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    Microsoft: More details on the end of 'Get Windows 10' and what's next


    Posted: 30 Jul 2016

    Microsoft's year-long offer to Windows 7 and 8.X PC and tablet users to get Windows 10 as a free update ends today, July 29, as Microsoft reconfirmed it would back in May this year.

    What else ends today? Microsoft's aggressive campaign to get those users to update to Windows 10 via its "Get Windows 10" app and prompts.

    I've been working to track down some more specifics as to what will happen after today, regarding GWX and automatic installs of the Windows 10 November Update (1511). Microsoft has been very (I'd say, overly) pushy about trying to get users to take the free update -- so pushy that there are two more suits against the company over this that are seeking class-action status, as reported by The Seattle Times.

    Here are some of my questions and Microsoft answers (provided via a spokesperson) about the end of the GWX campaign...


    ...Yesterday, a Microsoft spokesperson confirmed to me that Microsoft plans to make ISOs of Windows 10 Anniversary available to users on August 2, the day that Microsoft will begin making the Anniversary Update available to users on PCs, tablets, Xbox One, Surface Hub and HoloLens. (Officials recently said not everyone will be getting the bits on August 2 on all device types. The release will be staggered, they said.)

    Officials are not yet saying publicly when Microsoft will make Windows 10 Anniversary Update available on MSDN or on the Microsoft Volume Licensing Servicing Center. (I asked.) Hopefully they will next week.


    Read more: Microsoft: More details on the end of 'Get Windows 10' and what's next | ZDNet
    Brink's Avatar Posted By: Brink
    30 Jul 2016


  1. Posts : 13,934
    Windows 10 Pro X64 21H1 19043.1503
       #1

    Upgrades must be fully completed by 11:59 p.m. UTC-10 on July 29, 2016
    Finally a definitive statement on this.
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  2. Posts : 134
    Windows 10 Home 64bit V1803
       #2

    This is what many wanted to know!
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  3. Posts : 472
    Windows 10 Pro 64bit v1803 build 17133.73
       #3

    Most want free stuff. Somebody has to pay for this eventually somehow.
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  4. Posts : 14,577
    Windows 10 IoT
       #4

    New ISO's on the 2nd via the MCT.
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  5. Posts : 13,576
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       #5

    alphanumeric said:
    New ISO's on the 2nd via the MCT.
    Were you expecting otherwise ?:)

    For benefit of unaware users, you have to redownload the MCT as old copies are linked to previous versions.

    Windows 10


    Oh - just discovered the links to Techbench website are coming up with page cannot be found error.
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  6. Posts : 123,498
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    cereberus said:
    Were you expecting otherwise ?:)

    For benefit of unaware users, you have to redownload the MCT as old copies are linked to previous versions.

    Windows 10


    Oh - just discovered the links to Techbench website are coming up with page cannot be found error.
    Yup, Techbench has been down for at least the last 2 days anyhow. :)
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  7. Posts : 17,831
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       #7

    Windows 10 Upgrade Assistant seems to be in place and working.

    Microsoft: More details on the end of 'Get Windows 10' and what's next-000137.png
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  8. Posts : 123,498
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    Edwin said:
    Windows 10 Upgrade Assistant seems to be in place and working.

    Microsoft: More details on the end of 'Get Windows 10' and what's next-000137.png

    Ok ....just where or how did you git that little toy Edwin ...
    Unless its a Insider app....

    Nevermind.... researched it ...lol
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  9. Posts : 13,576
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       #9

    OldMike65 said:
    Yup, Techbench has been down for at least the last 2 days anyhow. :)
    This is interesting - just done a test using the downloader link from post #3 in

    Windows 10 Recovery Tools - Bootable Rescue Disk - Windows 10 Forums

    and it works!

    This implies MS have removed the "front page" to restrict access - to stop getting overloaded when RS1 comes online?
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