Windows 10 Microsoft lets Windows 7 and 8.1 users reserve free upgrade to Windows 10

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Ginger

Free or not, doesn't matter.
The most important point here is why should or would I upgrade to version 10 ?
Is it stable ? What features will vow me ? What's the advantages ?
It is always prudent not to rush in on any new OS upgrades buut to wait at least 6 months.
Be wise.
 

jobeard

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SNGX1275

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[x] and correct again :)
For reference the last one was about waiting 6 months... While in the past waiting was recommended if you could, they didn't have extended public beta/previews like Windows 10 did. I don't know that it will be a perfect launch, but I'd say the chances of it working on Day 1 for any particular set of hardware is very close to the chances of it working on that same hardware on Day 180.
 

cliffordcooley

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While in the past waiting was recommended if you could, they didn't have extended public beta/previews like Windows 10 did.
I'm not sure what you are getting at. Windows 7 as well as Windows 8 was available for nearly a year before they were launched. I can't speak for Windows XP or Vista, I wasn't online to watch them launch.
I don't know that it will be a perfect launch, but I'd say the chances of it working on Day 1 for any particular set of hardware is very close to the chances of it working on that same hardware on Day 180.
While in general that is likely to be true, that will not be true for all. And the issues are not all hardware related.
 

SNGX1275

TS Forces Special
@cliffordcooley - Ok, point taken. I knew they had public previews it just seems like Windows 10 has been available much longer and gone through many more upgrade/update cycles than 7 or 8. I just looked up 7, it had a public beta release on Jan 9, 2009 a RC release on May 5, 2009 and an official release on August 1, 2009. ~9 months

Windows 8 was first publicly released Sept 13, 2011. August 1, 2012 full release. ~11 months.

Windows 9/10 I guess was shorter than I thought with first public Sept 30th?, 2014 and release of July 29, 2015. ~10 months. However I'm certain there have been more builds released in that time period vs before. Microsoft knows they can't release another disaster like 8.

I still don't think there will be many issues on day 1 that aren't there 6 months later. Should be similar to a Vista to 7 upgrade. I think software is even less of an issue but I guess we'll see.
 
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