Windows 10 Free Upgrade

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  1. Jun 1, 2015 #21 of 957
    sabrewulf

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    I dont really want to upgrade. I have Win 7 on desktop and 8.1 on laptop but if you upgrade isn't like reinstalling? I dont feel like reinstalling everything I have on here again cause its a lot.
     
  2. Jun 1, 2015 #22 of 957
    James Long

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    I am happier with Win 7 than 8.1 ... if Win 10 is a free upgrade forever (not a lease after the first year) and runs like Win 7 I'll go for it. I do not want a subscription operating system (although the way work pays for licenses and support, they basically have been using a subscription operating system for years).
     
  3. Jun 1, 2015 #23 of 957
    jimmie57

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    There is a notice on my laptop now that this is ready to install sign up to reserve my copy. I did not go looking for it.
     
  4. Jun 1, 2015 #24 of 957
    harsh

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    As history has proven, reinstalling is the only true way to purge the demons from Windows. There are just too many places that settings get saved to (registry, Program Files, Program Data, AppData, etc.) and many of the uninstall scripts aren't all that diligent about whacking each and every one of them.
     
  5. Jun 1, 2015 #25 of 957
    harsh

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    The likelihood of going to a lease model scares the bejesus out of me. Especially after mucking about with Office 365 for a while (and subsequently removing it).
     
  6. Jun 1, 2015 #26 of 957
    Nick

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    I noticed a tiny windoze icon appear on my task bar this morning - already signed up for the dl. Yay! :joy: :icon_an:
     
  7. Jun 1, 2015 #27 of 957
    MysteryMan

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    Windows Media Center is not part of Windows 10. Microsoft knows there are some users who use Windows Media Center to play DVDs and is providing a free DVD playback app in Windows 10 for Windows Media Center users.
     
  8. Jun 1, 2015 #28 of 957
    SeaBeagle

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    Great looking forward to that upgrade.
     
  9. Jun 1, 2015 #29 of 957
    dpeters11

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    There won't be a fee after the first year. It's just that at this point if you don't upgrade within the first year, the upgrade won't be free after that.
     
  10. Jun 1, 2015 #30 of 957
    mrknowitall526

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    I can't stand the whole flat/simple graphics look. all of the screen shots of seen of Windows 10 have the UI of what looks like Windows 3.1, especially the titles of windows.

    Computers are getting more advanced than ever, especially with graphics, why do we keep going backwards in the graphics area??
     
  11. Jun 1, 2015 #31 of 957
    mrknowitall526

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    No built in DVD playback? What a terrible idea. there are plenty of people who have desktops with full DVD drives.
     
  12. Jun 2, 2015 #32 of 957
    dpeters11

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    Flat is in, skeuomorphism is out. But I think the UI needs to be kept fairly simple.
     
  13. Jun 2, 2015 #33 of 957
    dpeters11

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    At least at the beginning. Gabe Aul says they'll have something in the future. May not be free though, we don't know.
     
  14. Jun 2, 2015 #34 of 957
    bidger

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    You must not be familiar with VLC Media Player.
     
  15. Jun 2, 2015 #35 of 957
    dpeters11

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    Definitely the way to go. Microsoft may very well charge for their solution, as there are very real costs involved to provide DVD playback in MPEG-2 and Dolby licenses.
     
  16. Jun 2, 2015 #36 of 957
    harsh

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    I'd feel much safer in making that statement if Microsoft hadn't trademarked "Windows 365" recently.
     
  17. Jun 2, 2015 #37 of 957
    harsh

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    VLC certainly isn't as finished as PowerDVD or WinDVD. The two things in its favor is that in runs on Windows 10 and it comes with no monetary cost.
     
  18. Jun 2, 2015 #38 of 957
    harsh

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    WMC wasn't part of Windows 8. The important difference is that WMC won't run on Windows 10.
     
  19. Jun 2, 2015 #39 of 957
    dpeters11

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    What they may do is have the subscription for new features, etc. But a subscription to keep using Windows 10 as it is at that point or for security updates? No.

    I will say that if they do that, it needs to be after things like the extension system is ready for Edge, etc.

    Or it could just be that they trademarked it to get it. This happens all the time.
     
  20. Jun 2, 2015 #40 of 957
    Steve

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    I got the upgrade notification on my Win 7 SP1 desktop, but not my Win 7 SP1 laptop. Weird. Both are running legal copies.

    I ran Windows update manually on the laptop. and it says I'm all up to date. :scratchin
     

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