Windows 10: Frequently Asked Questions about the Windows 10 Free upgrade Solved

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  1. Posts : 14,344
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       26 Jun 2015 #41

    Brds7t7 said: View Post
    Trust me, I'm waiting.... Patiently.
    I'm guessing we probably won't get any really helpful information with regards to this until July 29th. Would be nice if we did though as some people (not myself) would like to have the information before they choose to upgrade on July 29th. Some people want it on day one.
    Personally, I have no intention of upgrading within the first 6 months of it's release anyway. I wouldn't rush into it. I have no "obsession" with regards to any MS products though.
    Coulda fooled me with the post CliffS and Mystere answered.
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  2.    26 Jun 2015 #42

    Wynona said: View Post
    Coulda fooled me with the post CliffS and Mystere answered.
    He's being calm in a different way.
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       26 Jun 2015 #43

    Mystere said: View Post
    There's no point in worrying about it. The upgrade is free, you're not out any money if that is the case, but we don't really know and won't until RTM most likely. Microsoft doesn't "need to start answering questions"... they didn't even need to tell us any of this at all. They could have simply waited until July 29th to give us ANY information, and there's no real requirement that they satisfy your (or anyone elses) obsession with knowing every detail weeks before its even an issue.

    If Microsoft gives us info, great. If not, we'll find out eventually.

    Actually, they do have to give some info if you live in the U.S. at the time we install windows 10 rtm EULA/Windows as a service agreement the reason contract laws very from state to state. I don't see how Microsoft going to make One EULA and windows as service agreement for everyone in every state for everything. For example, some states require separate contracts for each service or programs. I am not a lawyer. I read about it.

    In the U.S. we also have the FTC Microsoft has to follow their rules and regulations as well. A good example windows 10 consumer release can never become subscription based but a later future version of windows could as long windows 10 would still work. You wouldn't be forced to upgrade to the subscription version.
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       26 Jun 2015 #44

    groze said: View Post
    Actually, they do have to give some info if you live in the U.S. at the time we install windows 10 rtm EULA/Windows as a service agreement the reason contract laws very from state to state. I don't see how Microsoft going to make One EULA and windows as service agreement for everyone in every state for everything. For example, some states require separate contracts for each service or programs. I am not a lawyer. I read about it.

    In the U.S. we also have the FTC Microsoft has to follow their rules and regulations as well. A good example windows 10 consumer release can never become subscription based but a later future version of windows could as long windows 10 would still work. You wouldn't be forced to upgrade to the subscription version.
    Groze, Mystere is right . . . Microsoft doesn't have to tell us anything until we receive the product (Windows 10) and start to install it. Further, I'm not a lawyer either, but I can tell you that Microsoft's legal department has their collective rear ends covered completely and we'll be totally locked into whatever the license says. And, I don't believe there'll be anything like a Windows as a service agreement.

    Windows 10 is not a service. Sure, Microsoft is treating it like a service by updating and upgrading it "perpetually" for the supported lifetime of our devices; however, Windows 10 is a product. We pay for it one time for each device we install it on.

    I have recently gotten several notices (one for every Microsoft account I have) that Microsoft's terms of use will be changing to be more simplified and easier to understand. So, I'm betting the EULA (End User License Agreement) will be nothing like anything we've seen before. Just a WAG, but from the emails I've received, maybe not so wild after all.
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  5.    26 Jun 2015 #45

    Wynona said: View Post
    Coulda fooled me with the post CliffS and Mystere answered.
    I just asked a simple question that's all. Not sure why I got the response I did. If it looked like I was being aggressive then I apologise, I wasn't. I don't have any obsession with finding out the details, I've just been wondering about the retail licences that's all.
    I understand Microsoft doesn't owe us anything, it would just be nice to have some information about the upgrade.
    I shall wait and see if anything is made clearer on the 29th. Like I said, I'm in no rush to take the upgrade and I'm extremely happy with Windows 7 at the moment.
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       27 Jun 2015 #46

    Brds7t7 said: View Post
    I just asked a simple question that's all. Not sure why I got the response I did. If it looked like I was being aggressive then I apologise, I wasn't. I don't have any obsession with finding out the details, I've just been wondering about the retail licences that's all.
    I understand Microsoft doesn't owe us anything, it would just be nice to have some information about the upgrade.
    I shall wait and see if anything is made clearer on the 29th. Like I said, I'm in no rush to take the upgrade and I'm extremely happy with Windows 7 at the moment.
    I didn't want to sound hard, sorry, I forget sometimes, written can be taken or understood differently than when spoken eye to eye.

    I have a friend at work, who was wondering about this too, and after I discussed it with him, he decided to make the upgrades, and
    later, if 10 works well on all five of his family's computers, he'll just buy a key when the time comes to upgrade his MOBO, being it would be, theoretically the last key he'd need to purchase, he said "No big deal".

    Hopefully this answer came across friendlier and not so sarcastic.
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  7.    27 Jun 2015 #47

    Cliff S said: View Post
    I didn't want to sound hard, sorry, I forget sometimes, written can be taken or understood differently than when spoken eye to eye.

    I have a friend at work, who was wondering about this too, and after I discussed it with him, he decided to make the upgrades, and
    later, if 10 works well on all five of his family's computers, he'll just buy a key when the time comes to upgrade his MOBO, being it would be, theoretically the last key he'd need to purchase, he said "No big deal".

    Hopefully this answer came across friendlier and not so sarcastic.
    No problem Cliff and thanks. Didn't mean to come across as demanding myself.
    And yeah, I know what you mean about it being the last version of Windows. At least people won't have to worry in future about loads of different licences.
    When people have upgraded from 7 to 8 to 8.1 to 10 I guess it does become a bit more difficult.
    There will be no more need for future upgrade licences if MS does make this the last main version.
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       27 Jun 2015 #48

    Brds7t7 said: View Post
    There will be no more need for future upgrade licences if MS does make this the last main version.
    Your word in Gods
    Gates ear!! Although... reading the speculation and debating is kind of fun.
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       27 Jun 2015 #49

    Wynona said: View Post
    Groze, Mystere is right . . . Microsoft doesn't have to tell us anything until we receive the product (Windows 10) and start to install it.
    I actually think MS should tell us everything about the OS. This is their big push towards a unified OS, the last OS, the OS they want everyone to be on. Why on earth shouldn't they tell people everything?
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    Windows 10 Professional
       27 Jun 2015 #50

    Boozad said: View Post
    I actually think MS should tell us everything about the OS. This is their big push towards a unified OS, the last OS, the OS they want everyone to be on. Why on earth shouldn't they tell people everything?
    Agreed, but they're probably on such a rigorous schedule and such a tight time frame that they're 'flyin by the seat of their pants' as it is, plan as you go style!
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