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Windows 10 Upgrade: 8 FAQs Explained
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DennyS632
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6/26/2015 | 8:29:19 AM
Windows 10 Downgrade
While Windows 10 seems to be the way Microsoft wants us to go, they do say that it is possible that some programs and apps may not run on Windows 10. I use some legacy programs that run just fine on Windows 7. If after installing WIndows 10, if those do not work, is it possible to remove Windows 10 and downgrade to my previous version?
Kelly22
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6/26/2015 | 12:04:35 PM
Re: Windows 10 Downgrade
@Denny yep, if you download Windows 10 and don't like it, you'll be able to go back to your old OS.
gfish66
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6/26/2015 | 9:19:50 PM
Re: Windows 10
Will it be possible to register for Win10 and download it, but hold off on installing, even after the 1 year if desired? 
giggitygoebbels
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giggitygoebbels,
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6/27/2015 | 2:30:16 AM
Re: Windows 10
I don't think so.Otherwise,people can just go around copying the contents of the download and use it on any computer they like.You need the license to run Windows 10,not the image.
Technocrati
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Technocrati,
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6/28/2015 | 11:26:49 AM
Re: Windows 10

"... It's less expensive and contains all the OS features you'll care about (Edge, Continuum, Universal Apps),..."

 

This is great ?    I am not so sure about this statement, since I don't know what either of these features are yet - I have not looked into Windows 10 deeply at all yet.   But since you mention I'll care about them - I guess I should look into them.

tzubair
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tzubair,
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6/28/2015 | 5:24:57 PM
Re: Windows 10
"Will it be possible to register for Win10 and download it, but hold off on installing, even after the 1 year if desired? "

@gfish: Why would any user want to do that? I mean what advantage will it bring? Savings in the registration cost?
gfish66
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6/30/2015 | 9:19:14 AM
Re: Windows 10
@tzubair: Why would any user want to do that? I mean what advantage will it bring? Savings in the registration cost?

Why would anyone want to do that?  Really?

Our corporation has 100 Win7 clients in 4 locations, plus a dozen mobile users...and a single IT person.  It is not possible to test all apps and hardware for all users and deploy Win 10 within the one year window.  But I would at least like to have the license to do this later on if desired.

 

 
SunitaT0
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6/27/2015 | 1:14:11 AM
Re: Windows 10 Downgrade
The enterprise and pro editions can run legacy systems, I think, because they did on windows 7 and seeing how popular windows 7 was MS must have taken into account the features that made 7 popular and expanded on it.
NickA329
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6/26/2015 | 8:59:05 AM
no ? here
it's just going to be another pointless update with another pointless set of pretty colors and shiny things that go click - can you say built-in obsolescence?
SunitaT0
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6/27/2015 | 1:15:10 AM
Re: no ? here
@nick: wait for cortana to solve your worries.
sb1314
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6/26/2015 | 9:23:19 AM
Upgrade to eliminate bloat-ware?
Will the Windows 10 upgrade (from Windows 8) be a way to ditch the bloat-ware that came on my machine? I had great luck with that when I upgraded from Vista to 7 back in 2009(?). The lat upgrade had come striaght from Microsoft, so it overwrote all of the HP sponsored content that I had no business with anyway.  Or, now that Microsoft is making the hardware, is it including some of the unwanted "extras" with the upgrades too? Thanks!
giggitygoebbels
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6/27/2015 | 2:27:32 AM
Re: Upgrade to eliminate bloat-ware?
Probably not(since it is an upgrade,not fresh install),also there was the news that Microsoft is going to shove sponsored apps like candy crush into your computer,so yeah...
bt49501
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6/26/2015 | 10:17:11 AM
7:10:7
Any insight into whether we can either:

a) download the Windows 10 upgrade for free (yes, have W7) and then not install it in the 1st free year, but have it available, sitting, and ready to install in 2017 or later

or

b) upgrade from W7 to W10 after July 29th and then go back to 7 and still retain the option to go back to W10 in a year or 2?

The idea being to stick with a very solid W7 until its end of life, but have W10 for free still, without having to pay for 15 PC's at Pro level in 2020 or earlier

 

And that said, do I have to download it 15 times for each PC via Updates, or download it once on 1 machine and copy install file to the other PC's

 

 
Technocrati
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Technocrati,
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6/28/2015 | 11:38:04 AM
July 29 and Benefit of Doubt

July 29.    This is the first I have heard of this date.   I had requested a upgrade (?) to my Windows 8.1 device and received an email thanking me but no date to expect it  - Why must I hear from a 3 rd party  the install date ?   

I checked my email again before I drafted this post and still nothing -  I am trying to give Microsoft the benefit of the doubt, I wonder if they would do the same thing if I had no license for their software - well I think I know the answer to that.

tzubair
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6/28/2015 | 5:28:57 PM
Re: July 29 and Benefit of Doubt
"I had requested a upgrade (?) to my Windows 8.1 device and received an email thanking me but no date to expect it  - Why must I hear from a 3 rd party  the install date ?   "

@Technocrati: I think people have upgraded their Windows 8.1 devices through a web link that was shared internally with Microsoft employees. I don't think it's out there for public yet.
tzubair
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tzubair,
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6/28/2015 | 5:32:31 PM
Mobile Devices
What can we expect to be offered in Windows 10 for Mobile Devices? Are we going to see some major upgrades from Windows 8.1? Are there features specifically designed to cater to the Mobile users and the devices? I think Windows 8.1 for Mobile had a lot of improvements needed so I am looking forward to the upgrades on mobile now.
hwd469ki
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6/29/2015 | 3:58:26 PM
Number of registrations?
It's not clear to me if there is a need to register every qualified system prior to the July 29th release or is one registartion suffiicent for multiple systems. I guess if unsure one should register all of them?
mak63
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6/30/2015 | 3:43:12 AM
1 billion
How are they gonna reach a billion users, if Microsoft is gonna start charging for Win 10 $100-$199 after a year? I believe Windows 10 should remain free.
Technocrati
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7/5/2015 | 2:22:43 PM
Re: 1 billion

@mak63    I agree.   Charge up front otherwise don't charge at all.  Come on Microsoft - we know you can afford it.

alexansp
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7/31/2015 | 9:40:56 AM
Re: 1 billion
While we all enjoy the concept of getting stuff for $0 (free), the reality is that the creation of Windows 10 did not cost Microsoft $0 (free).  I think that may people are willing to pay for Windows 10..... it just should not cost many $$$.  I would suggest selling OS for much less than previous versions in the past.  Lets get back to the model of making one's product affordable for everyone to be able to running Windows 10.  As Microsoft has learned..... when you make your newly release version of Windows too high & already have a great Windows version currently in use by many users.... people choose to continue using older version instead of migrating to newer version.  In the longer run, it is more expense to support older versions of software.  All software companies need to find way make their customers an important value to migrate to new version of their software instead of keep using older versions.
SaneIT
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7/6/2015 | 9:50:04 AM
7 versions
I still can't believe they are releasing 7 different versions of Win10, what happened to one OS across all platforms? Why not offer stripped down installs rather than different versions for some of the more restricted platforms?  


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