Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Windows 10 Now on 300 Million Devices – Free Upgrade Offer to End Soon

05 May 2016   #1
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 
Windows 10 Now on 300 Million Devices – Free Upgrade Offer to End Soon

Quote:
As we near the one year anniversary of the availability of Windows 10, we’re excited to share that Windows 10 is now running on 300 million active devices around the world.

We’re pleased to see Windows 10 become one of the largest online services in less than a year. Core to delivering our more personal computing vision, Windows 10 offers experiences that are familiar, safer and more secure, and more personal and productive – enabling innovative new experiences.

We’re seeing people at home, at schools, at small businesses, at large companies, and other organizations adopt Windows 10 faster than ever, and use Windows 10 more than ever before. A few examples:
  • Over 63 billion minutes were spent on Microsoft Edge in March alone, with 50% growth in minutes since the last quarter. Exclusively available on Windows 10, Microsoft Edge is our modern browser for helping you get things done.
  • Cortana, the personal digital assistant in Windows 10, has helped answer over 6 billion questions since launch.
  • People are playing games on Windows 10 more than ever before, with over 9 billion hours of gameplay on Windows 10 since launch.
  • Apps that come with Windows 10, including Photos, Groove Music, and Movies & TV are seeing millions of active users each month, including more than 144 million people using Photos.
  • And, the Windows Store continues to grow daily with new Universal Windows Platform apps like Facebook, Instagram, and Facebook Messenger; updated UWP apps from Vine, Hulu, Netflix and Twitter; and popular PC games including Rise of the Tomb Raider and Quantum Break.
These Windows 10 services are getting better and better each month, with significant new innovations shipped in November, and many more coming in the upcoming Windows 10 Anniversary Update this summer. Of course, as part of delivering Windows 10 as a service – any Windows 10 customer can enjoy these innovations – for free.

With the highest customer satisfaction of any version of Windows, we want everyone to enjoy the benefits of Windows 10. We continue to see awesome new Windows 10 devices becoming available – at a price point for everyone. And, today, we want to remind you that if you haven’t taken advantage of the free upgrade offer, now is the time. The free upgrade offer to Windows 10 was a first for Microsoft, helping people upgrade faster than ever before. And time is running out. The free upgrade offer will end on July 29 and we want to make sure you don’t miss out. After July 29th, you’ll be able to continue to get Windows 10 on a new device, or purchase a full version of Windows 10 Home for $119.

I asked the dynamic Bryan Roper to help me share the Top 10 Reasons to Upgrade to Windows 10.



If you’ve already upgraded to Windows 10 – thank you. If you haven’t upgraded yet – we hope you’ll consider upgrading today.

Thanks,
Yusuf


Source: Windows 10 Now on 300 Million Active Devices - Free Upgrade Offer to End Soon | Windows Experience Blog






My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
05 May 2016   #2
michael diemer

Windows 7 x64 SP1
 
 

No thanks, I'll stay with Windows Seven until such time as I am able to do everything I need on Linux. Or even keep using it past 2020 but offline. Sorry, your "free" offer to become a cog in the wheel of the biggest data collection and monetizing effort in history is of no interest to me.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
05 May 2016   #3
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Yep congrats
I personally haven't use 10 in about 5 weeks.
Doubt I will anytime soon either.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

05 May 2016   #4
alphaniner

Windows 7 Professional x64, Arch Linux
 
 

Functionally speaking, I really liked W10. But the forced updates, privacy issues, and polluted Start Menu* prevent me from sticking with it.

Of course, I downloaded an ISO so I could try it out without disturbing my existing W7 install. I wonder how many people would still be using it if they had all done the same. It's particularly shady that the "Windows 10 ISO Download" page is silently redirected to a "Windows 10 Update" page if you visit it from Win7... if I hadn't first visited it from a Linux machine I may have had no idea you could download an ISO.

* it didn't take long until I instinctively right-clicked on the Start button thingy for the alternate menu.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
05 May 2016   #5
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Yep August can't come soon enough
My System SpecsSystem Spec
05 May 2016   #6
GEWB

Linux (Mint is primary) / XP, Win7 Home / Win7 Pro, Ultimate / Win8.1 / Win10 archived VM
 
 

Can't trust the numbers as they do not count those that reverted back to Win 7. Of the four Win 10 upgrades I know about, three returned to Win 7 (plus one of mine).

Regards,
GEWB
My System SpecsSystem Spec
05 May 2016   #7
Brds7t7

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
Yep August can't come soon enough
Let's just hope they do back off with this aggressive update push after July 29th. If people don't want it while it's free, they're not going to want to be nagged about it with a price tag on it. Let people upgrade when they choose to.
I'm wondering what will happen with the GWX app once the free upgrade period is up?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
05 May 2016   #8
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

I like most have read all kinds of information about W-10 market share.
Some are good and are not so good.

We will have to wait for the proper numbers as I see it.
** How many people and business have put down hard cash to buy W-10?

In my low life opinion, business will not want or put up with the constant Upgrading like has been done with W-10.
When a business or company has thousands of computers, they don't have the time or manpower to keep doing all these Upgrades. Because the Upgrades are free doesn't matter.
Manpower and time = $$$$ and possibility downtime also.

One goofy Upgrade could shut down a domain.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
05 May 2016   #9
CarlSD

Win 7 Professional 64 (Main PC)/Win 7 Home Premium 32 (Laptop)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brds7t7 View Post

Let's just hope they do back off with this aggressive update push after July 29th. If people don't want it while it's free, they're not going to want to be nagged about it with a price tag on it. Let people upgrade when they choose to.
I'm wondering what will happen with the GWX app once the free upgrade period is up?
It is supposed to be coming to an end and MS will remove it (how kind of them /sarcasm).

Don't want Windows 10? Good news -- the nagging will end soon

I'll believe it when I see it, of course.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
05 May 2016   #10
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

It wouldn't surprise me if Microsoft extended the time for the free upgrade to W-10 just to try to keep their numbers up.
They don't want W-10 falling in the same hole as Windows 8 did.
Board members would have to start looking for the rip cord on their golden parachute.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Windows 10 Now on 300 Million Devices – Free Upgrade Offer to End Soon




Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
U.S. Department of Defense to upgrade 4 million devices to Windows 10
U.S. Department of Defense to upgrade 4 million devices to Windows 10 by February 2017 | ZDNet
News
Windows 10 upgrade offer blocks UI
Hello. On Windows 7, a reserved upgrade offer to Windows 10 blocks me from selecting and installing optional and security updates to my Windows 7. I have "notify me of patches but do not download or install them automatically" selected. I plan on taking the plunge to Windows 10 a bit later on;...
Windows Updates & Activation
Windows Upgrade Offer Registration Now Available
More...
News
Microsoft: 350 million Windows 7 devices to be shipped in 2012
Read more at: Microsoft: 350 million Windows 7 devices to be shipped in 2012 | Microsoft - CNET News
News
Windows Anytime Upgrade Offer Expires
more
News
Microsoft to offer free Windows 7 upgrade to [limited] Vista users
source sounds quite good for anyone looking to upgrade soon.... but all of us that already have it are out of luck :( it states.....now i have no idea when this ''window of opportunity'' is..?? or if ''we'' the public are entitled to it...?? i mean..... im not sure if the average...
News


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

© Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:21.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App