Windows will be a free upgrade for Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows Phone 8.1 devices

Windows 10 will come as a free upgrade for everyone wishing to migrate from Windows 7, Windows 8.1, and Windows Phone 8.1. Microsoft broke the good news at its Windows 10 event...
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47 Comments

25. tim7pro

Posts: 3; Member since: Jan 21, 2015

no end date set for win 7 pro so why would i change to win 10

26. Penny

Posts: 1845; Member since: Feb 04, 2011

You shouldn't switch. You should use Windows 7 till the end of eternity. Because nothing will ever be better. Anyway, I'll go enjoy my holographic Skype calls and virtually roam Mars for a little bit.

47. g2a5b0e unregistered

Beautiful. +1000

27. tim7pro

Posts: 3; Member since: Jan 21, 2015

i like to wait 2 years before switching os . to make sure bugs are solved.

38. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

There doing all the bug fixes before it comes out with all the testers, so bugs will be limited

28. downphoenix

Posts: 3165; Member since: Jun 19, 2010

This is awesome, guess I'll keep my desktop on 7 until the update comes out.

31. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3112; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

As long as my 7 pro runs, I'll stick with it. I look at the difference between 7 & 8 like the difference between WinMo and WP7. Yes, there are umpteen menus & submenus on 7 but the ability to get deep into settings is totally missing on 8/8.1. I'll check out 10 just for s**ts and giggles, but I like my 7.

35. downphoenix

Posts: 3165; Member since: Jun 19, 2010

actually those settings are not missing, everything in 7 is in 8.

36. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

I am running Windows 8 and agreed, you had to look a bit further to get into the control panel and stuff. And I do use Stardock's Start8 (and then some), so basically the look of W7. But W8 is a bit faster. Only thing I don't like in W8 are those full screen metro apps you can't run windowed mode. (not without a trick anyways).

39. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

That crap been fixed in win 10

45. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

I agree, once i used metro apps in win10 i get frustrated in win8, though not to the point i find it hard, just forget i cannot resize a metro app. So far been great using win10

32. harigrg33

Posts: 188; Member since: May 20, 2013

If its free then no loss in upgrading :)

34. 7thspaceman

Posts: 1597; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

I guess those using Windows XP will have to buy an online or retail box version of Windows 10. boy that is going to make some Windows XP fans MAD !

37. Penny

Posts: 1845; Member since: Feb 04, 2011

Windows XP users should have moved on by now, really. Windows 7 is better in every way I can think of, so they should at least have moved on to that version by now. The only exception would be the offices of some small businesses that purchased computers and software a long time ago and are not technologically inclined enough to want to upgrade everything. Dental, medical, and other professional practices come to mind as possible XP users.

40. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

It's now not safe to use xp online at all to buy anything or do anything In a secure way, move on

42. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

"Windows 10 will come as a free upgrade for everyone wishing to migrate from Windows 7, Windows 8.1, and Windows Phone 8.1." AND "Even better, Microsoft promises that once a device gets upgraded to Windows 10, the company will keep it up to date for the supported lifetime of the device." IS AWESOME.

46. LikeMyself

Posts: 631; Member since: Sep 23, 2013

It would be great if we get the free upgrade the 1st year, then we stop getting any upgrades as long as it's free with no further charges in the following years!
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