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#1 Burned Phoenix

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Posted 21 January 2015 - 08:47 PM

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Windows 10 will be available for free if you have Windows 7, Windows 8.1 or Windows Phone 8.1. But you have to upgrade in the first year after the launch of Windows 10. Terry Myerson, Microsoft's Executive Vice President of Windows, said today that "This is more than a one-time upgrade: once a Windows device is upgraded to Windows 10, we will continue to keep it current for the supported lifetime of the device - at no additional charge."

 

 

Source: Windows.com



#2 Vegetto

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Posted 21 January 2015 - 10:06 PM

How exactly Microsoft will release the OS for the Windows 7 and 8 users? I hope we will be provided with a serial key and an ISO disk image. Because if Microsoft decides to release the OS via Windows Update then we can't format and install Windows 10 again after a year.



#3 D7777

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Posted 21 January 2015 - 10:32 PM

What a great news. I feel like dancing today. :D



#4 christianbclark

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Posted 21 January 2015 - 11:37 PM

Windows 10 will be free as MAC OS will probably be free also. The battle with Linux vs. Windows is now a Reality LOL

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Posted 22 January 2015 - 01:27 AM

This is freaking awesome! I got Windows 7 pre-installed, upgraded to Windows 8 for $15 using the launch-offer, and now getting Windows 10 for free! :lol:



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Posted 22 January 2015 - 02:47 AM

I am very curious how big the downloadf ... AND would it keep personal settings and my applications ?

#7 Darren 54

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Posted 22 January 2015 - 02:32 PM

@Vegetto

I'm sure we Win7 and 8 users will get a serial key, as what MS did with the free Media Center promotion when Win8 was launched.

 

@christianbclark

The final build will be about 4 GB in size because that's the size of Windows 10 Technical Preview x64.



#8 maac

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Posted 22 January 2015 - 04:10 PM

How exactly Microsoft will release the OS for the Windows 7 and 8 users? I hope we will be provided with a serial key and an ISO disk image. Because if Microsoft decides to release the OS via Windows Update then we can't format and install Windows 10 again after a year.

You can download Win 8.1 ISOs even now, so I'm quite confident that you can just download it and put it on something bootable. Did people get a new serial key for Windows 7 to 8 upgrade? I think it will be the same like that then.



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Posted 22 January 2015 - 05:26 PM

Great news! I'll finally make the move and switch from Windows 7



#10 Darcena

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Posted 23 January 2015 - 09:14 AM

Did people get a new serial key for Windows 7 to 8 upgrade?

Yes, Microsoft offered a serial key, an upgrade tool and an ISO file for the clean install.



#11 P.McGinley

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Posted 23 January 2015 - 05:13 PM

I read on neogaf that this is a permanent upgrade and you can't downgrade to Window 8 or 7 later.



#12 ~{/^OoMoO^\}~

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Posted 25 January 2015 - 12:35 PM

Oh man, I can't wait. Thanks Microsoft lol.



#13 christianbclark

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Posted 01 February 2015 - 07:38 AM

I am curious that ... as I will upgrade through Windows Update ... would I still have desktops apps and stuff ?



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Posted 01 February 2015 - 03:45 PM

I read on neogaf that this is a permanent upgrade and you can't downgrade to Window 8 or 7 later.

Windows 10 should include downgrade rights, just as any other release has had.

 

I am curious that ... as I will upgrade through Windows Update ... would I still have desktops apps and stuff ?

Why wouldn't you have?



#15 christianbclark

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Posted 01 February 2015 - 09:15 PM

I mean. Would this update ... erase my Adobe Create Cloud abd my browsers. My question is.,, would u have to reinstall all applications ?

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