Windows 10 Not Optional?

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Re: Windows 10 Not Optional?

by hupostasis » 14 Nov 2015, 02:36

Well Microsoft states that the extended support for Windows 7 ends in 2020 and that mainstream support for Windows 8 ends in 2018:

So I don't think they'd automatically roll out upgrades prior to that point (and it would only be possible if you have automatic updates enabled).

Microsoft is alienating its power users a fair bit so I imagine more will migrate to OS X and Linux.

Re: Windows 10 Not Optional?

by guest » 13 Nov 2015, 14:40

Yeah. I run Firefox right now. I'm just so disgusted with MS that my ultimate goal is to not have Windows on my machines at all. I don't trust them. Period.

Re: Windows 10 Not Optional?

by brainout » 13 Nov 2015, 07:21

I don't have time or patience to learn it. My bad. So I just made Linux sticks and use them in my Windows machine, to avoid needing Windows update, viewtopic.php?f=10&t=6 .

Later on I'll learn it. As it stands, using Wine I was able to install MS Office 2003 in Mint, Fedora, PCLinuxOS. And using DOSbox, was able to use Lotus 123 version 2.01, which is core to my operation.

Just so you know, there are quick alternatives for now. Firefox, Chrome, Thunderbird (a knock off of Outlook Express), all operate natively in either Windows or Linux, and SYNCH. Yay.

Re: Windows 10 Not Optional?

by guest » 13 Nov 2015, 05:51

Yeah, it kind of jumped out at me when I read it. I've been planning on switching to Linux ever since I heard about Windows 10, but thought I had more time. Now I'm not so sure. Sounds like I have until January. Guess I'll be taking a crash course in Linux over the holiday season. Ho, ho, ho? No.

MS really is a pain.

Re: Windows 10 Not Optional?

by brainout » 13 Nov 2015, 03:21

Wow, I missed that distinction. REALLY REALLY important! This needs to be stressed. Have you posted like this elsewhere? Try copying your post or linking it in Notebook Review, or in magazine comments, to keep your privacy. Clearly TechRepublic didn't catch the importance, but YOU did.

For what it's worth, I copied your post here: ... ?p=3862864

Windows 10 Not Optional?

by guest » 12 Nov 2015, 23:48

Quote from article, TechRepublic:

Users will still need to confirm the installation manually for it to continue. If they choose not to proceed, Korst said "the customer will have the ability todelay it for some period".

He was unable to clarify how long users would be able to delay the upgrade for but added that people who didn't like Windows 10 would be able to roll back to their previous OS within 31 days. ... microsoft/