03-23-2015 05:32 PM
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  1. HeyCori's Avatar
    Windows 10 free! Awesome, right?! But as they say, if it ain't broke, don't fix it. So will you take advantage of the free upgrade or do you like your Windows 7/8 computer just the way it is? My desktop with 8.1 will definitely get upgraded to 10. I'm still undecided on my Windows 7 desktop though. I'll probably upgrade my Toshiba Encore 2 as well.
    03-08-2015 01:17 PM
  2. SamJHannan's Avatar
    Definitely! Really awesome of Microsoft to make it a free upgrade, I've thought about buying a windows 8 licence for my desktop but with free 10, why bother :)
    03-08-2015 01:19 PM
  3. humanhowever's Avatar
    I have a Dell all in one PC which I will definitely upgrade to windows 10. I have a Windows 8.1 laptop, which is starting to get full up, and by installing Windows 10, I'm hoping, I can wipe it clean and start fresh.
    03-08-2015 01:19 PM
  4. Brandon Keenan's Avatar
    Not sure why I wouldn't upgrade my win 7 and win 8.1 pcs. Eventually they'll faze out win 7 support and I'll have to get win 10 anyway so why not take advantage of a free upgrade that's supposed to be the best of win 7 and win 8.1
    03-08-2015 01:20 PM
  5. jojoe42's Avatar
    My real question is if they'll upgrade 32-bit copies to 64-bit...my copy of W7 is 32-bit (and totally screwed up) so it needs a clean install badly
    03-08-2015 01:38 PM
  6. plot_almighty's Avatar
    The wording on the "free" Win 10 upgrade is literally that. An upgrade from an existing Windows 7 or 8/8.1 installation on your computer. If your computer is a 32 bit copy of Windows 7 Home Premium, for example, the upgrade to Windows 10 will be a 32 bit version similar in features to your copy of Home Premium. Same for Pro, Basic, Business, Ultimate, or Enterprise editions. Assuming Microsoft releases that many editions for Windows 10. You'll likely end up getting a version closest in features to whatever you have installed already.

    In short the upgrade path will be 32 bit to 32 bit, 64 bit to 64 bit, version to version. The only exception to this would be if you bought a specific version of Windows to upgrade to, and no, to answer a quick question, you cannot install a 64 bit OS on a 32 bit chipset, but you CAN install a 32 bit OS on a 64 bit chipset. The catch for that being you'll limit your computer to 4GB of usable RAM because that's the RAM limit for 32 bit computers. Hope this helps!
    03-08-2015 01:56 PM
  7. TheLumaniac's Avatar
    Well, I'm now used to Windows 8.1, so there no going back to Windows 7 for me. I could stick to 8.1, but Windows 10 just seems to be better at pretty much everything, so there no reason not to upgrade. Especially since the upgrade is going to be free!
    03-08-2015 02:07 PM
  8. ianberg's Avatar
    I've had the opportunity to have a test computer running Win 10 TP right next to my production Win 8.1 PC. As as soon as Dell confirms my 8.1 model can be safely upgraded to 10, I'm upgrading. Ill miss the Apps screen but I like Continuum and the new Action Center.

    Sent from my Lumia 710 using Tapatalk
    03-08-2015 02:27 PM
  9. ianberg's Avatar
    Since my production Dell is 64 bit I won't be constrained by the 4 GB RAM limit either.

    Sent from my Lumia 710 using Tapatalk
    03-08-2015 02:28 PM
  10. negative1ne's Avatar
    I will for one of my computers, the Surface Pro.. But most of my computers will be on XP, and possibly 7.

