Windows 10: Windows 9 Will Be Free for Windows 8 Users

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    W7 Ultimate SP1 (64 bit), LM 18.1 MATE (64 bit), W10IP VM, W10 Home
       26 Sep 2014 #21

    BunnyJ said: View Post
    Nothing like having a copy to perform the good old clean install, IMO.
    Surely you will also need an ISO if you want to create VMs?
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  2.    26 Sep 2014 #22

    Petey7 said: View Post
    Indeed. I can confirm if it is free for Windows 8/8.1 users, and cost more than $70 for Windows 7 Users, I'll be buying a student copy of Windows 8.1 Pro ASAP. There's a decent chance I won't be a student by the time they have a Windows 9 student discount.
    That's very positive. Can you give a source for that information? It seems, at first thought, extraordinary that a product which will not be for sale for at least another 7 months already has a retail price?
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    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
       27 Sep 2014 #23

    davehc said: View Post
    That's very positive. Can you give a source for that information? It seems, at first thought, extraordinary that a product which will not be for sale for at least another 7 months already has a retail price?
    I think you misunderstood me. What I was saying is that right now, I can buy Windows 8.1 Pro for $70 because I am a student at a university. In 7 months, that will not be the case, unless I get into graduate school. If Windows 9 will free for, and only for, Windows 8/8.1 users, and it cost more than $70 for a regular retail copy, then it will be cheaper for me to buy 8.1 now, then upgrade, than pay >$70 later. I may have misunderstood what you meant, but to be honest, I find your posts a bit hard to fully comprehend.
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  4.    27 Sep 2014 #24

    lehnerus2000 said: View Post
    Surely you will also need an ISO if you want to create VMs?
    Yup, that's what I hope we can get from MS when the technical preview comes out in a week or so.
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  5.    28 Sep 2014 #25

    After reading this I hope that W9 won't be just a (big) update like 8.1 rather than an entirely new OS. Maybe I'm being a bit dramatic, but if they want people to forget W8 they should not only bring back a start menu but they should also change a big part of the visual style and perhaps the logo too. Maybe slightly rounded corners, a different appereance for the tiles, some revised aero effects. But above all a less colorful/childish OS.
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    Dual boot: Windows 10 Home Insider Build 16179 & W8.1 Pro x64 with Media Center
       28 Sep 2014 #26

    lehnerus2000 said: View Post
    Surely you will also need an ISO if you want to create VMs?
    BunnyJ said: View Post
    Yup, that's what I hope we can get from MS when the technical preview comes out in a week or so.
    Surely an ISO would be great, but I would think MS wants testers to run it bare metal.
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  7.    28 Sep 2014 #27

    HippsieGypsie said: View Post
    Surely an ISO would be great, but I would think MS wants testers to run it bare metal.
    Tell me if I wrong but can't you take an ISO and burn that to a DVD and install Windows onto a HDD/SDD from that??
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    Dual boot: Windows 10 Home Insider Build 16179 & W8.1 Pro x64 with Media Center
       28 Sep 2014 #28

    Yes, to single or dual boot, but not VM. The whole idea is for MS to collect data for bug fixes, tweaking, and usage. Not sure if data is collected via VMs.
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  9.    28 Sep 2014 #29

    HippsieGypsie said: View Post
    Yes, to single or dual boot, but not VM. The whole idea is for MS to collect data for bug fixes, tweaking, and usage. Not sure if data is collected via VMs.
    Ok.. I plan on doing a dual boot when it comes out. Performing the test in a VM is nice but I think that the dual boot will be much better.

    Thanks for the information.
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  10.    28 Sep 2014 #30

    I would be very surprised if it doesn't show up on MSDN. When it does, ISO's will be available. MVP's like me should have easy access to ISO's. Hopefully they make them available to the general public too. It's a free preview so why not? If they do it though the Store like the free 8.1 update, that's just going to piss some people off. They will likely get less takers too. Anybody that had issues with the 8.0 to 8.1 Store Upgrade isn't going to be in a hurry to try it all again. It will be interesting to see how it's offered up. I want to do a clean install on my laptop so I want an ISO to make a bootable thumb drive.
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