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The next generation of Windows: Windows 10

  1. #21


    Posts : 2,690
    Windows 3.1 > Windows 10


    Windows 7 now gets a free upgrade?? I want my $40 refund... I think I'll wait for Windows 12 coming out next year, its 4 better then 8 and 2 better then 10.. LOL

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  2. #22


    Posts : 179
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64 with Media Center


    Hello All,

    Does anyone know if the Media Center Pack will be transferred to Windows 10 or I just need to put the product key into the get more features link after upgrade?
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  3. #23


    Posts : 10
    Windows 8.1 (8" tablet)


    Great news on the free upgrade. Hopefully that includes Windows 7 Starter Edition so i can upgrade my brother's netbook.
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  4. #24


    Greece
    Posts : 341
    Win8.1 64bit, Windows 10 TP on VMWare Player


    Usually I've just stuck with whatever OS came with installed until my laptop died, then moved on. But I think I'll make a note to upgrade maybe 9 months after the official release - still well within the 'free' time limit but giving enough time to iron out early glitches (and get a wealth of knowledge built up on Ten Forums ready for any problems I [might ] have).

    I'm curious though - the statement says Windows 10 will be supported free (words to that effect) for the lifetime of the device. So that suggests new device means new (purchased) copy of Win 10 unless you go the OEM route. If the future is subscription services it would be nice if the OS was always free.
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  5. #25


    Posts : 21
    Win 8.1u1


    Quote Originally Posted by SaggyMaggyPoo View Post
    ... the statement says Windows 10 will be supported free (words to that effect) for the lifetime of the device. So that suggests new device means new (purchased) copy of Win 10 unless you go the OEM route. If the future is subscription services it would be nice if the OS was always free.
    The news clips I've seen refer to "Window" not "Windows 10" being supported for the life of the device.

    It seems that they are moving to a model where you buy (read: pay for) Windows once and then upgrades, whether dot releases or full versions, are free for the life of the device on which that copy of Windows was first installed. For most users, the Windows purchase will be an OEM purchase made as part of the cost of a new device with Windows pre-installed. Also, they are considering all Windows 7 and 8.1 installations as being eligible for the same "lifetime" upgrades. It's unclear whether the orphaned 8.0 installations will be directly upgradeable or whether they have to be upgraded to 8.1 before they can be upgraded to 10.
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  6. #26


    Posts : 1
    Windows 8.1


    I have StartisBack and ModernMix on two of my Windows 8.1 machines. They make the computer feel like Windows 7. Are there any people who are in the same boat as I am and have added StartisBack, Start8, ClassicShell, ModernMix etc. and feel (or are not ready to incorporate) Windows Metro screen into their PC, laptop and non-touch devices? I kind of feel Windows will abandon people using Windows 8.1 if they don't make the upgrade to Windows 10. I just want my computer to act like Windows 7 but faster. Any thoughts? Are there any people with older Windows 7 machines thinking of making the upgrade?
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  7. #27


    Posts : 60
    Windows 8.1


    Simplyput7 ... Every Windows product has a lifecycle. The lifecycle begins when a product is released and ends when it's no longer supported. Knowing key dates in this lifecycle helps you make informed decisions about when to upgrade or make other changes to your software. Here are the rights and limits of the Windows lifecycle.

    Windows lifecycle fact sheet - Windows Help
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  8. #28


    Posts : 94
    Windows 7


    In W10, can Metro apps be installed offline or only thru the store? Are there any store apps created by users that are free? Do you need to pay MS a license to post "free" apps to the store?
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  9. #29


    Posts : 1,875
    Windows 10 Pro Prieview x64


    Quote Originally Posted by eatup View Post
    In W10, can Metro apps be installed offline or only thru the store? Are there any store apps created by users that are free? Do you need to pay MS a license to post "free" apps to the store?
    You could use google if you wanted. To answer you though, Yes, Yes, No.
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  10. #30


    Yellow Belly
    Posts : 178
    Windows 8.1 with Bing x64


    Quote Originally Posted by Dwig View Post
    The news clips I've seen refer to "Window" not "Windows 10" being supported for the life of the device.

    It seems that they are moving to a model where you buy (read: pay for) Windows once and then upgrades, whether dot releases or full versions, are free for the life of the device on which that copy of Windows was first installed. For most users, the Windows purchase will be an OEM purchase made as part of the cost of a new device with Windows pre-installed. Also, they are considering all Windows 7 and 8.1 installations as being eligible for the same "lifetime" upgrades. It's unclear whether the orphaned 8.0 installations will be directly upgradeable or whether they have to be upgraded to 8.1 before they can be upgraded to 10.
    Yes, I think 'Windows' and 'Spartan' browser is all they will be called in future with no serial edition name; W10 and IE11 are the last to be named as such.
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