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  1. Joined : Oct 2014
    Polk County Texas USA
    Posts : 11,755
    Windows 10 Insider Preview
       02 Aug 2015 #1921

    Tonyb said: View Post
    Hey guys since this is about win 10 update how can i upgrade my kids Hp that has windows vista on it to win 10 ? thanks all and have a glorious day.
    I'm really sorry, but the PC with Vista on it doesn't qualify for the free upgrade.

    There are two ways you can upgrade: (1) Find a less expensive copy of Windows 7 or 8.1 and upgrade to that, and then upgrade free to Windows 10 or (2) buy a copy of Windows 10 and use it to upgrade to Windows 10.

    If you choose either route, be very cautious, especially when buying Windows 7 or 8.1. Buy from a reputable vendor such as NewEgg or Amazon.

    Edit: A savings of a few dollars isn't worth it if you get stung with a non-genuine copy of any version of Windows 10.
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  2.    02 Aug 2015 #1922

    Its got vista business on it HP told me they would send me a copy of win 8.1 if i ever needed it for free should i go that route? and then install win 10 on it they would send me the business copy of win 8.1 so what version of win 10 would that be?.
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  3. Joined : Oct 2014
    Polk County Texas USA
    Posts : 11,755
    Windows 10 Insider Preview
       02 Aug 2015 #1923

    Tonyb said: View Post
    Its got vista business on it HP told me they would send me a copy of win 8.1 if i ever needed it for free should i go that route? and then install win 10 on it they would send me the business copy of win 8.1 so what version of win 10 would that be?.
    Yes! If you can get Windows 8.1 from HP, that would be great.
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  4. Joined : Nov 2013
    Chicagoland
    Posts : 20,805
    Tower: W8.1; Laptop: W10 Pro build 10586; Windows Phone 8
       02 Aug 2015 #1924

    Kari said: View Post
    In my opinion we shouldn't forget the fact that each user now getting Windows 10 for free helps MS to make it more popular, get higher in statistics and in that way help to sell 10 to the corporate world. In my eyes it looks as if MS has knowingly made the getting 10 for free and activating it now, at least for the first year, quite easy and at the same time they are expecting revenue from those users who want a boxed paid for version, but the main focus is to increase the market share of a new OS in such a speed I believe we have not seen before.

    The revenue comes in the future if and as I believe when this plan works.
    Yes, it will surely help make 10 more popular for sure, but keeping in mind that Windows is already popular overall with 90% of global use. What they're really after is a bigger chunk of the mobile market. 10 as a platform including WinRT apps running across all devices being familiar no matter which device used. Purchase an app once > Run it on multiple devices. The OS and the apps are the future revenue they are seeking.

    IMO the press and IT Pros hammered Windows 8 into almost non existance due to an ill viewpoint of what WinRT is actually all about. Basically stating that a Modern phone UI has no business on a desktop PC and that it is not intuitive. Most of the world listened to them. Well, firstly yes you do need it if you want it to be familiar across all devices, which is an MS objective to gain more of the mobile market of which the "other two" are dominating. Secondly it is intuitive more so than the old once it's learned. Users are so enamored with the old Windows that they think it's so difficult to change to a new way. IMO it's not all that difficult as they made it out to be. It was all psychological propoganda so far as I'm concerned.

    On the other hand Balmer and Synofski pushed 8 out the door to quickly with the radical changes. If they would've placed the option to boot to desktop (familiarity of the old) as they corrected in 8.1 the situation would have been much, much better, but it was too late. The damage done. The reputation tarnished. So out with the old regine and in with the new. Now they have a new regime under the direction of Satya Nadella and also a new chairman of the board. Nadella seems to have kept an open mind, took great thought on how to remedy the situation, created the Insider Program, issued a build that boots to a desktop, but keeping their main objective in mind by creating tablet mode. Quite ingenious IMO. Now we basically have a Windows 8.1 with training wheels.

    Yes, the MS got the 10 train heading down the tracks and it's gaining quite sufficient speed. The press seems to give it fair reviews, which is what enterprise will listen to most along with their IT Pros. Perhaps now they will also advise in favor of 10.
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  5.    02 Aug 2015 #1925

    awesome will do this on monday i will give them a call thanks much for the info.
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  6. Joined : Nov 2013
    Chicagoland
    Posts : 20,805
    Tower: W8.1; Laptop: W10 Pro build 10586; Windows Phone 8
       02 Aug 2015 #1926

    simrick said: View Post
    Let's not forget the WaaS model. Their intention to support for "Life of the Device", and to add certain new features at a price in the future. I have seen the beancounter PowerPoint presentation "delaying" the realised revenue. We really have no idea what they will spring on us in a few years. (I am not being cynical, just being realistic.)
    You mean the SaaS model, yes?

    You are right - they are intent on uber-dominating the market again, in record time.
    They already have 90% of the PC market. It's the mobile market they are seeking.
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  7. Joined : Apr 2015
    Posts : 9,154
    W10Prox64
       02 Aug 2015 #1927

    HippsieGypsie said: View Post
    You mean the SaaS model, yes?



    They already have 90% of the PC market. It's the mobile market they are seeking.
    Windows as a Service, yes. And, yes I was referring to the rest of the device market, other than personal computers.
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  8. Joined : Oct 2014
    Polk County Texas USA
    Posts : 11,755
    Windows 10 Insider Preview
       02 Aug 2015 #1928

    Tonyb said: View Post
    awesome will do this on monday i will give them a call thanks much for the info.
    You're very welcome. Glad I know something that helps.
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  9.    02 Aug 2015 #1929

    Wynona said: View Post
    I'm really sorry, but the PC with Vista on it doesn't qualify for the free upgrade.

    There are two ways you can upgrade: (1) Find a less expensive copy of Windows 7 or 8.1 and upgrade to that, and then upgrade free to Windows 10 or (2) buy a copy of Windows 10 and use it to upgrade to Windows 10.

    If you choose either route, be very cautious, especially when buying Windows 7 or 8.1. Buy from a reputable vendor such as NewEgg or Amazon.

    Edit: A savings of a few dollars isn't worth it if you get stung with a non-genuine copy of any version of Windows 10.
    Also it's possible the machine will not be able to upgrade. My Windows 7 Ultimate desktop cannot be upgraded to 10 as it originally came with Vista and the CPU is not supported.
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  10.    02 Aug 2015 #1930

    Joan Archer said: View Post
    Also it's possible the machine will not be able to upgrade. My Windows 7 Ultimate desktop cannot be upgraded to 10 as it originally came with Vista and the CPU is not supported.
    Is it a 64-bit version Joan?
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