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Microsoft Foolish For Ending Windows 10 Free Upgrade

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#1 sikntired


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Posted 01 August 2016 - 11:47 AM

Came across this article today and thought it might be of interest.



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#2 JohnC_21


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Posted 01 August 2016 - 12:33 PM

No one is going to pay $119 to upgrade to Windows 10 today, if they weren't willing to do it for free in the past.


The above quote in the article says it all. Too many good alternatives today. It's not like it was 15 years ago when Windows had a lock on the market and there were no smartphones. As one of the posters said, by 2025, the end of life for Windows 10, desktops will be a niche market for gamers and businesses. Most of the growth will be in mobile devices and Android. Microsoft's mobile phone market share is a disaster. 







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Posted 02 August 2016 - 06:09 PM

For what it is worth......You can still get Windows 10 for free with this trick | The Verge


The software giant has introduced a "free upgrade offer extension" for Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 users who use assistive technologies. While, technically, the free upgrade offer for the general public has ended, Microsoft has introduced a loophole with this extension that lets anyone get Windows 10 for free.

Microsoft isn't checking who is using the upgrade extension

All you need to do is download an EXE file from Microsoft's hidden away accessibility site, and the Windows 10 upgrade will commence without any checks. Microsoft says it has not announced an end date for the upgrade extension, and the company will make a public announcement when it plans to remove the free Windows 10 upgrade for assistive technology users.

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Posted 02 August 2016 - 07:37 PM

Well It makes sense that they ended the free offer as nothing in life is really  free. We knew it was going to happen anyways. 



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