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  1. Aswin Thotapalli's Avatar
    I am running windows insider preview on my Acer iconia. On july 29 when Windows 10 is launched, can i upgrade it directly or do i have to restore windows 8.1 and then upgrade to windows 10
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    06-01-2015 11:48 AM
  2. Rahul D1's Avatar
    i have the same question
    Please anybody tell us......
    06-01-2015 12:03 PM
  3. manus31's Avatar
    Good question
    06-02-2015 12:08 AM
  4. hotphil's Avatar
    An update will come the normal way.
    06-02-2015 12:19 AM
  5. Rasetech's Avatar
    MS told that the Insider Program goes up to the RTM version and beyond. But beware of the following. In my opinion it will still be a Insider Preview licensed version and as we already know each Insider Preview version expires after some amount of time and wont be fully functional after that until a newer IP version releases. So if you want a full licensed version that does not expire there is a high chance that you have to go back to 7 or 8.1 first or maybe MS will release ISO's also to people with valid licences. This is the way I THINK its happening, those are not known facts but the Insider Program is not targeted to provide people with free Windows Licences otherwise every person who owns a pirated version of Windows could get a legal one just by installing the Insider Program beforehand.
    Last edited by Rasetech; 06-02-2015 at 01:45 AM.
    06-02-2015 12:19 AM
  6. mj0's Avatar
    What about Notebooks with a product key branded into their UEFI chips, will they be able to "activate" their proper Windows 10 license without reinstalling?
    06-02-2015 01:12 AM
  7. Thunder_God_Bane's Avatar
    I definitely want to know this, as I've got my Win 7 licence and prod key anyway. But I'd hate to think I'd have to restore back to Win 7 just to upgrade to 10. Please can someone from Microsoft confirm?
    06-02-2015 03:54 AM
  8. hotphil's Avatar
    Please can someone from Microsoft confirm?
    They ain't here ;-)
    ​You'd need to ask them.
    06-02-2015 03:56 AM
  9. Talderon's Avatar
    06-02-2015 05:07 PM
  10. Talderon's Avatar
    I definitely want to know this, as I've got my Win 7 licence and prod key anyway. But I'd hate to think I'd have to restore back to Win 7 just to upgrade to 10. Please can someone from Microsoft confirm?
    An OS "Upgrade" from Microsoft hasn't required you to go back a version to go forward. You just had extra prompts to verify previous version of OS. Even if you used an Upgrade disc to clean install.
    06-02-2015 05:09 PM
  11. TheCudder's Avatar
    Gabe Aul of Microsoft addressed this question back in early May, his response was posted on Twitter.

    Insider Question #1: @GabeAul Will you be able to upgrade to the #Win10 RTM version for free with #insiders preview?

    Gabe Aul: Yes (WC users keep reading...)

    Insider Question #2: @GabeAul @tao_huan Please make it clear. Do you mean free licence and activation or just free to upgrade?

    Gabe Aul: "You'll have to be upgrading from a system with a valid license for 7 or 8.x"
    So there you go, no FREE upgrade for Insiders UNLESS you have a valid Windows 7 or 8 license.
    06-02-2015 06:04 PM

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