Page 1 of 4 123 ... LastLast

  1. Joined : Jan 2014
    Carencro, LA 70520
    Posts : 7,630
    Windows 10
       14 Jan 2015 #1

    Experts Says Free Windows 10 Would Be a Risky Experiment


    Microsoft hasnít yet unveiled the pricing model that it wants to adopt for Windows 10, but some sources familiar with the companyís plans indicated that a freeware license could also be offered in order to make sure that more people would move to the new OS.

    While this would be really good news for users worldwide, an analyst warns that adopting such a dramatically different approach would be really risky for Microsoft because it would be then very hard to return to a new pricing model that would have customers charged for their copy of Windows.

    Jan Dawson, chief analyst at Jackdaw Research, says in a statement for Silicon Angle that Microsoft needs to play its cards right if it really wants to offer Windows 10 free of charge and then adopt a new paid license strategy for Windows.
    More
      My System SpecsSystem Spec


  2. Joined : Nov 2013
    Houston
    Posts : 1,394
    Win-7Prox64 Win-8.1Prox64 Win-10Prox64
       14 Jan 2015 #2

    Yea I doubt Microsoft is going to do anything differently than when 8 was released so dream a little dream but Microsoft rarely gives anything away for free,
    They might giveaway free phones
      My System SpecsSystem Spec


  3. Joined : Jan 2014
    Oak Ridge TN, USA
    Posts : 23,934
    Windows 10 Pro x64
       14 Jan 2015 #3

    ThrashZone said: View Post
    Yea I doubt Microsoft is going to do anything differently than when 8 was released so dream a little dream but Microsoft rarely gives anything away for free,
    They might giveaway free phones
    Yes,, Free is not in the cards IMO. I just hope for a fair price for early adopters.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec


  4. Joined : Nov 2013
    Houston
    Posts : 1,394
    Win-7Prox64 Win-8.1Prox64 Win-10Prox64
       14 Jan 2015 #4

    That is realistic Jeff
    I doubt Microsoft will limit it to testers but for the first month or so a discounted upgrade only option,
    That is Microsoft's ultimate goal for people to "upgrade" a prior os version,
    Not sure why Microsoft would exclude any prior os's like Vista or x-p either if system spec's are compatible
    Or would those holdouts be an obvious skip :/
      My System SpecsSystem Spec


  5. Joined : Jan 2014
    Oak Ridge TN, USA
    Posts : 23,934
    Windows 10 Pro x64
       14 Jan 2015 #5

    The trick with free is deciding who would qualify for it and who wouldn't. In that situation MS can't please everyone so the in the end they'll simply charge everyone some price.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec


  6. Joined : Nov 2013
    Houston
    Posts : 1,394
    Win-7Prox64 Win-8.1Prox64 Win-10Prox64
       14 Jan 2015 #6

    I believe I'm going to re-install 8-8.1 and use the tool kit to use windows update to get 10 in anticipation of the upgrade offer discount
    It pains me to load that thing back up but that is the expendable os either that or an old Vista key
    It would be more straight forward to allow the prior/ expendable os activation key to activate 10 with
    But for Microsoft might be a bit too straight forward ?
      My System SpecsSystem Spec


  7. Joined : Jan 2014
    Oak Ridge TN, USA
    Posts : 23,934
    Windows 10 Pro x64
       14 Jan 2015 #7

    I've got my PC set up with a dual boot of Win8.1 and Win10(for testing). If Win10 is a inexpensive or free upgrade from Win8.1 I'm all set to go!!
      My System SpecsSystem Spec


  8. Joined : Aug 2014
    Australia, Adelaide
    Posts : 1,390
    W7 Ultimate SP1 (64 bit), LM 18.1 MATE (64 bit), W10IP VM, W10 Home
       14 Jan 2015 #8

    Factory Cash Back


    If MS really want to eliminate as many prior versions of Windows as possible, they could offer a huge discount on W10 if you return your official Windows install media ("factory cash back").

    If they used the "factory cash back" model it wouldn't upset the retailers.
    Last edited by lehnerus2000; 14 Jan 2015 at 19:38. Reason: Title
      My System SpecsSystem Spec


  9. Joined : Oct 2014
    Posts : 1,540
    W7 32 bit, Linux Mint Xfce 18 64 bit
       14 Jan 2015 #9

    lehnerus2000 said: View Post
    If MS really want to eliminate as many prior versions of Windows as possible, they could offer a huge discount on W10 if you return your official Windows install media ("factory cash back").

    If they used the "factory cash back" model it wouldn't upset the retailers.
    lehnerus2000
    How would that work for OEM computers?
    A lot of people don't have a windows install media, most come pre-installed.
    Post edited
    Last edited by groze; 15 Jan 2015 at 08:46.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec


  10. Joined : Aug 2014
    Australia, Adelaide
    Posts : 1,390
    W7 Ultimate SP1 (64 bit), LM 18.1 MATE (64 bit), W10IP VM, W10 Home
       15 Jan 2015 #10

    groze said: View Post
    How would that work for OEM computers?
    It wouldn't (unless you had discs).

    groze said: View Post
    How would that work for computers that can be upgraded?
    I'm not sure what you mean.

    groze said: View Post
    A lot of people don't have a windows install media, most come pre-installed.
    It would be a bonus for MS (i.e. they wouldn't have to pay out).

    The point would be to eliminate install media (DVDs) for old versions of Windows.
    Laptop recovery partitions are going to wear out sooner or later.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec


 
Page 1 of 4 123 ... LastLast


Similar Threads
Thread Forum
Free leak- free peek- free fun for all
Now I'd like to haggle price! I haven't seen a word yet on pricing for Win10 except it's free for owners of Win7 or Win8 and you make the change within one year of the final release date. Now for the fine print.............. I own two copies of...
General Support
Photoshop Experts Using Photoshop 1.0
In honour of the 25th anniversary of Adobe Photoshop, some Photoshop old timers like Ben Willmore and Julieanne Kost, along with more recent ones like YouTube's Aaron Nace try their hand at using Photoshop 1.0. Must say, it looks rather um,...
Chillout Room
Okay Parallels or VM or Mac experts
Creating an Image with Parallels of Mini Okay, I've got the Trial version of Parallels, I'm going to keep it, what I want to know is the best way of either backing up, creating an image or whatever with all the following stuff I've got on the Mini....
Virtualization
Any iPhone Experts Here?
My wife wants WhatsApp installed on her iPhone 3G however when trying to install it from the App Store she gets the message that she must be running iOS 4.3 (or 4.4, can't remember) or higher. Currently she's on 4.2 (I think). Her phone is...
Chillout Room
Our Sites
Site Links
About Us
Windows 10 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 10" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

© Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:09.
Find Us
Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 10 Forums