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Windows 10 upgrade for XP users too

Discussion in 'Windows 10' started by texasbullet, Jun 21, 2015.

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  1. texasbullet

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    I think that they might be misinterpreting the actual Microsoft blog post, which doesn't actually say that and still clearly says Only W7/W8.1 users will get a free update
     
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    I certainly read it that anyone who installed the preview would get the upgrade.
    Maybe I read it wrong, or, more likely, the report is wrong.
     
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    I’m with Derek, it stated that insiders will get the final build but on the other end the insider preview is set to expire in October. So I guess you could have it free until October 2015.
     

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    Not saying that your interpretation is wrong, CoolBurn, but another way to interpret is that Build 10130 expires 10/1/15. What is more unclear to me is whether the free RTM copy will be licensed as if it were a free upgrade to Windows 7 or 8.1. It is possible (in my mind) that the RTM copy obtained as part of the Insider program will be just like another of the test builds in that it will be replaced (regardless of your wishes) by the next test build.
     
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    I have now installed on a Sony Vista Laptop - and now playing with the Insider/preview - I have to wait and see what happens
     
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    confirmed
    it is not a method of updating XP or Vista for free

     
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    Here is a flow chart path to the Windows 10 upgrade.
     

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    That's a great chart. Clear & concise. (y)
     
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    I've got a feeling that chart could be optimised with less boxes, but I just cannot be ............
     
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