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Windows 7: Windows 10 Free Upgrade Available in 190 Countries Today

29 Jul 2015   #11
ThrashZone

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Nobody reads that stuff.
Seems more like a Onedrive terms of usage than a os terms :/
Thanks for posting it


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29 Jul 2015   #12
Anak

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Win 7 Home Premium 64bit Ver 6.1.7600 Build 7601 - SP1
 
 
For All The NASCAR/Windows Fans.....

Earlier I gave a ballpark figure for Microsoft's print advertising, well you can bump that 1.9B figure up; Maybe another 40 million.
Quote:
Pocono and Microsoft Announced Windows 10 400

LONG POND, PA (July 21, 2015) – Pocono Raceway and Microsoft announced today the renaming of the annual August NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) race held at “The Tricky Triangle” as the Windows 10 400. The Windows 10 400 race weekend will take place from July 31st to August 2nd, just two days after the launch of Windows 10. For the first time ever, Microsoft’s popular operating system will be offered as a free upgrade* to customers with qualified Windows 7 and Windows 8 devices.

“Today is an exciting day for us,” said Brandon Igdalsky, Pocono Raceway President/CEO. “Microsoft has been on the cutting edge of technology and innovation since its founding in 1975. The launch of their Windows 10 platform is something Pocono Raceway is extremely proud to promote during our final NASCAR race weekend of 2015. We look forward to celebrating with everyone from Microsoft, NASCAR and, most importantly, the race fans on Sunday, August 2nd.”

Microsoft, an Official Technology Partner of NASCAR, will have device displays and interactive experiences in the Fan Fair and Paddock areas at Pocono Raceway during the Windows 10 400 race weekend. Race fans and members of the NASCAR industry will be able to relax and enjoy Windows 10 devices at these locations. Additionally, everyone is invited to interact on their social media channels using the official race hashtag, #Windows10_400.

Additionally, Hendrick Motorsports driver Dale Earnhardt Jr., the defending winner of the August NSCS race at Pocono Raceway, will drive the No. 88 Microsoft Chevrolet SS during the Windows 10 400 race weekend.

Source: Windows 10 400 Announced at Pocono Raceway
For the race it is an unknown, but Allstate just paid 18.2 million for the brickyard 400. There's half of the 40M.

And here's the other half. For Jr's car anywhere from .5 to 20 million+:
  • $500,000 to $2 million for an Associate sponsor - A logo on either the lower rear quarter panels, the rear deck lid, or one post.
  • $2 to $5 million for a Major sponsor - A logo prominently displayed on either the rear quarter panels or the rear deck lid, and the uniforms.
  • $10 to $20 million for a Primary sponsor - Logos on the entire hood and quarter panels, the signage below the quarter panels, most of the two posts, the equipment, the uniforms, as well as the color scheme of the car and team uniforms.
And, what do you think it will cost Microsoft to have all that interactive "stuff" at the race track?

Note   Note
NASCAR is notorious for keeping their financing cards close to their vest, they stopped publishing their race attendance figures since the 2013 season.

This article was dated December 16, 2014 about finances:
Quote:
It (sic:NASCAR) recently signed a 10-year television deal worth $8.2 billion with NBC and Fox, but has experienced continued declines in attendance and TV ratings. In the next two years, NASCAR must find another globally known brand that is willing to part with big bucks in return for branding emblazoned on everything from cars to tracks to signage to races. The 2004 deal with Nextel was estimated at at least $70 million per year at the time, so it's important to find a suitable replacement that understands what deep pockets could bring in return.

The title sponsor funds the annual points bonuses, which this year were more than $20 million.

Source: http://Sprint ending sponsorship of NASCAR's Cup series after the 2015 Season | www.usatoday.com/story/
This one February 16, 2013 about attendance:
Quote:
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — NASCAR will end its policy of providing estimated attendance figures in its race reports this season.
Spokesman Kerry Tharp said tracks still will have the option of providing crowd estimates, but it will be their prerogative

Source: http:// NASCAR will no longer provide attendance estimates | www.usatoday.com/story


There is BIG MONEY out there in any venue, if you know how to grab it.
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29 Jul 2015   #13
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Probably just a drop in the bucket compared with all of the t.v. adds
I guess it's all a tax deduction
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30 Jul 2015   #14
Anak

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Home Premium 64bit Ver 6.1.7600 Build 7601 - SP1
 
 

Quote:
I guess it's all a tax deduction
Quite right, it comes under the heading of "business expenses"
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30 Jul 2015   #15
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Yea M$ posted quite a bit in losses in the cell phone manufacturing too.
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30 Jul 2015   #16
NoN

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

To be back on topic...

Yesterday installed Windows 10 with the upgrade Setup.exe downloaded...it took me twice attemp to install because it BSOD the first time with Graphics. I had to go in Bios and disable Mutiple Display.

The second attemp went fine and was able to get to the Windows 10 desktop, beautiful.
After few times hanging around in settings and so on, it asked me to reboot my computer.

Eh, eh, eh....Black screen at logon screen!!!

I don't even need to explain that, No??

All solution grabbed around didn't made it, and finally this morning i get the recovery console again and decided to "Restore to a Previous version of Windows"

TADA!!! Back to my Windows 7 desktop...
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30 Jul 2015   #17
Anak

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Home Premium 64bit Ver 6.1.7600 Build 7601 - SP1
 
 

Here's an article that you might like NoN; It's by Tracey Capen from Windows Secrets: Updating to Win10: Definitely a mixed experience
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30 Jul 2015   #18
NoN

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Anak View Post
Here's an article that you might like NoN; It's by Tracey Capen from Windows Secrets: Updating to Win10: Definitely a mixed experience
Pretty sad story for this new OS...

I know now its possible to upgrade fine under certain conditions due to hardware set up & Bios. It is just a shame that it had been through away RTM on the market and no valid graphics drivers on MS Server. I ended up with a the generic VGA driver!

Oh well, still a year to go.

PS: At least restore to previous version worked like a champ!! It had left my Windows 7 untouched!
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30 Jul 2015   #19
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Heck if you just want the wall
Windows 10 Hero Wallpaper - Bing Images
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30 Jul 2015   #20
blo0ody

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Damn, i cant download the KB2952664 update, therefore, i can't download windows 10 =[
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