No free Windows 10 license for Windows Insiders – no perks for beta testers

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We’ve just posted the following news: No free Windows 10 license for Windows Insiders – no perks for beta testers[newsimage]http://static.myce.com//images_posts/2015/05/myce-windows-10-screenshot-large-95x75.jpg[/newsimage]

Windows 10 testers, better known as Windows Insiders, won’t receive a free Windows 10 license, despite earlier rumors.

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#2

so we need to go back and reload windows 8.1???


#3

[QUOTE=pigpenz;2753858]so we need to go back and reload windows 8.1???[/QUOTE]

Not sure if it means that, or if you’ll just have to provide a Win7/Win8/Win8.1 key during the process of migrating to the final Win10 release.


#4

[QUOTE=Albert;2753859]Not sure if it means that, or if you’ll just have to provide a Win7/Win8/Win8.1 key during the process of migrating to the final Win10 release.[/QUOTE]
It seems as though Microsoft is going to make users, even beta testers, pay for the upgrade.


#5

[QUOTE=philamber;2753881]It seems as though Microsoft is going to make users, even beta testers, pay for the upgrade.[/QUOTE]
Since MS has said they’ll allow qualifying users to upgrade from 7 & 8.1 for free, the question is if the 10 beta testers have to roll back to 7 or 8.1 (as previously installed on the computer, assuming they don’t have the 10 beta installed on a separate partition), or if those beta testers will be able to use their 7 or 8.1 key during installation without having to fully roll back.

If it’s the former, it shouldn’t be difficult for some users to install 7 or 8.1 to a small partition, get their upgrade, then overwrite the Win10 beta once they get their upgrade key (assuming they’re sticking with activation keys). Annoying, yes, but not too difficult.