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    Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64-bit 14393, Windows 10 Insider Fast Ring, Windows 8.1 Update, Ubuntu
       05 Jun 2015 #81

    I got my confirmation email. I really like the small print at the bottom(I'll enlarge it here for the ones with sight disabilities):

    Windows Offer Details
    Yes, free! This upgrade offer is for a full version of Windows 10, not a trial. 3GB download required; standard data rates apply. To take advantage of this free offer, you must upgrade to Windows 10 within one year of availability. Once you upgrade, you have Windows 10 for free on that device.

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  2. Posts : 526
    W 7 desktop Home Premium 64 - OS
       05 Jun 2015 #82

    The reason I asked about the W update, the last one I did is the last one I did. It made a horrible mess of my computer. It emptied my MS Office folders, my Libre folders and a system restore did not work. I could not fix anything so I did a reformat. My 8.1 laptop is fairly new, so it won't be a problem. I am not putting 10 on my desktop W 7, at least not until I try it on my laptop.

    About my DVDs not playing on my laptop even with VLC, I am assuming because they were Bluray's, they need a special player like they have for the TV.

    thanks for all the replies.
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    W7 32 bit, Linux Mint Xfce 18 64 bit
       05 Jun 2015 #83

    Emma said: View Post
    The reason I asked about the W update, the last one I did is the last one I did. It made a horrible mess of my computer. It emptied my MS Office folders, my Libre folders and a system restore did not work. I could not fix anything so I did a reformat. My 8.1 laptop is fairly new, so it won't be a problem. I am not putting 10 on my desktop W 7, at least not until I try it on my laptop.

    About my DVDs not playing on my laptop even with VLC, I am assuming because they were Bluray's, they need a special player like they have for the TV.

    thanks for all the replies.
    Emma,
    I don't know if the windows 10 during upgrade will remove the files that allows dvds to be played in windows 7 via windows media player or if they are just removing the dvd feature from windows media player in windows 10. If you have a dvd player VLC should be able to play any dvd in windows 10 with the exception of blu-ray. You need a Bluray drive for Bluray disk. Vlc Bluray still had some issues (I don't know if they have them fix them).
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    Windows 10 Insider Preview
       05 Jun 2015 #84

    groze said: View Post
    Emma,
    I don't know if the windows 10 during upgrade will remove the files that allows dvds to be played in windows 7 via windows media player or if they are just removing the dvd feature from windows media player in windows 10. If you have a dvd player VLC should be able to play any dvd in windows 10 with the exception of blu-ray. You need a Bluray drive for Bluray disk. Vlc Bluray still had some issues (I don't know if they have them fix them).
    Thanks, Groze. I just tried a Blueray disk and it just sat there and did nothing. I inserted the regular disk, and it told me the name of the disk and that I need to get a DVD player.

    I'm going for Kodi.
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    W7 32 bit, Linux Mint Xfce 18 64 bit
       05 Jun 2015 #85

    Wynona said: View Post
    Thanks, Groze. I just tried a Blueray disk and it just sat there and did nothing. I inserted the regular disk, and it told me the name of the disk and that I need to get a DVD player.

    I'm going for Kodi.
    @Wynona
    If using VLC, sometimes you need to open dvds via the VLC application.

    I think I am going to do some testing with the new build once ISO is released. Since, I found out, I can keep being a beta tester for free and keep my windows 7 as well. However, I may do test upgrade first.
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    Windows 10 Insider Preview
       05 Jun 2015 #86

    groze said: View Post
    @Wynona
    If using VLC, sometimes you need to open dvds via the VLC application.

    I think I am going to do some testing with the new build once ISO is released. Since, I found out, I can keep being a beta tester for free and keep my windows 7 as well.
    Yehhhhhhhhhhh, best of both worlds!

    I'll keep testing just because I like to test, but it'll be good to keep my license to Windows 8.1. Having unused licenses laying around is good.
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  7. Posts : 526
    W 7 desktop Home Premium 64 - OS
       05 Jun 2015 #87

    when I put a reg dvd in the laptop, it did what someone else said, the name and info popped right up without me doing a thing. I never activate Windows Media player, I prefer Itunes. Much simpler to learn and use.

    Wynona as crazy as it sounds I like to solved my own computer problems. I thought I had solved the acer losing my settings on my taskbar items, but I haven't yet. The games folder and the tools folder are gone after the laptop has been shut down for a few days. I thought I was just forgetting the taskbar locking routine, but that was not the problem. I will keep working on it. It feels so good when I solve my own problems. It's odd how the little things like that stupid keyboard icon is on the TB every time I turn the pc on after being off for awhile. I need to check the advance settings and see if I can find a setting there to stop it.
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  8. Posts : 526
    W 7 desktop Home Premium 64 - OS
       07 Jun 2015 #88

    Will we get a full version. I thought I read somewhere that it will be a full version.
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  9. Posts : 14,872
    Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64-bit 14393, Windows 10 Insider Fast Ring, Windows 8.1 Update, Ubuntu
       07 Jun 2015 #89

    Emma said: View Post
    Will we get a full version. I thought I read somewhere that it will be a full version.
    See above.. post #81 I copied that from the confirmation Email I received.
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  10.    07 Jun 2015 #90

    Emma said: View Post
    Will we get a full version. I thought I read somewhere that it will be a full version.
    yes Emma we get full version
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