Page 5 of 5 FirstFirst ... 345
  1.    22 Jan 2017 #41
    Join Date : Jul 2015
    Poole Dorset UK
    Posts : 2,559
    Windows 10 x64 Home Version(1709) Build16299.64

    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    I have a USB floppy drive but can't say I've actually used it much. A couple times when I first bought it many years ago. I have a box of brand new never used floppies around somewhere too. Nostalgia I guess, lol. I have a USB Lightscrib DVD burner too. I don't bother putting optical drives in my towers. I do all my installs from thumb drives these days. I only use it for installing a few games that are on disk. I don't watch movies etc on my PC so I don't bother installing a dedicated optical drive.
    lol, I can remember having a 2 floppy drives installed, and a reader and burner optical drive installed. And if you were lucky 2 hard drives. Those 19 inch CRT monitors were fun to move around too.
    I too still have floppys and I just plug in the floppy drive via usb when I want them and Windows 10 does recognise them and I can then do what I want with them
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  2.    22 Jan 2017 #42
    Join Date : Oct 2014
    Posts : 938
    Windows 8.1, Win10Pro

    I do understand MS's motivation in this -- I only hope they offer an "upgrade" price (i.e., something along the line of what they did for Win8) for when Win7 gets "retired" so it won't cost a lot for folks to THEN upgrade to Win10.
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  3.    22 Jan 2017 #43
    Join Date : Oct 2013
    Newport, South Wales, UK
    Posts : 1,805
    Windows 10 Pro x64 FCU - XP/Vista/Win7/Win8.1 in VM for testing

    Of course the best option for people who wanted to retain the use of older operating systems until their end of support was to ...

    update to Windows 10 during the free offer,
    sign in with a Microsoft account to Tie the windows 10 Key to the Account
    so the activation is transferable to new hardware in future,

    then

    Roll back to their favoured OS untill they are ready to move on

    It's too late to do this now but the advice was given many times before the end of the offer, hopefully people listened

    There will I believe be further incentives to upgrade to Windows 10 from older OSs as end of support nears but I doubt it will be as good an offer as the initial one
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  4.    22 Jan 2017 #44
    Join Date : Jan 2014
    Posts : 1,391
    Windows 10 Pro (32-bit) 16299.15

    Quote Originally Posted by Barman58 View Post
    Of course the best option for people who wanted to retain the use of older operating systems until their end of support was to ...

    update to Windows 10 during the free offer,
    sign in with a Microsoft account to Tie the windows 10 Key to the Account
    so the activation is transferable to new hardware in future,

    then

    Roll back to their favoured OS untill they are ready to move on

    It's too late to do this now
    The 'GWX' app is gone but it's reported that some of the other free upgrade routes do still work.
    [Link Removed]
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  5.    22 Jan 2017 #45
    Join Date : Aug 2014
    Forever West
    Posts : 3,922
    Win10 Home and Pro, Win10 Insider Preview, Win7 Home, Linux Mint

    Yep, can still get the free Win10, did 3 computers just a week ago, 2 Desktops and 1 Notebook. All 3 had Vista but was able to upgrade to Win7 then get Win10. Couldn't do a Dell Latitude Notebook, no drivers for the video adapter.
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  6.    22 Jan 2017 #46
    Join Date : Jan 2014
    Posts : 1,391
    Windows 10 Pro (32-bit) 16299.15

    Quote Originally Posted by Berton View Post
    did 3 computers just a week ago, 2 Desktops and 1 Notebook. All 3 had Vista
    I think there will be a fair few folks looking to upgrade from Vista in the next 3 months or so and probably soon after it goes out of support in April.
    Although Vista probably only has a few percent of Windows installations these days, it's still a few percent of a very big number.
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  7.    22 Jan 2017 #47
    Join Date : Dec 2013
    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 10,408
    Windows 10 IoT

    I don't see them putting another offer on the books for when support finally ends. Why should they? It's not like there wasn't lots of time to take them up on the free upgrade offer. Which, as near as I can tell, is still on the go, unofficially. Upgrade, get your Digital license, Rollback. Then you can upgrade again, or clean install when the time comes.
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  8.    22 Jan 2017 #48
    Join Date : Aug 2015
    México
    Posts : 212
    Windows 10 x64 Home 1703

    Well... my new laptop came with Windows 10 so... nothing to worry about.

    My old one came with Windows 7, I tested Windows 10 on it, and while the OS works fairly good, hardware acceleration for videos is just crimpled... the poor thing becomes an oven when you try to play multimedia on it... I still have that license just in case I really need it, but since hardware acceleration is something I need with almost everything, that PC is doomed to stay tied to Windows 7 to ratain full funcionality. Not that is a bad thing. I will always have love for Windows 7
      My ComputerSystem Spec

 
Page 5 of 5 FirstFirst ... 345


Similar Threads
Thread Forum
Mobile Windows Phone 8.1 mainstream support ends 7/11/2017
Windows Phone 8.1 mainstream support ends 7/11/2017 Source:https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/lifecycle?p1=17945
Windows 10 News
Mobile Microsoft Reportedly Promises Support Windows 10 Mobile For Many Years
Read more: Microsoft Reportedly Promises to Support Windows 10 Mobile For - Thurrott.com
Windows 10 News
An old friend (W2k3 Server) ends support soon
Hi there probably IMO the best server Ms ever designed - and in version 2 you can use > 4GB even though it's "technically" a 32 bit OS. XP was based on it (in fact all XP stuff still runs on it) and it makes for an outstanding Virtual server....
General Support
Chrome Support for XP and Vista Ends in April 2016
Source: Google Chrome Blog: Updates to Chrome platform support
Windows 10 News
Windows 7 Mainstream Support Ends
Windows 7 Mainstream Free Support ends today... Windows 7 mainstream support ends today - CNET
Chillout Room
Our Sites
Site Links
About Us
Windows 10 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 10" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

© Designer Media Ltd
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:08.
Find Us
Twitter Facebook Google+ Ten Forums iOS App Ten Forums Android App



Windows 10 Forums