    later
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    03-08-2015 06:51 PM
  11. sumton's Avatar
    i don't like sticking with old OS i always move to the newer version
    03-09-2015 04:19 AM
  12. neo158's Avatar
    Yeah, certainly on both my parents PC and my PC.
    03-09-2015 12:48 PM
  13. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    I have 2 PCs and a tablet currently running 8.1. They'll all get get the update when it's official. I'm not using the TP.
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    03-09-2015 09:13 PM
  14. Ixia's Avatar
    I have a Dell desktop which I'd love to upgrade, but it's on XP, so I guess I don't get the option. My tablet is 8.1, which I think is perfect as it is. The laptop is 7, I think I'll upgrade that.
    03-09-2015 09:25 PM
  15. Alain_A's Avatar
    I have 2 PCs and a tablet currently running 8.1. They'll all get get the update when it's official. I'm not using the TP.
    why not...I have the TP on my laptop build 9926 and so far I have no problem..I can see within that it is not everything that is working but for what I use it for, it is ok.
    These days I use it pretty much for IE. Also used it to share the screen on my 52 inches TV along with the PTV 3000 using connect; work perfectly.
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    03-09-2015 11:38 PM
  16. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    why not...I have the TP on my laptop build 9926 and so far I have no problem..I can see within that it is not everything that is working but for what I use it for, it is ok.
    These days I use it pretty much for IE. Also used it to share the screen on my 52 inches TV along with the PTV 3000 using connect; work perfectly.
    I don't see a need for trying TP myself, but if you or others want to try it that's great.

    The last time I ran any beta/RC/RTM Windows was when I ran those pre-release versions of 7. I had a need at the time. Vista was killing me.
    03-10-2015 12:37 AM
  17. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    All my laptops and the Surface Pro 3 will get W10 when it comes out. If it's free I'm getting it.

    No I won't be trying the TP either. I can wait. My personal data and my work on the PCs are too important for me to be messing around with a TP.
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    03-10-2015 12:00 PM
  18. fatclue_98's Avatar
    Whatever 8.1 devices I have at the time of 10's release will get it. My laptop is on 7 Ultimate and will probably remain there until you-know-where freezes over.
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    03-10-2015 06:33 PM
  19. sahib lopez's Avatar
    Yeah I am ... There is no doubt that I won't .


    Sent from my iPod touch using Tapatalk but I prefer my 810 and 830
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    03-10-2015 08:15 PM
  20. csiemers's Avatar
    I'd rather keep my systems up-to-date than keep an old O/S on them. Our house has 2 laptops, 4 desktops, and a 1/2 dozen virtual machines primarily running 8.1 but a couple 7s in there. I'll probably do a gradual update process. Select one machine at a time, do the upgrade, give it a week or 2 then do the next. Got a year, so no real rush.
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    03-11-2015 09:52 AM
  21. TechFreak1's Avatar
    Yup!

    Good thing I created a system image on the first day I got my laptop, will use that and then upgrade after cloning my HDD of course just in case things go pear shaped...
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    03-14-2015 01:26 AM
  22. lexrsk's Avatar
    In short the upgrade path will be 32 bit to 32 bit, 64 bit to 64 bit, version to version.
    Version to version Yes.
    32 bit to 32 bit not always if your cpu is 64bit and supports 64 bit Os you can install the 64 bit version of your current OS version.

    It has been this way for windows 7 and greater from the get go.
    03-14-2015 01:49 AM
  23. sportex's Avatar
    i am really tempted to try windows 10 preview on my new laptop which is running 8.1. is it worth going for it or wait for the final build?
    03-21-2015 05:35 AM
  24. Ian Too's Avatar
    i am really tempted to try windows 10 preview on my new laptop which is running 8.1. is it worth going for it or wait for the final build?
    Only run the TP on a spare machine, especially if like me, you're on the fast ring. There are several bugs, only some of which have workarounds. It is however fun to find the new features and play with them, but sometimes quite frustrating.

    The only reason not to upgrade I can see is if you have a device like a printer, where the maker does not support the new OS. I have an HP printer/scanner which is not fully supported under Windows 8, so I upgraded an old XP computer to Windows 7 and that will see out its life on W7.

    Everything else will be upgraded; there are just far too many new and useful features, and far too many gains from increased integration of the OSs for it to be rational to stay on 7 or 8.
    03-21-2015 06:02 AM
  25. sportex's Avatar
    i have a surface 2 if i need to use a printer so that's no problem. Are the bugs serious issues on TP?
    03-21-2015 06:40 AM
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