Today's the last day to get your WINDOWS 10 upgrade FREE! Get it by Midnight!

Bjcheung77Bjcheung77 Member Posts: 89 ■■□□□□□□□□
Well, I did my last upgrade today... (My overclocked Pentium Anniversary Edition)
I'm leaving my other two as they're too old to be upgraded, going making them into a Chrome/Chromium Desktop and a Chrome/Chromium Laptop.

For those who don't want to use Windows 10, but do want to get an edition/upgrade license just in case.
I recommend the following, this will allow a free upgrade license:
1) Backup your data (not once, but twice, for me I have 3 backups...)
2) Upgrade to Windows 10 as per instructions on their page
3) If you want to go back to previous Windows, you can do so after 30 days

The benefit to this is that you will have a newer version of windows.
But some people don't like change or system doesn't handle the minor updates.
If you really don't want to do the jump, no worries, as this will provide you a license for future use.

Note: If your computer hardware crashes at some point and not recoverable.
That license may not be used again, as the online activate "sends your pc configuration" to the servers.
Each PC, even with the same components have identifiers for each device/peripheral installed.


  • tmtextmtex Member Posts: 326
  • scaredoftestsscaredoftests Security +, ITIL Foundation, MPT, EPO, ACAS, HTL behind youMod Posts: 2,762 Mod
    Actually, it is not that bad. <Did I actually say THAT?>:D
    Never let your fear decide your fate....
  • DerkDaDerkDerkDaDerk Member Posts: 16 ■□□□□□□□□□
    It's honestly quite good....
  • varelgvarelg Banned Posts: 790
    I back my Windows 7 laptop up on fairly regular basis without intention to ever switch to Windows 10. Notice the usage of the word "switch" instead of "upgrade".
    You missed a large one in your note: after switching to Windows 10 from your current version of Windows, there will be a point where a driver failure/incompatibility/absence of a driver will force you to do a clean install of Windows 10. Total waste of one's time, double work for the same outcome.
    Two thumbs down for Windows 10 and a big "no" to nagging.
  • DatabaseHeadDatabaseHead Teradata Assc 16, CSM, MS Access 2016, 2019 Member Posts: 2,581 ■■■■■■■■■□
    I like it to be honest.
  • 9bits9bits Member Posts: 138 ■■□□□□□□□□
    I kind of regret selling a couple of my Windows 10 machines, just because they had free copies of Windows 10 registered to the motherboards.
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