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

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


    who and why is anyone going for the free Win10 upgrade ? I do online stuff and gaming.... I do not have a tablet.... at current our computer run Win 8.1. I signed up a while back for the free Win10 upgrade.... is there a thread for this discussion already?

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    Windows 8.1


    Lots of Windows 10 news here ... Windows 10 News - Windows 10 Forums
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    The "who" is just about everyone over at tenforums.com. The "why"? Well we're awaiting reports back from medical professionals who can tell us if those in question are of sound mind and body; yet would want to make such a perilous decision as moving to Windows 10.

    Just kidding of course (I'm simply not a fan of Windows 10)
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    Posts : 60
    Windows 8.1


    As I just said on the Ten forums the mandatory updates make me wary, 1: because of Windows Updates that have caused issues in the past and 2: I wonder if Microsoft will install bloatware to make up for the free upgrade.
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    Posts : 2,130
    Windows 8.0 x64


    The short answer to "why" is, because they can.

    Windows 8.x seems fine for my Laptop. If I get another desktop I think I'll try to put Windows 7 Pro on it. If I ever do a smart phone or tablet then I'll probably go with W10.
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    Trying to Sith things out
    Bamberg Germany
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    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit


    I'm upgrading both my Win7 laptop and Win8.1 desktop to Win10. Why?: because it will be supported longer, it will be eventually more secure(they're slowly getting rid of all system32 stuff), and on my laptop at least, it ran the preview much more stable than Win7.

    I really do not under stand why people want to hang on to old BSOD 7(the new XP). Just browse Windows Seven Forums and count the BSOD threads and compare it to Eight Forums, I think Tem will be even better.
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    Central IL
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    Linux Mint 17.2


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


    Quote Originally Posted by broe23 View Post
    . 10 will cost after 12 months.
    Huh???
    1Windows Offer Details

    Yes, free! This upgrade offer is for a full version of Windows 10, not a trial. 3GB download required; standard data rates apply. To take advantage of this free offer, you must upgrade to Windows 10 within one year of availability. Once you upgrade, you have Windows 10 for free on that device.
    Windows 10 Upgrade Offer is valid for qualified Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 devices, including devices you already own. Some hardware/software requirements apply and feature availability may vary by device and market. The availability of Windows 10 upgrade for Windows Phone 8.1 devices may vary by OEM, mobile operator or carrier. Devices must be connected to the internet and have Windows Update enabled. Windows 7 SP1 and Windows 8.1 Update required. Some editions are excluded: Windows 7 Enterprise, Windows 8/8.1 Enterprise, and Windows RT/RT 8.1. Active Software Assurance customers in volume licensing have the benefit to upgrade to Windows 10 enterprise offerings outside of this offer. To check for compatibility and other important installation information, visit your device manufacturer’s website and the Windows 10 Specifications page. Additional requirements may apply over time for updates. Security and features are kept automatically up-to-date which is always enabled. See the Windows 10 How to Upgrade page for details.
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    W10 x64 pro and W8.1 x86


    Do we have any idea on the number of upgrades that will take place globally at the end of the month ? Is that information out there anywhere, number of reserved copies and so on ?

    It would be interesting to know.
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    Joisey
    Posts : 315
    Windows 8.1 consumer 64 bit


    For my laptop - Yes, because Win 10 will presumably be supported longer than Win 8.1. I will keep an image of my 8.1 installation for a while until 10 proves to be as reliable as 8. I have not had an OS crash or blue screen since 10/2013. I normally sleep my computer so it runs for weeks without a restart except for occasional windows update required restart).

    For my wife's Win 7 laptop - Maybe, if I can talk her into it. Same deal with the image. For her the only thing worse than using a computer is using a computer that she is not familiar with, so she may insist on it staying as is. Hey, at least I got her to throw out her typewriter!
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