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Windows 10 Available on July 29

  1. #181


    Posts : 511
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit


    Quote Originally Posted by robinb9 View Post
    On my asus tablet i never got the popup to reserve windows 10 nor the icon in the bottom of the taskbar. It is running 8.1 home. Al security and updates are up to date And i do not have the folders you are all talking about, so why can't this tablet get windows 10.?
    I don't have it on my Windows 7 desktop. I tried all the tricks. Nothing worked.

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  2. #182


    Posts : 191
    Windows 8.1 (Update 1) Pro 64 bit


    Just found an announcement from Microsoft on my question about doing a clean install with Windows 10:

    "Note

    If you upgraded to Windows 10 on this PC by taking advantage of the free upgrade offer and successfully activated Windows 10 on this PC in the past, you won't have a Windows 10 product key, and you can skip the product key page by selecting the Skip button. Your PC will activate online automatically so long as the same edition of Windows 10 was successfully activated on this PC by using the free Windows 10 upgrade offer. "


    Source: Installing Windows 10 using the media creation tool - Windows Help

    Thought I should share this
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  3. #183



    I am Woman! Hear Me Roar!
    NJ
    Posts : 1,116
    4 Windows 7 Pro Sp1- 4 Win 8 Pro, 1- xp pro sp3


    Not one of my 2 pcs running windows 8,1 pro nor my 3 latps running same have asked for the windows upgrade to 10, one of them the icon disappeared, not even my surface pro 3 has asked for the upgrade yet
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  4. #184


    Posts : 191
    Windows 8.1 (Update 1) Pro 64 bit


    Quote Originally Posted by robinb9 View Post
    Not one of my 2 pcs running windows 8,1 pro nor my 3 latps running same have asked for the windows upgrade to 10, one of them the icon disappeared, not even my surface pro 3 has asked for the upgrade yet
    I wanted to say that I haven't got an alert yet either and my icon here disappeared as well. However, I was able to download the Windows 10 ISO with the Media Creation Tool from Microsoft and it says that I'm able to upgrade right now. How is that possible?
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  5. #185


    Posts : 27
    Windows 8

    questions on windows 10


    Is Windows 10 really free for windows 8.1 users?
    for how long?
    Worth the effort of upgrading?
    thanks
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  6. #186


    Yes it's completely free for the life of your PC.

    I think it's worth the effort, however it's personal choice.
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  7. #187



    I am Woman! Hear Me Roar!
    NJ
    Posts : 1,116
    4 Windows 7 Pro Sp1- 4 Win 8 Pro, 1- xp pro sp3


    So why on all my windoes 8.1 machines including surface pro is it not asking to domthe upgrade?
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  8. #188


    My surface didn't ask either, I just updated with the Windows 10 media creation tool instead.
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  9. #189


    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 6,490
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    Quote Originally Posted by z3r010 View Post
    My surface didn't ask either, I just updated with the Windows 10 media creation tool instead.
    I did that too, on all my PC's. I got tiered of waiting on the GWX App to actually do something. All my PC's seemed to be stuck on Validating or Almost Done. After hours and hours of waiting I just gave up and used the media creation tool. very painless doing it that way.
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  10. #190


    Posts : 6
    Wds 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by zivshosh View Post
    Is Windows 10 really free for windows 8.1 users?
    for how long?
    Worth the effort of upgrading?
    thanks
    Yes ...You have 1 year to upgrade ..after that you have to pay ..
    BTW ... In the recovery It says I only have 1 month option to go back to 8.1 ...
    If I want to use cortana .. I have to sign-in my Hotmail .. DON'T LIKE THIS AT ALL ...
    I upgraded it last night .. only took 30mins .. I had to tweak around for task bar ...
    My WIFI is now kind of acting weird after upgrade ..???
    Oh .. Edge brower is faster than IE .. good thing ... I will use it for awhile before dump Chrome ..
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