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Windows 7: Windows 10 Available on July 29

07 Jun 2015   #61
RoasterMen

Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
 
 

Can I reserve it without downloading? Or should I be forced to download it so it'll be reserved?


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07 Jun 2015   #62
z3r010

 

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What would happen if say you upgraded from 7 to 10 and a few months down the road your hard drive fails and you have to reinstall, would you install 7 first with your original key or 10, but where would you get the key for 10?
If you upgraded from 7 to 10 and your drive dies, you`d have to start all over again from 7, where would you get the media to install 10 ?

You wouldn`t have it, because you upgraded from 7.
That's not what they have said.

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07 Jun 2015   #63
z3r010

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RoasterMen View Post
Can I reserve it without downloading? Or should I be forced to download it so it'll be reserved?
If you don't want it downloading then just don't reserve it, if you have a qualifying OS then you can download and upgrade at any time within the first 12 months, there is no need to reserve.
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07 Jun 2015   #64
Arc

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 10 Pro Insider Preview 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post

If you upgraded from 7 to 10 and your drive dies, you`d have to start all over again from 7,
No sort of windows license has anything to do with with a drive. If you have said about the motherboard, that would have a feasibility.


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
where would you get the media to install 10 ?

You wouldn`t have it, because you upgraded from 7.
He will be able to download the ISO disc images.
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10 Jun 2015   #65
elbeasto

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Does anyone know if there will be some sort of media centre program that can be bought separately?
I know that it's not included in Win10 so I'm looking for an alternative.

Failing that I can always stick with Win7...
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10 Jun 2015   #66
groze

W7 32 bit, Linux Mint Xfce 18 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by elbeasto View Post
Does anyone know if there will be some sort of media centre program that can be bought separately?
I know that it's not included in Win10 so I'm looking for an alternative.

Failing that I can always stick with Win7...

Vlc some have reported it works to play dvd but I haven't tested it yet. In fact, I am getting ready to try it now. I just have to keep my volume down because it could blow the speakers when using vlc player according to dell.
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10 Jun 2015   #67
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

I use VLC in Win 7 to play DVDs.
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10 Jun 2015   #68
groze

W7 32 bit, Linux Mint Xfce 18 64 bit
 
 

Yes VLC works in windows 10. I think I am going to keep windows 7 and not upgrade. They have actually removed things I liked in 10130.

The expandable start screen (Yes, It can be turned on in the settings but I like the old way)
They limit how much can be pinned to start menu and even less if you use smaller screen resolution. In other builds you were allowed more items to be pinned and if it went off the screen you just scrolled.

For example if you install firefox, a pop use to allow you to change the default app, now you have to do extra steps to make it the default app. I like the old way with this as well.

I am not the only one that doesn't like those issues.

I also don't like them removing my grey theme during the upgrade I had installed, I know I can possibly get it close but it would take some time.

Microsoft forgot one important issue, most people like slow change or very little change. Very few people want constant change even Linux doesn't change very often. I think I finally made my mind up to keep windows 7. However, I may try the release version if it is a lot different then the windows 10130 build and I am allowed to try it for 30 days without having activate it.
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10 Jun 2015   #69
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Arc View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post

If you upgraded from 7 to 10 and your drive dies, you`d have to start all over again from 7,
No sort of windows license has anything to do with with a drive. If you have said about the motherboard, that would have a feasibility.


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
where would you get the media to install 10 ?

You wouldn`t have it, because you upgraded from 7.
He will be able to download the ISO disc images.
From where, you`re saying Microsoft is gonna host a site where people can download Windows 10 when it`s released ?

I`ll believe that when I see it.
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11 Jun 2015   #70
Arc

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 10 Pro Insider Preview 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post

From where, you`re saying Microsoft is gonna host a site where people can download Windows 10 when it`s released ?

I`ll believe that when I see it.
Read the first tweet in post #62. It is stated explicitly there ....
Quote:
Once you upgrade W10 w/ the free upgrade offer you will able to clean reinstall Windows 10 on same device any time
Now, to do a clean install, you need an ISO. You are allowed to do a clean install that clearly means that you will have access to the necessary ISOs.

But panic, negativism and some other factors (I am not mentioning) may resist you to believe it, still.
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