1. Rodrigo Pereira Teixeira's Avatar
    So, I've never been part of any Windows Preview, just Windows Phone.

    The preview will allow me to use the system up until May 2015. I wonder what will happen after that timeframe is over?

    I have a Lenovo x220, which came with Windows 7 Professional. I also have the serial key for the upgrade to Windows 8 Pro. Do you guys have any idea if it will work when I install Windows 10 final? Or I will have to downgrade to Windows 7, update to 8 and then to Windows 10 (assuming it will be a free upgrade, as rumored)?

    How did that work when the Windows 8 preview was available?

    Im asking that because I went full commando and installed W10 after a clean format on main computer's C: drive hahaha

    Downgrading won't be a problem, but I'm REALLY lazy to do that.
    10-02-2014 11:47 AM
  2. xandros9's Avatar
    Historically, upgrading from a beta to a final release isn't an option.

    I heard of it being POSSIBLE, but I wouldn't bank on that.

    After the thing expires, I know Windows 7 Release Candidate would reboot randomly after a certain time period of on-time IIRC, i could be wrong though.

    I'm not sure about the upgrade path though, I'd upgrade starting at 7, but eh, I don't know for sure.
    10-02-2014 12:07 PM
  3. boltman2013's Avatar
    I suspect there will be either an upgrade trick to create an ISO or ISO available and all you will need it to verify your windows 8 eligible for free upgrade key.

    That would be my guess...it was possible to install a clean 8.1 using these tricks.

    Since this is 10...pretty sure they won't want to try to tie it to obscure upgrade path that's tied to having 8 installed and upgrading that..i would be surprised if there was not a much easier clean path since this is a Major version release.
    10-02-2014 01:14 PM
  4. AvatarEW's Avatar
    That date is just picked from the ether. Expect to see a Technical Preview update that will push the date up to or beyond the official release date.

    No, you will not be able to upgrade from a technical preview to final release. Reason: licensing in the release version will conflict with technical preview by design.
    10-03-2014 09:15 AM

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