Windows Free Upgrade - How Long?

Discussion in 'Windows 10' started by harrismail, Nov 17, 2015.

  1. harrismail

    harrismail MDL Member

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    Is there a time limit for the free upgrade to Windows 10?

    If, say, in a years time someone with a Win 7 or 8 machine wants to do a clean install of Win 10 will they still be able to activate it with their embedded Windows BIOS key - or at some point in the future do you think Microsoft will stop this free upgrade??
     
  2. MrMagic

    MrMagic MDL Guru

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    1 year starting July 29th 2015
     
  3. harrismail

    harrismail MDL Member

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    So if they stick to that timescale then it's just Windows 10 "free" if you buy it pre-installed.
     
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    Nucleus MDL Guru

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  5. harrismail

    harrismail MDL Member

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    You're right but things change all the time so I just wanted to check nothing's changed.... You can never say never with Microsoft..
     
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  7. genenioo

    genenioo MDL Addicted

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    I'm pretty sure you pay if you buy it with a computer. It's just for current systems with 7/8/8.1, just Home and Pro from like prior version and not for Enterprise.
     
  8. nodnar

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    :g: hm.. as i understand it, people can ùpgrade`[? ;) ] from w7 or w8 for free until july 29th 2016. if they still want to do that after that date, they pay..
    it would be an interesting scenario if a working w10 install would expire on that date.. :D
     
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  9. Gharlane00

    Gharlane00 MDL Addicted

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    Once you have upgraded you get a digital entitlement that does not expire. You just have to do an upgrade before July ?? 2016