Linked by David Adams on Wed 15th Jul 2015 17:57 UTC
Windows For one year, Microsoft is allowing consumers and some businesses with systems running Genuine Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 a free upgrade to Windows 10. But when we asked: Once you upgrade for free to Windows 10, is it possible to downgrade back to Windows 8 or 7 without having to buy a new OS license? Microsoft said those who upgrade to Windows 10 for free will have one month to revert back to the old OS on their device.
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RE: Messed up
by vault on Wed 15th Jul 2015 20:21 UTC in reply to "Messed up"
vault
Member since:
2005-09-15

Not only that. As I understand it - those of us with BOX licences will trade them for what is effectively an OEM licence - supported for the lifetime of the device, with no ability to move it to a new one.

Not much of an upgrade if you ask me.

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RE[2]: Messed up
by darknexus on Wed 15th Jul 2015 21:00 in reply to "RE: Messed up"
darknexus Member since:
2008-07-15

Not only that. As I understand it - those of us with BOX licences will trade them for what is effectively an OEM licence - supported for the lifetime of the device, with no ability to move it to a new one.

Not much of an upgrade if you ask me.

Ouch. I hadn't even thought of that. What a rip-off.

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RE[2]: Messed up
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Thu 16th Jul 2015 05:10 in reply to "RE: Messed up"
Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:
2006-07-14

Wow, thats a good point. Ah hell. I had to buy a win 8 license for a gig, I've had it installed on three different physical machines now ( never concurrently, I don't pirate these a days), not being able to do that would suck.

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