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The next generation of Windows: Windows 10

  1. #51


    Posts : 2,690
    Windows 3.1 > Windows 10


    Quote Originally Posted by Jesse Williams View Post
    I know it is. Microsoft has already announced it. But, people keep arguing with me that it's not or that I should face reality and wish it wasn't free. I do not consider myself a fanboy. The people who are arguing with me on here do.
    The Windows 10 operating system is expected to be launched in late 2015. At the end of the free one-year window, users who wish to continue using Windows 10 have to pay for a subscription.

    It not free - you just get a free trial period..

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  2. #52


    Posts : 60
    Windows 8.1


    Oh geez don't start confusing me again.
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  3. #53


    Posts : 1,875
    Windows 10 Pro Prieview x64


    Quote Originally Posted by KYHI View Post
    At the end of the free one-year window, users who wish to continue using Windows 10 have to pay for a subscription. It not free - you just get a free trial period..
    I think you are a little confused.

    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.

    http://blogs.windows.com/bloggingwindows/2015/01/21/the-next-generation-of-windows-windows-10/
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  4. #54


    N.Y.
    Posts : 2,214
    Windows 10 Pro 64bit


    Quote Originally Posted by adamf View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by KYHI View Post
    At the end of the free one-year window, users who wish to continue using Windows 10 have to pay for a subscription. It not free - you just get a free trial period..
    I think you are a little confused.

    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.

    http://blogs.windows.com/bloggingwindows/2015/01/21/the-next-generation-of-windows-windows-10/
    I get it, only thing i never liked about this is upgrading over existing copy, always liked fresh custom install, even if free. Chances i will wait it out and see how it goes for consumer before deciding to change to Windows 10. Hey,have not been with Win8.1 that long, still getting to know more and more about it. Unless though any support be lost for Windows 8.1 after the fact.
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  5. #55


    Posts : 60
    Windows 8.1


    "I get it, only thing i never liked about this is upgrading over existing copy, always liked fresh custom install, even if free. Chances i will wait it out and see how it goes for consumer before deciding to change to Windows 10. Hey,have not been with Win8.1 that long, still getting to know more and more about it. Unless though any support be lost for Windows 8.1 after the fact."

    Windows lifecycle fact sheet - Windows Help
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  6. #56


    N.Y.
    Posts : 2,214
    Windows 10 Pro 64bit


    Quote Originally Posted by LetMeIn View Post
    "I get it, only thing i never liked about this is upgrading over existing copy, always liked fresh custom install, even if free. Chances i will wait it out and see how it goes for consumer before deciding to change to Windows 10. Hey,have not been with Win8.1 that long, still getting to know more and more about it. Unless though any support be lost for Windows 8.1 after the fact."

    Windows lifecycle fact sheet - Windows Help
    See that, i have 3-8yrs. left for my Windows 8.1. I remember back when many here trying figure out how to do a clean install of Windows 8 upgrade ISO. Wonder if see this with 10.
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  7. #57


    if you have 8.1 pro or enterprise, can you free upgrade to pro or enterprise version of 10?
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  8. #58


    Hafnarfjörður IS
    Posts : 4,376
    Linux Centos 7, W8.1, W7, W2K3 Server W10


    Quote Originally Posted by yu gnomi View Post
    if you have 8.1 pro or enterprise, can you free upgrade to pro or enterprise version of 10?
    Hi there

    No news on that currently

    Cheers
    jimbo
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  9. #59


    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Quote Originally Posted by yu gnomi View Post
    if you have 8.1 pro or enterprise, can you free upgrade to pro or enterprise version of 10?
    I tried the trial version of 10 from an ISO & it upgraded from 8.1.1 Pro to 10 Pro.
    I couldn't install classic shell & some other programs I use wouldn't work with 10.

    I reverted to 8.1.1 Pro from a Macrium image I had.
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  10. #60


    that's encouraging. I will probably upgrade to pro before 10 is officially released, although it burns me a little that upgrading could cost close to a $100.

    I use Start8, and I'm guessing it will break just like classic shell, but that's ok. I might like the 10 start menu as is.
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