Installed Windows 10? Then your one month clock has begun.

Discussion created by black_zion on Jul 31, 2015
Latest reply on Aug 1, 2015 by ucouldbrong,29727.html


This should go along with the "reasons not to get Windows 10" thread, but I thought it was serious enough to stand alone. The gist of the article is such:


  • You only have 30 days to try Windows 10
  • After 30 days, your Windows 7 or 8 license key will become invalid
    • Microsoft has neither confirmed or denied this fact
  • If you install a new core computer component, your license key is invalidated, and Microsoft support MAY allow a reactivation, or they may deny it
    • A core component is the motherboard or CPU, possibly even more
    • This only applies to the FREE UPGRADE to Windows 10, not to retail licenses


Sounds like the OEM License From Hell doesn't it? I was thinking about getting Windows 10 and installing it on a new partition while it is free and just using Windows 7 until Microsoft backed off of the required updates and other mess (you can download the ISO from Microsoft), but I'm not dealing with this garbage. People wanted to know how Microsoft was going to make money off Windows 10, and this sounds like how.



So I heard you wanted DirectX 12, be prepared to pay for it.