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    I also have Python installed on my Windows PC's....

    I also have Python installed on my Windows PC's. It lets me do some quick edits etc without having to boot up my Linux PC. Also makes it easier to post my code on forums and keep the formatting. ;) ...
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    A lot of the code and Python libraries I use with...

    A lot of the code and Python libraries I use with hardware I attach to my Raspberry Pi is stored there. I had no idea what it was of for until I started using SBC's etc with Linux. I don't think I've...
  3. I'm not to worried about the DATA I would be...

    I'm not to worried about the DATA I would be sending in my example above. It's more the PITA it is to set it all up and get it working. Microsoft has Windows 10 IoT but you need some coding skills to...
  4. I was at one time wanting to send some temp...

    I was at one time wanting to send some temp humidity etc reading from my Raspberry Pi's Sense Hat to my PC's. For the most part they want you to send your DATA to the cloud, through their web site,...
  5. I have a couple of Raspberry Pi Single Board...

    I have a couple of Raspberry Pi Single Board Computers on the go but none are setup as an IoT devices. Not yet anyway. At some point I may go down that road. Windows 10 IoT just doesn't cut it for...
  6. Thread: MicroSoft ?

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    I just ask them what its like not to have any...

    I just ask them what its like not to have any conscience? And how does it feel to rip people off like that and ruin somebodies life? Long pause........click.

    That's a new one though. Usually its...
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    I don't think there is any difference between the...

    I don't think there is any difference between the free upgrade and a bought and paid for install. I did the free upgrade to get digital entitlements on all my Pc's. Now I just do clean installs when...
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    If you have a currently not in use Windows 7 or 8...

    If you have a currently not in use Windows 7 or 8 product key you can clean install with that. You don't even have to upgrade first. The latest consumer build will install and activate with Window 7...
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    If you have more than one monitor connected, like...

    If you have more than one monitor connected, like I do, tablet mode is turned off automatically, and disabled. I actually want to give it a try but can't. Not without switching the video mode to PC...
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    I did it early on and haven't looked back. Once...

    I did it early on and haven't looked back. Once you upgrade and get your digital entitlement, you can clean install after that. If you have issues from the upgrade, just try a clean install. You also...
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    VM, Virtual machine then?

    VM, Virtual machine then?
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    If you don't like Windows 8 your likely not going...

    If you don't like Windows 8 your likely not going to like Windows 10. it's just more of the same. Do you have a second PC to run the Insider Preview on? Then you could try it out without messing up...
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    I went here,...

    I went here, http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10 and just did the "Upgrade this PC Now" option. I did all 4 PC's here at home that way. I gave up on the get Windows 10...
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    Nope SLIC is gone as far as I know. The key is...

    Nope SLIC is gone as far as I know. The key is also stored in a section of the BIOS not overwritten by a BIOS update. Another nice feature is you don't need custom OEM install media to use the...
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    Windows 7 and earlier use a SLIC table, pretty...

    Windows 7 and earlier use a SLIC table, pretty well the way you describe. Windows 8 and newer don't, they actually embed a product code in the BIOS. And it's a unique key for each and every PC. I...
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    What version of 10 you get via the free upgrade...

    What version of 10 you get via the free upgrade is determined by what OS your upgrading from, not what key is in the BIOS. My laptop has an 8.0 Core OEM embedded key, but was running 8.1 Pro. I got...
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    Ok, wasn't 100%. It sounded like you were saying...

    Ok, wasn't 100%. It sounded like you were saying installing Windows 8 would embed the key. The key is still embedded even if secure boot is turned off. Official install media will still read it and...
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    Installing Windows 8 on a PC will not embed the...

    Installing Windows 8 on a PC will not embed the key in the BIOS no matter what settings you use. If that's what your wondering? Only the OEM can embed the key in the BIOS. Flashing the BIOS does not...
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    Lots of people are having issues. I'm not but...

    Lots of people are having issues. I'm not but some are. You can always clean install after you upgrade. A lot depends on how stable your system is before you do the upgrade. I had a lot more issues...
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    OK, my mistake then.

    OK, my mistake then.
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    You said in your other post "Installed 32 bit on...

    You said in your other post "Installed 32 bit on my Dell Venue 8 Pro (activated as Windows 10 Home)." I took that to mean it originally had 8 Pro on it? If yes, you are eligible for 10 Pro on that...
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    Home and Pro are two separate downloads. You had...

    Home and Pro are two separate downloads. You had no choice but to install Home if that's what you downloaded. You could have downloaded Pro and clean installed it on the PC that came with 8.1 Pro....
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    Microsoft confused things when build 10240 went...

    Microsoft confused things when build 10240 went out to insiders. No watermark, no mention of Prerelease anywhere, and no detectable expiry date on the activation. Even if you were still receiving...
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    I'm sticking to my "You must upgrade to be sure...

    I'm sticking to my "You must upgrade to be sure of being able to clean install and activate at a latter date." I don't think the ISO is coded depending on what PC you download it on, and marked as OK...
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    If you added Media Center to Windows 8/8.1, its...

    If you added Media Center to Windows 8/8.1, its removed during the upgrade. Everything else is carrier over. You get an option during the upgrade to keep files and programs or not. Your choice. If...
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    Just going by what I was told by Microsoft as a...

    Just going by what I was told by Microsoft as a Microsoft MVP. And info I've seen online like this.

    https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/windows-10-faq

    What are the qualifications for the...
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    It's not FUD, typical response from you. What...

    It's not FUD, typical response from you. What version of Windows 8 was preinstalled? What Version of 10 did you install? What you upgrade from determines what version you get. You can't just install...
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    You have to upgrade and activate before you can...

    You have to upgrade and activate before you can clean install. If your doing the free upgrade. Your qualifying OS has to be installed to be verified. The Windows 8 embedded key is not used. When you...
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    You can download ISO's here,...

    You can download ISO's here, https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10 right from Microsoft. That tool will create bootable media for you if you want. I did the free upgrade on my 4...
  30. Thread: Windows 10

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    There will be Home and Pro, so yes, if you get...

    There will be Home and Pro, so yes, if you get Home it will have some features missing compared to Pro. If your running Pro now though you'll get 10 Pro. About all you lose is Media Center if you...
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