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  1. Joined : Jan 2014
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       16 Jun 2015 #1

    Some Still Get It Wrong: Windows 10 Won’t Launch as a 1-Year Trial


    Microsoft announced during a January event at its headquarters in Redmond that Windows 10 would be offered free of charge to those on Windows 7 and 8.1, which makes it the very first new Windows version to be provided at no cost.

    There’s a catch, however: the upgrade from Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 must be performed in the first year after launch. If you don’t upgrade during this window, you’ll have to pay for it, and this approach is what creates so much confusion around the world these days.
    It’s no secret that many people believe that Windows 10 would be free only for one year, but it turns out that a number of stores (not Microsoft’s though) and some service repair centers are saying basically the same thing, telling users that the new OS would launch as a one-year trial, meaning that you’ll have to pay to continue using it after that.
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  2. Joined : Nov 2013
    Land of 10,000 lakes
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    W10 Pro, W10 Home
       16 Jun 2015 #2

    It's not hard to understand why there is confusion regarding this issue. Microsoft has never given an OS away for free before and people naturally figure there must be a "catch" to it.
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  3. Joined : Jun 2015
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       16 Jun 2015 #3

    I guess it depends if you are a "cup is half empty", or a "cup is half full" kind of person
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  4. Joined : Jul 2014
    UK
    Posts : 16,429
    Windows 10
       16 Jun 2015 #4

    I see this on other forums I read

    wait till win 10 hits the masses, confusion will be even greater
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  5. Joined : Sep 2014
    Posts : 2,923
    Windows 10 Pro
       16 Jun 2015 #5

    This is really no different from the situation with Windows 8. When Windows 8 was first released, Microsoft offered a low-cost upgrade for a period of time. Those upgrades you purchased at that low cost are still valid even today, and you don't have to pay full price if you want to reinstall Windows 8 today.

    It's exactly the same thing with Windows 10, except that instead of it being low cost, it's free.
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  6. Joined : Nov 2013
    Land of 10,000 lakes
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    W10 Pro, W10 Home
       16 Jun 2015 #6

    Mystere said: View Post
    This is really no different from the situation with Windows 8. When Windows 8 was first released, Microsoft offered a low-cost upgrade for a period of time. Those upgrades you purchased at that low cost are still valid even today, and you don't have to pay full price if you want to reinstall Windows 8 today.

    It's exactly the same thing with Windows 10, except that instead of it being low cost, it's free.
    The one difference I see is that with Windows 8, you were upgraded to the professional version. But with the "free" Windows 10 upgrade, you are upgraded to the same version you are currently running. I think it would be nice if Microsoft offered the same special price break to those like me who would pay $40 to upgrade W7 Home Premium to Windows 10 Professional.
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  7. Joined : Apr 2015
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    windows 8.1
       16 Jun 2015 #7

    What if after the 1 year freebie of Windows 10, MS comes up with new OS (let us call it windows 11 or some fancy name), yes, upfront it is windows 10 is free, then the new OS will have to be purchased. They got to make selling software their main business.
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  8. Joined : Sep 2014
    Posts : 2,923
    Windows 10 Pro
       16 Jun 2015 #8

    ramram55 said: View Post
    What if after the 1 year freebie of Windows 10, MS comes up with new OS (let us call it windows 11 or some fancy name), yes, upfront it is windows 10 is free, then the new OS will have to be purchased. They got to make selling software their main business.
    What if.. what if... what if........ We can play that game all day long, what if the moon is made of green cheese?

    Microsoft has said that Windows 10 is the last branded edition of Windows, all future updates will still be branded Windows 10.
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  9. Joined : Apr 2015
    Posts : 111
    windows 8.1
       16 Jun 2015 #9

    Mystere said: View Post
    What if.. what if... what if........ We can play that game all day long, what if the moon is made of green cheese?

    Microsoft has said that Windows 10 is the last branded edition of Windows, all future updates will still be branded Windows 10.
    This is big business, nothing personal, if MS could not keep their words, then always windows 8 to fall on.
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  10. Joined : Sep 2014
    Posts : 2,923
    Windows 10 Pro
       16 Jun 2015 #10

    ramram55 said: View Post
    This is big business, nothing personal, if MS could not keep their words, then always windows 8 to fall on.
    What are you talking about?
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