Free Windows 10 upgrade a permanent license?

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  1. Lee's Avatar
    Lee
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    See all the children are out playing. . .really mom it wasn't my fault. . .he did not me. . .
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  2. BunnyJ's Avatar
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    Lee said:
    See all the children are out playing. . .really mom it wasn't my fault. . .he did not me. . .
    Yes,.. but they're allowed to their thoughts even if they're incorrect.
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    futurdreamz said:
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    I just got this on my computer. I don't know if I'm just getting it because I registered for the Technical Preview, but it is showing up as a software update for my computer. I really can't imagine that Microsoft would make it this easy to upgrade your computer to Windows 10 and then turn around and force you to either buy a license ore reinstall your old OS in order to upgrade to the retail version of Windows 10.

    Don't do it..... yet.
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    When the time comes, "read the EULA". If you don't like the terms don't upgrade, simple as that. Your going to have to agree to it, even if you don't take the time to read it, to get the upgrade. free or not. It's not being forced on you, you do have a choice. What's with all this Free isn't good enough baloney. I want, I want, I want, It's all Microsoft's fault.
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    futurdreamz said:
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    I just got this on my computer. I don't know if I'm just getting it because I registered for the Technical Preview, but it is showing up as a software update for my computer. I really can't imagine that Microsoft would make it this easy to upgrade your computer to Windows 10 and then turn around and force you to either buy a license ore reinstall your old OS in order to upgrade to the retail version of Windows 10.
    You didn't happen to go here, Microsoft Releases Windows 10 Preparation Tool For Windows 8.1 And Windows 7 PCs and run that tool did you?
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  6. BunnyJ's Avatar
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    alphanumeric said:
    When the time comes, "read the EULA". If you don't like the terms don't upgrade, simple as that. Your going to have to agree to it, even if you don't take the time to read it, to get the upgrade. free or not. It's not being forced on you, you do have a choice. What's with all this Free isn't good enough baloney. I want, I want, I want, It's all Microsoft's fault.
    It's the same old thing. No matter what MS does it's not going to please everyone. I for one am happy with the idea that I can get Win10 as a free upgrade later this year.

    Jeff
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    groze said:
    People tend to forgot who owns the computer
    Oh go then, someone has to ask, do tell. I don't get rhetorical questions.

    Who owns your computer then seeing as you bought it?

    And who owns the Windows OS you use seeing as you didn't buy it?
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  8. alphanumeric's Avatar
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    BunnyJ said:
    alphanumeric said:
    When the time comes, "read the EULA". If you don't like the terms don't upgrade, simple as that. Your going to have to agree to it, even if you don't take the time to read it, to get the upgrade. free or not. It's not being forced on you, you do have a choice. What's with all this Free isn't good enough baloney. I want, I want, I want, It's all Microsoft's fault.
    It's the same old thing. No matter what MS does it's not going to please everyone. I for one am happy with the idea that I can get Win10 as a free upgrade later this year.

    Jeff
    To the free offer. And your other comments.
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    For me and for others who has more than 1 pc, there's really no pressure to upgrade my windows 7 to 10 within the "free period". 10 is not all bad but I still think it's not worth giving up 7. As for support and security concerns, it's my own problem if I chose not to give it up. But for sure, my Win 8.1 PCs will get upgraded to 10.







    But who here really knows what the concept of "FREE" means for M$? It only reminds me of a free printer. Where you have to buy your own ink regularly to be able to put it into good use. Printer inks are a rip-off. Don't tell me to use replacement ink. This is just an analogy. :)
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  10. Posts : 1,212
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    Delicieuxz said:
    If MS reads these forums, they ought to consider the problems it would cause many people to upgrade, create projects in Windows 10 software, then have to reinstall due to a failed disk, virus, or other reason, and suddenly be locked out of Windows 10 because the 1-year period for free upgrades has passed.

    If MS is going to offer the free upgrade, then they should be responsible with it and count that upgrade as real and permanent. Otherwise, it is really only a temporal trial, not a free upgrade, with its trial period expiring any time that system hardware changes or a reinstall is required.

    To not honour the words of "free upgrade" could also create bad will towards MS, and also much confusion among non power-user home owners.

    MS probably wants people to upgrade mostly because of the inbuilt MS market, from which MS will take a share of all sales. If MS get hung up on Windows 10 ticket prices it will create a barrier to MS receiving revenue from their store, and will create a convoluted mess for people who take "free upgrade" at face value, not expecting to be later potentially blackmailed into purchasing a W10 copy to access their data should the original upgrade ever need reinstalling.

    Of course, in situations of doubt, savvy users will just make a disk image immediately after clean install / upgrade and store it for whenever it's needed. But those users are fewer and aren't the ones who could be at risk to be bitten by accepting a free upgrade offer to W10.

    I think that there is only one solution that will not fragment and confuse the market, and MS' Windows Store hopes.
    Don't criticize Microsoft for a problem that does not and may never exist. It seems inconceivable that Microsoft would not have thought of this and devised a solution. It seems really quite simple.
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