Today at 12pm EST, Microsoft is holding a media event to discuss the upcoming Windows 10.

You can watch the livestream here, and it will also be on-demand after the event.

http://news.microsoft.com/windows10story/

 


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on Jan 21, 2015

Philly0381

Okay so how I read it is that as long as I upgrade from Windows 7 to Windows 10 during it's first year of availability it is free.  If I choose to upgrade after that I would have to pay. 

If I am wrong would someone please correct me.  Sometime I do try to make things more difficult then they are.  If I'm correct that would be hard to pass up.

John. From what I heard before Doc posted who said what I heard. After one year you will have to purchase it. I would also think unless you have an original windows 7 disc and totally reformat your hard drive you can't go back. 

There will be a preview version available very soon and you will be able to get it from the Microsoft site. Basically it's just another build so Microsoft can get reports back on bugs and such.

For me it would be an OS that doesn't help me. I can see how it would help me. Just look at the Video ID posted. They don't say what will really work as far as programs we now have. All it talks about is how it all works with the iPhone. Xbox, and their tablets. Fine for many I guess but I don't use any of those things. They also want you to use their search engine. Maybe it will be good and only time will tell. I'm not against progress but to me it's all about Microsoft and Connecting all their products together.

on Jan 21, 2015

SO you can play xboxone exclusive games on PC if you stream it through a xboxone?
sorry i dont get it.Why would a PC user buy a XBOX to play the games on a PC what would the benefit be?
One could simply play it on the station, i first thought ohh they meant some sort of emulator that makes it possible.


 

on Jan 21, 2015

benmanns

SO you can play xboxone exclusive games on PC if you stream it through a xboxone?
sorry i dont get it.Why would a PC user buy a XBOX to play the games on a PC what would the benefit be?
One could simply play it on the station, i first thought ohh they meant some sort of emulator that makes it possible. 

If someone is using the TV the Xbox One is connected too.

Want to play a game that's not available on the PC.

Just rather play on the PC.

 

on Jan 21, 2015

benmanns

SO you can play xboxone exclusive games on PC if you stream it through a xboxone?
sorry i dont get it.Why would a PC user buy a XBOX to play the games on a PC what would the benefit be?
One could simply play it on the station, i first thought ohh they meant some sort of emulator that makes it possible.


 

From what I took out the the information told is this. If you have a win 10 computer and no Xbox and your friend is using Xbox you can stream from their Xbox and play as if you both were on the Xbox. 

I can't double check the video again as it's not available but this is what I believe I heard and understood.

 

on Jan 21, 2015

the video is available im currently viewing it link

the way i see it you stream the game that is running on the station to any windows10 device
So if a emulator would be developed one could simulate a running xbox...
Btw thanks for the info ID i first thought a physical connection would be needed, i just wonder how the delay would be on a more demanding title 

The Hologram part is pretty sick  

on Jan 21, 2015

Delivering Windows as a Service and a Free Upgrade to Windows 10

Today was a monumental day for us on the Windows team because we shared our desire to redefine the relationship we have with you – our customers. We announced that a free upgrade for Windows 10 will be made available to customers running Windows 7, Windows 8.1, and Windows Phone 8.1 who upgrade in the first year after launch.*

This is more than a one-time upgrade: once a Windows device is upgraded to Windows 10, we will continue to keep it current for the supported lifetime of the device – at no additional charge. With Windows 10, the experience will evolve and get even better over time. We’ll deliver new features when they’re ready, not waiting for the next major release. We think of Windows as a Service – in fact, one could reasonably think of Windows in the next couple of years as one of the largest Internet services on the planet.

 

From this link:

 

http://blogs.windows.com/bloggingwindows/2015/01/21/the-next-generation-of-windows-windows-10/ 

 

 

Free at last: After Windows 10, consumers won't pay for updates or upgrades 

 From this link.

 

http://www.computerworld.com/article/2825116/free-at-last-after-windows-10-consumers-wont-pay-for-updates-or-upgrades.html

 

I wasn't aware that we ever paid for "updates". 

 

 

on Jan 22, 2015

the life time of device thing... meh. you change your mb and it's no longer the same device?

on Jan 22, 2015

RedneckDude

Free at last: After Windows 10, consumers won't pay for updates or upgrades

Great. Now I'm starting to have concerns about how forceful they'll try to be with windows market integration. There was a rumor a couple of years back that it was going to be mandatory for all software.  

#cheapcynicism

 

On the other hand, this probably pushes DX12 about a decade forward. 

on Jan 22, 2015

that's because dx12 is win 10+ only

on Jan 22, 2015

Philly0381

Okay so how I read it is that as long as I upgrade from Windows 7 to Windows 10 during it's first year of availability it is free.  If I choose to upgrade after that I would have to pay. 

If I am wrong would someone please correct me.  Sometime I do try to make things more difficult then they are.  If I'm correct that would be hard to pass up.

1. It will be free on any machine (W7, W8.1) as an upgreade (not clean install).

2. If for any reason you change your mobo (perhaps even processor) on that machine, you will have to buy a W10 license.

3. It won't be sold as a subscription (i.e. the Adobe software model). (http://www.pcgamer.com/microsoft-windows-10-will-not-be-sold-as-a-subscription/)

Also:

"It is very clear from this post that for the first year it's available, you can upgrade to Windows 10 for free if you have Windows 7 or 8. You will not pay for it. After that year is up, nothing will happen to your Windows 10 license. If you do not upgrade within that year, however, you will have to pay for an upgrade. The offer expires after a year, not the upgrade."

 

on Jan 22, 2015

As far as i read it you get the upgrade free the first year iof you own win7 or windows8 
You do not get it if either Win7 or Win8 are enterprise or RT-Starter editions.

The way i see it once hardware is changed the SSID needs to be changed or you return back to your previous OS.
However i think once you upgraded you will keep your license for a lifetime meaning that if you change hardware you will still be able to use windows10
If not it would be ironic to try to get most of the users off OS like Win7 and below to use windows10.