If I upgrade to Win 10....

By Larsenex
Jun 2, 2015
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  1. Greetings. I tend to do a complete reinstall about once every year or so. The obvious question for me is if I upgrade to Win 10 from Win 7 Pro, will I be able to 're install' Win 10 again if I need to on down the line? Say 6 months AFTER the free offer expires I have the upgraded to Win 10 but want to rebuild my system.

    I imagine ill have to 'reinstall 7' then wait for it to recognize my key then upgrade.

    Does anyone 'inside' have information on how this process would work?

  2. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,714   +397

    I don't know for sure, but I have a somewhat educated guess.

    My guess is you will need to get Windows 10 within the free 1 year window. You will get a license key with it, and you will need to activate it. Once you have activated it, things will be good and you can re-install at any time. If you do not have it activated within the free 1 year period you will be expected to purchase it.

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