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So I installed the Windows 10 Technical Preview on a spare machine and I'm wondering; What will happen when Windows 10 is released? Will it just stay as a technical preview or upgrade to the full Windows 10? The answer might be pretty obvious, but I was just wondering.

Thanks in advance.


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As I understand it, you will have to have some version of Windows (Windows 7 or later) with a legitimate serial number on the computer to upgrade to Windows 10.

I've seen some messages saying that even a rouge copy of Windows 7 will work, but that seems unlikely to me.

But you will have to have some operating system on the computer to get the upgrade.


Thanks for clearing that up for me.

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