Windows 10: Windows 7 and 8 users are now able to reserve their free copy of W10

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  1. Posts : 7,882
    Windows 10
       31 May 2015 #1

    Windows 7 and 8 users are now able to reserve their free copy of W10


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    Microsoft has started advertising Windows 10 to users of Windows 7 and 8 with the window that you see above. First noted by a user on Reddit, this window is now being reported by multiple users that Microsoft is allowing them to reserve a copy of the OS for free.

    This is not a surprise, the company made it clear that they would be pushing this OS aggressively, especially since it is a free upgrade for anyone with a valid Windows 7 or 8 license (excluding corporations). While it is not exactly clear why only some are seeing this dialog, expect it to roll out to everyone in the very near future.
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    FAQ - Windows 10 FAQ Tips - Microsoft


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  2. Posts : 8,307
    Windows 10 Professional
       31 May 2015 #2

    That is a hilarious marketing tactic!
    Reserve your free copy..., reserve before they're sold out?!
    Yet they want 1 billion installs within 2-3 years?!
    Better get busy!!!
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  3.    31 May 2015 #3

    I got my notice and it won't go away. It is in my task bar. On reboot (Win 7 Ultimate) it pops up again. Not a big deal but I may not want it there all the time. I haven't tried many options yet to get rid of it.

    Edit: I went into the task bar properties and was able to hide it but it is part of the task bar entries now.
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  4.    31 May 2015 #4

    Just found it in my task bar when I booted into 8.1. Makes you think, based on the info, that 10 will be the best thing since sliced bread...time will tell.
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  5.    31 May 2015 #5

    stealth2920 said: View Post
    I got my notice and it won't go away. It is in my task bar. On reboot (Win 7 Ultimate) it pops up again. Not a big deal but I may not want it there all the time. I haven't tried many options yet to get rid of it.

    Edit: I went into the task bar properties and was able to hide it but it is part of the task bar entries now.
    Apparently it came with a windows KB update. If you uninstall that should remove it. Not sure if it would affect your "reservation" though.
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  6.    31 May 2015 #6

    I have the notice on my computer. I'm going to wait awhile before reserving Windows 10.
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  7. Posts : 8,307
    Windows 10 Professional
       31 May 2015 #7

    Winuser said: View Post
    I have the notice on my computer. I'm going to wait awhile before reserving Windows 10.
    I wouldn't wait!!! They might sell out faster than a Justin Bieber concert!!!
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  8.    31 May 2015 #8

    Edwin said: View Post
    I wouldn't wait!!! They might sell out faster than a Justin Bieber concert!!!
    I better hurry up! I don't want to be left out.
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  9. Posts : 639
    Windows 10 1703 Pro 64
       31 May 2015 #9

    If you want to get rid the icon just uninstall KB3035583. In the future you can reinstall it and then get your free W10. You have 1 year after the release. I reserved my copy and when W10 is released it will download to my PC and notify me that it is ready to install. I can then install when I choose or not at all.

    Jim
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  10.    31 May 2015 #10

    Windows invitation for Win10..


    I noticed that I have a small windows ICON on the lower right hand side of my task bar in Win8.1. When I click on it I can send my email address that I want to reserve my upgrade to Win10. Has anyone else noticed this yet??

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