1.    31 Jul 2015 #1

    Been away and can't make sense of W10 conditions

    I have been away from the forum for a long time. And as such I have missed out on a lot of key info. So I have some questions (that have prolly been asked a thousand times so please bear with me...)

    • In order to upgrade must I do the upgrade via Windows Update? Or can I just download the ISO and do a clean install, completely overwriting my W7 OS?
    • I have heard that W10 forces you to accept all updates. Is this true?
    • Can someone please confirm that PC's will not be locked after 1 year due to some hidden clause (I read some vague reference to device life... not sure what that meant.

    The first two would play hell with my data plan so I need to know what I am letting myself in for. The third one is important as I use my PC for business too; don't want to be locked out or something...

    Much appreciate all replies. And your patience.
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  2. Joined : Oct 2013
    Standish, Lancashire
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    Windows 10 Pro x64
       31 Jul 2015 #2

    You must upgrade first, after you have upgraded you are free to do a clean install - step 3 here is the easiest way - Windows 10 - Upgrade Installation - Windows 10 Forums

    No you are not forced to take the updates.

    There is no hidden clause, once you've upgraded you have it until your PC dies.
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  3.    31 Jul 2015 #3

    Thanks! How big is such an update? Again, data plan woes...
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  4. Joined : Oct 2013
    Standish, Lancashire
    Posts : 4,783
    Windows 10 Pro x64
       31 Jul 2015 #4

    It shouldn't be any more than 4 gig at the very most.
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  5.    31 Jul 2015 #5

    It's in the region of 3gb which is standard for most Windows OS files.
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  6.    31 Jul 2015 #6

    Ok... way to big for me. Prolly be cheaper to go a buy the disk in store... too bad...
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  7. Joined : Oct 2014
    Posts : 480
    Windows 10
       31 Jul 2015 #7

    bigseb said: View Post
    Ok... way to big for me. Prolly be cheaper to go a buy the disk in store... too bad...
    I wish I could give you some of mine, I get 500 GB a month and I only use about 200GB.
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  8.    31 Jul 2015 #8

    Cheers mate.
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  9.    31 Jul 2015 #9

    Here's another question: will it become available in stores? Or is it only available online.

    Pity I can't use the ISO to do the upgrade...
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