Poll: 80 percent of you will gladly upgrade to Windows 10 on July 29

Earlier this week, Windows Central conducted a poll asking how many of you would take the free upgrade to Windows 10 on July 29. It is an interesting question because presumably not everyone wants a fresh OS on 'day one'. Instead, some users may wish to wait for reviews from their trusted sources, or wait a couple of months for Microsoft to patch any holes through software updates.

Four days later and we have the results. In one of our highest response rates ever to a poll, 9,104 of you gave us your answer. To prevent repeat or 'bot' voting users were blocked by a cookie and their IP address.


The results were highly significant with nearly eighty percent ( 78.24% ) of you saying you will update your computer on the day of the Windows 10 release.

Only 1.82 percent of you flat out said 'no' to the upgrade.

Eighteen percent ( 17.74% ) of you said you are waiting until some time later, presumably after feedback, have read reviews or until Microsoft releases a few updates.

Finally, 2.2 percent of you said 'no' due to your need or desire to keep Windows Media Center (WMC). Microsoft has essentially killed this product although they are bringing over features from it when they can, to Windows 10. Still, many people have large media collections that they are not willing to part with quite yet.


Our poll had over nine thousand respondents, which is typically significant in traditional polling. Conceding that this poll was not random and a pre-selected audience, the results are still valuable due to the large sample size and ostensibly knowledgeable respondents.

With eighty percent of you taking the upgrade in July Microsoft has convinced the masses (or at least core users) that Windows 10 will be ready by that time. That is a seemingly high-level of confidence from our audience.

Granted, some of you are using the Windows Insider program with early access to Windows 10. Those people have to take the upgrade on July 29 or rollback to 8.1 before that date. The other selling point is that the Windows 10 upgrade is free for all of those on Windows 7 or later.

Nonetheless, eighty-percent is a rather high number that implies that Microsoft's core audience likes what they see and cannot wait to try the new OS.

Will everyone who voted 'yes' actually take the update? Likely not, but at least we can now say that Microsoft's vision for a new OS is resonating and they seem to be on the right track.

Daniel Rubino

Daniel Rubino is the Editor-in-chief of Windows Central, head reviewer, podcast co-host, and analyst. He has been covering Microsoft since 2007 when this site was called WMExperts (and later Windows Phone Central). His interests include Windows, laptops, next-gen computing, and for some reason, watches. Before all this tech stuff, he worked on a Ph.D. in linguistics, watched people sleep (for medical purposes!), and ran the projectors at movie theaters because it was fun.

