Windows 10: Free upgrade question Solved

  1.    08 Feb 2016 #1

    Free upgrade question

    Hi, I have been reading the free upgrade FAQ on here and stuff on other sites but still unsure about one point.
    Once my PC has downloaded the files for doing the free upgrade do I have to perform the upgrade within the first year since Win 10 launch or can I do it at a later date.
    I suppose I will have to do it sometime but from what I have seen on friends PC's I don't see any great improvements over Win 8.1 and there are a couple of things I really don't like, cortana for one.
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  2.    08 Feb 2016 #2

    You have to upgrade in first year. You can revert to old os and reinstall 10 at any time thereafter.

    Good idea to make image backup of current install.
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  3.    08 Feb 2016 #3

    Just to clarify - the free upgrade is only for one year from the day it was released by Microsoft which was July 29. 2015 - not one year from when you download it.
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  4.    08 Feb 2016 #4

    Thanks for clarifying that.
    I assume there is no point in downloading the upgrade yet then as they keep updating it.
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  5.    08 Feb 2016 #5

    MikeBravo said: View Post
    Thanks for clarifying that.
    I assume there is no point in downloading the upgrade yet then as they keep updating it.
    MS, quite a while ago, said that Win10 was going to be a perpetual "beta". So, if you're waiting for it to stop changing, then you're never going to upgrade to it.

    You're best option is to make an image backup of your current install (recommend using Macrium Reflect) and do the upgrade now.
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  6.    08 Feb 2016 #6

    I was aware of the continual updating of Win 10 which is why I thought it would be better to leave downloading a copy as long as possible.
    I don't mind reinstalling the OS to freshen things up a bit.
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       08 Feb 2016 #7

    Once you've installed and activate Win 10, you can revert to your old OS as previously mentioned or leave it at Win 10.
    You can get the latest ISO files as they are release so if you ever reinstall Win 10 you will have the latest version.
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