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15 Mar 2015   #1
groze

W7 32 bit, Linux Mint Xfce 18 64 bit
 
 
When will Microsoft legal define the life cycle of a device & Win...

When will Microsoft legal define the life cycle of a device & Windows as a service?

I already know people opinions on these subjects. This will tell me if I even buy a new computer several years later using windows 10 or windows 10.99999

It will also tell me if I will upgrade to windows 10 (Maybe) or Keep windows 7.


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15 Mar 2015   #2
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

What does Microsoft have to do with the life cycle of a device ?

Nobody tells you to upgrade to 10 or keep 7, that is your decision and no one elses.
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15 Mar 2015   #3
ignatzatsonic

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
What does Microsoft have to do with the life cycle of a device ?
Only thing I can think of is that the so-called "free version" of Win 10 is supposed to be supported for the "life cycle of the device".

Whatever that means.

No one knows yet as far as i know.

Or if the "free" Win 10 is purely an upgrade for existing installations and will never be an ISO that can later be installed at will on new hardware if you currently have a Win 7 or Win 8 license.
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15 Mar 2015   #4
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

When will Microsoft legal define the life cycle of a device & Windows as a service?

You have to ask Microsoft

This is a Windows 7 help Forum
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15 Mar 2015   #5
groze

W7 32 bit, Linux Mint Xfce 18 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
When will Microsoft legal define the life cycle of a device & Windows as a service?

You have to ask Microsoft

This is a Windows 7 help Forum
AddRam,

I thought some MVPs would know when Microsoft would release that info. The "life cycle of the device" is not only for upgrading it is also meant for newer devices as well. We still don't know if "Windows as a service" is or will be a subscription. No one wants to pay monthly for an operating system.
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15 Mar 2015   #6
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Microsoft has never stated anything about life cycle of a device or should they.

Keeping hardware up to date is not Microsoft's problem.

As far as I know Microsoft has not stated the methods of payment for Windows 10.
I'm thinking if one monitored the ten forum that type of information would be their quickly when Microsoft release that information.

https://www.tenforums.com/
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15 Mar 2015   #7
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

It was stated at 10 Forums that Windows 10 will be a free upgrade to Windows 7 , 8 , 8.1 for the life cycle of the device, this has yet to be proven and we will never know for sure until you know when

Who stated it, I have no idea.

The life cycle of the device means just that, when it dies you loose the OS, plain and simple.

Pay monthly for an OS, where did you get this crazy notion from ?

And why would you ever do it with all the free operating systems out there ?

I for one will never upgrade ( for lack of a better word ) W7 to W10. W8 or 8.1 definetly. W7, never.
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15 Mar 2015   #8
groze

W7 32 bit, Linux Mint Xfce 18 64 bit
 
 

Actually, Microsoft did and it is here. They did remove part of the life-cycle of the device that was shown below. It has been changed to

Quote:
*Windows Offer Details
It is our intent that most of these devices will qualify, but some hardware/software requirements apply and feature availability may vary by device. Devices must be connected to the internet and have Windows Update enabled. ISP fees may apply. Windows 7 SP1 and Windows 8.1 Update required. Some editions are excluded: Windows 7 Enterprise, Windows 8/8.1 Enterprise, and Windows RT/RT 8.1. Active Software Assurance customers in volume licensing have the benefit to upgrade to Windows 10 enterprise offerings outside of this offer. We will be sharing more information and additional offer and support terms in coming months.
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15 Mar 2015   #9
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

groze I missed spoke with my keyboard.
Microsoft does use the words (life-cycle of the device).

I have no idea what that means.

Does the device have to break or just get to old or what?
Who decides what the life-cycle of a device is?

Microsoft has created more question than they have answers in my opinion.
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15 Mar 2015   #10
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Once again, The life cycle of the device means just that, when it dies you loose the OS, plain and simple.

I would think in the case of Windows 10 that means when the motherboard or hard drive dies.

Of course if this happens within the free year upgrade, you fix your part, re install from your image or disc, then re upgrade to Windows 10.
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