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Upgrading to Windows 10, good idea or not?


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#1 Pat(rick)

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Posted 22 January 2015 - 03:09 PM

Hi,

 

Is it good to upgrade my Windows 8.1 to Windows 10?

 

The part after 1 year, I don't really understand.

 

After 1 year, do you have to pay to upgrade to Windows 10 or do you have to pay to update (security stuff, bug, fix, etc) your computer???


Edited by hamluis, 22 January 2015 - 03:24 PM.
Moved from Win 8 to Win 10 - Hamluis.


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Posted 22 January 2015 - 07:27 PM

You shouldn't upgrade to Windows 10 before the official release. For now, its still a technical preview and unless you know exactly how to use Windows and troubleshoot your own issues, you might not be able to use it properly or if it crashes, you won't be able to troubleshoot it yourself. Also, for what we know right now, every Windows 7, 8 and 8.1 users can upgrade to Windows 10 in the year its released (on the official release day), after that, people that want to upgrade to Windows 10 will have to buy it. But once you're upgraded to it, you have it.


Edited by Aura., 22 January 2015 - 09:02 PM.

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Posted 22 January 2015 - 07:48 PM

does microsoft force windows 10 future users to pay for getting automatic updates?



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Posted 22 January 2015 - 07:50 PM

Microsoft never forced users to pay for automatic updates on a Windows system that they own and paid for. Where are you getting that from?

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Posted 22 January 2015 - 07:58 PM

Ah thank you. I think I misread some news article about W10


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Posted 22 January 2015 - 07:59 PM

From the horse's mouth:  The next generation of Windows: Windows 10

 

QUOTE:

Delivering Windows as a Service and a Free Upgrade to Windows 10

Today was a monumental day for us on the Windows team because we shared our desire to redefine the relationship we have with you – our customers. We announced that a free upgrade for Windows 10 will be made available to customers running Windows 7, Windows 8.1, and Windows Phone 8.1 who upgrade in the first year after launch.*

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 cost. With Windows 10, the experience will evolve and get even better over time. We’ll deliver new features when they’re ready, not waiting for the next major release...........(Read more in link above)

 

*Hardware and software requirements apply. No additional charge. Feature availability may vary by device. Some editions excluded. More details at http://www.windows.com.

 

The launch date hasn't been set...the word is that it will be launched in the Fall....Sept., Oct., Nov. or Dec.


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Posted 22 January 2015 - 08:00 PM

If you go on BleepingComputer.com homepage, the first article displayed in the middle of the page is about that (Windows 10 being free for Windows 7, 8 and 8.1 users), so you can go read it and follow the discussion on going in the thread :)

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