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  1. Joined : Oct 2013
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 15007
       28 Sep 2014 #1

    Windows 9 said to be free (again), this time by Microsoft


    We have been hearing for some time that Windows 9 could be free, and thanks to a Microsoft official in Indonesia, the rumors are looking like they will be true. The information is said to come from Andreas Diantoro, who, according to his LinkedIn profile, is the president of Microsoft Indonesia.

    According to the source article, Diantoro said that for users upgrading from Windows 8 to Windows 9, the upgrade will be free. Just like we heard back in late June, Microsoft is hoping to move all of its users to its latest platform, and by removing the cost of entry, this should be a big motivator.

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    See also: http://www.nineforums.com/windows-9-...s-8-users.html
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  2.    28 Sep 2014 #2

    Atta boy MS!
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  3. Joined : Jun 2014
    Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Posts : 37
    Windows 8.1 Update 1 Pro 64bit
       28 Sep 2014 #3

    I"m all for it
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  4. Joined : Jan 2014
    Washington
    Posts : 302
    Windows 10 10586
       28 Sep 2014 #4

    Seems like this was going to happen either way.

    What will be more interesting to see is if it's also free for Windows 7 users. I doubt xp and vista will be included, but wouldn't be surprised.

    But if they did give 9 free for EVERYONE running a valid copy of Windows, methinks lighting could strike twice and 9 will outpace 7's adoption especially in the enterprise space as that's one of several reasons against upgrading.
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  5.    28 Sep 2014 #5

    It would interesting if they did include this for Windows 7/Vista, definitely a different approach than what Microsoft has done before. I would be surprised if they included XP because of EOL. Only two days left...
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  6. Joined : Nov 2013
    Idaho USA
    Posts : 4,534
    OS X, Win 10
       29 Sep 2014 #6

    Not sure as to why MS would include Win 7 in the update. It is a five year OS.
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  7.    29 Sep 2014 #7

    It would be great if true and fingers crossed that it is true, however you sure he's not just talking about people who for example buy a new computer with Windows 8 on it shortly before Windows 9 is officially released?

    Don't they usually do something like this with every release, I.E. those who bought a new computer up to say six months before the release date of the new version of Windows are eligible for a free upgrade to the new OS? I wonder whether that's all it will boil down to?
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  8. Joined : Jan 2014
    Oak Ridge TN, USA
    Posts : 23,934
    Windows 10 Pro x64
       29 Sep 2014 #8

    Let's wait for the official price/cost of Win9 before we get to excited.
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  9. Joined : Nov 2013
    Land of 10,000 lakes
    Posts : 10,346
    W10 Pro, W10 Home
       29 Sep 2014 #9

    BunnyJ said: View Post
    Let's wait for the official price/cost of Win9 before we get to excited.


    Kind of like, "Don't shoot until you can see the whites of their eyes."
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  10. Joined : Sep 2014
    notts
    Posts : 29
    windows 8.1 pro with media centre
       29 Sep 2014 #10

    BunnyJ said: View Post
    Let's wait for the official price/cost of Win9 before we get to excited.
    LittleJay said: View Post


    Kind of like, "Don't shoot until you can see the whites of their eyes."


    too late, I am buzzing already.

    5 devices in our house with win8 on them, I just wont know where to start lol.

    but of course I will test it first.
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