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

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       29 May 2015 #31

    Wynona said: View Post
    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 . . .
    True. But the other consideration is if I am buying a new PC with a new OS on the horizon I may want to wait and see if it has issues. If I could I waited to buy a new desktop tower until it came with SP1 already loaded. I should have done that with Vista.

    Seems like when I ignore my own advice I get burned.
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  2.    29 May 2015 #32

    I likely won't buy a PC with the OS preinstalled until I have to replace my laptop. Hopefully not for a long time to come. Desktop wise I build my own. I'm getting the itch to start a new build actually. What OS I will run on it when the time come I'm not sure. It will be 8.1 or 10. Being a Microsoft MVP makes life easier for me than some of you. A perk of being an MVP is a free MSDN subscription. I'll get keys for Windows 10 when its released and access to ISO files. I'll test out the free upgrade process so I can give advice on it anyway, but I can easily go back to 8.1 if I want. It's no big deal to me if the upgrade goes south. I can recover quit easily. I have options the normal consumer doesn't. I've given up my factory OEM installs long ago. I do it my way. Don't get me wrong, I can sympathies with those of you not so fortunate. It could end up being a tough decision for some. All I can say is I'll try and help in any way I can if you get in a bind.
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       29 May 2015 #33

    alphanumeric said: View Post
    I likely won't buy a PC with the OS preinstalled until I have to replace my laptop. Hopefully not for a long time to come. Desktop wise I build my own. I'm getting the itch to start a new build actually. What OS I will run on it when the time come I'm not sure. It will be 8.1 or 10. Being a Microsoft MVP makes life easier for me than some of you. A perk of being an MVP is a free MSDN subscription. I'll get keys for Windows 10 when its released and access to ISO files. I'll test out the free upgrade process so I can give advice on it anyway, but I can easily go back to 8.1 if I want. It's no big deal to me if the upgrade goes south. I can recover quit easily. I have options the normal consumer doesn't. I've given up my factory OEM installs long ago. I do it my way. Don't get me wrong, I can sympathies with those of you not so fortunate. It could end up being a tough decision for some. All I can say is I'll try and help in any way I can if you get in a bind.
    I had a paid Technet subscription for several years, but when that was dissolved, I lost all my testing materials, per se. The last thing I got was Windows 8.0 and Windows 8.1, which I still use for testing Microsoft stuff.

    I'm hoping we'll get a deal on Windows 10 upgrade; I'd like to have a couple for my Windows 7 licenses.
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  4.    29 May 2015 #34

    Wynona said: View Post
    I had a paid Technet subscription for several years, but when that was dissolved, I lost all my testing materials, per se. The last thing I got was Windows 8.0 and Windows 8.1, which I still use for testing Microsoft stuff.

    I'm hoping we'll get a deal on Windows 10 upgrade; I'd like to have a couple for my Windows 7 licenses.
    I'm still running on my TechNet keys for the most part. I've only used one or two of my MSDN keys. TechNet gave me 3 keys each for Windows and Office and I have 4 PC's. Yeah, the TechNet site is still active but you can't download anything or get any new keys. All you can do is look over any keys you already have. I hope Microsoft offers up some good deals for those that need them. People with Vista or XP for instance. I'll get more keys than I'll ever need for 10 on MSDN. I may not need any depending on how many of my PC's I do the free upgrade on. I want to see how that works out first hand so I'll be doing at least one for sure.
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  5.    30 May 2015 #35

    I could definitely see how the release of Windows 10 will increase PC sales as all the non-techies will be buying new equipment in order to run the latest and greatest OS. This will be a windfall for the hardware manufacturers.
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  6.    30 May 2015 #36

    Rocky said: View Post
    I could definitely see how the release of Windows 10 will increase PC sales as all the non-techies will be buying new equipment in order to run the latest and greatest OS. This will be a windfall for the hardware manufacturers.
    Did you read any of the posts in this thread? The general consensus is just the opposite to what your thinking will happen. Why would non-techies buy a new PC when most can likely upgrade to 10 for free? It's been my experience that the non-techies just run what they brung until it dies.
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       30 May 2015 #37

    alphanumeric said: View Post
    It's been my experience that the non-techies just run what they brung until it dies.

    Just now I had so many comments and anecdotes run through my head agreeing there, I got a brain jam now and don't know where to start.
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       30 May 2015 #38

    alphanumeric said: View Post
    Did you read any of the posts in this thread? The general consensus is just the opposite to what your thinking will happen. Why would non-techies buy a new PC when most can likely upgrade to 10 for free? It's been my experience that the non-techies just run what they brung until it dies.
    Well lets ask some that like windows 10, I am sure there are a few non-techies on Windows 10 forums.

    Non techies will you upgrade to windows 10 for free or keep their current operating system on your hard drive?
    Non techies will you buy a new system with windows 10 instead and keep using the current operating system on your old computer?
    Non techies will you buy a windows 10 install disk?
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       30 May 2015 #39

    I didn't read every post in this thread ,but I have read so many time that the way win10 will work is similar to how Apple OS works now ,so if that's true people who want to stay up to date will have to buy a new computer when win10 no longer supports there hardware ... my older MacBook with a intel duel core 2.2 cpu cant be update to os 7.0,,, it stops at os 6.8,,,so I need a new one if I want to keep up with the Jones's ..so users will at some point have to upgrade there hardware,,,Microsoft is not looking to put the Computer makers out of business
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    insider build 10586.3 win10 pro 64
       30 May 2015 #40

    as a backyard computer repair person I deal with a lot of non-techies ,and a lot, maybe even most, don't even know what OS is on there computer when I ask them ,and have no clue that win10 is in the state it in right now and millions of people are even using it on a daily bases
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