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Post by SLGray on June 2nd 2015, 6:53 am

How many are taking the free Windows 10 upgrade that is being offered to certain Windows 7 and 8/8.1 users?

I went ahead an reserved my copy. I hope there is not any major issues when it downloads and installs.


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Re: Free Windows 10 Upgrade

Post by Zzbaivong on June 2nd 2015, 7:01 am

All we can do is wait and pray loul

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Re: Free Windows 10 Upgrade

Post by SLGray on June 2nd 2015, 11:44 am

Most information says it will be released on July 29th. You have a full year after the release to get the free Windows 10 upgrade.


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Re: Free Windows 10 Upgrade

Post by Niko on June 2nd 2015, 11:57 am

@SLGray I got that offer too

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Post by SLGray on June 2nd 2015, 11:59 am

It sounds like for me (Windows 8.1) it will be treated as an update. Which means that it will be downloaded automatically, and I can determine the install time.


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Re: Free Windows 10 Upgrade

Post by Niko on June 2nd 2015, 12:02 pm

@SLGray for what I read.. you will download it and then you will be able to choose when installing it...

anyway, I am on windows 7, so this is more than an update for me Razz

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Re: Free Windows 10 Upgrade

Post by SLGray on June 2nd 2015, 12:05 pm

I have read that for Windows 7 and I believe 8, you have more to do to get it.


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Re: Free Windows 10 Upgrade

Post by Niko on June 2nd 2015, 12:09 pm

I just got the notification, I filled my email and they told me to wait Embarassed

Just this

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Re: Free Windows 10 Upgrade

Post by SLGray on June 2nd 2015, 12:12 pm

Same for me. I just got it this morning and entered my email.

You can also check your PC. Click the icon and when it opens, click the three horizontal lines at the top left corner.

One thing that Windows 10 will remove is Microsoft Media Center. It looks like most things that it removes will be what Windows 7 users have.


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Re: Free Windows 10 Upgrade

Post by brandon_g on June 2nd 2015, 12:30 pm

Windows 7 is the best operating system since, I honestly (if i currently had a good computer) if given a choice would not upgrade from it. Great software and new doesnt always mean better.


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Re: Free Windows 10 Upgrade

Post by Van-Helsing on June 2nd 2015, 1:02 pm

Hello guys,
I have tested all previous windows versions now I am using windows 8.1 and linux (dual boot) and I am very disappointed from my current version because contains too much bugs and crashes usually. I am using my PC as a professional user not a simple user that means I have more needs than a simple user. I am thinking this summer to downgrade windows 8.1 to windows 7 version or just keep only my linux distro. Windows needs too much system resources to work like (CPU, extra RAM, hard disk space etc. Furthermore as I read the Windows Upgrade from previous versions it is "free" only for the first year and then you must buy licence.



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Re: Free Windows 10 Upgrade

Post by SLGray on June 2nd 2015, 8:08 pm

Black-Shadow wrote:Hello guys,
I have tested all previous windows versions now I am using windows 8.1 and linux (dual boot) and I am very disappointed from my current version because contains too much bugs and crashes usually. I am using my PC as a professional user not a simple user that means I have more needs than a simple user. I am thinking this summer to downgrade windows 8.1 to windows 7 version or just keep only my linux distro. Windows needs too much system resources to work like (CPU, extra RAM, hard disk space etc. Furthermore as I read the Windows Upgrade from previous versions it is "free" only for the first year and then you must buy licence.


Where did you see this? From what I read, it is free for the ones you take the offer. It is not free after the one year offer.

I am rethinking about reserving the free Windows 10 upgrade. I think I will wait to see how it goes after the released date. If it goes good then I will get the free Windows 10 upgrade maybe.


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Re: Free Windows 10 Upgrade

Post by brandon_g on June 2nd 2015, 8:52 pm

Yes they are doing it to compeete wuth apple. Its free to upgrade and for an entire year afterward, after that, however, its pay up time. Its a hopeful businness stragety, they cant just give away free software, they just want to reel you into upgrading it. Like Apple does Very Happy.


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Re: Free Windows 10 Upgrade

Post by Van-Helsing on June 2nd 2015, 8:58 pm

Hello @SLGray,
Please read here at the bottom of the page the following text
"*Windows Offer Details

Yes, free! This upgrade offer is for a full version of Windows 10, not a trial. 3GB download required; standard data rates apply. To take advantage of this free offer, you must upgrade to Windows 10 within one year of availability. Once you upgrade, you have Windows 10 for free on that device."

