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    Is MS going to extend the deadline?

    What after june 29 ?

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    29th July, do you mean?
    No extensions, it would seem.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jagworld View Post
    What after june 29 ?
    June 30th

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    29 July 2016 is the one year anniversary of the release of Win10. No real reason to keep offering it free after that.
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    Microsoft has definitely announced that the free upgrade period ends in July. There was speculation they might continue the free upgrade, perhaps indefinitely. That was put to bed by the official announcement.

    Now the speculation shifts to why MS ended the free upgrade. Some possible reasons include:

    - Although Windows isn't central to Microsoft's future revenue plans, maybe Windows still has enough revenue possibilities to make it worthwhile charging for it;
    - People often perceive value according to what they pay. Make it free and there's a danger that some will perceive that Windows has no value in terms of it's function;
    - This is more rearward looking, but the free upgrade probably had something to do with MS wanting to shift a large part of their user base to Windows 10. Windows customers have always been somewhat slow to upgrade, taken collectively. Making the upgrade free but for a limited time is one way to get those customers to upgrade within a definite timeframe;
    - There is also the perception issue. MS has conducted themselves differently during the Windows 10 beta period, being much more open than usual. A free upgrade also helps with how MS is perceived. It sends the message that "this time is different" and perhaps "this is a new Microsoft".

    I'll not get into the GWX issues, which have been thoroughly documented and commented upon. Both here and everywhere else.

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    At the bottom of an MS page I was on just a few minutes ago:
    Don’t miss out! The free upgrade offer to Windows 10 will end on July 29, 2016.
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    Paul Edstein
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    Quote Originally Posted by BHarder View Post
    Now the speculation shifts to why MS ended the free upgrade.
    Most who were going to upgrade, likely already have. Setting a cutoff should get the fence sitters off the fence. Deadlines are a great motivator. The small percentage of people left after one year are likely those like me who won't upgrade because it will break something we want/need.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gsmith-plm View Post
    those like me who won't upgrade because it will break something we want/need.
    Just curious Graham, if you would otherwise like to upgrade, wouldn't the "something" work in a Win7 virtual machine within Win10?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lugh View Post
    Just curious Graham, if you would otherwise like to upgrade, wouldn't the "something" work in a Win7 virtual machine within Win10?
    Because what I mainly need is XP Mode (very long story). While it is possible that I could find a way to do everything I need in Win10, there is very little for me to gain in upgrading this computer - certainly not enough to justify the PITA factor.
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    Lugh,
    Doesn't upgrading to Win10 end your license to use Win7 on the same machine?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yobil View Post
    Doesn't upgrading to Win10 end your license to use Win7 on the same machine?
    Yes, it does. The proposition would necessitate obtaining a separate Win 7 License.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yobil View Post
    Lugh,
    Doesn't upgrading to Win10 end your license to use Win7 on the same machine?
    Sure, but legit Win7-8 licenses are around $30--reasonable for something important.
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