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Two Laptops: Do I Sign Up For Upgrade Twice?

Wednesday, July 8th, 2015 by | Filed Under: Quick Tips, Windows 10

John has a question about multiple computers and the Windows 10 upgrade: “I have two lap tops windows 8.1 and one vista desk top. I signed up for one of the lap tops, do I need to sign up for the second lap top? Some software gets very upset if you load it more than once.”


To get the upgrade on separate computers, users need to do it on each computer separately. Each of your Windows computers has a separate operating system license and you will be upgrading your licenses individually.

You don’t mention upgrading your desktop, but just a reminder – PCs runningĀ  Windows Vista, will not be eligible for the free Upgrade. That’s for Windows 7, 8 and 8.1 computers only. You could buy Windows 10 as long as your Vista Desktop meets the system requirements.

~ Cynthia

3 Responses to “Two Laptops: Do I Sign Up For Upgrade Twice?”

  1. Keith Monson says:

    For your vista machine if it meets the requirements you could join Microsoft’s early adopter program and once you are in you could download the “beta” version of Windows 10 and install it yourself. Be sure not to have the installation format your hard drive or you will lose everything. Once you are satisfied that your Vista machine is working you can uninstall Vista (which won’t remove your files just the old OS) You will also notice that you have a lot more hard drive space!

  2. Jeri Kirby says:

    I have a laptop that runs Windows 7 but have never received the Windows Icon to reserve the up date. Any suggestion? Thanks

  3. Ken says:

    Leave your laptop on and online overnight in sleep mode. You should see the small windows icon on the bar at the bottom of your desktop. I had to do this for a laptop that was not being used regularly. It took a couple of nights for Microsoft to find it and send the icon. Good luck!!

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