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Clint

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If you don't reserve Windows 10, can you still get it for free within 1 year? I thought that you could install it when ever you wanted to. I read last night that if you reserved your copy, that you had to install it then or within the next 72 hours or it will install by itself after you got your notice. I wanted to wait until they got all the bugs out before I installed it. So I canceled my reservation.
 

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Phone Man

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    Windows 7 HP 64bit, Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64BIT
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    System Manufacturer/Model
    ASUS - Home Built
    CPU
    AMD Phenom II X6 1100T
    Motherboard
    ASUS M5A99X EVO
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    Crucial Balistic DDR-3 1866 CL 9 (8 GB)
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It is my understanding that within a year you can still reserve & get it by using the Windows icon in the Notification Area.

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    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center
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    Gateway
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    AMD K140 Cores 2 Threads 2 Name AMD K140 Package Socket FT1 BGA Technology 40nm
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Mark Phelps

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So I canceled my reservation
That's the best thing to do -- at this time. The OEM forums are chock full of folks with machines that have been corrupted with the Win10 upgrade. Sony is telling folks to wait until October. Toshiba is telling folks not to upgrade. Unfortunately, HP (whose forum is getting in excess of 100 new posts a day about these problems) does not appear willing to tell folks anything -- but just let them suffer with corrupted machines.

Maybe after enough noise is made about these corruptions, MS will finally fix their upgrade tool so that it either (1) correctly assesses a PC's upgrade likelihood or (2) is fixed so that it stops corrupting PCs. Either way, my guess is that it's going to be months before either of these happens.
 

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terazbox

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I reserved a copy of win 10. I have an HP, having tons of issues right now. Can and should I install it on other media for later use? Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks much!
 

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    WINDOWS 8.1
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    Laptop

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hTconeM9user

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So I canceled my reservation
That's the best thing to do -- at this time. The OEM forums are chock full of folks with machines that have been corrupted with the Win10 upgrade. Sony is telling folks to wait until October. Toshiba is telling folks not to upgrade. Unfortunately, HP (whose forum is getting in excess of 100 new posts a day about these problems) does not appear willing to tell folks anything -- but just let them suffer with corrupted machines.

Maybe after enough noise is made about these corruptions, MS will finally fix their upgrade tool so that it either (1) correctly assesses a PC's upgrade likelihood or (2) is fixed so that it stops corrupting PCs. Either way, my guess is that it's going to be months before either of these happens.

I have a Toshiba and mine went in ok after Toshiba had updated the BIOS and Graghic card then put message up your computer is now ready to upgrade to windows 10 this I did and apart from 2 new drivers being up dated 10 installed as smooth as silk and been as good as gold since
so don't know why they put that up
 

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  • OS
    Windows 10 x64 Home Version 1803 (Build 17134).472
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    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    HP 15-bw067sa
    CPU
    AMD Dual-Core Processor E1-7010(1.5GHz)
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    HP
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    4096MB RAM
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    AMD Radeon tm R2 Graphics
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    1366x768 Pixels
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    Toshiba
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    True Blue
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    Fan
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    Prection Touchpad
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    Built in with touch keyboard
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    Fast
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