Windows 10 Will Windows 8.1 users get a free upgrade to windows 10

Discussion in 'Operating Systems' started by carl fish, Nov 8, 2014.

  1. carl fish

    carl fish Level 2

    Mar 6, 2012
    I was just wondering if windows 8.1 users will be able to get an upgrade to windows 10 when it's released next year does anyone know?
  2. ifacedown

    ifacedown Level 17

    Jan 31, 2014
    Windows 10
    There are many rumors, but Microsoft is still tight-lipped about it. You are asking a question that could never be answered at this early moment. The only way to know the answer is to wait when Microsoft chooses to disclose itself.
  3. darko999

    darko999 Level 16

    Oct 2, 2014
    Will windows 10 come with free spying too?
  4. Exterminator

    Exterminator Super Moderator
    Staff Member

    Oct 23, 2012
    Windows 10
    #4 Exterminator, Nov 8, 2014
    Last edited: Nov 8, 2014
    Microsoft has alluded that Windows 10 will be offered as an update in windows 8.1 and possibly Windows 7 SP1.The reason being is the reluctance of the majority of users to upgrade to a newer OS as was seen with XP and now with Windows 7.I believe they have come to grips with the realization that Windows 8.1 just isnt going to be used by a majority of users as well as business and Government agencies.Windows 10 is much closer to Windows 7 than Windows 8.1 in my opinion.
    We will just have to wait and see though as it is a ways away from its Final release date.
    Something to watch is Linux as it moves closer and closer to becoming a mainstream OS.It has so many flavors and is highly customizable that it is now moving to the forefront and has to be a consideration for the masses that feel Microsoft has let them down with the release of Windows 8. The best thing about Linux is the price..... $0.00 and will almost have to be a consideration if Microsoft doesn't offer 10 as an upgrade to Windows 7 users as well besides of course sticking with Windows 7.
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  5. frogboy

    frogboy Level 61

    Jun 9, 2013
    Heavy Duty Mechanic.
    Western Australia
    Windows 10
    It would be cool to get something free from Microsoft. :D
  6. ifacedown

    ifacedown Level 17

    Jan 31, 2014
    Windows 10
    To add, Linux had some of the features of Windows 10 years before, like Multiple Desktops. It seems that Windows is copying some features from other OS.
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  7. jamescv7

    jamescv7 Level 61

    Mar 15, 2011
    Web and FileMaker Developer
    Windows 10
    Let see since the thing here, Microsoft is focusing to a major latest version and wanted to happen like before that 8.1 will receive security updates only.

    Again if still wanted to have Windows 10 then just sacrifice a little bucket. ;)
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