Windows 10 Free Upgrade on custom PC

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  1. boscru6469

    boscru6469 MDL Member

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    #1 boscru6469, Jun 13, 2015
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    Does anyone know what is going to happen with the free upgrade to Windows 10 on non-OEM PCs? Have have a custom built PC. It has a Asrock motherboard with a modded bios that uses an Acer cert. Will this eliminate me from the free upgrade?
     
  2. maddog0266

    maddog0266 MDL Expert

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    No it will not.
    You need a qualifying OS that you can upgrade to Windows 10
    That would be 7/8/8.1 with a valid license
    Does not matter what hardware
     
  3. WIKIMACK

    WIKIMACK MDL Expert

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    Hi, thanks but i have a MAK key, it work for Windows 10?

    WIKI:g:
     
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  4. endbase

    endbase MDL Guru

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    #4 endbase, Jun 13, 2015
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    Hi You can allready use Your MAK key for windows 10 @ the moment so maybe it also will work with RTM :tea:
     
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  5. EFA11

    EFA11 Avatar Guru

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    Win8x mak will not work with 10. Nor did win8 mak work with win8.1, MS reissued new mak to 8 users going to 8.1.
     
  6. endbase

    endbase MDL Guru

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    #6 endbase, Jun 13, 2015
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    Yes correct ;) But I don't know if windows 8.1 serials will work on windows 10 maybe trough upgrade we will see when RTM comes out :tea:
     
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  7. grumpee

    grumpee MDL Member

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    I think I'lkl start a new thread like let's ask a stupid question that has been asked/answered in at least 5 other threads
     
  8. lobo11

    lobo11 TOMAHAWK CHOP

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  9. ZaForD

    ZaForD MDL Expert

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    Some FAQ that is. Its spreading as many rumours as its fixing. :(

    e.g. The answer to Q3, doesn't make any sense. How can it display anything on the desktop if you can't login into the desktop. :confused:
    Plus Windows stopped acting like that with Vista, now it will let you login. then display the warnings and will force a reboot after so many hours.
     
  10. EFA11

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    possibly through upgrade, but not mak key since it is volume and not retail. I will be acquiring new Win10 maks I know that lol
     
  11. maddog0266

    maddog0266 MDL Expert

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    PISS OFF

    We all can ask what we would like too.
     
  12. FunkyMike

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    I do not see a real answer to your question.

    No one knows.

    You have a SLIC 2.1 mod on your BIOS and I guess the Windows 10 flag shows up. No one knows if it will properly activate once Windows 10 installs.

    It is the big question on if it will check for some other details.
     
  13. sevenacids

    sevenacids MDL Addicted

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    Sure, but I wonder what details that should be. I mean, if it's possible via a SLIC mod to trick Windows 7 into thinking it's genuine and everything, then what other info can there possibly be to differentiate an original from a tampered system? :g:
     
  14. endbase

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    Oke that is one way to say it but proberly you could refrase that to a proper answer or I'm I being out of my league for saying that :eek:
     
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  15. FunkyMike

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    At one point I was thinking that it might be some kind of other OEM identifiers which are normally placed into the BIOS / Tattoo info which might be used as "supporting" evidence for a legit SLIC activated system.

    I think some OEMs define the preinstalled version of Windows 7 in one of their long ID strings. (1 digit)

    Unfortunately these are all assumptions without any proper "backup".
     
  16. Carlos Detweiller

    Carlos Detweiller MDL Spinning Tortoise

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    Maybe they require the UUID or similar identifier.
     
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  17. ZaForD

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    If you do an 'In place' upgrade from Windows 7 to Windows 10 there are plenty of unique identifiers the setup could use to verify if your entitled to the upgrade and which SKU you will get.

    But if you the upgrade on a clean system or one with a Windows 10 TP installed, the only way I can think of to get a fully activated version of Windows 10 is to input your COA. :confused:

    Any upgrade form a Windows 8.x system will just read the key from the BIOS/UEFI.
     
  18. boscru6469

    boscru6469 MDL Member

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    Okay, consensus is "Wait and see." I have no problem with that. Thanks everyone.
     
  19. cyberbot

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    i have two Windows installed.
    one OEM originale and one with Windows loader.
    the OEM originale already recieved Windows 10 update advisor asking to reserver Windows 10.
    the one with Loader is not recieving any Update 10 advisor. "latest updates are installed "
     
  20. ZaForD

    ZaForD MDL Expert

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    The GWX (Get Windows 10) app scans your system to see if your eligible for the upgrade.
    Maybe it found the loader, or saw that your PC has already past. :confused: