Windows 10: Here’s what happens after the July 29th free Windows 10 offer ends
I just upgraded again (and then a reset) from windows 8.1 to windows 10 after trying it some months ago and disliking it due to various things (I paid to be able to roll back to win 8.1) and it does seem better. My email alerts are working properly and the system and updates seem smoother. I would have stayed at 8.1 but upgraded as part of troubleshooting something and Win 10 seems to work well enough that I'm going to stay with it. I use a local account and adjust the privacy settings to share as little as possible and use FF as browser (and occasionally IE) and Thunderbird for mail. Overall, seems to work well.
If you ask me, W10 is an improved version of 8/8.1 and that's why I switched as soon as it came out. I'll keep this computer (at least MB) for a while so unless MB dies will have no need to buy another windows again. Also hope that Insider program will stay and looking forward to see what Rs2 will bring.
When anniversary edition with full Rs1 comes out I'm planning first clean install since W7 which was upgraded to 8 than 8.1. It's amazing how good everything worked out despite all the changes. Keeping system clean and running sanitary is what attribute that to.
It is not an offer, it is a requirement, you will upgrade, whenever you want or not. MS will make sure of that.
I have upgraded only because of security reasons, I hate 10 with all my soul, I would use 7 or even XP, if I could.
Had W8.1 stored on a separate SSD which had not been updated for many months.....after two years using W10 have found it very confusing trying to find my way around W8.1 (didn't know if I was going to the toilet or having a haircut) to coin an expression.
At the time I though W8.1 was a better O/S than W7, but to compare W8.1 with W10 is in my opinion a no go as W10 is vastly superior.
Have since formatted W8.1 SSD.
I wasn't all that fond of Windows 8.0. I liked the changes they made in 8.1 though. 10 is even better, IMHO.
I'm using Windows 10 now but without any key! It's a new PC I put together and them installed Windows 10 using their ISO without any key and the OS is working 100% so my question is: after July 29th will they block me to use my PC or something or can I continue to use it?
I don't know how you installed it without any key but there's one month trial period before you have to activate. If it's activated you will not loose it as long as it's on same MB even if you have to do another clean install.
Go to Settings > Update & Security > Activation. What does it say for Activation and Product Key?
Going to translate here since mine is in portuguese:
Edition: Windows 10 Home
Activation: Not possible to connect to windows activation servers
There is no product key I did not used any!
Below there is something written like this: There was a failure in the activation cause there isn't any product key or a digital right with some code in it: 0x803F7001
Guess they are just letting me use it for free for now but after July 29th they will do something about it. I just hope I can still use Windows 10 without they blocking me or something till I can find a way to buy a key
Well, that means it's not activated but you are probably in trial period still. You could legally use Enterprise version for 3 month with little nags every now and than.
Did you by any chance have a retail W7 on your last computer ?
Clarified: the free upgrade offer to Windows 10 is ending July 29th, really
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