Win 10 free upgrade offered even though I don't have my 8.1 activated

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by clickyclicky, Nov 21, 2015.

  1. clickyclicky

    clickyclicky MDL Novice

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    Just get Win 10 free upgrade offered even though I don't even have my Windows 8.1 activated. :confused: Anyone knows what happens if I upgrade?
     
  2. Enthousiast

    Enthousiast MDL Tester

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    I think it's going to ask for a key or reads your 8.1 bioskey (if it exists).
     
  3. EFA11

    EFA11 Avatar Guru

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    it will upgrade and not be activated just like your 8.1 is. Only way to get 10 activated properly is by having the original OS activated prior to upgrading.
     
  4. WaltC

    WaltC MDL Addicted

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    Or, use your Win7/8 product key for activation in build 1511, clean install...I think I would do that before I'd go the "reinstall-old-OS then upgrade-to-Win10" route.
     
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  5. EFA11

    EFA11 Avatar Guru

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    how does that work? Win10 will not take either of those keys AFAIK
     
  6. abbodi1406

    abbodi1406 MDL KB0000001

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    Build 10586 can take Win7/8/8.1 keys directly like Wun10 keys

    but not all, only specific (non-global) keys (retail, coa, bios dm)
     
  7. EFA11

    EFA11 Avatar Guru

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    Ah something new to play with then. Interesting, I guess the win10 adoption needed to be upped lol

    Thanks :D