Windows 10: Has anyone decided to go back to 7 or 8.1?

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  1.    23 Oct 2017 #21

    alphanumeric said: View Post
    Subscription (volume License) for Windows has been around for ages. It just wasn't available to the consumer. It's geared for Corporate customers You currently can't buy a single license. That may change. It has advantages, Software assurance for example.

    Office 365 has been around for a while too. Its geared more for the consumer side though. That looks to be changing.

    That doesn't mean it will be the only option. I haven't seen anything official from Microsoft stating subscription will be the only option.
    This makes perfect sense, and if not, people, myself included will just pirate Windows 10 or use a crack on our current version, easy as that.
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  2.    23 Oct 2017 #22

    Intrepid1 said: View Post
    For those who don't know, Windows 10 will become a subscription service. Enterprise will be first at about $7 a user per month. Consumers will come later at about $5 per user per month. That is why they tried to force everyone to Windows 10.
    What utter nonsense. MS have made it clear they will not do this. You have no evidence to support this. It is pure speculation and not even particularly original.

    Your last sentence is nonsense, as any user has right to use old licence, and equally any user with a windows 10 licence now has one in perpetuity.
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  3.    23 Oct 2017 #23

    Josey Wales said: View Post
    I did not see Windows 10 Home or Pro listed there.
    Enterprise and Pro can currently be volume licensed. Home can't though. Pro can also be switched to VL, or upgraded to Enterprise with a simple product key change.
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  4.    23 Oct 2017 #24

    Intrepid1 said: View Post
    For those who don't know, Windows 10 will become a subscription service. Enterprise will be first at about $7 a user per month. Consumers will come later at about $5 per user per month. That is why they tried to force everyone to Windows 10.
    You really should get your facts straight. The Enterprise Edition of Windows 10 is already a subscription plan and always has been. The Enterprise Edition can only be Activated via a volume licence subscription. The only exception is MAK keys used for testing. Pro can be Volume Licensed but doesn't have to be. Plenty of companies use Pro Retail licenses and even OEM Pro installs.
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  5.    23 Oct 2017 #25

    Redbatman said: View Post
    Since fall creators update has come and I have noticed people having issues. Therefore I ask are people deciding to go back to 7 and 8.1 out of frustration?
    I dumped Windows 7 when 8 came out came out and never looked back. Don't plan on doing so now. Don't plan on going back to 8. Happy with this latest version of 10.
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  6.    23 Oct 2017 #26

    alphanumeric said: View Post
    That doesn't mean it will be the only option. I haven't seen anything official from Microsoft stating subscription will be the only option.
    If you follow rumor and conjecture you'd think they said it

    But seriously I'm like you, I'll believe it when I see it and hear it from Microsoft themselves.
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       23 Oct 2017 #27

    sygnus21 said: View Post
    But seriously I'm like you, I'll believe it when I see it and hear it from Microsoft themselves.
    I don't believe it will happen - but I can't rule it out entirely either. Fortunately I saved the original OEM Windows 7 as system images and/or as spare drives for my machines. I can (and do) restore these occasionally to keep their updates current. Then I go straight back to the latest Windows 10 because that just seems to work better.

    It's 'interesting' to go back to Windows 7 (or even XP). On the surface they look very different, but under the surface the are fundamentally all the same operating system, just at differing stages of development. After a while you learn to ignore the UI and they all feel much the same.

    I feel I could even get on with Windows 8 now, perhaps I'll get myself a second hand machine and try it out
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       23 Oct 2017 #28

    Intrepid1 said: View Post
    Yes, I can. It's also common sense. It's already a subscription service for enterprise, and I guarantee it will happen with Consumers. Not this year. Maybe not next year. But it will happen within the next 3 to 5 years. They will likely wait until end of life for Windows 7 which is January 14, 2020 or Windows 8.1 which is January 10, 2023.
    Microsoft Unveils Business Subscription Model for Windows, Office - ExtremeTech

    Windows 10 Subscription Activation | Microsoft Docs
    No offense, Intrepid1, but it appears you are your own source. And both of your links are to Windows 10 IT Pro. One is a rag-sheet with pure speculation. The other.... a quote from it:

    With Windows 10 version 1703 (also known as the Creator’s Update), both Windows 10 Enterprise E3 and Windows 10 Enterprise E5 are available as online services via subscription.

    Clearly this is not consumer.
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  9.    23 Oct 2017 #29

    Bree said: View Post
    I don't believe it will happen - but I can't rule it out entirely either.
    I wouldn't rule it out either; I've had this sneaking suspicion they would somewhere down the line. Still, unless Microsoft actually states it, it's still rumor mill.
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       23 Oct 2017 #30

    sygnus21 said: View Post
    I wouldn't rule it out either; I've had this sneaking suspicion they would somewhere down the line. Still, unless Microsoft actually states it, it's still rumor mill.
    And if the ever do - I have my 'Plan B'
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