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Windows 8.1 and Windows 10

Nacho159
  • 68 months ago

Hey, I'm making a gaming pc, and I have a few questions. My friend can get me windows 7 for free. I can get windows 8.1, or wait till windows 10. If I get windows 7 or 8 now will I still be able to get windows 10 later on? I would need to save my files. Thanks for the help!

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  • 68 months ago
  • 1 point

You can get windows 10 now if you really want ;P

  • 68 months ago
  • 2 points

How?

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  • 68 months ago
  • 1 point

I heard windows 8 gets a free upgrade to windows 10 I think.

  • 68 months ago
  • 1 point

Windows 10 will be an update for Windows 8/8.1. Also, You can try Windows 10 right now with the Technical Preview.

  • 68 months ago
  • 1 point

With the preview will it be my main OS? If I get it will I get the real release with my saved data?

  • 68 months ago
  • 1 point

Probably not, no.

  • 68 months ago
  • 1 point

Then what do I do?

  • 68 months ago
  • 1 point

It can be your main OS, but Microsoft advises against it due to bugs, etc. And once the preview ends, you'll need a new OS anyways. I like Windows 8.1. Windows 7 is slowly becoming outdated.

  • 68 months ago
  • 1 point

So I get 8.1 and once 10 launches I can upgrade?

  • 67 months ago
  • 1 point

It would be your main OS and its very simple to obtain, but as of right now its not advisable to run it as your main. Very little software works on it and few drivers are developed for it yet.

  • 68 months ago
  • 0 points

Please don't. It's called "technical preview" for a reason.

Get 8.1, unless you can get 7 free and not 8.1 free.

You can always use the disk to upgrade the OS... You don't have to necessarily reinstall.

It's in windows setup. Instead of hitting custom like normal, you hit upgrade.

  • 68 months ago
  • 1 point

So I will get windows 7 and update when 10 comes out?

  • 68 months ago
  • 1 point

Unless you really want a Windows 8 feature, I'd just get 7 if you can get it legally free.

  • 68 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the help

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