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  1. Zeroplanetz's Avatar
    Promotional offer for Windows 10" is one year; after that, people can buy a new machine. No locked in forced pay
    (What does this MEAN lol ^^^^)

    by Daniel Rubino 2:25 PM

    Myerson OEM still buys license, covers the customer

    by Daniel Rubino 2:24 PM

    Nadella: no fundamental shift to our business model

    by Daniel Rubino 2:24 PM

    Q: annual fee for Windows as a service
    01-21-2015 01:39 PM
  2. Jas00555's Avatar
    It means that once you upgrade or buy a new Windows 10 PC, you don't have to pay for updates again.
    Laura Knotek and aximtreo like this.
    01-21-2015 01:41 PM
  3. eusty's Avatar
    Basically you rent the software....

    Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    01-21-2015 01:45 PM
  4. Zeroplanetz's Avatar
    Basically you rent the software....

    Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
    I built my PC. I'm not buying or renting anything.
    Alexis-1991 and DavidinCT like this.
    01-21-2015 01:49 PM
  5. Zeroplanetz's Avatar
    It means that once you upgrade or buy a new Windows 10 PC, you don't have to pay for updates again.
    If this is the case then ok.
    01-21-2015 01:49 PM
  6. xandros9's Avatar
    Free to 7, 8.x for a year.

    There is no Windows subscription as of now.
    OEMs can still buy licenses.

    I think it goes to a normal price after a year, and people who already got 10 wont pay.

    don't know about that new machine thing
    Laura Knotek and aximtreo like this.
    01-21-2015 01:52 PM
  7. ven07's Avatar
    I think the basic idea is that we have one year to move to W10 for free
    01-21-2015 01:55 PM
  8. Jas00555's Avatar
    It's just so they'll get more people to download it. If they said free forever or something, people might think"oh, I've got plenty of time to download it. Maybe tomorrow", but if they say "only for a year", you'll have people going "oh man I've got to do this ASAP! I only have a year".
    Last edited by Jas00555; 01-21-2015 at 02:12 PM.
    01-21-2015 02:01 PM
  9. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    You can sign up to get emails from Microsoft that will provide the needed information. Windows 10 - Microsoft Windows
    01-21-2015 02:10 PM
  10. Zeroplanetz's Avatar
    You can sign up to get emails from Microsoft that will provide the needed information. Windows 10 - Microsoft Windows
    Thank you.
    ven07 and Laura Knotek like this.
    01-21-2015 02:14 PM
  11. Zeroplanetz's Avatar
    I think the basic idea is that we have one year to move to W10 for free
    This would be fantastic.
    ven07 and Laura Knotek like this.
    01-21-2015 02:14 PM
  12. Zeroplanetz's Avatar
    Free Upgrade Offer
    Per Laura's Link...



    Great news! We will offer a free upgrade to Windows 10 for qualified new or existing Windows 7, Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone 8.1 devices that upgrade in the first year!* And even better: once a qualified Windows device is upgraded to Windows 10, we will continue to keep it up to date for the supported lifetime of the device, keeping it more secure, and introducing new features and functionality over time – for no additional charge. Sign up with your email today, and we will send you more information about Windows 10 and the upgrade offer in the coming months.
    01-21-2015 02:16 PM
  13. roystreet's Avatar
    My question is, is it ONLY available as a service?
    01-21-2015 02:17 PM
  14. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    My question is, is it ONLY available as a service?
    Well, they'd have to sell it on installation media for someone who is building their own new PC.
    Ed Boland and ven07 like this.
    01-21-2015 02:25 PM
  15. PepperdotNet's Avatar
    I wonder if they are still going to build in all that antipiracy and activation crap, seems a waste of time if it's given for free.
    Zeroplanetz likes this.
    01-21-2015 02:31 PM
  16. Zeroplanetz's Avatar
    I wonder if they are still going to build in all that antipiracy and activation crap, seems a waste of time if it's given for free.
    They probably are if its only free for a year.
    ven07 likes this.
    01-21-2015 02:34 PM
  17. Zeroplanetz's Avatar
    I like how they left out windows 8 non .1 users lol
    01-21-2015 02:35 PM
  18. vc-10's Avatar
    Well, it's not like it's hard to upgrade to 8.1. Frankly, anyone who hasn't upgraded to 8.1 from 8, probably wouldn't upgrade to 10 anyway, and probably hasn't upgraded anything else either.
    01-21-2015 02:41 PM
  19. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    I wonder if they are still going to build in all that antipiracy and activation crap, seems a waste of time if it's given for free.
    I think they'd have to, since they're not going to give away Windows 10 to people who pirated Windows 7 or Windows 8.1.
    xandros9 and ven07 like this.
    01-21-2015 02:44 PM
  20. DavidinCT's Avatar
    Renting software ? Yearly fee ? NFW. If OEMS are the only ones that can have "life time" updates for free. I guess I don't buy boxed copies, OEM versions are always for sale via Newegg and other IT shops...

    On the free upgrade I wonder if the upgrade will disable the Windows 7 version... Like for Example, I use a Home theater PC, and it's based of Windows Media center on Windows 7 (No change on Windows 8), I would get a upgrade with that key used for that machine, then keep 7 till they officially support/update WMC for it.. Just so I have it available to use later...
    01-21-2015 03:02 PM
  21. Zeroplanetz's Avatar
    Well, it's not like it's hard to upgrade to 8.1. Frankly, anyone who hasn't upgraded to 8.1 from 8, probably wouldn't upgrade to 10 anyway, and probably hasn't upgraded anything else either.
    Very true. Still funny though.
    01-21-2015 03:15 PM
  22. anon(5725119)'s Avatar
    Guys, I think the idea is that if you don't upgrade within 1 year from release, THEN you have to pay a ONE-OFF FEE to upgrade. If you choose to upgrade within the year, then the update to Windows 10, plus all future updates, are free.

    I may be wrong, but that's my understanding of it. It makes sense to me, as it will encourage Win7/8/8.1 users to upgrade within a year.
    Marquis de Faux likes this.
    01-21-2015 03:19 PM
  23. egonomist's Avatar
    uh uh, IE 10 has practical advantages for my use case. Therefore I am still running 8.00000. However, getting the W10 convergence will make me shift on day 1 of not before
    01-21-2015 03:22 PM
  24. joe_carmigiano's Avatar
    Any current machines or purchases within the next year will be able to upgrade free. If you chops not to update within the year, you will have to purchase the upgrade when you do decide. Just as you would with a normal upgrade.
    01-21-2015 03:22 PM
  25. GazooAz's Avatar
    Does anyone know if you will get free upgrade to windows 10 from windows 10 preview?
    01-21-2015 03:36 PM
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