Solved I would appreciate some feedback on Windows 10 promotion

June 1, 2015 at 08:05:24
Specs: Windows 7
I currently operate on Windows 7 (Slightly prehistoric, I know. Albeit, I'm comfortable with it) and recently received a pop up message from Microsoft to download their new Windows 10 (for free!). It seems too good to be true, but the message really was from Microsoft. I'm wondering why it's free and if I should proceed in downloading. Do I really need it? My thinking is the devil you know is better than the one you don't. I'm hesitant about any glitches as with anything that is new. Any thoughts?

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#1
June 1, 2015 at 10:55:20
You got this notification because you have allowed Microsoft to install KB3035583 as part of the March 2015 Automatic Updates. At this point in time it will just reserve your free Upgrade to Windows 10 that will begin download onto your sometimes this summer. This KB3035583 is also the actual Windows 10 upgrade process

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#2
June 1, 2015 at 12:03:41
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Read all about it: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2015/06...

Windows 7 is "slightly prehistoric"? It's currently the most widely used version of Windows out there. And according to the following article, there are still more users running WinXP than there are running Win8.1.

http://www.winbeta.org/news/may-201...

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#3
June 1, 2015 at 14:11:42
Thank you; that explains it. But the question still remains...do I need to switch over from 7 to 10?

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#4
June 1, 2015 at 14:14:36
No you don't if you are comfortable with it. The link below has instruction how to get rid of the notification.

http://superuser.com/questions/9220...

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#5
June 1, 2015 at 14:17:17
Great articles. Thank you. I did not realize that the old Windows 7 is still so widely used; I got my laptop 5 years ago so I figured it had to be very out dated. Yet, the question is still do I want to switch out or not...??? Is it better to wait once all the glitches are worked out?

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#6
June 2, 2015 at 06:19:49
Windows 7 is not old. It's currently the most widely used version of Windows. Windows 8 was basically a flop. There is no Windows 9, Microsoft skipped over 9 & went with 10 (for a numbers of reasons). And they're giving 10 away for free! There is a preview version already available if you wanna check it out. I've been running it for a while on one of my test systems. It definitely takes some getting used to. I'm sure Win7 will be around for quite some time but Microsoft is putting all their eggs in the Win10 basket. You don't have to install it, but I would accept the "reserve the free upgrade" & when the time comes, download the upgrade & burn it to a DVD, then you can install it if & when you're ready.

http://www.theguardian.com/technolo...

http://venturebeat.com/2015/06/01/e...


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#7
June 2, 2015 at 07:07:13
And the main goal for Microsoft giving 10 away for free is to have 1 billion Windows 10 machines in the wild in the next two to three years.

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#8
June 2, 2015 at 07:15:27
Clever thinking up in the ivory towers! It translates to an effective marketing strategy.

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#9
June 2, 2015 at 14:31:06
I signed up for the 10 download today. MS will send it to you and notify it's ready to install something like July 29th. Then, it's up to you.

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#10
June 2, 2015 at 21:07:46
Then, it's up to you. Guess what? For purpose of statistics, 84% of the 3404 users who casted their vote at the recent NeowinPoll will jump on the upgrade wagon on July 29 regardless of the potential of buggy RTM version.

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#11
June 3, 2015 at 10:55:11
Thank you everyone. I guess I'll just close my eyes and hit "download"! Meaning, I will be hoping for the best with minimal glitches on Microsoft's newest.

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