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Re: Free Windows 10 Upgrade

Post by SLGray on June 2nd 2015, 8:59 pm

I read one article that says the Microsoft will continue to update Windows 10 for no charge for the lifetime of the system.


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Re: Free Windows 10 Upgrade

Post by Van-Helsing on June 2nd 2015, 9:06 pm

The article which I posted previously is from microsoft official page. Its their final update before the official release I think. I read it in greek press too before 2-3 days.

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Re: Free Windows 10 Upgrade

Post by Niko on June 2nd 2015, 9:10 pm

This is what I read from the official article:

  • If you are using windows 7 or windows 8.1 you will be able to download for free the complete version of windows 10, but only until 29th July 2016
  • After the 29th July 2016, whatever is your OS, you will have to pay for the license


If you check the helpdesk for w10 you can find a lot of useful informations Wink

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Post by SLGray on June 2nd 2015, 9:14 pm

I believe there is still confusion about this whole thing.


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Post by Van-Helsing on June 2nd 2015, 9:19 pm

Yes it was a confused issue, but I think they cleared their decision here in Question "Is the upgrade really free? "

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Post by SLGray on June 2nd 2015, 9:27 pm

The upgrade is free. I believe people are wondering about the updates (security and other updates).


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Re: Free Windows 10 Upgrade

Post by brandon_g on June 2nd 2015, 9:33 pm

One also has to take into account all the un noticed intial bugs and stuff that will likely be in the software for the 1st year or so, so yes while you get it totally free for the year, you just have to put up with a slightly buggy OS for a year, report it all to them, so they can make a 10.1 version (the unbugged version), which they might release as a totally different version so they cab exclude from then free updates and charge you for it. This move was made to compete with apple and to do away with the smart people (like me) who usually just wait a year before they upgrade so all the little bugs can be sorted out 1st.


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Re: Free Windows 10 Upgrade

Post by Van-Helsing on June 2nd 2015, 9:36 pm

I believe the better solution is when the official release is available to install a 30-days trial version on a virtual machine like VirtualBox or VMWare for testing before install it on PC regullary.
In this period you will have the time to test and assess the new O.S, its features and abilities before you will buy it.

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Re: Free Windows 10 Upgrade

Post by Niko on June 2nd 2015, 9:58 pm

@brandon_g for what I know some Beta tester are already working on w10, so our version will be the official one Wink

@Black-Shadow they suggest to make a backup of the whole forum before installing it, I read it somewhere

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Post by SLGray on June 2nd 2015, 10:04 pm

There is a community that was testing and helping Microsoft in the develop of Windows 10.


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Post by YoshiGM on June 4th 2015, 8:19 pm

I don't will reserve my copy of Windows 10.. I Prefer always Windows 7.

That new windows looks very ugly in my opinnion ._.

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Re: Free Windows 10 Upgrade

Post by Niko on June 4th 2015, 8:26 pm

Today I got the booking-confirmation emai with all the details u.u

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Post by SLGray on June 4th 2015, 9:13 pm

I believe that Microsoft is trying to make things better with Windows 10, because there were so many issues and complains about Windows 8.


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Re: Free Windows 10 Upgrade

Post by LadyQuinn on June 10th 2015, 10:14 am

Well Im happy with Windows 8, no bugs or anything for me so why install something new and risk it :p

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Re: Free Windows 10 Upgrade

Post by Russel on July 29th 2015, 7:04 pm

Hi, does anyone already downloaded and upgraded your Windows 8 to Windows 10? It's already 29th of July. How's new upgraded version? What are bugs and errors you guys experience? I'm a bit worried doing upgrades on my laptop. Have a nice day!

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Re: Free Windows 10 Upgrade

Post by brandon_g on July 29th 2015, 8:16 pm

@Niko wrote:@brandon_g for what I know some Beta tester are already working on w10, so our version will be the official one Wink

@Black-Shadow they suggest to make a backup of the whole forum before installing it, I read it somewhere


Even so, the Windows operating systems have predictable tendenacy to have bugs within the 1st year or so. A lot of people wait a year or two for those to get resolved as well as for the price to drop a little before upgrading. That is one of the reasons they are offering a free upgrade, to combat those who usually don't buy the 1st year so that whatever bugs are in there, have mostly been worked out.

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