Windows 10: Install 10 using a 'free upgrade' disc

  1.    18 Aug 2015 #1

    Install 10 using a 'free upgrade' disc


    Having read a huge number of posts in this Forum, it seems that most (but not all) of the issues have arisen from upgrading via Download rather than installing from a Disc using a 'clean install'.

    I'm sure MS won't want to post out millions of 'Free upgrade' discs to those of us who want to use OS10 and in turn I for one don't want to pay 100/$150 in buying an OS that I could get for free.

    So how about this suggestion:

    After the initial fixes have been enacted, MS produce an 'upgrade disc'... only usable when it verifies that the PC it is going on qualifies for the upgrade. In turn, MS charges a small Administration fee of say 10/$15 for making it available and sending it out.

    Taking into consideration the time spent, downloading data costs, let alone the frustration factor this would be a small price to pay.

    Additionally, you would have a copy of 10 available should you ever need it.

    If enough of us wannabe 10 users think that it is a good idea, perhaps MS will do something about this suggestion?
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  3.    18 Aug 2015 #3

    Kyhi said: View Post
    Thanks for this info and I was already aware of this. However, again this method involves downloading OS10 and creating the input device yourself, rather than a pre-prepared (verified working) disc being supplied.
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  4.    18 Aug 2015 #4

    willington said: View Post
    Thanks for this info and I was already aware of this. However, again this method involves downloading OS10 and creating the input device yourself, rather than a pre-prepared (verified working) disc being supplied.
    What is "OS10"? In any event, you're saying that you want an official factory-pressed Windows 10 DVD from Microsoft instead of downloading the ISO and burning it to a DVD yourself? If so, you should contact Microsoft; that service may already exist. Microsoft has made "replacement media" available for many things. The idea is that you are only buying the media (usually a disc), not the license (you have to already have the license), so it is cheap. In some cases, discs from Microsoft are free (or have been in the past). For example, I ordered a cumulative update disc for Windows XP from them about 11 years ago, and it didn't cost me a dime:



    By the way, I downloaded the Windows 10 ISO and burned it with ImgBurn onto a DVD+R, and it worked perfectly for both the upgrade install, and the clean install that I did after that.
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