Downgrade rights are quite interesting. ....mainly because those rights are enshrined in msft's eula.
Can I downgrade the software? Instead of using the Windows 8.1 Pro software, you may use one of the following earlier versions: Windows 7 Professional or Windows Vista Business.
So....one has to ask the obvious question.....why do msft include that.? Simple. They need to.
it is not done out of some glorious feeling of 'oh we will just be nice and give all the wonderful people out there a choice'. BS. msft does not have a 'nice' bone in their corporate body.
Win 8 has all sorts of dramas...well documented
Win 8.1 still has dramas...not as many....but it has them. Not well liked on a total sold/updated against those who love it basis
Win 7...as our own Union_Thug would say "They can take my Window 7 when they pry it from my cold, dead hard drive"
Better to keep the masses happy....allow the user to roll back to Win 7. All it takes is a change in the bios...and away you go. Msft will pray that win 10 is their salvation....that it works like a dream, runs as smooth as silk.....everyone's dream!!
Win7 runs out of life completely in 2020. Mainstream support has already ended.(january 2015) ....2020 is not that far away......A LOT has to be achieved by msft in that time...a gargantuan amount !
To some extent they are right. Despite the protestations from drew & co in another topic, that they keep trying to tell people "how bad Windows 10 is"......not so.....read the 'fine print' (just like the msft privacy statement).....what 'we' are saying is that the privacy approach Stinks.....just like yesterdays socks. The actual system certainly has its problems and wrinkles to iron out...some people have had a dream run with its installation/upgrade.....and some people have had a torrid introduction to it....and have quickly jumped ship and gone back to 7 or 8.1.....but hopefully those 'wrinkles' will be ironed out.....again...hopefully sooner than later.
At the moment it is the inconsistency associated with Win 10 that causes the most frustration....or as NickAu most succinctly put it Windows 10, a bunch of security and privacy issues wrapped in a buggy GUI
If msft were to reappraise their approach to the shoddy grab at peoples info etc....they would be on an absolute winner.
Edited by Condobloke, 18 August 2015 - 05:05 AM.
Condobloke ...Outback Australian
fed up with Windows antics...??....LINUX IS THE ANSWER....I USE LINUX MINT 18.3 EXCLUSIVELY.
Microsoft gives you Windows, Linux gives you the whole house...
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