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Old March 21st, 2016, 07:25 AM   #91
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Old March 21st, 2016, 07:14 PM   #92
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Is the "free" Win 10 offer a bit like the "free" SIM chips in the 2014 movie 'Kingsman: The Secret Service"?
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Old March 22nd, 2016, 01:36 AM   #93
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Probably but hey, it's free!
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Old March 22nd, 2016, 05:40 AM   #94
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Old March 22nd, 2016, 07:39 AM   #95
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Windows 10 'free' upgrades are only available to computers with Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 via their update mechanisms.

Finally ... a reason to like Windows Vista.

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Old March 26th, 2016, 09:12 AM   #96
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Meanwhile, on the orchard side of the fence:

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Old April 1st, 2016, 07:01 AM   #97
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Amazing isn't it? The EU made a fuss about Internet Explorer being included in Windows because it was an almost monopoly situation, but I have yet to hear anything about this much worse situation from them.
I came across a post on another videography forum today (in a thread devoted to this very same subject) that brought attention to this article:

Windows 10 illegal: Richterin zwingt Microsoft zum Zwangs-Downgrade - CHIP

I don't speak German, but the poster commented "Today (note the calendar date!) the German magazine CHIP reports that the free but forced Windows 10 upgrade has been ruled illegal due to unfair competition, and Microsoft was sentenced to have it revoked during the coming 3 months... Including altered GWX messages displaying the opposite content than before"
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Old April 1st, 2016, 07:35 AM   #98
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From what I understand will everyone that has used the automatic update from windows 7 or 8 to 10 be forced to downgrade to their previous OS. Only Microsoft cannot do that with users that did a clean install.

But hey, it's the first of April you know ;)
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Old April 1st, 2016, 07:52 AM   #99
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I'm still emotionally recovering from Windows Vista...........so I look at Windows 10 for free with great trepidation.
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Old April 1st, 2016, 07:55 AM   #100
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But hey, it's the first of April you know ;)
Always that possibility of course. Apparently, April Fools Day has it's origins in Germany.
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Old April 1st, 2016, 07:58 AM   #101
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Well, it was posted today on that site and I cannot find any other reports so far, something of this magnitude would have been all over the internet.
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Old April 1st, 2016, 08:06 AM   #102
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I'm still emotionally recovering from Windows Vista...........so I look at Windows 10 for free with great trepidation.
I believe the free upgrade is only starting from windows 7
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Old April 1st, 2016, 08:10 AM   #103
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Yep, it's surely a hoax. A good one though.

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Old April 2nd, 2016, 08:06 PM   #104
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To be perfectly honest I don't like the interface at all ..it seems to be designed for kindergarden users. I found it frustrating but it was on my wife's computer not my work machine and she quickly decided to revert right back to Win7 Pro !! Luckily the downgrade back to Win7 or 8 is quick and painless as long as you do it within 30 days of upgrading to Win10 ... I'm staying on Win 7 for now.. At least I can get to software I need quickly and easily without lots of little screens popping up asking me what I want to do!!
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Old April 3rd, 2016, 12:24 AM   #105
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My edit pc is still on windows 7 and I plan to keep it that way because I see no reason to fix anything that isn't broken but my wife has windows 10 now for a while on her pc. It has been rocksolid so far and all her programs work. I have used her pc a few times and while it does take some time to get used to I find it better and more polished then windows 7.
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