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MUST i upgrade to Windows 10?

  1. #1


    Posts : 279
    Windows 8 (plain '8')

    MUST i upgrade to Windows 10?


    ok you've all tried to help me insofar as upgrading to Win 10 and i appreciate it ...if i have it right I must have windows 8.1 installed inorder to get the Win 10 'reserve' icon and can't get Kb 3035583 (icon) until i upgrade to 8.1. so i guess my last question should be what if i don't want Windows 10 and stay with windows 8 or at the 'most' upgrade to 8.1 ... can i 'exist' for the next few years without Windows 10 ? thanks again for the help - i'm so confused !

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  2. #2


    Canada
    Posts : 1,950
    windows 8.1 Update 1 Pro 64bit


    Why wouldn't you upgrade, it's Free, but you must install it within one year, after that if you want it you would have to pay for it.
    You must have Win 8.1.1 to get it.

    If you do not want it, don't reserve it and keep running Win 8.1 if you are comfortable with that. You are not obliged to upgrade.
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  3. #3



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    Bamberg Germany
    Posts : 2,290
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit


    Quote Originally Posted by edythe View Post
    ok you've all tried to help me insofar as upgrading to Win 10 and i appreciate it ...if i have it right I must have windows 8.1 installed inorder to get the Win 10 'reserve' icon and can't get Kb 3035583 (icon) until i upgrade to 8.1. so i guess my last question should be what if i don't want Windows 10 and stay with windows 8 or at the 'most' upgrade to 8.1 ... can i 'exist' for the next few years without Windows 10 ? thanks again for the help - i'm so confused !
    No you do not have to upgrade. To see how long 8 is supported and other info go to Windows lifecycle fact sheet .
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  4. #4


    I believe you can exist for quite awhile with out having windows 10. I don't think anyone can force you to upgrade as its always been and always will be. I am one of those people who doesn't upgrade too often. Infact I was still a windows vista in 2014 till I was able to get a new PC this last Christmas. Anyhow I think 8.1 Windows is a requirement to have by this point if you want windows update to keep your computer updated if your running windows 8. all though I don't know much myself I hope I helped you a little at least.
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  5. #5


    N. Calif
    Posts : 2,595
    W10 Pro (desktop), W10 (laptop), W10 Pro (tablet), W10 (laptop)


    No, you don't have to upgrade. I don't plan to take advantage of the free upgrade because I don't see anything in Win 10 that I feel is worth making the switch for. I probably won't go for Win 10 until I build/buy a new machine.
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  6. #6


    United States
    Posts : 3,093
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit


    If I were staying with 8 I would at least upgrade to 8.1 but to each there own.

    I will probably stay with 8.1 for at least awhile once 10 is released. I'm a believer in waiting especially with an OS even if it has been Beta tested for some time.
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