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

13 Apr 2015   #71
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

As a developer, we had a rule of thumb - 1 bug per 1000 new and changed lines of code in the final product. Windows 7 is 40 Million lines of code (Vista was 50 Million). I don't know how many new and changed lines of code are in Windows 10. But the amount of bugs that is being shipped with RTM is not going to be negligible.


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13 Apr 2015   #72
TVeblen

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 64 Bit Home Premium SP1
 
 

Agreed.
I moved to Windows 7 immediately after the RTM (Oct 2009). And I do not recall any bugs or aggravations. It was smooth right out of the gate.
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13 Apr 2015   #73
NoN

Windows 7 Professional SP1 - x64 [Non-UEFI Boot]
 
 

Bought first a laptop back in 2009 shipped Oem Windows 7 Rtm few months after the testing OS, then when i moved to Desktop i bought retail box with SP1 already include...saved me from the updates hassle for a short time, though! Will move M$ anyway...
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13 Apr 2015   #74
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

The only weird part about upgrading to 7 from vista was the new libraries structure
Same files were in public folders as were in the my folders that was a little freaky for a little while

This PC thing is just as odd really,
I would not expect to see another PC listed in This PC
That to me would be That PC
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13 Apr 2015   #75
Brds7t7

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

Personally, I'm going to wait for a few months before I get the free upgrade. Give MS and the 3rd party software apps a chance to get some early bugs out and things settle down. I used to be the first to jump on an early upgrade but I tend to wait these days (especially after the farce I had jumping straight from Android KK to Lollipop, but that's another story for another forum).

One thing I am wondering, I have a retail version Windows 7, if we get the free upgrade within the first year and then build a new pc after the first year is up, can we then transfer that Windows 7/10 licence to the new pc and it still be free? Or would we then have to pay for a new Windows 7/10 licence?
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13 Apr 2015   #76
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

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One thing I am wondering, I have a retail version Windows 7, if we get the free upgrade within the first year and then build a new pc after the first year is up, can we then transfer that Windows 7/10 licence to the new pc and it still be free? Or would we then have to pay for a new Windows 7/10 licence?
I don't think so. It says "free for the life of the system". I read that when you change the mobo, that is a new system.
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13 Apr 2015   #77
Brds7t7

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
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One thing I am wondering, I have a retail version Windows 7, if we get the free upgrade within the first year and then build a new pc after the first year is up, can we then transfer that Windows 7/10 licence to the new pc and it still be free? Or would we then have to pay for a new Windows 7/10 licence?
I don't think so. It says "free for the life of the system". I read that when you change the mobo, that is a new system.
Does that mean I wouldn't even be able to transfer my "Retail" version of Windows 7 to a new system if I planned not to upgrade on the new system? That's a shame as it means it's a waste of a Retail licence that I could normally transfer to a new build.
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13 Apr 2015   #78
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

The Win7 retail is a different story. For that you paid money and can put it on another system. And I guess if you do that within the first year after Win10 RTM, then you are eligible for a free upgrade.
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13 Apr 2015   #79
Brds7t7

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
The Win7 retail is a different story. For that you paid money and can put it on another system. And I guess if you do that within the first year after Win10 RTM, then you are eligible for a free upgrade.
Ah, that's good to know, thanks WHS.

Very confusing with MS licencing. I was thinking if you took the free upgrade you were essentially making your 7 licence void. I've never actually bought an upgrade version as I've always bought retail versions whenever I've installed. Guess we'll find out more in a few months anyway.

I skipped Windows 8 completely, but really liking the look of 10 so far.
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13 Apr 2015   #80
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

If you like W10, you would have liked W8.1. They are very similar.
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