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Final Free Windows 10 Upgrade Offer

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  1. T0mmy1977

    T0mmy1977 Super Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 1, 2015
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  2. SteveS45

    SteveS45 Moved On ECF Veteran

    Jan 27, 2016
    Long Island, New York
    So I guess it means if you want to keep Windows 10 after January 1st you will have to pay like MS has done before..............
     
  3. T0mmy1977

    T0mmy1977 Super Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 1, 2015
    If you already have a legit install from the free upgrade, or a legit license, you won't have to pay anything after 2017. If you have a digital license from the free upgrade Microsoft offered for the 1st year Windows 10 was released (And apparently now are still doing), and you decide to swap out motherboards/do a clean install of Windows 10, than you will lose that digital license. Digital licenses from the free upgrade are linked to your system by the motherboard ID, I believe.
     
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  4. SteveS45

    SteveS45 Moved On ECF Veteran

    Jan 27, 2016
    Long Island, New York
    I am talking about MS deciding you now need to pay like they did with 365..............
     
  5. T0mmy1977

    T0mmy1977 Super Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 1, 2015
    You mean the annual/monthly subscription vs the one-time charge? I wouldn't doubt it. M$ disguising the 'Free Upgrade' and then start charging a subscription fee in order keep on receiving Windows Updates wouldn't surprise me.
     
  6. DaveP

    DaveP PV Master & Musician ECF Veteran

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    Central GA
    Microsoft has traditionally allowed parts swapping as long as it was able to verify the same computer was connected. Motherboards never caused a licensing issue in my experience. I've swapped out motherboard and video card at the same time and my license was fine. The desktop I built from scratch originally had a purchased copy of Windows 8.1 installed and was upgraded early on in the Win 10 rollout.

    If you build from scratch, then some version of Windows has to be installed to get running the first time. After that there's a limit as to the number of hardware components you can change at once without falling back to "new computer" status.

    Fixing Windows 10 activation problems after a hardware upgrade

    How to re-activate Windows 10 after a hardware change
     
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  9. HazyShades

    HazyShades Resting In Peace ECF Veteran

    Jan 7, 2015
    Sandbox, USSA
    If you didn't set a log on password
    just leave password field blank
     
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  11. classwife

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    Re deleted posts...'twas a spammer.

    Creative.
     
  12. hoth0

    hoth0 Full Member

    Mar 15, 2018
    win10 is really slow and it updates a lot
     
  13. CMD-Ky

    CMD-Ky Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 15, 2013
    KY
    When this machine quits then my next will be a Linux based laptop. I have run out of steam with Windows. I didn't leave DOS until a certain research software I used no longer supported DOS, left CD's and went all internet. For me, DRDOS with WordStar 5.5 and Lotus 123 was the ultimate, but, I am an old guy and essentially curmudgeonly.
    PS: hoping for an early decision to quit by this Surface Pro.
     
  14. hoth0

    hoth0 Full Member

    Mar 15, 2018
    Look who's getting linux too!

    "
    Microsoft announced on Monday a new technology called Azure Sphere, a new system for securing the tiny processors that power smart appliances, connected toys, and other gadgets.

    We'll get to the specifics in a moment, but here's the really notable part: To power Azure Sphere, Microsoft has developed its own, custom version of Linux — the free, open source operating system that Microsoft once considered the single biggest threat to the supremacy of its Windows software.

    "After 43 years, this is the first day that we are announcing, and will be distributing, a custom Linux kernel," Microsoft President Brad Smith said on stage at an event in San Francisco."

     
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