I saw since yesterday the option to upgrade to windows 10 pro. Today I started downloading it. I know of the ISO method and have downloaded that to just in case but this way through windows update seems more smooth and safe or am I wrong?
I thought it would allow me to install windows when I want to but instead I get this:
http://i.imgur.com/luKl5L9.png not left with many days to chose from now am I? I thought I could really chose when and not be limited like this...
Imagine my surprise when I see the last date I can chose is only 3 days from the date I downloaded it!?
Is there anyway to stop the upgrade and do it an other time like say a month from now? How do I stop windows from upgrading at this point?
If not I shall proceed?
Also just to cover this already:
I'm got some questions I need answered before upgrading in general; like:
1) I use junction points in my program files directory for video games so that it takes up less GB on the win drive, will this cause issues when upgrading?
2) When upgrading do I still got my user accounts and files or are they all located in the windows.old folder?
3) what are the chances the upgrade will mess up my windows 7 ultimate 64-bit pc?
4) I've hidden some control menu items and context menu links in windows, does this impact content menu items and control menu items in windows 10?
Based on this I ask below:
5) What do I get when using windows 10 that will help in the future own it and use it? Or does it simply check my pc hardware ID or something and use that to make my windows 10 valid? Because what happens then if I change parts of my pc's hardware will it then ask me to activate or buy windows 10?? If so what use is this free upgrade? You don't get to own any new key to use for windows 10.When you upgrade to the free 10 from an activated Windows 7/8.1 PC, you do not get a product key. The free Windows 10 activation is registered on MS activation servers for your PC instead. That's why you would "skip" entering a key during a clean install if done after you already upgraded to register the activation.
6) the languages you have as default on win7 will be ported over to windows 10 or what language pack will be installed on that? Is it really easy to manage languages like shown here:
Using multiple languages - Microsoft Windows Help
Finally I guess my best way to handle this would be to proceed with the install and then revert back to windows 7?
Also how long can I revert back?
Say a year from now I want to switch back to windows 7. Can I just use a system image from the day before I upgraded? What happens to my windows 7 CD key? will it turn invalid after inactivity of say a year? Or is it still active while using windows 10?
Will my sticky notes be ported over as well?