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  1.    22 Jan 2015 #21
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    Windows 10 X64

    Windows 10 available as a free upgrade FOR THE FIRST YEAR?

    Does that mean one has to buy or pay after that year, like a contract that expires every year?

    Jeff
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  2.    22 Jan 2015 #22
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    Windows 10 Pro

    Quote Originally Posted by jeffrys View Post
    Windows 10 available as a free upgrade FOR THE FIRST YEAR?

    Does that mean one has to buy or pay after that year, like a contract that expires every year?

    Jeff
    means if you don't upgrade within first year you have to buy windows 10
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  3.    22 Jan 2015 #23
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    Windows 10 X64

    thanks Dave,

    then i will have some work to do on 6 computers.

    Jeff
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  4.    22 Jan 2015 #24
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    Host W8.0 x64 Guest W10 x86

    The way it says Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 makes me think those of us with Windows 8.0 will have to go to 8.1 then 10.
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  5.    22 Jan 2015 #25
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    Windows 10 Pro x64

    Yes, but you shouldn't still be on 8 now anyway.
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  6.    22 Jan 2015 #26
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    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
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    Windows 10 IoT

    There are few users that can't get there from here. The Store upgrade fails or they don't meet the hardware requirements for 8.1. Now that 8.1 Media is available, Create installation media for Windows 8.1 - Windows Help some should be able to do a clean install to get there. I'm not sure what you'd do if you have one of those unsupported CPU's that will run 8 but not 8.1? It likely won't support 10 either?
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  7.    22 Jan 2015 #27
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    Windows 10 Pro (32-bit) 16299.15

    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    I'm not sure what you'd do if you have one of those unsupported CPU's that will run 8 but not 8.1? It likely won't support 10 either?
    I think they can still use 32-bit Windows 8.1 (eg. by using the Create Installation Media option and clean installing). From memory I think it's only 64-bit where that's a problem.
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  8.    22 Jan 2015 #28
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    Windows 10 IoT

    Quote Originally Posted by DavidY View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    I'm not sure what you'd do if you have one of those unsupported CPU's that will run 8 but not 8.1? It likely won't support 10 either?
    I think they can still use 32-bit Windows 8.1 (eg. by using the Create Installation Media option and clean installing). From memory I think it's only 64-bit where that's a problem.
    I'd have to do some reading to figure it out. That's great unless you have more than 4 gig of RAM and a dedicated video card with its own onboard RAM. It will work but you won't be able to make maximum use of your hardware. It's too early in the day for me to go spelunking this stuff. Maybe latter.
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  9.    22 Jan 2015 #29
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    Host W8.0 x64 Guest W10 x86

    Quote Originally Posted by z3r010 View Post
    Yes, but you shouldn't still be on 8 now anyway.
    I only have the Laptop. There's no way to bail myself out if the upgrade hangs other than restoring an 8.0 image. If I was going to change the Windows version I'd probably go to W7 Pro to get my glass back rather than installing something that's essentially the same(barring some killer feature that hasn't been revealed.)

    Let's see what happens when the next preview is released.
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  10.    22 Jan 2015 #30
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    10 preview 64bit

    free for 7 /8 users


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