Thanks for that, I wasn't looking forward to the updates.
Okay I'm nearly finished setting up, but I've learnt one distasteful thing today, Windows 10 is not as free as we think. After putting a new motherboard in my machine Windows 10 became deactivated, in other words it turned a previous retail version of Windows 8.1 into an OEM version.
How do I know this, the spare hdd I had, had a full version of Windows 8.1 Pro on it which I had forgotten about. I put into the machine, it updated the new motherboard and CPU then went online and reactivated itself. Because Windows 10 didn't do this it means it turned the retail version of Windows 8.1 into an OEM version.
Maybe everyone already knows about this, but I certainly didn't.
Maybe I'm wrong about this, if I am can someone fill in the details,
An update is an update to an already existing OS, an update is NOT a whole new OS. I've never heard that Windows 10 is just an update.
How to Upgrade to Windows 10 - Microsoft
This is what Microsoft offered to do for free:Microsoft never offered to upgrade your Windows 8 license to Windows 10. They offered to upgrade a DEVICE running Windows 7 or 8 to Windows 10. You changed devices. Microsoft did not convert your Windows 8 Retail to OEM. You are free to transfer you Windows 8 to other computers (removing Windows from old computers first). But all Microsoft every offered to do for free was to upgrade DEVICES running Windows 7 or 8 to Windows 10.1 For the supported lifetime of the Windows 10-enabled device.
2Windows Offer Details
Yes, free! This upgrade offer is for a full version of Windows 10, not a trial. 3GB download required; internet access fees may apply. To take advantage of this free offer, you must upgrade to Windows 10 within one year of availability. Once you upgrade, you have Windows 10 for free on that device.
Windows 10 Upgrade Offer is valid for qualified and genuine Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 devices, including devices you already own.