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[–] 017c 12 points 3 points (+15|-12) ago  (edited ago)

The problem is that the actual problem with this OS will not come up within 6 month, it will come in the form of the automatic update to "Windows" after their support cycle ends in a couple years. "Windows" will be from there on out on a yearly payment cycle and you will get the first 2 years free. Since you "upgraded your license" you have no legal recourse to go back to Windows 7 (sure you can buy it second hand), because you agreed to forfeit your right to windows 7/8 in exchange of getting windows 10 and windows 10 will automatically roll over into "windows".

If you do not want to pay a yearly fee, do not roll your windows 7/8 over into windows 10. You have been warned. They put the automatic update in not for convenience but for legal reasons, it allows them to convert it into a subscription model and drag you along into it or have major hassle.

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[–] AmericanCheese 1 point 19 points (+20|-1) ago 

Can you provide a link that supports these conclusions?

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[–] somerandomteen 0 points 1 point (+1|-0) ago 

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[–] HomerSimpson 1 point 13 points (+14|-1) ago 

Sounds like more suspicion than actual fact to me.

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[–] Crazyjoe33 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

I honestly wouldn't be surprised if that happens, but yeah, a source or two to support the claim would be nice.

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[–] Traveler 2 points -2 points (+0|-2) ago 

Why do you think Microsoft is allowing people to convert for free? Because they're a nice company like Google? That has historically never been the case.

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[–] chmike 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

Windows is competing with free OS. See linux (i.e. Ubuntu) and Mac OS. I don't see a bright future along this path if Microsoft keeps trying to sell it's OS. So I expect it will provide a free version to avoid being wiped out. In the same time, they will probably try to leverage their ecosystem with commercial product. They will try for instance to reproduce Apple's app market, bing, etc. They have enough money in the bank to finance this pivot.

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[–] Qubert 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

So we shouldn't take a free upgrade to Win10 because the upgrade to Win11 might not be free? You expect free upgrades for life?

While you're probably right and future versions of Windows will not be free, talking about pricing strategies of Win10.1 or Win11 is pure speculation.

In 2017 there will be much better options than Win7. You won't want to be running that. Take the upgrade and enjoy it.