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    Quote Originally Posted by jwoegerbauer View Post
    I reserved it. A reservation does not mean Windows 10 automatically ( without asking user ) gets installed if it is available.
    Don't know about that jwoegerbauer. The way I read it, it say's you will be notified when it is downloaded ready for installation. Say's you can cancel your reservation though.
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    Ok - well, who's the spy for Microsoft around here
    I got home and there was my invite nestled firmly on the bottom right tray

    and Yes, I reserved it as well - I've tried a few of the other DL's that are currently out and about and I must say I quite like 10
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    hmmm I see it too. I don't want to update this laptop as my daughter uses it for school. I wonder if you can go back if you don't like it? Currently windows 7.

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    EDIT: doesn't mention anything about only being a 1yr thing. Is this only applicable to xp and vista updates?
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    Quote Originally Posted by LeroyPatrol View Post
    I wonder if you can go back if you don't like it? Currently windows 7.
    Windows 7 since January 13, 2015 is a dead Windows version. Microsoft hasn't mentioned a Windows 10 "Downgrade" . So I suspect there's no way to "Downgrade" Windows 10 to Windows 7, I rather suspect you need to reinstall your previous Windows 7 from scratch or from a backup, if you don't like the Windows 10 you "Upgraded" to.

    You'll need to reinstall your Windows 7 from the recovery or installation media that came with your daughters laptop (typically DVD media). If you don't have recovery media: Before you "Upgrade" to Windows 10, you might be able to create recovery media from a recovery partition on your daughters laptop using software provided by laptop's manufacturer. Check the support section of your daughters laptop manufacturer's website for more info.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LeroyPatrol View Post
    EDIT: doesn't mention anything about only being a 1yr thing. Is this only applicable to xp and vista updates?
    I think the 1 year deal is for Win7, 8 & 8.1 users, it means you can update to Win10 for free if you do so in the first year of availability & will not have to pay for the upgrade ever; after the first year of W10 availability if you have not upgraded & wish to do so you will have to pay for the upgrade.
    It is not available for XP & Vista users AFAIK.

    The offer popped up on my W8.1 this morning, nothing on my Vista Lappy.

    EDIT; can anyone out there that has tested W10 tell me if it does the same retro environment job for running old software as W8/8.1 does??
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    If my memory is correct, i think some one was asking how to remove the Microsoft icon
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    Got email today saying my upgrade will be ready for installation from 29th of July.

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    tiny, win 10 has run any standard program ive put on it without trouble

    as win 7 has no apps feature, theres no notification nor is there in win updates, although it says so, that i can see
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    remember the saying, never go for the first release of anything
    whether that's cars or an OS, same applies
    let them iron out the glitches first

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tiny View Post
    It is not available for XP & Vista users AFAIK.
    That's Microsoft's official statement concerning Windows 10 Upgrade offer:

    Windows Offer Details

    Yes, free! This upgrade offer is for a full version of Windows 10, not a trial. 3GB download required; standard data rates apply. To take advantage of this free offer, you must upgrade to Windows 10 within one year of availability. Once you upgrade, you have Windows 10 for free on that device.

    Our lawyers made us say this:

    Windows 10 Upgrade Offer is valid for qualified Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 devices, including devices you already own. Some hardware/software requirements apply and feature availability may vary by device and market. The availability of Windows 10 upgrade for Windows Phone 8.1 devices may vary by OEM, mobile operator or carrier. Devices must be connected to the internet and have Windows Update enabled. Windows 7 SP1 and Windows 8.1 Update required. Some editions are excluded: Windows 7 Enterprise, Windows 8/8.1 Enterprise, and Windows RT/RT 8.1. Active Software Assurance customers in volume licensing have the benefit to upgrade to Windows 10 enterprise offerings outside of this offer. To check for compatibility and other important installation information, visit your device manufacturer’s website and the Windows 10 Specifications page. Additional requirements may apply over time for updates. Security and features are kept automatically up-to-date which is always enabled.

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    Can anyone confirm if I complete the download (when it becomes available) and then install it after the 12 months if I would still be eligible for the free 'upgrade'? Or is it the case W10 will need to be downloaded and installed within 12 months.

