View Poll Results: What are you going to do?

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  • Keep Windows 10

    46 76.67%
  • Keep your current operating system

    13 21.67%
  • Get or use another operating system

    1 1.67%
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  1.    22 Jan 2015 #81
    Join Date : Oct 2014
    Posts : 1,555
    W7 32 bit, Linux Mint Xfce 18 64 bit
    Thread Starter

    Here is an issue I see happening with windows 10 upgrade using windows update. You get it all installed. Everything is running fine, then the following year your hard drive crashes or your windows 10 operating quits working. Now you can't use an iso or dvd or flash drive to reinstall windows 10. If you put your old system back on, you won't be able to get the free upgrade anymore because it been more than a year. Now you half to go back to your old system or buy a windows 10 dvd.
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  2.    22 Jan 2015 #82
    Join Date : Oct 2013
    Texas
    Posts : 11,008
    Windows 10 Pro X64

    That's when you use phone activation.
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  3.    23 Jan 2015 #83
    Join Date : Oct 2013
    Posts : 1,962
    Windows 7

    Quote Originally Posted by groze View Post
    Here is an issue I see happening with windows 10 upgrade using windows update. You get it all installed. Everything is running fine, then the following year your hard drive crashes or your windows 10 operating quits working. Now you can't use an iso or dvd or flash drive to reinstall windows 10. If you put your old system back on, you won't be able to get the free upgrade anymore because it been more than a year. Now you half to go back to your old system or buy a windows 10 dvd.
    The cure for that is called imaging, imaging, imaging.
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  4.    23 Jan 2015 #84
    Join Date : Nov 2014
    Chicago
    Posts : 63
    Windows 10 PRO

    I'd be willing to just buy Windows 10 outright, if MS releases it as a OEM System Builder's disk, as they've done since Vista. I've never liked upgrades, as it seems that people have a lot of problems with them.
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  5.    23 Jan 2015 #85
    Join Date : Oct 2013
    Posts : 1,962
    Windows 7

    Quote Originally Posted by DKW View Post
    I'd be willing to just buy Windows 10 outright, if MS releases it as a OEM System Builder's disk, as they've done since Vista. I've never liked upgrades, as it seems that people have a lot of problems with them.
    That is definitely true. Upgrades have been a pain.
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  6.    23 Jan 2015 #86
    Join Date : Oct 2014
    Pell City, Alabama 35125
    Posts : 1,246
    Windows 10 Home 64-bit

    Well, if that's the case then Microsoft needs to do some more thinking on this. If a user has issues with their computer, and they cant get 10 back due to the year being up, then they should let users who have signed up for 10 do the 10 upgrade on their systems again. But, this could be the plan already. If you go to Microsoft, you can sign up for Windows 10 announcements, news, and other information.
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  7.    23 Jan 2015 #87
    Join Date : Dec 2013
    Posts : 91
    Windows 10 64 Bit Home Premium

    I will be dual booting just to keep in practice with W10 for my customers. I am waiting for the newest build to be released. That last build was good but I will be a W7 user for years to come. I don't see much talk about buying new computers with W10. For those who are not aware, the bios will be replaced with UEFI. I've studied it but others will have another new learning curve ahead of them along with the W10 operating system.
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  8.    23 Jan 2015 #88
    Join Date : Dec 2013
    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 10,594
    Windows 10 IoT

    UEFI is already out there, new PC's shipping with Windows 8/8.1 have it in most cases. My two laptops have it.
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  9.    23 Jan 2015 #89
    Join Date : Nov 2013
    Posts : 804
    10 Pro Preview x64

    Quote Originally Posted by Dude View Post
    That's when you use phone activation.
    Spot on. I'd prefer a less annoying method (typing in all the numbers) but phone activation always works.
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  10.    23 Jan 2015 #90
    Join Date : Dec 2013
    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 10,594
    Windows 10 IoT

    I've done the phone activation a couple of times. Fully automated voice recognition, didn't have to talk to a real person. I read my numbers in and the voice called out the new code to type in. A little time consuming but no big deal.
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