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JOMA
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2015-06-01T11:04:56Z
http://www.cnet.com/uk/n...-a-release-date-july-29/ 

Microsoft has set a release date for Windows 10 to arrive in the summer.

The software maker announced Monday that it will begin offering its newest software to power PCs and tablets as a free upgrade on July 29. Windows 10 Mobile, the company's companion software designed to power smartphones, is expected to arrive later this year. Windows 10 will be free for users who have bought a computer in the past six years or so, powered by Windows 7 or later, or tablets running Windows 8.1.

For those with Windows 7 and Windows 8 you may notice a new icon near your system clock, it's a lovely ad for windows 10 and info on how to upgrade.

Blackhawk8100
2015-06-01T11:16:45Z
Windows 10 Pro and OEM will come out Auguest 31st according to Newegg.

http://www.pcworld.com/a...ce-and-release-date.html 

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2015-06-01T17:25:16Z
Did I read somewhere it's only free for one year? What happens after one year? Will Windows 10 revert to a non-genuine version and we get no more updates or support? So why would someone who already paid for Windows 7 or 8 recently want to "upgrade" to something that is only good for a year? I can't seem to find the one year deadline anywhere now. Either I didn't actually read it, I am not looking hard enough, they may have changed it, or they don't want the general public to know about this one year limit? Please correct me if I'm wrong, and if you know what happens after the one year let me know. I'd rather not do the "free" upgrade if I'm forced to pay $120+ after a year to get updates. Thanks
Blackhawk8100
2015-06-01T18:11:28Z

Did I read somewhere it's only free for one year? What happens after one year? Will Windows 10 revert to a non-genuine version and we get no more updates or support? So why would someone who already paid for Windows 7 or 8 recently want to "upgrade" to something that is only good for a year? I can't seem to find the one year deadline anywhere now. Either I didn't actually read it, I am not looking hard enough, they may have changed it, or they don't want the general public to know about this one year limit? Please correct me if I'm wrong, and if you know what happens after the one year let me know. I'd rather not do the "free" upgrade if I'm forced to pay $120+ after a year to get updates. Thanks

Here is how I read it:

For those who have Windows 7,8 and 8.1, they will be able to upgrade to Windows 10 for free for one year. After the one year, if you want it still, you will have to pay. If you got it before the 1 year, you will never have to pay for it, it was free. It is good permanently.

JOMA
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2015-06-01T18:37:50Z
I don't like the whole upgrade process that they're using. What happens when my hard drive fails and I need to re-install? If it has some mechanism for creating a system image to a thumb drive or external disk that would be okay but if I want to do a clean install it sounds like I'll need to pay for it. If during "upgrade" they give you the option for a clean install I would be much happier.
Blackhawk8100
2015-06-01T18:41:25Z
Yeah, I guess that is an issue to think about...hmm...
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2015-06-01T18:44:15Z

Here is how I read it:

For those who have Windows 7,8 and 8.1, they will be able to upgrade to Windows 10 for free for one year. After the one year, if you want it still, you will have to pay. If you got it before the 1 year, you will never have to pay for it, it was free. It is good permanently.

Ah thank you for explaining! :grin: It makes sense now! Soon it will be time to debate on whether I should or want to "upgrade" or not.

Blackhawk8100
2015-06-01T18:53:33Z
No Problem Manduh! You may end up getting it, it looks nice so far and it has a refreshed feel of Windows 7, but with the look of Windows 8. It is the best of both worlds I think.
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2015-06-01T19:09:05Z

I don't like the whole upgrade process that they're using. What happens when my hard drive fails and I need to re-install? If it has some mechanism for creating a system image to a thumb drive or external disk that would be okay but if I want to do a clean install it sounds like I'll need to pay for it. If during "upgrade" they give you the option for a clean install I would be much happier.

Maybe you could reinstall your original Windows first, then upgrade again? Maybe they give you an installation/activation key after it's installed? Hmmm that's a good question for sure.

Blackhawk8100
2015-06-01T19:46:36Z
They have you reserve your upgrade with your email, they may do it that way.
digitaldd
2015-06-12T14:05:14Z
My understanding of the upgrade is you can reserve your upgrade via the system tray pop-up and you con't have to install it as soon as it becomes available, in fact you can choose whne to install it or NOT intsall it. Though you won't be getting a license code/serial, it will just use the windows serial that was written to your BIOS when you installed Win7 or Win8+
Blackhawk8100
2015-06-13T14:47:30Z
I do think that if a hard drvie fails that you can install the Win10 you reserved earlier this year to today and forward.
StaticFX
2015-07-14T17:09:22Z
to clarify all

Upgrading is free for win7/8 1 year. No enterprise

After you upgrade, you may then do a fresh install (from what I understand, you windows KEY will then work for win10)

The retail version will not ship until late august (hence the Newegg listing)

New pcs will also not ship with win10 until later

I have also noticed new driving being released win10 certified, like AMD's new 15.7

Blackhawk8100
2015-07-15T17:23:56Z
Wasn't what you just said confirmed recently by Microsoft?