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    Also can someone confirm, would it be possible to run a clean install with the windows10 upgrade. I know this could be done window 7 upgrade... I read it on this forum many moons ago. I'll be interested in this as I am running windows7 32bit and would like to move up to windows10 64bit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by weirdo View Post
    remember the saying, never go for the first release of anything
    whether that's cars or an OS, same applies
    let them iron out the glitches first
    Might well be that Microsoft, as announced at end of July 2015, ships a slightly incomplete Windows 10 version and later on will update/upgrade it via Windows Update. We will see.
    If you want to become an unpaid Windows 10 Upgrade tester, then it's on you to find all the show-stopping bugs in the code.

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    Quote Originally Posted by weirdo View Post
    ...let them iron out the glitches first
    ... been waiting 29 years for that.
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    I wonder if it will be tied to the activation code for that machine, or will I be able to download it once and install it on all of my W7 machines. If not I'm going to chew through my monthly download limit fairly quickly!

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    Quote Originally Posted by lsemmens View Post
    I wonder if it will be tied to the activation code for that machine, or will I be able to download it once and install it on all of my W7 machines. If not I'm going to chew through my monthly download limit fairly quickly!
    You have to reserve Windows 10 Upgrade via the The "Windows Update KB3035583" program for each computer on which an older Windows OS is running and you want to switch to Windows 10. The "Windows Update KB3035583" program after reservation has completed then prepares the PC with some data via a pre-load down of them to speed up the actual upgrade process ( on July 29, 2015 ).

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    Quote Originally Posted by forbirun View Post
    Also can someone confirm, would it be possible to run a clean install with the windows10 upgrade. I know this could be done window 7 upgrade... I read it on this forum many moons ago. I'll be interested in this as I am running windows7 32bit and would like to move up to windows10 64bit.
    Sounds like a lot of f#cking about, but the answer appears to be yes,



    Wouldn't think it would be an issue going from 32 Bit to 64 Bit, but you never know with the pricks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Al Bundy View Post

    Wouldn't think it would be an issue going from 32 Bit to 64 Bit, but you never know with the pricks.
    As the name implies, it's an "Upgrade". So Microsoft will only convert for free an old 32-bit Windows 7 & 8 & 8.1 edition into its new Windows 10 32-bit version, an old 64-bit Windows 7 & 8 & 8.1 edition into its new Windows 10 64-bit version.

    To switch from a current 32-bit Windows edition to its Windows 10 64-bit version, you in any case need a 64-bit Windows 10 installation media. Note: Switching a Windows from 32-bit to 64-bit will wipe out all your data and the applications.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jwoegerbauer View Post
    As the name implies, it's an "Upgrade". So Microsoft will only convert for free an old 32-bit Windows 7 & 8 & 8.1 edition into its new Windows 10 32-bit version, an old 64-bit Windows 7 & 8 & 8.1 edition into its new Windows 10 64-bit version.

    To switch from a current 32-bit Windows edition to its Windows 10 64-bit version, you in any case need a 64-bit Windows 10 installation media. Note: Switching a Windows from 32-bit to 64-bit will wipe out all your data and the applications.
    As usual your full of crap;



    Happened for XP to Vista & again from Vista to W7 so, as I said in my previous post "Wouldn't think it would be an issue going from 32 Bit to 64 Bit, but you never know with the pricks."

    Stop trying to talk down to people by assuming nobody else knows anything but yourself, the link talks about a "Clean" install, go away and learn what that is...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Al Bundy View Post
    As usual your full of crap;

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    Stop trying to talk down to people by assuming nobody else knows anything but yourself, the link talks about a "Clean" install, go away and learn what that is...[/COLOR]
    Buy new glasses and then carefully re-read my post you quoted.

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    The free "Windows 10 Upgrade" gets installed via Windows Update. This default mechanism doesn't allow user to switch to another Windows version before updating the computer to "Windows 10 Upgrade" has finished. Afterwards, of course user at any time can re-install (clean install) either a 32-bit or 64-bit version of Windows 10 - no matter then whether it's a retail or OEM version - if they became available.
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