How does the W10 Insider Preview remember legit upgrade?

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  1. zetazeta2

    zetazeta2 MDL Novice

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  2. lobo11

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    #2 lobo11, Jul 5, 2015
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  4. MS_User

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    well theirs a lots of win 7 Chinese counterfeits out their and people think their copies are legit. sounds like hes running one of does.:rolleyes:
     
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  6. zetazeta2

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    OP here, yes, I know M$ has promised me option to get to stable channel because I upgraded from legit windows 7 (key is from msdn), but I don't know where is my key stored on the Insider Preview, and I'm unsure how will M$ know I'm eligible to the stable channel.
     
  7. lobo11

    lobo11 TOMAHAWK CHOP

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    Win 10 is not out yet, just builds people are playing with, can you go to control panel, find recovery and recover back to your previous operating system:D
     
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  8. zetazeta2

    zetazeta2 MDL Novice

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    No, I want to update to RTM from the insider preview.
     
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    #11 lobo11, Jul 6, 2015
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    Have you joined Insider site yet, do you know what is required.:D


    Just read link on my first post, directions in there.
     
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  10. zetazeta2

    zetazeta2 MDL Novice

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    Yes I'm part of the insider program and I've reserved W10. I don't know anything else.
     
  11. MS_User

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    are u sure your copy is legit?
     
  12. zetazeta2

    zetazeta2 MDL Novice

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    I've installed the W7 with media provided from Microsoft, then activated with msdn Windows 7 key. That's not the question here though.
     
  13. MS_User

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    go back to post #1 that mite refresh memory.
     
  14. endbase

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    My best guess is that your serial will be connected to your microsoft account and will be re generated for windows 10 :tea:
     
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    zetazeta2 MDL Novice

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    That's exactly what i'm guessing too, I'm just wondering about the fact that W7 cannot be linked to MS account like 8.1. Maybe it's the "reserve W10" option then..
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  16. Don

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    I don't think so..there are no keys associated with this free upgrade and internet is reequired so you won't get a new key or even keep the old key associated with w10 however you might be able to use your old key to reinstall 7 or 8.1.
     
  17. bromanbro

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    We dunno yet, but likely it'll Upgrade any Activated 7/8 system (yes, that includes Daz Loader, as those systems are still "Activated". After erasing the old OS and possible sideloaders, MS determines if that 7/8 key is genuine.

    This still applies to 7/8 users that Upgrade (not clean install the 10 TP) because MS have confirmed that people that valid 7/8 upgrades to 10 TP will be able to opt-out of the Insider program and remain activated on Final (after July 29th of course).
     
  18. Don

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    Of course they can, it is no different then anybody else who gets the free upgrade. They will just get it a little sooner because they are insiders.