Microsoft: Windows 10 will not be sold as a subscription

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  1. groze Win User

    Microsoft: Windows 10 will not be sold as a subscription


    I thought I would bring this over here as well & it should clear things up.

    Read more - Microsoft: Windows 10 will not be sold as a subscription - PC Gamer

    :)
     
    groze, Jan 21, 2015
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  2. JDog554 Win User

    Rollback after 1 year validity expires

    Here you go: Proof
     
    JDog554, Jan 21, 2015
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  3. The Buns Win User
    Will there be a Windows 10 Subscription in the future?

    So Microsoft being as vague and confusing with their wording as always!?

    As a side note even though I requested a free upgrade months before W10 was released I am still waiting for my email invitation in January 2016! lol

    I have requested it a number of times also. No wonder why I mostly use a Mac these days as they don't have this type of service! :)
     
    The Buns, Jan 21, 2015
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  4. alphanumeric New Member

    Microsoft: Windows 10 will not be sold as a subscription

    There has been a fair bit of conjecture on this already. What it said in your link is the way I read it. A limited time offer on the free upgrade. Once the offer expires you'll pay for the upgrade. If you upgrade during the free period there will be no further charges once the free offer times out.
     
    alphanumeric, Jan 21, 2015
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  5. gzt7d8 Win User
    Wow, from the broadcast I was figuring that we would have to pay for the upgrade after the free period expired but based on this article, it means if you upgrade during the free period, there is no further costs...period.

    Why would they do that? Are they figuring that people won't move to Win 10? That's a cash cow for Microsoft, this is like giving free dope to the addicts.
     
    gzt7d8, Jan 21, 2015
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  6. alphanumeric New Member
    It's like the free Media center keys they offered, a limited time offer. Why are they doing it? My guess is it's due to the negative reception Windows 8 got. It shipped on a bunch of OEM PC's and those users are kind of stuck with it. This gives them a chance to go to 10 for free. After the year is up they will charge for Windows 10 so it will eventually make income for them. It's really good PR wise too.
     
    alphanumeric, Jan 21, 2015
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  7. labeeman Win User
    It's like the free Media center keys they offered, a limited time offer. Why are they doing it? My guess is it's due to the negative reception Windows 8 got. It shipped on a bunch of OEM PC's and those users are kind of stuck with it. This gives them a chance to go to 10 for free. After the year is up they will charge for Windows 10 so it will eventually make income for them. It's really good PR wise too. It will also get more people to upgrade that are on legacy equipment maybe they can avoid an XP.
     
    labeeman, Jan 21, 2015
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  8. Charlie Win User

    Microsoft: Windows 10 will not be sold as a subscription

    Free upgrade sounds good but I would prefer a clean install. Is that to be free also? If so how? *Cool
     
    Charlie, Jan 21, 2015
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  9. alphanumeric New Member
    It's like the free Media center keys they offered, a limited time offer. Why are they doing it? My guess is it's due to the negative reception Windows 8 got. It shipped on a bunch of OEM PC's and those users are kind of stuck with it. This gives them a chance to go to 10 for free. After the year is up they will charge for Windows 10 so it will eventually make income for them. It's really good PR wise too. It will also get more people to upgrade that are on legacy equipment maybe they can avoid an XP. Exactly, there will be some that will take advantage of the offer that otherwise wouldn't. Even if they could afford to pay. For some, all they need to see is the word free.
     
    alphanumeric, Jan 21, 2015
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  10. alphanumeric New Member
    I don't know, but also want to know?
     
    alphanumeric, Jan 21, 2015
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  11. Wynona Win User
    Gimme my fix, gosh dangit! NOW!
     
    Wynona, Jan 21, 2015
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  12. labeeman Win User
    It's like the free Media center keys they offered, a limited time offer. Why are they doing it? My guess is it's due to the negative reception Windows 8 got. It shipped on a bunch of OEM PC's and those users are kind of stuck with it. This gives them a chance to go to 10 for free. After the year is up they will charge for Windows 10 so it will eventually make income for them. It's really good PR wise too. It will also get more people to upgrade that are on legacy equipment maybe they can avoid an XP. Exactly, there will be some that will take advantage of the offer that otherwise wouldn't. Even if they could afford to pay. For some, all they need to see is the word free. The more users M$ has on W10 the better it is for a unified OS they are dreaming of but if you have 3 versions of Windows to write programs for that will not happen.
     
    labeeman, Jan 21, 2015
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  13. fireberd Win User

    Microsoft: Windows 10 will not be sold as a subscription

    I hate the "subscriptions". My recording studio program, Sonar, just went to "subscription". Actually we can buy it outright or on a monthly "subscription" (monthly payment). I just don't like the "subscription" term applied to it. Gibson Guitar Co bought Cakewalk Sonar and this is the first "zap" we are getting from the acquisition. Corporate bean counters at work.
     
    fireberd, Jan 21, 2015
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  14. Layback Bear Win User
    1. I don't want a upgrade because I don't want to loose a W-7 COA key.
    2. I never did like a upgrade. I want a fresh complete install.
    3. If I have to pay for it so be it.
    4. I always prefer a DVD from Microsoft with a new COA that I can keep forever.
    5. That would allow me to do a dual boot with W-7 and W-10 each on their own ssd. I have the hardware so I not going to give up W-7 just to get W-10 free. I don't want to burn the bridge behind me until I get a good look at the road ahead.
     
    Layback Bear, Jan 21, 2015
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  15. alphanumeric New Member
    I don't have the answers to those questions but I'm sure you'll get your answers as time goes by. You won't be the only one looking for answers.
     
    alphanumeric, Jan 21, 2015
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