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Topic # 161868 22-Jan-2015 07:14
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lets kick this off with what has been an FAQ:





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  Reply # 1219673 22-Jan-2015 07:17
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Not enough info: Understood its free to upgrade, but is that upgrade like a trial upgrade, where you have get it for 12 months, then its pay or downgrade? or is it free upgrade and keep it for the life of the PC?




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  Reply # 1219674 22-Jan-2015 07:17
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Unsure what your graphic means. Can anyone upgrade to W10 for the first year it's available (useful)? Do you buy W10 and get free upgrades for a year (pointless given the release cycle).

Can describe your point in words?




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  Reply # 1219678 22-Jan-2015 07:26
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From the information presented it would seem that there is some very good stuff coming our way from Microsoft.




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  Reply # 1219680 22-Jan-2015 07:27
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for the first year after release, anyone running Win7, Win8.1, or Win Phone 8.1, will be able to upgrade to Win 10 at no charge.  If you wait beyond that first year then you may have to pay to buy the windows upgrade.

unsure about subscription models for new purchases, watch this space.




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  Reply # 1219683 22-Jan-2015 07:30
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That is pretty useful, I was considering upgrading anyway.

There's meant to be a significant update to the W10 beta coming out some time in Jan. Any idea when that's happening?




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  Reply # 1219684 22-Jan-2015 07:32
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next week, or maybe tomorrow if we're lucky ;)



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  Reply # 1219686 22-Jan-2015 07:35
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timmmay: Unsure what your graphic means. Can anyone upgrade to W10 for the first year it's available (useful)? Do you buy W10 and get free upgrades for a year (pointless given the release cycle).

Can describe your point in words?


Once you're on Windows 10, it just keeps itself up to date, OS updates, you can put it into 3 modes to receive updates depending on if you want to receive updates immediately, if you want to test them before rolling them out in a business, or it you want to put it into long term support mode and have 10 years of support but still receive security updates

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  Reply # 1219694 22-Jan-2015 07:47
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Good about the update coming soon - I want to try ReFS and storage spaces. Good about the update model, probably irrelevant to consumer but useful to business.




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Regs: for the first year after release, anyone running Win7, Win8.1, or Win Phone 8.1, will be able to upgrade to Win 10 at no charge.  If you wait beyond that first year then you may have to pay to buy the windows upgrade.

unsure about subscription models for new purchases, watch this space.


That I understand, however will the upgrade lock or disable once the first 12 months since release elapsed? Sorry but alot of people are asking this on different forums, no one is giving a clear answer.




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Regs: for the first year after release, anyone running Win7, Win8.1, or Win Phone 8.1, will be able to upgrade to Win 10 at no charge.  If you wait beyond that first year then you may have to pay to buy the windows upgrade.

unsure about subscription models for new purchases, watch this space.


That I understand, however will the upgrade lock or disable once the first 12 months since release elapsed? Sorry but alot of people are asking this on different forums, no one is giving a clear answer.


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timmmay: Good about the update coming soon - I want to try ReFS and storage spaces. Good about the update model, probably irrelevant to consumer but useful to business.


I would say its the opposite, this upgrade model is more interesting to consumers. 

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What if I format my computer after the 12 months is up, do I still have the free upgrade? i.e. can I reinstall windows 10 then?

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  Reply # 1219717 22-Jan-2015 08:18
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reven: What if I format my computer after the 12 months is up, do I still have the free upgrade? i.e. can I reinstall windows 10 then?


Yes that i want to know.

If can't might make an image right after "upgrade"?




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  Reply # 1219718 22-Jan-2015 08:19
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also affects when i buy my budget intel M laptop for wifey




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