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So I know absolutely nothing about Windows 10

I have 3 computers at home...

One of them being my girlfriends, whose fussing at me about whether or not she should do the upgrade. But if she loses any of her "precious stuff" in the process, she'll likely beat the living crap outta me for it (figure of speech! lol)

So take a look at my rigs here in question:

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http://www.overclock.net/lists/display/view/id/4168857

My rigs
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The first one of mine is used primarily for emails, internet browsing, video streaming... and maybe an occasional game.... while my second one is the primary gaming rig.

I keep thinking I should upgrade at least just one of them to Windows 10...

But I dont want to risk losing anything or have to go through reinstalling anything....

Will it be worth it to me, to give up my Friday night to do the upgrade one of them, or all of them?
     
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Also Microsoft claims that "updates" to 10 will be free for "the lifetime of the device" that its installed on.

Soooo....

How exactly, does this apply to a PC, and what happens with next years tax return if one decides to upgrade their CPU/Motherboard, etc...

Does Microsoft now view that as a "new device" and UH OH! Now you have to PAY them $120 for a new license to Windows 10! Or, will they still consider it the same device just with a hardware change, and you still get your free updates?
     
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I'm not sure. You might be able to just download it now and install and activate it later. I'm waiting for an answer on that. :) I'm almost done downloading it right now, but I don't plan to install it for a long time. I just wanted to grab it while I can just in case.

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I'm not sure. You might be able to just download it now and install and activate it later. I'm waiting for an answer on that. smile.gif I'm almost done downloading it right now, but I don't plan to install it for a long time. I just wanted to grab it while I can just in case.

Now see if I could do that, and keep it backed up on my external until I'm ready to use it later, then awesome.
     
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Now see if I could do that, and keep it backed up on my external until I'm ready to use it later, then awesome.

 

I'm sad to report something that I guess I already knew: no, tomorrow is the last day to do an initial installation and activation for free.

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10 is now and the future. Like it or not. You must deal with it or move onto another OS. Good luck with that. MS has everyone by the nuts do to lack of competition in the OS market.
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10 is now and the future. Like it or not. You must deal with it or move onto another OS. Good luck with that. MS has everyone by the nuts do to lack of competition in the OS market.

 

Pff, that's what you think. I'm fine staying with Windows 7. I'm only trying to jump on this now to see if I can install it to a spare hard drive tonight and activate it so that I have it just in case I want it in a few months.

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10 is now and the future. Like it or not. You must deal with it or move onto another OS. Good luck with that. MS has everyone by the nuts do to lack of competition in the OS market.

If thats what ya think...

I'm fine with keeping 7 as well...

My girlfriend is the one fussing at me about the upgrade... and I'm only considering it because my line of work is going to involve me needing to learn a little about 10 before the end of the year.

But I dont necessarily HAVE to have it on my own PC's to learn about it.

But since the "free" offer expires tomorrow night, then I'll consider taking advantage of it, IF it'll actually benefit me.
     
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post #9 of 16
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If thats what ya think...

I'm fine with keeping 7 as well...

My girlfriend is the one fussing at me about the upgrade... and I'm only considering it because my line of work is going to involve me needing to learn a little about 10 before the end of the year.

But I dont necessarily HAVE to have it on my own PC's to learn about it.

But since the "free" offer expires tomorrow night, then I'll consider taking advantage of it, IF it'll actually benefit me.

I used 7, 8 and now 10 since day 1 they came out. Until the first day each new release came out. 10 is solid. Faster, more secure and gaming is better with it. I would never go back to 7. Feels like XP for fun comparison to 10. Served its purpose but just out dated and old.
Edited by FattysGoneWild - 7/28/16 at 12:03pm
post #10 of 16
I personally have upgraded all my PCs, and I'm happy that I did so. If I were you, I would at least upgrade the Haswell machine. The upgrade license will be tied to your motherboard. On the older machines, that could be an issue if you upgrade them, but of course if you bought OEM Windows, that would be an issue anyway & wouldn't make a difference. I think 10 is better than 7, but if you're comfortable with 7, there's no real harm in staying on it until MS drops support for it as they did with XP recently. Just be aware that you won't get DX12 support unless you upgrade.
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