I wouldn't expect too many to be considering M#zillions to be charitable while the former CEO who started MS up stated when he goes his wealth will be going to charities. As for the change of DE to DL that stands to reason as the free upgrade offer comes to a close this week after getting everybody trying 10 out while MS was sure to have more people beta testing this particular version then ever before many not even realizing that until the bugs got worked out.
Now don't get me wrong I have two machines running 10 exclusively and shortly a third but I do want to keep my 7 machines running 7 as well as I do like to take part in the 7 forum for example and attaching pics and info of 7 system stuff which I am not aware of how to do using 10.
Vista support was extended for an additional year until next April. Originally it was thought 2016 would see the end for the Extended Support cycle. MS planned 2020 for 7 but could end extending a bit further due to how successful 7 was in comparison there for an additional year or two as well.
But you can leave 8 out of the loop entirely as the flop it was with MS only mentioning 7 and 8.1! 8.1 was rushed out as the immediate replacement for 8. With 10 the idea was to get more people running especially Insider builds to collect much more feedback on what people were drawn to more or less as for personal preferences in an OS.
The RS1 builds now being seen are reflecting a degree of that as well as having brought in some Linux support. Once the usual watermark was no longer seen on the latest builds that was a clear indication of RTM but instead Redstone 1 anniversary being pointed to by seeing RS1 reflected in the build numbers.
Ok, Guys. You got the idea. With Jan. 14 2020 the current posted extended support end-date (but remember XP ?!) the thought was that a lot could happen between now and then, at which time my guess is that there would be quite a number of available Win10 OS disks floating around at more reasonable prices than now.
The initial solution, rollback routine, being untested from what I can tell, make its too risky for my experiences in general. Too many unknowns and that.
Its a roll of the dice it seems, so just gonna take the least risky path for the $ and see what happens. You guys are coming up with some good ideas that are helpful indeed, which is definitely appreciated.
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The ISO wouldn't accept the laptop's COA key.
I had to use the MCT to upgrade from W7 Home Premium to W10 Home (April).
Last week the W10 install succumbed to "Bit Rot" and died.
I had to perform a complete Reset to fix it.
I'm not sure what I'm going to do if I need to do a clean install.
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