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billsharpe said:
I too am happy with Win 8.1. I will probably plunge for the free Win 10 upgrade but not until much later this year. I also have a Win 7 laptop that I will upgrade and probably do that much sooner than changing my desktop computer.
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).
 

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MysteryMan said:
I received a notification from Microsoft that the free upgrade to Windows 10 will be coming soon. This will be a 3GB full version, not a trial. For those who applied for the free upgrade it will automatically downloaded to your PC and can be installed at the user's convenience.
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.
 

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sabrewulf said:
I dont feel like reinstalling everything I have on here again cause its a lot.
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.
 

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James Long said:
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.
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).
 

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Scott Kocourek said:
I got the notice on my Win7PC at work today too. I have Win7 Ultimate and it works very well, I'm not sure if I want to upgrade. :)
I noticed a tiny windoze icon appear on my task bar this morning - already signed up for the dl. Yay! :joy: :icon_an:
 

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dpeters11 said:
Just remember, no Media Center or built in DVD playback.
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.
 

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James Long said:
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).
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.
 

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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??
 

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MysteryMan said:
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.
No built in DVD playback? What a terrible idea. there are plenty of people who have desktops with full DVD drives.
 

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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??
Flat is in, skeuomorphism is out. But I think the UI needs to be kept fairly simple.
 

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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.
You must not be familiar with VLC Media Player.
 

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dpeters11 said:
There won't be a fee after the first year.
I'd feel much safer in making that statement if Microsoft hadn't trademarked "Windows 365" recently.
 

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You must not be familiar with VLC Media Player.
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.
 

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MysteryMan said:
Windows Media Center is not part of Windows 10.
WMC wasn't part of Windows 8. The important difference is that WMC won't run on Windows 10.
 

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harsh said:
I'd feel much safer in making that statement if Microsoft hadn't trademarked "Windows 365" recently.
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.
 

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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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