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Old 21st May 2015, 08:27   #1
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Default Windows 10 upgrades won't be free for everyone: Do you qualify?

One question I've been asked more often than any other lately is this: "If I'm running the Windows 10 Preview, do I get a free license when the Preview is over?"

The short answer is no.

The longer answer is "No, but it probably doesn't matter."

Windows licensing is confusing, and Microsoft's muddled messaging about how it's going to deliver Windows 10 upgrades has not helped at all. The Windows 10 license agreements aren't available for inspection yet, so it's possible there will be some surprises in there.

And, of course, Microsoft routinely declines to answer any questions about licensing, because the whole topic is a legal hot potato.

The upgrade offer as it exists today literally includes an asterisk and a bunch of fine print. Some details aren't announced yet.
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