So, what happened to the like for like licence on the free upgrade?

Discussion in 'Windows 10' started by Mtthwpez, Nov 13, 2015.

  1. Mtthwpez

    Mtthwpez MDL Junior Member

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    Just a bit miffed, here.

    I upgraded from a fully retail and licensed copy of 8.1, yet windows 10 now says it is an oem digital entitlement activation, which is now tied to my hardware.

    I was under the impression that I would get a like for like licence on upgrade? o_O
     
  2. MrMagic

    MrMagic MDL Guru

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    It's been known for a long time that the license gets tied to the hardware with Windows 10
     
  3. Mtthwpez

    Mtthwpez MDL Junior Member

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    Doesn't really change the fact that Microsoft said I would get a like for like retail licence on upgrade.

    No matter, will just revert back to 8.1 when I change hardware.
     
  4. MrMagic

    MrMagic MDL Guru

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    Good luck, the 8.1 license is consumed in the upgrade unless you roll back within 30 days
     
  5. MrG

    MrG MDL Addicted

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    I have been wondering how that works w/ a old Win8 or Win7 perpetual license from TechNet if I upgrade one of them?
     
  6. MrMagic

    MrMagic MDL Guru

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    Yea, I'm not sure about that, considering they are good for something like 10 machines, I've got a load of Win 7 technet keys, I've used one for upgrading my laptop, so I`ll see if it still works after the 30 days
     
  7. Mtthwpez

    Mtthwpez MDL Junior Member

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    Consumed? Since when?

    My retail licence is completely separate from the upgrade.

    This get's better and better, let's hope that is wrong....
     
  8. MrMagic

    MrMagic MDL Guru

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    Since forever, you need to read the terms of the 'free' or not so free, upgrade

    It should be called an 'exchange'
     
  9. Superfly

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    This whole "consumed" thing is a misnomer... My keys that I used to activate 10 still works on a new 7/8.1 install...it retains it's transferability.
     
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  10. Mtthwpez

    Mtthwpez MDL Junior Member

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    That is what I thought, too.
     
  11. wazer

    wazer MDL Junior Member

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    bull bull bullllls**t.

    You talk like you know everything LoL.

    The keys aint consumed, hell... will you tell that people using their keys(For the first time) now would with latest iso would get consumed too?. Bulls**t.

    I'm working in an environment where we go up and down on different machines from 7/8.1 to 10. with same licenses retail,oem we are tested plenty of those with same keys and awaited the 30 days... Retail licenses will stay Retail... I do not know what cracked/spoofed s**tters will get, but I would laugh if they get handed OEM license, which BTW they should be alright with since they tried to pirate the s**t out of m$ for free.
     
  12. Gharlane00

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    But does that key work for another upgrade to 10?
     
  13. MrMagic

    MrMagic MDL Guru

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    Not my fault if MS reps are giving out misinformation
     
  14. WaltC

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    Just use your 8.1 Key to activate Win10. You'll be activating then with your 8.1 retail key. Open a cmd> and enter slmgr /dlv to get the particulars on your current license.
     
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  15. Myrrh

    Myrrh MDL Expert

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    There are enough tools and information to get your Windows activated via other than standard methods. Most likely what WaltC said will work just fine, but if it doesn't there are other ways to activate. If my legit retail licenses someday won't transfer to a new machine, I will use those methods to accomplish what I am legally entitled to.

    As long as you have the paper trail that says what you did is legit, the way you got there is pretty much irrelevant.
     
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  16. Superfly

    Superfly MDL Expert

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    #18 Superfly, Nov 13, 2015
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    You mean on a different PC? I haven't tried that...

    EDIT: Having said that, I have used the same key on multiple VM's (testing Genuine Ticket) - if that makes any difference.
     
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