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Windows 7: Windows 10: The next chapter - 21st Jan Live event Discussion

21 Jan 2015   #11
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

And who defines the "the supported lifetime of the device" ?
Is it as long as I have the PC and the motherboard keeps working ?
Or, could MS decide "that PC is 5 years old" so it's at the end of it's supported lifetime ?


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21 Jan 2015   #12
cabbage

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

I just saw this thread!!
In Brink's post on Windows 10 : The following statement is put out by MS
This is more than a one-time upgrade: once a Windows device is upgraded to Windows 10, we will continue to keep it current for the supported lifetime of the device – at no additional charge

Now does that mean no further payment from second year onwards. It does say Lifetime of the device.

I ask this because the earlier replies here seem to suggest MS may introduce annual fees to use Win 10. If that is the case I will stay with my Win 7 x64 Ultimate and my MS Office enterprise (non subscription version)
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21 Jan 2015   #13
z3r010

 

I would assume that lifetime of the device means that like Windows 8/8.1 there is no retail/transferable version only OEM which lives and dies with a product (PC/laptop/tablet etc)
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21 Jan 2015   #14
Wordsworth

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DavidE View Post
And who defines the "the supported lifetime of the device" ?
Is it as long as I have the PC and the motherboard keeps working ?
Or, could MS decide "that PC is 5 years old" so it's at the end of it's supported lifetime ?
I think this is tentative and we all still have questions, but yes I take it as long as the PC works. The second part concerning the motherboard continuing to work, could be problematic. If I build a new system next month and install Windows 7, then get the free upgrade to 10 in October, and the next month a power outage occurs destroying my motherboard, well then it'd appear I'd be paying for the next download of Win 10 since the free upgrade was tied to the previous system. I think in that case I'd be calling Microsoft, but....
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21 Jan 2015   #15
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by z3r010 View Post
I dunno now, the more I look at the slide about free upgrade the more it's suggesting subscription after the first year.
If that's what they say, it is well hidden. Not good for people like me who have 7 PCs plus an 8.1 tablet and a W8Phone. Could be a heavy bill each year. Linux looks better every day - plus one virtual Win10 to share between the PSc. But that's in the distant future. Right now all my PCs have well running operating systems.
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21 Jan 2015   #16
z3r010

 

It's not, read the post after that one.
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21 Jan 2015   #17
groze

W7 32 bit, Linux Mint Xfce 18 64 bit
 
 

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21 Jan 2015   #18
Kaktussoft

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by z3r010 View Post
It's not, and you can upgrade from windows 7 & 8.1 for free in the first 12 months of release.
What happens after a year if I upgrade for free?
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21 Jan 2015   #19
groze

W7 32 bit, Linux Mint Xfce 18 64 bit
 
 
Microsoft: Windows 10 will not be sold as a subscription

Microsoft: Windows 10 will not be sold as a subscription - PC Gamer

I thought this deserved it own thread. This should clear things up.
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21 Jan 2015   #20
Kaktussoft

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Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Source: Microsoft: Windows 10 will not be sold as a subscription - PC Gamer

Update: It seems there's still confusion. It is very clear from this post that for the first year it's available, you can upgrade to Windows 10 for free if you have Windows 7 or 8. You will not pay for it. After that year is up, nothing will happen to your Windows 10 license. If you do not upgrade within that year, however, you will have to pay for an upgrade. The offer expires after a year, not the upgrade.
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