Reserve your Free Windows 10 update from today!
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Reserve your Free Windows 10 update from today!

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Found 1st Jun 2015
In January, we learned that for one year, Microsoft would offer free Windows 10 upgrades to those running Windows 7, Windows 8.1, and Windows Phone 8.1.

Get 'Windows 10' message should appear on your PC and you need to reserve the update which will happen automatically.You will also get email confirmation.

In case you can’t see the image above, the explanation for “How this free upgrade works” is quite straightforward:

1. Reserve your FREE upgrade to Windows 10 now. It will download once available, and you can cancel your reservation at any time.
2. You’ll get a notification after Windows 10 is downloaded to your device. Install it right away or pick a time that’s good for you.
3. After it’s install, Windows 10 is all yours.

The asterisk at the bottom explains that yes, the upgrade is free, that it’s not a trial, and that it is a full version of Windows 10. Requirements include 3GB for the download and Internet service fees in case your ISP charges you for using too much bandwidth.

Windows 10 will be released on 29th July for all PCs.

Microsoft Confirms You Can Clean Install Windows 10 After Upgrading:
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All ISO versions here (29/07/2015)
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It's easy to make the pop up manually appear also if it hasn't already popped up for you:

Open Control Panel
Open Administrative Tools
Open Task Scheduler
Expand on the left "Task Scheduler Library"
Expand Microsoft
Expand Windows
Scroll down and Expand Setup
Click the folder "GWXTriggers"
On the far right is a bunch of options Click "Run"
Edited by: "KyleGM" 1st Jun 2015

Does the free upgrade give you like for like, so if you have Windows 7 Pro now, do you get Windows 10 Pro free?

Blasphemous

Does the free upgrade give you like for like, so if you have Windows 7 … Does the free upgrade give you like for like, so if you have Windows 7 Pro now, do you get Windows 10 Pro free?



Knowing Microsoft you will probably end up with Windows Mobile!

You can find the prompt by going to Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Windows Update as well.

Blasphemous

Does the free upgrade give you like for like, so if you have Windows 7 … Does the free upgrade give you like for like, so if you have Windows 7 Pro now, do you get Windows 10 Pro free?



Yes you will.

If you decide, before the upgrade, not to go through with it, you will need to uninstall KB3035583. There seems to be no other way to cancel the upgrade. (Edit: after restarting my machine I noticed that the Cancel Upgrade option appeared).

Just search for Installed Updates and type in KB3035583. When it appears click and uninstall. The Windows logo should disappear from Notification areas after restart.
Edited by: "Predikuesi" 1st Jun 2015

p-e-t-e

Knowing Microsoft you will probably end up with Windows Mobile!


You just confirmed after years of knowing Microsoft, you know nothing, when will you learn.

I believe you have to pay for updates after the first year.

Any changes for windows RT?

so when you install does all you current programs transfer acrross

normdiploom

Any changes for windows RT?



Nope.

Will keep an eye on this thanks op..

cb-uk I believe you have to pay for updates after the first year.


I think it is the upgrade itself that is only free for the first year, updates should be free as normal.

Can you roll back to W7 if not happy with W10?

jamespir

so when you install does all you current programs transfer acrross


As it's an 'upgrade' I would imagine so. This was the case when I upgraded from Windows 7 to 8.

So after the first free year, is it a rolling cost then? I'd rather stick with 8.1 and pay no subs if that's the case!

BD1

So after the first free year, is it a rolling cost then? I'd rather … So after the first free year, is it a rolling cost then? I'd rather stick with 8.1 and pay no subs if that's the case!


No, I believe that it's an upgrade from 7/8/8.1 to 10 which is free for the first year. If you wish to upgrade from one of these to 10 after, it'll cost you.

pasheast

Can you roll back to W7 if not happy with W10?


Possibly!

Here's a link to FAQs regarding Windows 10 installations: FAQs

what happens to everyone running Auto's? can they still get the upgrade?

Any idea if you need to reserve it for Windows Phone?

did a check for updates. loads of update for 8.1 but no mention of win10 reserve?

So do you get to download it as an ISO?

Not the preview.
Edited by: "dontasciime" 1st Jun 2015

redmouse2

did a check for updates. loads of update for 8.1 but no mention of win10 … did a check for updates. loads of update for 8.1 but no mention of win10 reserve?


That isn't how you get it. YOu should get a notification in the taskbar (bottom right part) when it reaches you. Another post on here says you can force it by;

It's easy to make the pop up manually appear also if it hasn't already popped up for you:

Open Control Panel
Open Administrative Tools
Open Task Scheduler
Expand on the left "Task Scheduler Library"
Expand Microsoft
Expand Windows
Scroll down and Expand Setup
Click the folder "GWXTriggers"
On the far right is a bunch of options Click "Run"

Am I correct that it's free but only for the first year?

buddn07

Any idea if you need to reserve it for Windows Phone?



Windows 10

''This upgrade/reservation process is for PCs and tablets only. For most Windows 8.1 Phone devices, the Windows 10 upgrade will be made available through the OEM, mobile operator or carrier. Stay tuned for more information later this year''.

freemz

Am I correct that it's free but only for the first year?



If you don't upgrade for free within a year, you'll have to pay for the upgrade if you want it.

cb-uk

I believe you have to pay for updates after the first year.



you believe wrong

Banned

Windows 10? What happened to Windows 9?

HUKDUSER94

Windows 10? What happened to Windows 9?


techradar.com/new…580

HUKDUSER94

Windows 10? What happened to Windows 9?



Didn't you hear, 7 8 9...

so what about add-ons printer graffix card etc ???

bennybentley

so what about add-ons printer graffix card etc ???



You download them from manufacturers site...?

Like are these questions for real I know it's Monday but when did half of the HUKD membership turn into yoghurt pots?

zombrex

You download them from manufacturers site...?Like are these questions for … You download them from manufacturers site...?Like are these questions for real I know it's Monday but when did half of the HUKD membership turn into yoghurt pots?



I think what he meant was, will the drivers for all these devices still be supported under Windows 10

borito

I think what he meant was, will the drivers for all these devices still … I think what he meant was, will the drivers for all these devices still be supported under Windows 10



In which case that is something people will have to ask the manufacture of the device I guess.

I understand that there are something like 7 versions of Windows 10 and you get the FREE equivalent of what you are using now. So if you have Windows 8 Pro you get Windows 10 pro (or whatever its called)

So does anyone know if you can get a different version of windows by paying extra than the version they want to give you and if so should you still reserve a copy now or wait

KyleGM

It's easy to make the pop up manually appear also if it hasn't already … It's easy to make the pop up manually appear also if it hasn't already popped up for you:Open Control PanelOpen Administrative Tools Open Task Scheduler Expand on the left "Task Scheduler Library" Expand Microsoft Expand WindowsScroll down and Expand Setup Click the folder "GWXTriggers" On the far right is a bunch of options Click "Run"



thanks for the clear instructions

I reserved my copy and I noticed when I right click on the icon now and choose "Check upgrade status" it says

"That's it for now" - But very briefly a quick flash of the following screen came up

http://www.johnyoung.co/Temp/win10.jpg


Yeah I know its early days and stuff like this will be probably sorted but something to think of - will there be loads of driver problems like I had with Win 8 and 8.1

Blasphemous

Does the free upgrade give you like for like, so if you have Windows 7 … Does the free upgrade give you like for like, so if you have Windows 7 Pro now, do you get Windows 10 Pro free?


Yes you do
For more info

I would expect all newer models to have supported drivers for Windows 10. I would check how old your system is and contact the manufacturer to confirm
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