1. Doctor_Who's Avatar
    I've been posting things I see on Windows Central about Windows 10. Specially things to help people come up to speed with the new OS. I post these on Twitter and Facebook. A friend of mine just replied to one of my posts from here saying, "Watch things that advertise as free. There is a yearly access fee for Windows 10."

    I'm not entirely sure what he's saying so I've asked for clarification. But it sounds to me as though he's saying that you have to pay annually for Windows 10. I haven't heard anything at all like that, has anyone else?
    08-15-2015 05:55 PM
  2. mjperry51's Avatar
    I've been posting things I see on Windows Central about Windows 10. Specially things to help people come up to speed with the new OS. I post these on Twitter and Facebook. A friend of mine just replied to one of my posts from here saying, "Watch things that advertise as free. There is a yearly access fee for Windows 10."

    I'm not entirely sure what he's saying so I've asked for clarification. But it sounds to me as though he's saying that you have to pay annually for Windows 10. I haven't heard anything at all like that, has anyone else?
    Nothing official -- just the typical rumors.

    Ask him to provide a link to to his source. . . .
    08-15-2015 06:08 PM
  3. juanitoriv's Avatar
    Of course there isn't a yearly access fee. It's free to upgrade to Windows 10 until July 29, 2016. After that youve got to pony up some $$ if you want it. You're friend might need his noodle checked.
    08-15-2015 06:22 PM
  4. PepperdotNet's Avatar
    Doctor, I'm disappointed at your lack of knowledge. Perhaps it's just that you are a few hundred years younger than me.
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    08-15-2015 06:29 PM
  5. TheLumaniac's Avatar
    ...This. Again.

    Upgrading to Windows 10 is FREE for the FIRST YEAR. If you upgrade, you keep it for FREE FOREVER.
    If you do not upgrade within the first year, you PAY for the upgrade and then keep it for FREE FOREVER.
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    08-16-2015 04:43 AM
  6. Doctor_Who's Avatar
    HA! HA! HA! Thank you, PepperdotNet. That must be it, I'm probably a couple hundred years younger than you. :)
    08-16-2015 11:39 AM
  7. Doctor_Who's Avatar
    Here is the link to the article my friend referred to, saying that Windows 10 will become an annual fee:

    'Free' Windows 10 Has High Cost To Windows 7 And Windows 8 Users
    08-17-2015 09:46 PM
  8. _Emi_'s Avatar
    Well it seems you and your friend should stop believing everything you read on internet. have you seen how there are many things that enlarge your *****? and "if you eat this you will stay young forever with no surgery"? I am sorry but this is the same thing.

    Why didn't your friend go to the real information? the windows 10 FAQ from Microsoft the OS developer, and they made a FAQ for people to read it. but people seem to like going to people who apparently don't even know what they talk about like forbes. Also the article is from May, that was 80 years ago.

    But this is the link of the FAQ:

    Windows 10 FAQ & Tips - Microsoft

    and you can see:
    Is the upgrade really free?
    Yes, it’s free. This is a full version of Windows, not a trial or introductory version. It is available for a limited time: you have until July 29, 2016 to take advantage of this offer. Once you upgrade, you’ll have Windows 10 for free on that device. You can learn more here.

    How much does Windows 10 cost?
    The easiest way to get Windows 10 is to upgrade for free.1 Just click the Get Windows 10 app to get started.
    You may also purchase a copy of Windows 10 if you decide not to upgrade, or if you need to purchase a copy for other reasons like installing Windows 10 on a PC you built yourself. The estimated retail prices for Windows 10 are the same as Windows 8.1.7 Windows 10 Home is $119.99. Windows 10 Pro is $199.99.7 These are available in stores or online.


    I just clearly saw they say it's free.... and it's for the life of the device, that means the life of the motherboard, maybe CPU, but some people have changed CPU with no deactivation. but if you think about it, Windows 10 is not even free, it's the upgrade from windows 7 and 8 the free one. if you build a computer you must pay a new license, if an OEM makes a computer, they have to pay the cost of the license. if you upgrade from Vista, XP, 2000, 95 or 3 you will have to pay a new license. so no, it's not even free.

    Again, people read so much crap on internet they start to spread alot of misinformation. it just got to the point it's stupid. I am not talking about, but the media in general, the people who are supposed to know about this stuff, start saying Microsoft is spying on you, that they are charging for Windows 10, and Microsoft steals your personal files and blablabla. "DONT UPGRADE IT'S EVIL!!" these days it's been getting worse with so much FUD spread around because of the EULA comparing the EULA to previous versions and things like that. it's not over, I know, but it's Microsoft so "let's talk crap about it and spread false information"
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    08-17-2015 10:21 PM
  9. heickelrrx's Avatar
    Windows 10 has annual fee

    How much?
    Free
    08-17-2015 10:47 PM
  10. mj0's Avatar
    Maybe I'm blind but where exactly in that article does it say there's a yearly access fee for Windows 10?
    08-18-2015 12:01 AM
  11. davidofmidnight's Avatar
    Maybe I'm blind but where exactly in that article does it say there's a yearly access fee for Windows 10?
    Like most things on the internet, people are inclined to just read the title and jump to conclusions. Because, you know, internet.
    08-18-2015 12:15 AM

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