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  1. Joined : Mar 2014
    Posts : 72
    Windows 10, 64 bit
       04 Aug 2014 #1

    ...The company is reportedly considering offering some sort of Windows 9 upgrade deal to XP, Vista and Windows 7 users, with a completely free upgrade option also on the table. This isn’t the first time free Windows 9 upgrade rumors have hit the web, but previous reports suggested that Windows Threshold (Windows 9’s internal codename) might launch as a free download to Windows 8.1 Update, and Windows 7 Service Pack 1 owners.
    http://bgr.com/2014/08/04/windows-9-free-update/
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  2. Joined : Apr 2014
    Space coast of Florida
    Posts : 4,340
    Windows 10 Pro X64 14393.576
       04 Aug 2014 #2

    The problem is going to be hardware. A lot of older XP systems cannot run Windows 8.1 X86 or X64 though they can run Windows 8.0 X86.

    MS would have to provide some kind of incentive with the OEM manufactures to get cheap new hardware to these folks with Windows 9 already installed.
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  3. Joined : Oct 2013
    North West Indianapolis, Indiana
    Posts : 446
    Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit and VM
       04 Aug 2014 #3

    May be the version they give away will be cripple wear ? Cannot join a domain, no group policy editor. Much like XP Home and Home Premium. May even limit the maximum RAM to 8 or 16GB on 64 bit systems and limit the amount of programs that can be run on the desktop but not on the new user interface to force users into the metro mode. In other words not geek friendly as I like my OS fully operational and not crippled in any way.
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  4. Joined : Dec 2013
    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 8,211
    Windows 10 IoT
       05 Aug 2014 #4

    Please, no Windows 9 Starter edition.
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  5.    06 Aug 2014 #5

    What would be unthinkable is;

    ...if they dumped all the gimmicks, stopped trying to force people down a certain path and simply produced a stable and usable piece of software that people liked at an affordable price. Um, what a novel idea.
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  6. Joined : Mar 2014
    Wyandotte, MI
    Posts : 106
    Win 10 Pro 64bit
       07 Aug 2014 #6

    I hope they provide a fair incentive for those of us who have paid for all of our upgrades through the years and are running Win 8.1 Update 1...
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  7. Joined : Dec 2013
    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 8,211
    Windows 10 IoT
       07 Aug 2014 #7

    azasadny, post: 34896, member: 293 said:
    I hope they provide a fair incentive for those of us who have paid for all of our upgrades through the years and are running Win 8.1 Update 1...
    That's what the discounted upgrade versions are for. At least that's my understanding. With these quick release cycles they may have to sweeten it even more though.
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  8. Joined : Jul 2014
    Serbia
    Posts : 6,968
    All kinds
       11 Aug 2014 #8

    If I was to make a new OS, I would separate kernel and GUI, something like Linux. kernel of course should be able to work on different devices, from desktop and up. Metro style App store and it's workings could be just an ad-on module. Another module could be for let's say servers and another strictly business without any of those eye candy and useless applets home users would like.
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  9.    28 Aug 2014 #9

    The only am always not happy is they don't do always have a basic edition of the OS; they're releasing. I don't think they will be giving it for free anyways.
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  10. Joined : Nov 2013
    Idaho USA
    Posts : 4,534
    OS X, Win 10
       28 Aug 2014 #10

    prithvitheprime said: View Post
    The only am always not happy is they don't do always have a basic edition of the OS; they're releasing. I don't think they will be giving it for free anyways.
    Help, could someone please explain this please. . .
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