Hi folks, long time member, first time poster, so please forgive me anything stupid I say or do. I am asking for thoughts, suggestions, advice or any ideas on how I should proceed. I am posting this because not only am I seeking advice, but I strongly believe I am not the only one in this particular situation and wondering how to proceed. Having said this, this is my situation. I currently own an HP Envy PC with a legitimate pre-installed copy of Windows 8 Core when purchased that was later upgraded to 8.1 legitmately. However, I wanted bitlocker and some other cool things that Windows 8/8.1 Pro had to offer. I recently used a pirated key in the windows anytime upgrade feature to obtain this which turned my legit system to a pirated one and I had to use toolkit to activate it. So here is the thing, I received the windows 10 upgrade alert and I am already reserved to receive a copy. But, I have read that pirated copies will be able to upgrade but will have a watermark or such. So I obviously don't want this. I figure I have a few options. 1) I can refresh or reset back to my legitimate windows 8 or 2) I can wait till Windows 10 is RTM, upgrade and see if the watermark appears or not and then handle it from there. My concerns are these: Refreshing and/or reinstalling means I gotta got through all this time and hassle of reverting back, then upgrade to 8.1 and all the windows updates release ever since and not to mention reinstalling all my MS office and other apps. sounds like hours of unpleasantness. If I wait and see if the watermark appears or not, how will reverting back to windows 8 and back to windows 10 workout, since it will be windows 10 pro and if i got back to my windows 8.1 core will that become suspect with MS? Maybe I am thinking to much into it. Anyways, I think I had some other thoughts and concerns but I got distracted and I can't remember now. Anyhow, I think I have said enough to explain the situation and if anything I missed please address them. So, what are all your thoughts, suggestions, advice and ideas on this... thank you all for your time.