posts : 1,184
    Windows 7 HP 64bit, Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64BIT


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

    Jim
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  8. #128


    Japan
    Posts : 28
    Windows 8.1 Enterprise


    @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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  9. #129


    Covington, La
    Posts : 1,184
    Windows 7 HP 64bit, Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64BIT


    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
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  10. #130


    Posts : 12
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    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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