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Discussion in 'Computer Software and Operating Systems' started by shaunj66, Jul 29, 2015.
With the free Windows 10 upgrade offer, how many of you will be making the switch to Windows 10?
I'll upgrade from windows 7 at least for DX12 but I'll keep using fedora as my main OS.
For my laptop from Windows 7, I am upgrading it.
For my surface pro, that stays on Windows 8.1. If it ain't broken, no need to change things.
I will, but not immediately. I've heard it's quite buggy, and besides… With Operating Systems, it's a good idea to wait a month or two for apps to get updated and issues to be fixed.
Already done it. Just updating video drivers.
I wait a few weeks, read some reviews and maybe I upgrade.
I don't upgrade OSses.
Clean installs only.
But yes, me UMPC is on Win 10 atm and me lappy is still on 7, will slowly replace it with 10.
Just got home from work, and here on the desktop I'm updating now (from 8.1)... Laptop though? That owd knackered thing can stay on 7, at least for the time being. Couldn't fukkin run 8 proper that thing, don't want to balls it up again!
Technically you'll need to upgrade to Windows 10 first so your machines configuration gets whitelisted on their activation server as that's how the authentication process happens. You can't just pop in your old product key. After that however you can perform a clean install using their ISO creation tool or by performing a full reset in Windows 10.
The question is not "will you be upgrading?" but more like "will they let you update?".
Right now I got kicked out the reserved spot, apparently.
I already upgraded this morning. I like it. I had a bit of bother with my graphics card drivers but I sorted them out quickly. It's much more intuitive than windows 8.1 in the layout. As good at 8.1 was, the metro ui wasn't great.
Games run well. I played some AC:unity and Skyrim earlier and both run without problems. I've not run into a single bug or error just yet, which I think is more Kudos to all of the insider testers.
Depending upon how masochistic I feel I might allow some home client laptops to go to W10. None of my home machines are running a suitable version of windows to score said update though.
Edit. Forgot there is a little tablet running full fat windows 8. Might do that.
My PC has been running pirated Windows 7 for 2 years now without any problem. Going to wait for a month or two to see if this Windows 10 I reserved still works or if I'm going to see what the pirates will upload on the torrents site to get round it.
I really think W7 can last for a little longer even though it's been something 6 years since it was released. It's finally being used at my work's PCs to replace XP so I wouldn't be surprised if they'll make it last for another 10 years and then Microsoft will have a problem of getting people onto their next OS.
I've been on the fence, and while I know it will not only keep all my data and that most, if not all programs will work fine, I'm far too comfortable with how Windows 7 works. Familiarity (and complacency) is both a good and a bad thing, but I know that I can revert back to Windows 7 easily, and I'm glad Microsoft makes it painless, but I've doubts about Windows 10 being super stable from the get-go. I mean, aside from the occasional BSOD, 7 has been incredibly stable for me in all the years I've been using it.
Try this: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10
What about the product key though? Wouldn't ISO installation require one once you get it up and running? I'm curious as to how that method works. I wonder if that's the method to use to install on a separate drive.
Edit: Upon reading, if you update to Win 10 for free, it activates online, but I assume then you get the key
Currently updating both my laptop and desktop to windows 10 since both my devices are running genuine copies of Win 7/8 and the upgrade is free so why not!
But will this give us a key for a reinstall?
That's what I'm trying to find out, all I know is that from here, http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-10/media-creation-tool-install?ocid=ms_wol_win10 it will do online activation ONLY if you're doing the free upgrade, not sure how it'll work otherwise
Any insights, @Depravo ?
That worries me a bit, especially if we want it on another partition, etc
From what I understand, as long as you've upgraded legitimately from a previous Windows version to Windows 10 using the upgrade offer program then your machines configuration gets whitelsited on the Microsoft activation servers. Keys aren't important in this regard. You could use a generic Windows 10 key to perform a clean install, but when it comes to activating your copy, as long as it recognises your machine as being whitelisted, your copy will be activated. Of course, if you change your PCs hardware it may not activate.
Edit: Just saw this Reddit post which explains this in more detail