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    Microsoft to make Windows 10 free to Windows 7, 8.1 and Windows Phone 8.1 users


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    I was really wondering if I had missed 3 months and it was April 1st

    Thanks for the heads up that is very good news.

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    We think of Windows as a Service – in fact, one could reasonably think of Windows in the next couple of years as one of the largest Internet services on the planet.
    Remember what I said about MS's push towards SAS, It maybe here!


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    Have been suggesting this would be the case for a long time. Nice it's publically & officially announced, now.

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    A poke in the eye for all those loyal persons who have been using XP for all that time.

    Maybe the enterprise version of Windows 10 will be free for XP Pro company users?
    (But it would have to be free for about three or four years, to enable the upgrade to be scheduled!)
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    Win 10 looks interesting. I wonder if the free upgrade will be for Win 7 OEM disc installs also ( it sounds like it )?
    Is there a link to the computer requirements anywhere yet? I'm pretty sure my Win 7 Pro 64 bit computer built in 2013 will probably meet all requirements but my older Win 7 Pro ( that used to be XP Pro ) 32 bit computer may not be up to the upgrade.
    I didn't do the win 10 Preview so was just wondering if most of the people on the forum that tried it was happy with the changes?
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    Physically cannot Upgrade XP to Win10. Technically impossible.

    Tried to encourage ppl to get off XP since a long time ago.

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    '95',

    Personally, I am extremely happy w/ the changes & in my judgement most others will be, as well.

    The Upgrade will apply as long as, Win7 SP1, OEM or otherwise. A Win7 SP1 laptop, for example.

    It will run under the minimums. And if the machine runs 7 it should run 10, also. There, are reports of ppl running the Win10 beta on older, not very robust machines, quite nicely. I would be keen to hear your results in a few months.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drew1903 View Post
    '95',

    Personally, I am extremely happy w/ the changes & in my judgement most others will be, as well.

    The Upgrade will apply as long as, Win7 SP1, OEM or otherwise. A Win7 SP1 laptop, for example.

    It will run under the minimums. And if the machine runs 7 it should run 10, also. There, are reports of ppl running the Win10 beta on older, not very robust machines, quite nicely. I would be keen to hear your results in a few months.

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    Actually, the Windows 8.1 requirements are a better benchmark for Windows 10. The biggest difference from Windows 7 requirements is the processor must support PAE, NX, and SSE2. See http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/w...m-requirements for Windows 8.1 requirements.

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    Physically cannot Upgrade XP to Win10. Technically impossible.

    Tried to encourage ppl to get off XP since a long time ago.
    Right, That's why I upgraded it to Win 7 Pro sp1 32 bit with an OEM disc.
    It will run under the minimums. And if the machine runs 7 it should run 10, also. There, are reports of ppl running the Win10 beta on older, not very robust machines, quite nicely. I would be keen to hear your results in a few months.
    That sounds encouraging.
    Actually, the Windows 8.1 requirements are a better benchmark for Windows 10. The biggest difference from Windows 7 requirements is the processor must support PAE, NX, and SSE2
    From the 8.1 link it looks like a number of features wouldn't work on my older 32 bit system ( no UEFI for one thing ) but my newer 64 bit system should be ok. Not sure what PAE, NX, and SSE2 are?
    All in all, it sounds like it's a better system so far and worth trying.

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    When is windows 10 read for down load
    Note I have the Beta windows 10 from Nov 2014

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    Quote Originally Posted by lumpy95 View Post
    Right, That's why I upgraded it to Win 7 Pro sp1 32 bit with an OEM disc.

    That sounds encouraging.

    From the 8.1 link it looks like a number of features wouldn't work on my older 32 bit system ( no UEFI for one thing ) but my newer 64 bit system should be ok. Not sure what PAE, NX, and SSE2 are?
    All in all, it sounds like it's a better system so far and worth trying.
    For a description of PAE - NX -SSE2. see
    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/w...is-pae-nx-sse2


    You don't need UEFI. You just won't have Secure Boot but the OS will boot just fine.

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    Yes, exactly. You went from XP being on the machine to Win7 being on via a clean install. You did not do an in-place upgrade. You cannot do that from XP to 7 or to 10. You will be able to do in-place Upgrades from 7 SP1 & 8.1 to 10. It is in-place Upgrade that is in question here. Not upgrading via clean installs.

    Yes, it is better & well worth trying!

    And, I'll tell y'all something... having a Windows PC & a Windows Phone (together) is cool, just as cool as they profess and that is only going to increase once both are 10.

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    Quote Originally Posted by smithdoor View Post
    When is windows 10 read for down load
    Note I have the Beta windows 10 from Nov 2014

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    Dave,

    We are on the 3rd Build since September. Current Build # is 9879. We will see the next Build w/in the next few days. Check for it under Preview Builds in Update & recovery section of PC Settings.

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    Jerry, does offer a good & valid point,

    "You don't need UEFI. You just won't have Secure Boot but the OS will boot just fine."

    True enough, one does not have to have it for the OS to boot or run. Kewl to have that mentioned.

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