Windows 10: The free Windows 10 upgrade means users won't be buying New PCs

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  1.    29 May 2015 #21

    There are those that can buy what they want when they want, but even then, this free offer from Microsoft isn't going to change their spending habits. This just seems to be another "news for the sake of making news" articles. IMHO No disrespect meant towards Wynona. Don't kill the messenger as they say.
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       29 May 2015 #22

    alphanumeric said: View Post
    There are those that can buy what they want when they want, but even then, this free offer from Microsoft isn't going to change their spending habits. This just seems to be another "news for the sake of making news" articles. IMHO No disrespect meant towards Wynona. Don't kill the messenger as they say.
    With every new PC build I've done, I've habitually kept some of the basics intact, like the keyboard, mouse, speakers, CD/DVD drive, etc. And I only do a new build if things have progressed to the point that I no longer have what I need for the new OS.

    I have an older retired desktop that once held Vista, which I upgraded to Windows 8.1. Its only problem is that it wouldn't take Windows 8.1 64 bit; I had to drop to 32 bit. I may drag that one out and see if I can put Windows 10 64 bit on it, since it was a 64 bit machine until Windows 8.1 changed specs.

    So, I will be one of those who won't be buying a new computer to get the new OS. I'm with everyone else on this and thought it was ironic that at least this time, the consumer gets the cheese, which doesn't happen often!
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  3.    29 May 2015 #23

    There are also people that do not want to buy new computer just because it comes with new windows. Linux users are generally more IT literate so they don't care about OS, just want a machine to fulfill their needs, Apple users, well, not much choice.
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       29 May 2015 #24

    It seems to me the non-techie people who currently have a working PC are not going to sit through several hours of update to get a new OS. Those who buy a new PC that has some horsepower either want to game or be able to do stuff like convert video formats or other CPU intensive stuff. So they are getting a quad, 6 or 8 core PC. With horsepower they can afford to run the eye candy.

    The only effect I can see would be on the "wait and see" crowd as was mentioned. If I am buying a new PC and a new OS is coming out in a month or two, I might as well get the 2 birds with one stone.
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  5.    29 May 2015 #25

    MilesAhead said: View Post

    If I am buying a new PC and a new OS is coming out in a month or two, I might as well get the 2 birds with one stone.
    That may be right for ready made, brand name and laptops but if you build a custom one to replace older than it doesn't matter because you can upgrade windows easy enough and for free.
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  6.    29 May 2015 #26

    MilesAhead said: View Post
    The only effect I can see would be on the "wait and see" crowd as was mentioned. If I am buying a new PC and a new OS is coming out in a month or two, I might as well get the 2 birds with one stone.
    Exactly! And that will only be a temporary setback for new pc sales. In time Windows 10 might help increase new hardware sales as people try to get everything synced and running the same OS.
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       29 May 2015 #27

    MilesAhead said: View Post
    It seems to me the non-techie people who currently have a working PC are not going to sit through several hours of update to get a new OS. Those who buy a new PC that has some horsepower either want to game or be able to do stuff like convert video formats or other CPU intensive stuff. So they are getting a quad, 6 or 8 core PC. With horsepower they can afford to run the eye candy.

    The only effect I can see would be on the "wait and see" crowd as was mentioned. If I am buying a new PC and a new OS is coming out in a month or two, I might as well get the 2 birds with one stone.

    I thought it only takes 30 to 60 minutes to upgrade to windows 10, not several hours. There was an issue with a previous build that didn't install correctly or took several hours to install.
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       29 May 2015 #28

    MilesAhead said: View Post
    The only effect I can see would be on the "wait and see" crowd as was mentioned. If I am buying a new PC and a new OS is coming out in a month or two, I might as well get the 2 birds with one stone.
    Up to the Windows 10 free upgrade, generally when you bought a new PC with a new OS in a few months, the OEM would include the upgrade . . .
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       29 May 2015 #29

    groze said: View Post
    I thought it only takes 30 to 60 minutes to upgrade to windows 10, not several hours. There was an issue with a previous build that didn't install correctly or took several hours to install.
    You're right for the most part, Groze. But every once-in-awhile, someone gets caught with a "several hour" update. I think the only time I got caught like that was with Build 10049.
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  10.    29 May 2015 #30

    Yeah, a few of my parents non-techy friends will buy new computers "just to have the newest version". With windows 10 being so light weight and free, I'm sure they won't be buying new PCs anytime soon. Unless the computer totally dies, that's another story.
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