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8 + 1 = 10
« on: June 02, 2015, 02:23:28 AM »
So this morning, my Win7 64 machine tells me I can get a free version of Windows 10.  This will be very interesting. Time to make a few image backups.

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Re: 8 + 1 = 10
« Reply #1 on: June 02, 2015, 04:50:21 AM »
Am I correct in recalling (?) that it is something about a maximum of 12 months since purchase of Win 8 (?)

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Re: 8 + 1 = 10
« Reply #2 on: June 02, 2015, 07:42:23 AM »
I read just now you must get the free update within 12 month of Windows 10 release, so lots of time to see what others who can't wait to try it have to say.

http://www.pcworld.com/article/2873214/windows-10-will-be-a-free-upgrade-for-windows-7-and-8-users.html
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Re: 8 + 1 = 10
« Reply #3 on: June 02, 2015, 12:13:49 PM »
As I understand it, Win 10 is free for only one year, and after that you have to pay a monthly subscription fee.

Business scum putting the screws to the customer!

My next update will be to Linux. And I will get DesignCAD running on it.

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Re: 8 + 1 = 10
« Reply #4 on: June 02, 2015, 03:42:53 PM »
Given the security of most Microsoft products, it should be a snack to hack into Microsoft's databases and adjust the purchase date of your Windows 8 to within 12 months. (2 cents)
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Re: 8 + 1 = 10
« Reply #5 on: June 02, 2015, 06:40:06 PM »
As I understand it, Win 10 is free for only one year, and after that you have to pay a monthly subscription fee.

Business scum putting the screws to the customer!

My next update will be to Linux. And I will get DesignCAD running on it.

Phil

Not as best I can tell, unless these guys both have it all wrong.  Free for the life of the device makes sense to me, when you buy a new machine, you would be expected to buy a new windows (or linux) with it.

Logic for this free update not fully understood yet...

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It's worth repeating, Microsoft isn't giving Windows away for free to everyone forever starting with Windows 10. The one-year free upgrade promotion is limited to consumers and small business users. Windows 10 and its subsequent updates will be free only for "the life of the device" on which the OS is running.

http://www.pcgamer.com/microsoft-windows-10-will-not-be-sold-as-a-subscription/
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Re: 8 + 1 = 10
« Reply #6 on: June 02, 2015, 07:58:20 PM »
sheesh - reminds me of Solidworks,  AUD $10K purchase, and $2K per year to keep up to date.

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Re: 8 + 1 = 10
« Reply #7 on: June 04, 2015, 04:55:38 AM »
sheesh - reminds me of Solidworks,  AUD $10K purchase, and $2K per year to keep up to date.

Yes, and add the "punishment" upgrade fee for not keeping up with the yearly extortion.

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« Reply #8 on: June 04, 2015, 08:00:08 AM »
I think there's some confusion (and misinformation) going on here.

From my understanding, current users of 7 or 8  (possibly Vista as well, not sure) will be able, up to one year from Windows 10's release date, to upgrade their (compatible/supported) machines to Windows 10 at no charge.
Users who upgrade after that point, or users creating a new desktop from scratch, will have to purchase a license for Windows 10.

There's no "subscription" pricing model that I've seen discussed by anyone reliable -- you don't upgrade, get free updates for 1 year, then suddenly have to pay for them. As with previous versions, all updates to Windows 10 for those that own it (either via free upgrade or via purchase) will be free for the lifetime of the device it's installed on.

Again, I could be wrong, but this is the most common-sense reading I can obtain from all the various information currently out there.
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Re: 8 + 1 = 10
« Reply #9 on: June 06, 2015, 03:20:00 AM »
Thanks Dt.  As always, when and if this happens, I'll image my entire C drive first.

And since we are doing the new math.  10 + 1 = 7, oh good, I'm up to date.