1. Windows Central Question's Avatar
    Hey all,

    I bought a used netbook running Windows 10 Technical Preview. I believe the netbook originally ran Windows 7, but the seller mentioned he had replaced it with a few Linux versions before installing Windows 10.

    The long and the short of it is I have no license key for Windows 7 on this netbook and I know the Technical Preview versions expire after a time.

    Once Windows 10 is officially released, will I have to purchase a copy of Windows 10? I love the OS, but paying $120.00 to install it on my $80.00 netbook makes me feel queasy.
    06-04-2015 01:12 PM
  2. xandros9's Avatar
    I think you're in trouble at least.

    You may be able to snag a 7 or 8.1 key for relatively cheap here at least: Marketplace for Microsoft Software
  3. xandros9's Avatar
    I think you're in trouble at least.

    You may be able to snag a 7 or 8.1 key for relatively cheap here at least: Marketplace for Microsoft Software
    06-04-2015 01:29 PM
  4. James Seger's Avatar
    Hey Xandros,

    I'm the one that asked the question. Checking This PC/Properties, there is is a Product ID and it says Windows is activated. Is that maybe enough to update once RTM is released, or is that a Product ID specific to the Windows 10 Technical Preview? It's given me hope. I guess I won't know for sure until the update is released.
    06-05-2015 07:29 PM

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