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(06-01-2015, 08:41 PM)PaulaO2 Wrote: .......And who in their right mind gets a M$ OS right at first release??

Me....... Oh, you said "who in their right mind.." OK, Nevermind.

(06-01-2015, 08:42 PM)me50 Wrote: I heard that Win 10 won't be out until the end of July and I don't want it anymore than I wanted Win 8 or 8.1

If you have 8 or 8.1, you probably really should aspire to W10. Or at least W9.

Besides, when it comes to operating systems or hot dogs --- "No guts, no glory."
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Apparently the free upgrade period is mid july to end of july.

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who in their right mind gets a g4 on the first release lol
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(06-01-2015, 08:41 PM)PaulaO2 Wrote: And who in their right mind gets a M$ OS right at first release??

You don't like pain and suffering? Smile


Using FlashAir W-03 SD card in machine. Access through wifi with FlashPAP or Sleep Master utilities.

I wanted to learn Binary so I enrolled in Binary 101. I seemed to have missed the first four courses. Big Grinnie

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W10 is because no one was accepting even numbered Windows releases ... (who remembers using Windows 4?)

As for the free period ... I read somewhere a person has months to get it, like through the rest of 2015. But the down side is that say you upgrade from Win 7, your W10 license will 'expire' when Win 7 goes into retirement (no more Windows support like the recent demise of XP support). Then you'll be forced into the Annual Rental mode like Office 365 has done (I'm guessing here, but pretty sure by inference that's how W10 licenses work).

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The free release is for a full year. July of this year to July of next year. Right click the icon and select "Get to Know Windows 10" for more information.

Quote:What are the basic facts of the Windows 10 upgrade?

Microsoft is making Windows 10 available as free upgrade for qualified Windows 7, Windows 8.1, and Windows Phone 8.1 devices. It will be available starting July 29, 2015; people can reserve their free upgrade today.

You only have until July 29, 2016 to take advantage of this offer. Once you upgrade, you have Windows 10 for free on that device.

Oh, and found this on the same page:

Quote:Can I turn off the notifications?

Yes. Click “Customize” in the System Tray and turn off the Get Windows 10 app notifications in the menu that comes up.

In Win7, it would be "hide", not turn off. So you can easily turn it back on later if you decide to take advantage of the upgrade.

I've not played any with 8 or 8.1 but I have listened to my niece bi..complain and moan about it. And watched her dad try to figure out what went wrong each time it crashes. Which it does a lot. I keep meaning to ask her how her new desktop is handling it vs her laptop.
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(06-01-2015, 02:07 PM)justMongo Wrote:
(06-01-2015, 12:57 PM)SuperSleeper Wrote: format c: will solve all your Windows problems.

..sorry couldn't resist.



Linux: it does a body good.

Careful Super Sleeper; there are some people who might actually follow that advice.

While were on the subject of W7 v. W10. How long do you think MSoft will support W7 with updates? (Question for everyone.)
They went about 12 years on XP. If I can get 5 more years out of W7, then there's no need for me to update to 10.

Right now win10 is free and should work on most configurations that support win7, so why not take advantage of that? But either way, wait until September or October, since any bugs in the first roll out will be addressed by then. While you do have have to reserve, so far as I understand, you have most of a year to install it, and either way, it is a permanent license, same as your old one. It is not a yearly license.
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Windows 8.0 is unusable on a desktop (IMHO), and 8.1 is barely usable on a desktop. A new notebook came with 8.0. Wasn't usable. Upgraded to 8.1. Barely usable. However, HP has no support for the notebook for the available free downgrade to Windows 7. Uggh. If the notebook had a touch screen it might be a bit different...

In 8.1 MS added access to the desktop, but you have to know to right click the little Windows icon where Start used to be. But that doesn't work when a Win 8 app is running. Closing a full screen W8.x app requires an odd mouse gesture that isn't in any manual: using a different machine, I had to Google how to close the control panel. Click the top of the screen (where ever you can find space not occupied by controls or links) and drag down.
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(06-01-2015, 02:07 PM)justMongo Wrote: While were on the subject of W7 v. W10. How long do you think MSoft will support W7 with updates? (Question for everyone.)

Windows 7 SP1 went out of mainstream on January 13 this year. end of extended support is Jan 14 2020

(06-02-2015, 01:26 PM)GWild Wrote: W10 is because no one was accepting even numbered Windows releases ... (who remembers using Windows 4?)

Windows NT 4 workstation. Was the 'elite' amongst the 3.11 crowd.


Using FlashAir W-03 SD card in machine. Access through wifi with FlashPAP or Sleep Master utilities.

I wanted to learn Binary so I enrolled in Binary 101. I seemed to have missed the first four courses. Big Grinnie

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Windows 4 did not sell well in China. (Unlucky number.)
The license agreement for Europe (as in DocWils) may differ from the US.

I stopped the triggers in Task Scheduler; and killed the GW Process.

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