Windows 10: Running 8.1Pro RTM, will I get the win10 upgrade?

Discus and support Running 8.1Pro RTM, will I get the win10 upgrade? in Windows 10 Updates and Activation to solve the problem; Right now I'm running an activated win8.1 pro RTM version of windows. Since I'm running RTM will I be able to upgrade to win10 for free? Thanks *Smile... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Updates and Activation' started by snickerzz, Jun 4, 2015.

  1. snickerzz Win User

    Running 8.1Pro RTM, will I get the win10 upgrade?


    Right now I'm running an activated win8.1 pro RTM version of windows. Since I'm running RTM will I be able to upgrade to win10 for free? Thanks *Smile

    :)
     
    snickerzz, Jun 4, 2015
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  2. Upgrade from Win10 Insider Preview to Win10 RTM (Machine was Win8.1)

    A few months ago, I bought a brand new laptop with Windows 8.1 preinstalled.

    This would have qualified for a free upgrade to Win10 RTM.

    I installed Win10 Insider Preview and have been running that for quite a while.

    I would now like to do the real upgrade to Win10 RTM.

    How can I do that?
     
    Greg_Cannon, Jun 4, 2015
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  3. pese Win User
    System Firmware Update - ‎23/‎07/‎2015 - Error 0x80246013

    I get the following error on an Surface 3 running Win10 RTM

    System Firmware Update - ‎23/‎07/‎2015 - Error 0x80246013

    Same error as with previous firmware update.

    Is there any fix?
     
    pese, Jun 4, 2015
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  4. Brink
    Brink New Member

    Running 8.1Pro RTM, will I get the win10 upgrade?

    Brink, Jun 4, 2015
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  5. snickerzz Win User
    snickerzz, Jun 4, 2015
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  6. Brink
    Brink New Member
    You're welcome.

    RTM lets you install and activate on any PC as long as it's not on more than one PC at the same time.

    OEM is permanently tied to the motherboard, so you'll only be able to install and activate on the same PC and not any other PC.
     
    Brink, Jun 4, 2015
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  7. snickerzz Win User
    So RTM is the same as Retail? Why the name difference?
     
    snickerzz, Jun 4, 2015
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  8. Brink
    Brink New Member

    Running 8.1Pro RTM, will I get the win10 upgrade?

    RTM stands for Release to Manufacturing.


    Retail vs OEM vs RTM difference is in the licensing.

    Retail is just a boxed RTM, but has a full retail license that can be installed on any PC.

    OEM is a RTM, but with the manufacturer's software and drivers included. It's permanently tied to the motherboard.

    However, RTM is often loosely associated as retail. The devil is in the details.
     
    Brink, Jun 4, 2015
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  9. snickerzz Win User
    Ah alright, thanks again! *Biggrin
     
    snickerzz, Apr 5, 2018
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