I was reading on Forbes to wait until October, since there is a one year window for free installation, to install it since there is already a 10.1 version coming out then.
You have a year to take-up the free upgrade offer, after that you have to pay for it. Users that upgrade in that time get Windows 10 for the lifetime of their hardware.This is the last version of Windows that will be updated in the old way, from now on it is incremental upgrades. I think it is: Threshold 2 update in October and Redstone in june 2016.
Microsoft clearly has NO idea how long I keep some computers....
Windows 10 has a 10 year support cycle - it is just a free upgrade for the first year.On another note. I did a fresh install on my laptop, I'd already upgraded to 10, but wanted to remove some restore partitions. Jeez, it got stuck at 99%, so I did a hard reset - but it wouldn't let me boot off a DVD - and kept booting into the Windows Boot Manager, which failed and rebooted. So I had to remove the HDD and boot into the UEFI with the Windows DVD and change the boot order so it would boot the DVD first. There was no way to access the UEFI any other way as far as I could see.Come on Microsoft, this is ridiculous.
Yup, I think I'll wait a little while before I download Windows 10.
I always wait at least a year. Can't be too careful.
Jeez...tough crowd.NetworkWorld: "How to uninstall Windows 10 and go back to Windows 7 or 8"
I feel like a beta tester.