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Windows 10 installation question on failed systems after July

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We took advantage of the windows 10 upgrade when Microsoft was offering it but I am learning that if your your system was not designed for windows 10 you can't install it from an OEM disc, or so I am told. We had some workstations that were shipped with a dell windows 10 disc but they cannot be used on older dell systems. So those we upgraded from windows 7 to 10 when MS was offering free upgrades if those drives fail we cannot put windows 10 back onto those systems and we have essentially lost the free upgrade. Am I correct in assuming that we will have to purchase windows 10 license for those systems?
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Lee W, MVP earned 2000 total points
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No, once you took advantage of the free upgrade offer, your computer has been enabled to reinstall if need be at a later date.  Just use the downloaded Windows 10 media, not a Dell OEM media if you have problems.
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ok thanks!
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