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[–] dalek_caan [S] 0 points 7 points (+7|-0) ago 

The UI is clean, I agree. I installed the Preview a while ago, but I reinstalled my Win 7 after I heard that the Insiders will not get the RTM version (it was a clean install, not upgraded from 7). The only strange thing with Win 10 is the activation, what they mean with "lifetime of the device"? If I change my GPU, it would detect it as a new PC and I have to buy another key? I will upgrade to Win 10 100%, but I will wait 2-3 months.

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[–] TrayFly 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago 

IIRC the lifetime is based on the motherboard and if you've got an OEM license (as opposed to retail), you'll have to buy a new key if you replace your motherboard.

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[–] C_IsForCookie 0 points 1 point (+1|-0) ago 

If I replace the board with the same model, do you think it'll recognize the swap?

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[–] Wise-Old-Man ago 

My experience with Windows activation is that it's mostly tied to the motherboard. Every single time I have to replace a motherboard Windows thinks it's on a new computer even with the same CPU and everything else. I have replaced CPUs and LOTS of hard drives without having to re-activate Windows. Replace a motherboard though and you WILL have to re-activate.

Usually doing a phone activation and answering the "How many computers has this copy of Windows been activated on" question as "One" resolves this problem.

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[–] bedbath ago 

Can you elaborate on insiders not getting the rtm version?

My build number matches what many sites are stating will be the rtm build. Only thing I have read is that if you are an insider build you may be stuck participating in the program on that device.

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[–] dalek_caan [S] ago 

you may be stuck participating in the program

Exaclty! If you are an Insider, you remain an Insider. You must have a Win 7/8.x key for upgrading to RTM. Take a look here.