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Upgrading from Win8.1 to Win 10


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#1 andrew193

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Posted 11 December 2014 - 04:35 AM

I've heard several time that Win 10 is to be offered as a free upgrade to current Win 8.1 users. If i decided to do this would it be considered a fresh install and delete everything on my laptop, thereby having to reinstall everything :( , or just upgrade the OS and leave everything else alone?

My current OS is stored on a seperate partition on the HD as came with the laptop.



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Posted 11 December 2014 - 10:14 AM

WIndows Technical Preview (Windows 10) is currently still in Beta. It is pre-release software, meaning it will have bugs and problems.

 

As for when it reached RTM (final release), I have read conflicting statements. It is rather unlikely, I think, that Microsoft will give away Win10 for free. However, I do think that there will be a smaller price tag attached, at least for consumer versions. It is also likely, given that Windows 10 is built upon much of the framework laid by Windows 8/8.1, that there will be an upgrade option when migrating from WIndows 8 or 8.1.

 

Enterprise/Profressional/Business editions will undoubtedly still have quite a hefty price tag attached to them.



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Posted 11 December 2014 - 10:35 AM

I honestly hope they improve upon Windows 8.1, the user interface is so unfriendly. I hate how I don't have my beloved Startup menu from Windows 7 anymore :/



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Posted 11 December 2014 - 12:34 PM

I must admit that i would be a little suprised about it being given away free as i can't see Microsoft being so generous.



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Posted 11 December 2014 - 09:04 PM

I must admit that i would be a little suprised about it being given away free as i can't see Microsoft being so generous.

Microsoft doesn't really make much money on consumer OS sales. The real money maker is enterprise software.

 

I honestly hope they improve upon Windows 8.1, the user interface is so unfriendly. I hate how I don't have my beloved Startup menu from Windows 7 anymore :/

The default UI is back to the traditional WIndows desktop, with a start menu and all that. I think that the Start Screen is still available, but i haven't looked for it because I hate it.



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Posted 13 December 2014 - 08:31 AM

 

I honestly hope they improve upon Windows 8.1, the user interface is so unfriendly. I hate how I don't have my beloved Startup menu from Windows 7 anymore :/

The default UI is back to the traditional WIndows desktop, with a start menu and all that. I think that the Start Screen is still available, but i haven't looked for it because I hate it.

 

 

Thank god for that :)



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Posted 14 December 2014 - 09:00 AM

 

 

I honestly hope they improve upon Windows 8.1, the user interface is so unfriendly. I hate how I don't have my beloved Startup menu from Windows 7 anymore :/

The default UI is back to the traditional WIndows desktop, with a start menu and all that. I think that the Start Screen is still available, but i haven't looked for it because I hate it.

 

 

Thank god for that :)

 

you can set to use the start menu or the start screen .start menu has small icon on the right wherewin7 use to show mycomputer and stuff


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Posted 12 January 2015 - 05:50 PM

I wouldn't recommend using Windows 10 instead of Windows 8.1 at the moment. The OS is still in beta and therefore you'll probably be experiencing alot of bugs etc.



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Posted 20 January 2015 - 12:35 PM

Honestly I think work pretty swiftly and reasonable but Microsoft must improve security for sure.

 

The one thing I really loved is I can get rid of the metro crap I hope this change will bring many happy faces.



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Posted 20 January 2015 - 12:50 PM

Honestly I think work pretty swiftly and reasonable but Microsoft must improve security for sure.

 

The one thing I really loved is I can get rid of the metro crap I hope this change will bring many happy faces.

it's still metro crap[your words not mine] win10 just allows you to get to it  via a start menu, instead of the start screen ,I like the taskbar,the desktop shortcuts or start screen or search ,I don't like the win7 style start menu never did even in win7


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Posted 21 January 2015 - 12:43 PM

Honestly I think work pretty swiftly and reasonable but Microsoft must improve security for sure.
 
The one thing I really loved is I can get rid of the metro crap I hope this change will bring many happy faces.


You know that you won't have to deal with that ... "metro crap" if you install an alternative Start Menu Shell (like ClassicShell) and use it, right? On thread, the only article I've seen that said that Windows 10 will be offered "for free" to Windows 8/8.1 users is from an online blog that apparently interviewed the CEO of Microsoft Indonesia. Allow me to have a few doubts here about the credibility of the article. It was two months ago however.

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Posted 22 January 2015 - 07:24 PM

 

Honestly I think work pretty swiftly and reasonable but Microsoft must improve security for sure.
 
The one thing I really loved is I can get rid of the metro crap I hope this change will bring many happy faces.


You know that you won't have to deal with that ... "metro crap" if you install an alternative Start Menu Shell (like ClassicShell) and use it, right? On thread, the only article I've seen that said that Windows 10 will be offered "for free" to Windows 8/8.1 users is from an online blog that apparently interviewed the CEO of Microsoft Indonesia. Allow me to have a few doubts here about the credibility of the article. It was two months ago however.

 

Microsoft officially announced that they're giving users of 7 and 8/8.1 a free upgrade to 10 for the first year of its release. So, yes, it IS free.



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Posted 22 January 2015 - 07:25 PM

This new was released after I made that post, so I didn't know. And I couldn't have known.

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