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Windows 10 Free Upgrade
21-01-2015, 09:46 PM
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Windows 10 Free Upgrade
It looks like microsoft are going to be offering Windows 10 as a free upgrade for the first year

http://www.theguardian.com/technology/20...ystem-free
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23-01-2015, 03:58 PM
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RE: Windows 10 Free Upgrade
I think they needed to do this, the uptake of Windows 8 has been abismal and Apple have been doing this for years!

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25-01-2015, 01:35 AM (This post was last modified: 25-01-2015 04:04 PM by WillPS.)
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RE: Windows 10 Free Upgrade
(23-01-2015 03:58 PM)Chalky Wrote:  I think they needed to do this, the uptake of Windows 8 has been abismal and Apple have been doing this for years!
Years? They've done it for 2 incremental releases (akin to Service Packs or 8.1); which have always been free to Windows users.

OSX 10.9 (the first "free" OSX upgrade) was launched *after* Windows 8.1.
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28-01-2015, 10:12 PM
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It is a smart move though.

If I had to pay for Windows 10 I would have only upgraded my gaming PC for DX12 reasons.

This way however I can upgrade my tablet (not sure how that will work as it doesn't have enough space for an upgrade install), gaming PC, mums PC and potentially another as I have a retail copy of Windows 8 I can install on something then upgrade.

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03-02-2015, 12:14 PM
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Be nice if some form of DVD (video) support was included in the new version because Win 8 stinks without it. However I won't be holding my breath.

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04-02-2015, 08:04 PM
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(03-02-2015 12:14 PM)essenby Wrote:  Be nice if some form of DVD (video) support was included in the new version because Win 8 stinks without it. However I won't be holding my breath.
Can't you just install xbmc/kodi? It's free and claims to support DVD playback. Not tried that feature myself but I'm sure it will work fine.
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05-02-2015, 11:18 AM
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Thanks - I'll give that a go. I tried VLC but it is soooooooo picky it refused to play the a DVD I got from a visit to AirKix at Manchester. Error message I get is:-
"VLC cannot set the DVD's title. It possibly cannot decrypt the entire disc."

Fortunately my Lnux machines are quite happy to read and play Smile

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12-02-2015, 07:09 AM (This post was last modified: 12-02-2015 07:10 AM by alexatkin.)
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What's a DVD? Tongue

Seriously, I just had to plug the Xbox 360 HD-DVD drive into my PC to rip a CD I bought recently, as my PCs BD-ROM drive refuses to eject and I don't use it often enough to warrant replacing it.

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