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who and why is anyone going for the free Win10 upgrade ?

  1. #11


    Trnava
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    Win 8.1.1 Pro x64


    Quote Originally Posted by Cliff S View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by broe23 View Post
    . 10 will cost after 12 months.
    Huh???
    10 will be free for 3 years, MS statement, then it will become a full paid service, or something like that.

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  2. #12



    Trying to Sith things out
    Bamberg Germany
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    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit


    Quote Originally Posted by TairikuOkami View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Cliff S View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by broe23 View Post
    . 10 will cost after 12 months.
    Huh???
    10 will be free for 3 years, MS statement, then it will become a full paid service, or something like that.
    no No NO!

    The free upgrade time frame, last one year, after that one year, if you decide to upgrade then you will have to pay for a key.

    After you have upgraded you can reinstall using an ISO as often as you like(10 time a day if you so wish). If you decide you do not like Win10, you can just reinstall/reimage Win8.

    Once you have upgraded(this only goes for upgrades not retail copies) to 10, it's connected only to that device and is yours forever.

    There will never be a fee to use Windows 10, never ever ever.

    For more information go to this link from Mystere in the Ten Forums: Frequently Asked Questions about the WIndows 10 Free upgrade
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  3. #13


    Trnava
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    Win 8.1.1 Pro x64


    Quote Originally Posted by Cliff S View Post
    The free upgrade time frame, last one year, after that one year, if you decide to upgrade then you will have to pay for a key.

    There will never be a fee to use Windows 10, never ever ever.
    No, I do not mean a free upgrade, I mean Windows 10 usage. Well people can dream, for 3 years.
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  4. #14



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    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit


    Quote Originally Posted by TairikuOkami View Post
    Well people can dream, for 3 years.
    People seriously think, they will be able to use Windows for 100 years for free? MS is not a charity.
    Give me an official Microsoft link to that information please...
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  5. #15


    Trnava
    Posts : 683
    Win 8.1.1 Pro x64


    It was in EULA or TOS I have read in 10240, not going to look for it, it is not important.
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  6. #16



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    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit


    End of support End of support refers to the date when Microsoft no longer provides automatic fixes, updates, or online technical assistance. This is the time to make sure you have the latest available update or service pack installed. Without Microsoft support, you will no longer receive security updates that can help protect your PC from harmful viruses, spyware, and other malicious software that can steal your personal information. For more information go to Microsoft Support Lifecycle.
    Client operating systems Latest update or service pack End of mainstream support End of extended support
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    Windows XP
    Latest update or service pack
    Service Pack 3
    End of mainstream support
    April 14, 2009
    End of extended support
    April 8, 2014
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    Windows Vista
    Latest update or service pack
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    Windows 10, released in July 2015 **
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    N/A
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    SOURCE

    time. These concepts led our development and you saw them come to life today.Delivering Windows as a Service and a Free Upgrade to Windows 10

    Today was a monumental day for us on the Windows team because we shared our desire to redefine the relationship we have with you our customers. We announced that a free upgrade for Windows 10 will be made available to customers running Windows 7, Windows 8.1, and Windows Phone 8.1 who upgrade in the first year after launch.*
    This is more than a one-time upgrade: once a Windows device is upgraded to Windows 10, we will continue to keep it current for the supported lifetime of the device at no cost. With Windows 10, the experience will evolve and get even better over time. Well deliver new features when theyre ready, not waiting for the next major release. We think of Windows as a Service in fact, one could reasonably think of Windows in the next couple of years as one of the largest Internet services on the planet.
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  7. #17


    Yes I'll upgrade my notebook and desktops, but not right away most likely toward the end of the free upgrade period. Why sooner or later I will upgrade anyway so it best to do this while its still free. I'm looking at the first SP or Upgrades as they seem to want to call them. And a path for a clean install.
    My path to window 8 was I bought in on the offer of Win 8 pro for $40 I think it was. I bought Product keys for my desktops. my notebook came with a $9.95 upgrade to 8 Pro. and my Wife's HP All in one touch scree came with 8. I just upgraded the last desktop to 8.1 Pro also new MB and CPU
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  8. #18


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    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    Quote Originally Posted by TairikuOkami View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Cliff S View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by broe23 View Post
    . 10 will cost after 12 months.
    Huh???
    10 will be free for 3 years, MS statement, then it will become a full paid service, or something like that.
    Not true, not even remotely true.
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  9. #19


    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
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    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    I'm going to upgrade my 2 desktops and 2 laptops. Then see how it goes, and if I have no issues I'll likely stay with Windows 10. I can easily go back to 8.1 if need be.
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  10. #20


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    Windows 8


    being married, a very long time, I could add if I wanted to get screwed, I would get married, again..
    Quote Originally Posted by broe23 View Post
    Cliff never had issues with XP or 7. 10 will never hit any laptops I manage.

    Office 2k16 is just Office 365 with a twist. 10 will cost after 12 months.

    If I wanted to be screwed. I would go get divorced.
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