1 more month before the Windows 10 free upgrade expires

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  1. blubbermarble
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    blubbermarble GBAtemp Regular

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    Hey there,

    There is a month left for u to upgrade to Windows 10 for free for Windows 7, 8, and 8.1 users.

    How's Windows 10? The anniversary update will come next month.
     


  2. sonic1000

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    I'm going to wait for the last day to make sure that all the major and most common bugs are gone.
     
  3. chemistryfreak

    chemistryfreak GBAtemp Fan

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    I find the auto update nags very irritating but overall it is still worth the free update if you are on Windows 7/8.
     
  4. Adeka

    Adeka Beta Tester

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    they will extend it for 5 more years
     
  5. TotalInsanity4

    TotalInsanity4 GBAtemp Supreme Overlord

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    I like it. There's no real reason not to use it at this point
     
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  6. samiam144

    samiam144 R├ęgulier

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    It runs pretty well on my laptop coming from Windows 7, and seems a bit faster too.
    Same for my desktop coming from Windows 8.1. Luckily I haven't had any driver issues or anything like that, so it's a solid update for me. Been using it around the time it released and I'm pleased thus far.
     
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  7. wormdood

    wormdood pirate booty inspector

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    behind a parental advisory sticker
    i was a strong believer that windows 10 sucked balls and could not have any positives to give my horribly outdated desktop . . . and now all i can taste is my foot
     
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  8. CreeperdivoHomebrewer

    CreeperdivoHomebrewer The Guy Who Killed Paladin Danse

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    i am totally not already on windows
     
  9. Jao Chu

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    I have GWX control panel installed on both my Windows 7 machines for the exact purpose of preventing the privacy invading crapware that is Windows 10 from ever polluting them.
     
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  10. XavyrrVaati

    XavyrrVaati Hobbyist programmer?

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    The OS? It's fine. Pretty nice Windows tbh. The amount of stalking MS does now? Not so nice.
     
  11. TotalInsanity4

    TotalInsanity4 GBAtemp Supreme Overlord

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    And yet you're on the internet
     
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  12. OrGoN3

    OrGoN3 GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    I followed this easy guide:

    Step 1: Make a system image of your current system
    Step 2: Make a bootable USB stick
    Step 3: Update to Windows 10 through GWX
    Step 4: Link my Windows account for reinstallation purposes later on
    Step 5: Restore system image from step 1

    Now I can wait until Microsoft makes some better fixes/tweaks and still retain my free copy!
     
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  13. Lacius

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    I think it would be smart for Microsoft to extend the Windows 10 free upgrade offer, considering their goal is to get as many people on Windows 10 as possible.
     
  14. Captain_N

    Captain_N GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    Yeah And? Still plunty of ways to get a legit iso for free.......
     
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  15. blubbermarble
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  16. Jao Chu

    Jao Chu GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    A bad day for me is sitting behind a VPN and browsing in TOR.

    A good day is when I am using Tails Live USB.

    Yeah, i watched the Edward Snowden documentary.....
     
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  17. loco365

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    I have it on both of my laptops, and I need to update my mom's computer manually because of the graphics card preventing the automatic upgrade. She's the one that voiced the interest in it, although I do wish she stay on 7, although I did break it just a little so perhaps updating can smooth out some of the bugs.
     
  18. julialy

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    you can upgrade now, downgrade later and still keep your windows 10 serial key, but you can also choose windows 7.
    if you wait until later, you have to pay for it, unless you upgraded earlier, so you can use the serial key you got
     
  19. driverdis

    driverdis I am Justice

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    I am busy getting the Windows 10 Pro licenses for all of my machines, any home premium ones go to ultimate (thanks DAZ:grog:) first then I upgrade to Windows 10 Pro. Windows 8 Home machines go to Windows 7 ultimate first then to Windows 10

    Afterward, I wipe them and do a clean install of Windows 10 Pro (ei.cfg edited to allow selection of Pro)
    I am also converting all my Legacy installs to GPT/UEFI also, and using Clover EFI to boot GPT/UEFI Windows for the machines that do not support UEFI mode.
     
  20. ihaveamac

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    I was using 8.1 for the longest time, then decided to go to 10 since I just have it in a virtual machine.

    also, fuck Microsoft's tactics to push Windows 10 on as many users as possible, including automatic unwanted upgrades. it doesn't matter how good 10 is, forcing people to use it is going to make users resist it. I really can't wait for this offer to end(it's going to be extended, obviously...)

    the way it handles licenses can be somewhat annoying... I had the insider preview in a VM, but after upgrading to it, it can't be activated anymore because it apparently wasn't before, even though it was. I tried to just reinstall in another virtual machine due to how the digital entitlement works (it did work before), but since I went to the insider preview that no longer works.

    https://www.grc.com/never10.htm?1