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Windows 10 will be Free

Post by goose » January 22nd, 2015, 8:14 am

http://www.msn.com/en-us/money/technolo ... nsfinreu11

Free upgrade to users using windows 7 or windows 8.
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Re: Windows 10 will be Free

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Re: Windows 10 will be Free

Post by Newman » June 1st, 2015, 9:26 am

It seems like they are going the route of the Mac OS X updates where you pretty much must download them on each computer instead of grabbing one .ISO say for a company or those who want to burn a physical copy for themselves.
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Re: Windows 10 will be Free

Post by Stephen » June 1st, 2015, 2:19 pm

they will probably release an iso version for people with no high speed.

either way i think its still going to be an upgrade version which is why its free and not retail or oem type install

so will probably have to do upgrade process any time you reinstall, might be able to pull the product key after install and do the trick upgrade install.

be interesting to see how it works for prebuilt machines with the dpk injected onto the motherboard.
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Re: Windows 10 will be Free

Post by Newman » June 1st, 2015, 4:41 pm

http://www.cnet.com/news/microsoft-pric ... 9-for-pro/

$119 for Home, $199 for Pro for a non-upgrade copy.

I like this guys thinking...
Let's review this scenario: One PC running Windows 7 and another running Windows Vista. The Windows 7 PC qualifies for the free upgrade, but the Windows Vista computer does not. It would seem that once the Windows 7 PC is upgraded to Windows 10 (not in a dual-boot configuration), it frees up the license so Windows 7 can be installed on a different PC (the Vista desktop). Of course, this requires having Microsoft installation media and not a system restore disc. Once the former Vista PC is running the activated copy of Windows 7, it should then also be eligible for the free upgrade.
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Re: Windows 10 will be Free

Post by Stephen » June 1st, 2015, 7:32 pm

unless the key carries over to 10
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Re: Windows 10 will be Free

Post by madmattd » June 2nd, 2015, 5:09 pm

Stephen wrote:unless the key carries over to 10
That is what I assume is going to happen. I'm hoping there will be a way to get the upgrade and still do a fresh install of Windows 10. I put the early release or whatever it is called onto a VM last night to play with (you can get that in an ISO or as a "Windows Update" depending on your goal). So far I don't hate it ;) Seems to be a cross of Win7 and Win8, and most notably the Start MENU has returned! Woot! Full x64 install was 8 or 9 GB.
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Re: Windows 10 will be Free

Post by Stephen » June 6th, 2015, 2:20 pm

ive been running the technical preview since its release on one pc, some very nice features have been added like the notifications pop out prety well stolen from osx but done better in my opinion.

be interesting to see how the search section on task bar weeds out malware or how long before shit starts poping in there.

i should probably test on domain network soon before the roll out, will be nice to controll all updates from the server now if and how it works on older windows server is a question though.
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Re: Windows 10 will be Free

Post by Stephen » June 20th, 2015, 7:53 pm

http://blogs.windows.com/bloggingwindow ... ew-builds/

More info

Anyone who tests will get free activation to

After upgrade is completed and activated a clean install can be done with media install
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Re: Windows 10 will be Free

Post by Stephen » July 29th, 2015, 7:23 pm

well im on 10 on all computers now, just heads up download lan drivers ahead of time just incase. one computer needed it.

antivirus didnt transfer to well had to repair.

percision x for evga gpu doesnt detect gpu now, probably needs reinstall.

other then that i think everything working. will clean install next week on days off.
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Re: Windows 10 will be Free

Post by Newman » July 30th, 2015, 9:32 am

I'm not sure if it was required but from what I read it was one way to get a fresh install.
I made an upgrade disk, did that, then made a new install disk and did a fresh install from that. Probably took about 4 hours all together.
Then probably 3 hours waiting for shit to download while I tweaked it to the way I wanted it.
I manually got the latest graphic drivers for my cards, but then it needed to download another ~150mb file, that was annoying as fuck.

I don't know why it decided to make my user folder /newma that's fucking irritating.
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Re: Windows 10 will be Free

Post by Joe » July 30th, 2015, 4:14 pm

I upgraded last night, haven't really had time to play with it much though.
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Re: Windows 10 will be Free

Post by Stephen » July 31st, 2015, 2:18 pm

Newman wrote:I'm not sure if it was required but from what I read it was one way to get a fresh install.
I made an upgrade disk, did that, then made a new install disk and did a fresh install from that. Probably took about 4 hours all together.
Then probably 3 hours waiting for shit to download while I tweaked it to the way I wanted it.
I manually got the latest graphic drivers for my cards, but then it needed to download another ~150mb file, that was annoying as fuck.

I don't know why it decided to make my user folder /newma that's fucking irritating.

you didnt need to make second install disk, all you have to do is just go update/recovery options and do a fresh install.
they added this starting with windows 8 which is nice.


as for the user folder are you sure you didnt type newma for username, or if you linked it to microsoft account that your name in the settings isnt newma
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Re: Windows 10 will be Free

Post by Stephen » July 31st, 2015, 7:29 pm

http://www.tomshardware.com/news/window ... 29727.html

read the hardware issue part, prepair dish out some money in near future if you have any upgrades planned
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Re: Windows 10 will be Free

Post by Stephen » August 2nd, 2015, 10:20 am

Small heads up, one of my ssd's in raid crashed last night so had to reinstall win 10 already.
There was reports that when upgraded and activated your key suppose to inject into your uefi bios.

I know this should work for prebuilts and was little sketchy on custom builds but then again i dont fully know uefi quiet yet.

came time to install win10 and no product key found anywhere not even logged into the microsoft account i first used.

so long story short retreive your win 10 product key now while you can incase something happens.

otherwise you have to do the whole install previous and upgrade bs again. and come a month after 10 was already installed your old product key is suppose to become obsolete and not able to be activated

here is program i use to grab keys. there is no shady stuff to it, most AV will trip off but its safe so just exclude it from scanner.

http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/product_cd ... nloadLinks
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