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  1. Joined : Oct 2014
    Polk County Texas USA
    Posts : 11,652
    Windows 10 Insider Preview
       16 Aug 2015 #451

    CountMike said: View Post
    Actually, Win 10 Retail may prove to be a bargain because it's life should be longer than earlier versions, being the "Last Windows" that is .It should be adoptable for any new HW coming. If MS doesn't just decide one day to start charging for updates one day.
    Thanks, Count, for the new perspective! I hadn't thought about that, but you nailed it!
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  2. Joined : Jul 2015
    Posts : 705
    Windows 10 Pro x64 Build 15007
       16 Aug 2015 #452

    CountMike said: View Post
    Actually, Win 10 Retail may prove to be a bargain because it's life should be longer than earlier versions, being the "Last Windows" that is .It should be adoptable for any new HW coming. If MS doesn't just decide one day to start charging for updates one day.
    Good sayings!!!
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  3. Joined : Apr 2015
    Posts : 9,142
    W10Prox64
       16 Aug 2015 #453

    CountMike said: View Post
    Only up to a point, as soon as you need new MB, you'll have a new machine as far as MS licensing is concerned. That's even if you are replacing with identical one.
    I remember a particular HP laptop which had faulty-designed MBs, needing to be replaced within warranty period, HP extending the warranty another year because of it, needing to be replaced again...and HP *NEVER* correcting the problem. I realize this is an OEM license, but still, it is a good example. I also had a rig where the PSU blew and took the MB with it. I replaced with identical components. In this case, I don't think non-retail licenses should be subject to the "new computer" theory. An upgraded MB, however, is a different matter. (Oh, and BTW, even though I had a retail W8 license, I still had activation problems, and even the MS rep did as well!)

    COMPUTIAC said: View Post
    Since you have so many things you don't like about Windows, maybe you should use Linux !
    You know, "two things" aren't "so many", and your comment was absolutely unwarranted and totally unnecessary.

    Wynona said: View Post
    Actually, Simrick, that's been included in licenses all the way back to whenever. I don't like it either, but there you have it.

    Generally, a call to Microsoft will get you activated again. They're pretty lenient about things that go bump in the night. I've even had a hard drive change make me have to call Microsoft for activation.
    I realise that, still, I think it's wrong when it's an apples to apples replacement due to hardware failure.

    Wynona said: View Post
    You didn't know it, Computiac, but Simrick actively helps folks with Windows 10 problems.

    I wouldn't think anyone who creates instructional videos for Windows 10 would be a hater.
    Thank you.

    CountMike said: View Post
    Actually, Win 10 Retail may prove to be a bargain because it's life should be longer than earlier versions, being the "Last Windows" that is .It should be adoptable for any new HW coming. If MS doesn't just decide one day to start charging for updates one day.
    Actually, I believe their intention is to charge for future features in W10.
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  4. Joined : Jul 2014
    Serbia
    Posts : 6,945
    All kinds
       16 Aug 2015 #454

    I'm good at perspectives except my sentences sometimes get aardvark... hmm ... no that's, awkward !!!!
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  5. Joined : Jul 2015
    Posts : 705
    Windows 10 Pro x64 Build 15007
       16 Aug 2015 #455

    fracking4oil said: View Post
    Yeah, I got that deal too... I bought Win 7 retail for just under $100 within three months upgraded to Win 8 for $14.99. So for about $115 I've gotten three retail versions (or you could say 3 1/2 if you count 8.1) of Windows.
    My Win 8 came with a different approach. I got a broken desktop with Win 7 in it from a friend who decided to give it up, so it's free. I was curious about the Win 8 Pro at $14.99 upgrade deal, and after I bought it I found it's a retail one.
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  6. Joined : Dec 2013
    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 8,197
    Windows 10 IoT
       16 Aug 2015 #456

    If you do buy a Retail version, you'll get a unique Product Code with it. That Product Code should be good forever. The install media that comes with it will become outdated but the Product Code should be good for any future installs or Windows 10. If it's the last official release that just evolves as time goes on. The End of support date will just be extended, and extended, etc. Transfer will be easier too as you have a unique Product Code. It will be easy to ID the PC its in use on. I have 5 Retail Pro keys and 5 Retail Home keys. Plus keys for the Education version and Enterprise. I don't see me ever having to buy Windows. The 4 PC's I have now all did the free upgrade to Pro.


    Thank you Microsoft.
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  7. Joined : Aug 2015
    Boulder Creek, CA USA
    Posts : 16
    Windows 10 RTM/Build 10240.16384
       19 Aug 2015 #457

    Just remember that the cycle continues: As always, we are Microsoft's Beta Test / UAT / QA department, only this time they're letting us do it for free.
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  8. Joined : Jul 2015
    Posts : 705
    Windows 10 Pro x64 Build 15007
       19 Aug 2015 #458

    Greywolf said: View Post
    Just remember that the cycle continues: As always, we are Microsoft's Beta Test / UAT / QA department, only this time they're letting us do it for free.
    LOL.
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  9. Joined : Jun 2015
    N.Y.
    Posts : 3,005
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit
       19 Aug 2015 #459

    CountMike said: View Post
    I'm good at perspectives except my sentences sometimes get aardvark... hmm ... no that's, awkward !!!!
    lol,

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  10. Joined : Jun 2014
    USA
    Posts : 421
    Windows 10 Pro x64
       21 Aug 2015 #460

    Posted this about two weeks ago...

    sygnus21 said: View Post
    Just wanted to add that what I hope (and pray for) in this Service Release is the ability to block driver updates. While I can understand Microsoft wanting to keep the OS up and running, it's universally known that even "new" drivers can break things and decrease performance - ex. GPU drivers.

    Additionally I may not want just the driver, but also the settings package that may come with drivers directly from a vender - ex. Catalyst Control Center, NVidia's control center, a soundcard's control center.

    Bottom line: let me chose the drivers I want, you (MS) can have the Windows side of the house.

    My two cents.
    BrownianMotion said: View Post
    You can already disable driver installation from Windows Update.

    Search for "device installation settings" then choose "no, let me choose what to do" > click "never install driver software from Windows Update."
    Doesn't work! I've had Never install driver software from Windows Update since making this post, yet last night I got a GPU driver update...

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    Again, please Microsoft let me choose how I want my driver updates.
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