Windows 10 price and release date

Lloydbm41

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Newegg accidentally released the date that Windows 10 can be bought if you need to purchase it, also the prices. http://www.pcworld.com/article/2928797/newegg-just-leaked-the-windows-10-price-and-release-date.html
The only people that are going to have to pay for the update are those still running XP or those needing a license for multiple computers (small business). If you have a PC newer than say 2011 and running Win7 or newer, then it is a free update. At least that is what I read???
 
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Vegastouch

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The only people that are going to have to pay for the update are those still running XP or those needing a license for multiple computers (small business). If you have a PC newer than say 2011 and running Win7 or newer, then it is a free update. At least that is what I read???
My desktop is running Vista and is older than 2011. Laptop is only two years old.
 
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maflynn

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The July 29th date has been leaked previously. Paul Thurrott had mentioned it on his podcast (windows weekly) a few times. It appears windows 10 rollout will be staged, insofar as the mobile flavor will not be out in July.
 
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lowendlinux

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The only people that are going to have to pay for the update are those still running XP or those needing a license for multiple computers (small business). If you have a PC newer than say 2011 and running Win7 or newer, then it is a free update. At least that is what I read???
Or those that build a new computer.
 
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perkedel

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Did you guys find the popup notification saying of free upgrade? People on cnet are mentioning about the notification.
I didn't see this on my 7 or 8 machines, perhaps it's because I'm running Enterprise version.
 
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Vegastouch

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Did you guys find the popup notification saying of free upgrade? People on cnet are mentioning about the notification.
I didn't see this on my 7 or 8 machines, perhaps it's because I'm running Enterprise version.
I dont see any popup or a notification on the task bar.
 
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khha4113

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Did you guys find the popup notification saying of free upgrade? People on cnet are mentioning about the notification.
I didn't see this on my 7 or 8 machines, perhaps it's because I'm running Enterprise version.
http://venturebeat.com/2015/06/01/everything-you-need-to-know-about-upgrading-to-windows-10/
The “reserve” news this weekend is part of the free upgrade offer — reservation makes it easier to upgrade, but it’s not required. To start the process, click on the small Start button icon in the system tray on your taskbar.

Here is how it looks:



This will launch the Get Windows 10 app. If you don’t see this notification, you can learn more about forcing it and other details in our detailed writeup. Click “Reserve your free upgrade” in the app window and enter your email if you want a confirmation.
 
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gotluck

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the popup is showing on my pc with windows 7 ultimate at home, but not showing up on windows 7 pro at work (interesting because I thought only the enterprise editions werent getting the upgrade- perhaps WSUS isnt letting it through, who knows?)
 
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perkedel

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the popup is showing on my pc with windows 7 ultimate at home, but not showing up on windows 7 pro at work (interesting because I thought only the enterprise editions werent getting the upgrade- perhaps WSUS isnt letting it through, who knows?)
Check your Win Update at work to see if it's managed by admin. I use a WSUS server for our network, I haven't seen the option for allowing Windows 10 updates. Yours is probably set to a local WSUS.

Not sure if the pop up will even show up on non domain /non wsus managed enterprise version.
 
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gotluck

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Check your Win Update at work to see if it's managed by admin. I use a WSUS server for our network, I haven't seen the option for allowing Windows 10 updates. Yours is probably set to a local WSUS.

Not sure if the pop up will even show up on non domain /non wsus managed enterprise version.
Yea, managed by admin. Haven't checked for windows 10 updates in wsus server config yet, that would explain it probably.

From what I understood it was just the enterprise build that wouldn't get 10 for free across the board. Nothing to do with business use or wsus. So confusing :p
 
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mrex

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i only wonder how well it works with laptops. i mean those special drivers!
 
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happycadaver

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I thought that the notification is sent to a limited number of users, not to everybody who is running Windows 7 or 8. But i could be wrong.
Personally, i don't have a PC with Windows anymore and i deleted my Bootcamp partition months ago.
 
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jamezr

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Yea, managed by admin. Haven't checked for windows 10 updates in wsus server config yet, that would explain it probably.

From what I understood it was just the enterprise build that wouldn't get 10 for free across the board. Nothing to do with business use or wsus. So confusing :p
Enterprise users will have to wait until their IT people update their Enterprise managed computers. If they let people upgrade on their own it would be chaos! Then they would be complaining their apps wouldn't work and how to do this and how do you do that. It would be an IT support nightmare! :)
 
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perkedel

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Enterprise users will have to wait until their IT people update their Enterprise managed computers. If they let people upgrade on their own it would be chaos! Then they would be complaining their apps wouldn't work and how to do this and how do you do that. It would be an IT support nightmare! :)
I'm the IT, that's why gotluck and I go back and forth discussing WSUS and winupdate. Mine's Enterprise version, so it doesn't get the reserve notice. It's not showing up in my WSUS catalog yet. Yeah, we know what we're doing on OS upgrade, you're preaching to the choir here. :D

Wonder if it will be available earlier to MSDN subscribers
It just might for the enterprise version, since they usually came later. I see the preview versions on my MSDN account.
 
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sarcosis

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I believe the way it works is that after the latest windows update, it will start showing up. Similar to the way Win 8.1 upgrade would prompt you only after the update is installed. For those asking why, Paul Thorrot thinks it's to pre-load Windows before the launch like you would pre-order a game and pre-load these days in order to avoid the Day 1 server crush. Link below.

https://www.thurrott.com/windows/wi...ade?utm_medium=twitter&utm_source=twitterfeed
 
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spinedoc77

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It's a free upgrade for what, a year after RTM? I have no desire to upgrade to it, they fubared too many things I love about Win8. But hopefully they fix some of those things while it's free.
 
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AustinIllini

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Yeah, I'm pretty sure my company is paying for a volume license anyway, and I really don't want to mess up the IT guys.
 
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