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Free Windows 10 upgrade

Pamboys09
  • 56 months ago

So i build a PC and use windows 8.1, but i saw a free upgrade to windows 10,

do you guys think its a good idea to upgrade? also one more question if i upgrade to windows 10, incase i do a clean install again, will my license for windows 8.1 will work on windows 10?

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  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

What happens is the serial for winows 8.1 gets converted to windows 10 code. It is worth the ugrade for direct x 12 which will make games run better.

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

Of course, you can't upgrade to Windows 10 without running a valid Windows OS. Just use MS Media Creation Tool to expediate the update process.

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

When you upgrade the Product Key gets converted into a different Windows 10 Product Key and it becomes locked to your system hardware.

Because of that you're able to skip the entering of the product key part in a future clean install and you will remain activated. You can still make a note of your Windows 10 key after the upgrade just in case though as it will be different from the 8.1 key.

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

like for example i want to use my Windows 8.1 key to a new pc? so it will become a windows 10 product key?

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

Unless you own a retail version of Windows 8.1 (being able to use the same key on more than one computer) I don't think you would be able to reuse the 8.1 key again on another computer after the upgrade to Windows 10. Though I'm not 100% sure on that.

But yeah after upgrading to Windows 10 you wouldn't be able to use the 8.1 key to reinstall a clean copy of Windows 10 in the future as the Windows 10 key you would get will be different.

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