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Windows 7: Part 2: Microsoft silently preparing your PC for Win 10

19 May 2015   #191
smiths22

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

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So today i just find out that windows 10 is gonna be free for nobody, i'm so disappointed too good to be true.

Everyone of us at the end is gonna have to pay for a license....
From where did you get that news.
Never mind now i think it was a rumour, can't find the article but i can remember this:

1) Free upgrade for windows 7 and 8 users but ONLY for the first year via windows update.

What does that mean? that the first day of the second year all will be paying for a license?


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19 May 2015   #192
Brds7t7

Windows 7 Pro 64-Bit, Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit, Windows 8.1 Pro 64-Bit
 
 

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So today i just find out that windows 10 is gonna be free for nobody, i'm so disappointed too good to be true.

Everyone of us at the end is gonna have to pay for a license....
From where did you get that news.
Never mind now i think it was a rumour, can't find the article but i can remember this:

1) Free upgrade for windows 7 and 8 users but ONLY for the first year via windows update.

What does that mean? the first day of the second year all will be paying for a license?
You have one year from it's initial release to install it. After that, you pay for it. If they do release at the end of July then you'll have until July 2016 to take the deal.
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19 May 2015   #193
smiths22

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

I found it:

Official Microsoft blog lays out Windows 10 upgrade paths and scenarios

Microsoft will offer a free upgrade to Windows 10 for qualified Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8.1 devices in the first year. After the first year, upgrades will be paid via boxed product and VL Upgrades.


Official Microsoft blog lays out Windows 10 upgrade paths and scenarios | Windows 10 content from SuperSite for Windows
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19 May 2015   #194
smiths22

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

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From where did you get that news.
Never mind now i think it was a rumour, can't find the article but i can remember this:

1) Free upgrade for windows 7 and 8 users but ONLY for the first year via windows update.

What does that mean? the first day of the second year all will be paying for a license?
You have one year from it's initial release to install it. After that, you pay for it. If they do release at the end of July then you'll have until July 2016 to take the deal.
And what if i take the deal and want to perform a clean installation on August 2017?

Based on that last bullet it appears the Windows 10 update will be provided to properly licensed versions of Windows 7/8.1 through Windows Update instead of the Windows Store.
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19 May 2015   #195
Brds7t7

Windows 7 Pro 64-Bit, Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit, Windows 8.1 Pro 64-Bit
 
 

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brds7t7 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by smiths22 View Post

Never mind now i think it was a rumour, can't find the article but i can remember this:

1) Free upgrade for windows 7 and 8 users but ONLY for the first year via windows update.

What does that mean? the first day of the second year all will be paying for a license?
You have one year from it's initial release to install it. After that, you pay for it. If they do release at the end of July then you'll have until July 2016 to take the deal.
And what if i take the deal and want to perform a clean installation on August 2017?
Microsoft will most probably offer the ability to download the ISO so you'll be able to clean install later on.
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19 May 2015   #196
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

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So today i just find out that windows 10 is gonna be free for nobody, i'm so disappointed too good to be true.

Everyone of us at the end is gonna have to pay for a license....
From where did you get that news.
Never mind now i think it was a rumour, can't find the article but i can remember this:

1) Free upgrade for windows 7 and 8 users but ONLY for the first year via windows update.

What does that mean? that the first day of the second year all will be paying for a license?
No, it means that the offer for a free upgrade will be available only for one year. People who take advantage of the offer that first year will get to keep it until the machine dies or they move on to a new one. Also, you have to upgrade from an existing license.
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19 May 2015   #197
smiths22

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

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You have one year from it's initial release to install it. After that, you pay for it. If they do release at the end of July then you'll have until July 2016 to take the deal.
And what if i take the deal and want to perform a clean installation on August 2017?
Microsoft will most probably offer the ability to download the ISO so you'll be able to clean install later on.
Really? that's nice man. I paid for an expensive Windows 7 license when it was released i'd be very happy to be able to reinstall windows 10 via an ISO whenever i want.

Some articles today were starting to say the upgrade is ONLY via windows update (no ISOS) and just for the first year. I was getting worried.

I hope this really becomes true, cause if not that "upgrade" is gonna end on fail:

Hopefully, Microsoft will also provide properly licensed users of Windows 7/8.1 with a license key that can be used with an ISO of the correct version of Windows 10 for their system instead of having to install the old OS and subsequent updates in order to perform the upgrade to Windows 10 if a clean install is necessary.
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19 May 2015   #198
Brds7t7

Windows 7 Pro 64-Bit, Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit, Windows 8.1 Pro 64-Bit
 
 

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And what if i take the deal and want to perform a clean installation on August 2017?
Microsoft will most probably offer the ability to download the ISO so you'll be able to clean install later on.
Really? that's nice man. I paid for an expensive Windows 7 license when it was released i'd be very happy to be able to reinstall windows 10 via an ISO whenever i want.
Nobody is 100% sure as MS hasn't really said much about anything. But there's no way they wouldn't let you clean install once you took the deal. As LF says you'll be issued with an upgrade licence key.
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19 May 2015   #199
smiths22

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Nice then! but as you said nobody is still sure...Hope nothing weird happens.
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19 May 2015   #200
Brds7t7

Windows 7 Pro 64-Bit, Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit, Windows 8.1 Pro 64-Bit
 
 

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Nice then! but as you said nobody is still sure...Hope nothing weird happens.
Well I also have a retail 7 pro licence key. The main thing they've been vague about is the "valid for the life of the device" part.
I'm hoping that upgrading to W10 doesn't turn my retail licence into a non-transferable oem licence. Still waiting to hear about that. I'm in no rush to install W10 anyway. Certainly not within the first few months.
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