  • I just hope for a clean install (really clean, ISO preferably) solution.
  • Still no notification for me. Tried all solutions. And my pc is latest and eligible does anybody has any solutions. And I have already tried the forums.
  • Then try to check for updates again, maybe in your region, the notification isn't there yet. Where's your region?
  • I was having an issue getting my invite. Last night i dropped out of the insider preview and went back to 8.1 with a recovery USB via the Surface Pro 3 Image provided on the recovery website and today less than 24 hours later i got my invite.
  • Why did you go through all of that work? You were already getting the update because you are an insider. You did not have to get on a reserve list. In fact, there is talk of insiders getting it before the July 29 date. 
  • i didnt get any email confirmation on 1 of my win7 oem machine. but when you right click the Get Windows 10 notification icon you can click on Check Your Upgrade Status and it will tell you that it is all done and you will get a confirmation notification when win10 is ready for download/install. unless there is a separate email confirmation that says you have reserved a copy and its ready.   also, the windows update indicates that your machine is reserved for win10 upgrad when its available.
  • If you cant get the reserve windows 10 to work, copy this to notepad, name it "ReserveWin10" & save it as all files, then run it with administrator. This worked for me nicely & now have the reserve windows 10 logo in my task bar. Make sure these 2 updates are installed for it to work KB3035583 KB2976978 if you have windows 8.1, if you have windows 7 SP1 these updates must be installed for it to work, KB3035583 KB2952664 REG QUERY "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVer...sion\AppCompatFlags\UpgradeExperienceIndicators" /v UpgEx | findstr UpgEx if "" == "0" GOTO RunGWX reg add "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\AppCompatFlags\Appraiser" /v UtcOnetimeSend /t REG_DWORD /d 1 /f schtasks /run /TN "\Microsoft\Windows\Application Experience\Microsoft Compatibility Appraiser" :CompatCheckRunning schtasks /query /TN "\Microsoft\Windows\Application Experience\Microsoft Compatibility Appraiser" schtasks /query /TN "\Microsoft\Windows\Application Experience\Microsoft Compatibility Appraiser" | findstr Ready if NOT "" == "1" ping localhost >nul &goto :CompatCheckRunning :RunGWX schtasks /run /TN "\Microsoft\Windows\Setup\gwx\refreshgwxconfig" Then reboot your pc, you also might need to run this a couple of times to get it to trigger the notification icon to show up
  • We did recently write about that ICYMI.
  • I'm just worried whether my laptop has the eligible config, especially after hearing about the warning for intel hd 5500 chipset installed pc users.
  • If you don’t see the Get Windows 10 app (the small Windows icon in your system tray), it might be because: Your device isn’t up-to-date with at least Windows 7 SP1 or Windows 8.1 Update Windows Update is turned off or is not set to received updates automatically You’ve blocked or uninstalled the necessary Windows Update functionality. Your device is not running genuine Windows Your device is running Windows 7 Enterprise, Windows 8/8.1 Enterprise, or Windows RT/RT 8.1, which are excluded from this reservation offer. Your device is managed as part of a school or business network.  (Check with your IT administrator.) PCs that we determine cannot run Windows 10 will not see the Get Windows 10 app before July 29th.  After July 29th, we’ll enable the icon in the system tray.  This is to help ensure that you can easily check your PC’s compatibility if you choose. Running Windows Update and installing any available updates will fix the first 3 issues. If you don’t think any of these conditions apply to you, and you’re still not seeing the icon, you can also try running the solution below, which will verify your device meets all the prerequisites and then turn on the Get Windows 10 app: Open Notepad Copy the following text and paste it into Notepad: REG QUERY "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\AppCompatFlags\UpgradeExperienceIndicators" /v UpgEx | findstr UpgEx if "" == "0" GOTO RunGWX reg add "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\AppCompatFlags\Appraiser" /v UtcOnetimeSend /t REG_DWORD /d 1 /f schtasks /run /TN "\Microsoft\Windows\Application Experience\Microsoft Compatibility Appraiser" :CompatCheckRunning schtasks /query /TN "\Microsoft\Windows\Application Experience\Microsoft Compatibility Appraiser" schtasks /query /TN "\Microsoft\Windows\Application Experience\Microsoft Compatibility Appraiser" | findstr Ready if NOT "" == "0" ping localhost >nul &goto :CompatCheckRunning :RunGWX schtasks /run /TN "\Microsoft\Windows\Setup\gwx\refreshgwxconfig"   Click File, and then Save As In the File name box, change the file name to ReserveWin10.cmd Then click the dropdown next to Save as type, and select All files (*.*) Select the folder you would like to save the file to.  For this example, let’s choose to save the file to the C:/Temp folder.  Then click Save.  Open an elevated command prompt.  (From the Start screen or Start menu, type Command Prompt in the search box, and then in the list of results, right-click Command Prompt, and selectRun as administrator.) Finally, run the file from the location you saved to in Step 6.  In this example, you would type the following in the Command Prompt window and hit Enter: C:/Temp/ReserveWin10.cmd The Microsoft Compatibility Appraiser can take 10 – 30 minutes to run, during which the script will continuously provide status reports that it is running.  Please be patient. If the script is failing in an infinite loop, then you don’t have the necessary prerequisite Windows Updates.  Besides requiring Windows 7 SP1 or Windows 8.1 Update, you must also have installed: For Windows 7 SP1: KB3035583 KB2952664 For Windows 8.1 Update: KB3035583 KB2976978   You can manually check if you have these updates within your elevated command prompt by typing the command:   dism /online /get-packages | findstr 3035583       (Replace the KB number with whichever update you are looking for.)  If you have the update installed, this command will show the package identity.  For example, Windows 8.1 users should see this:   C:\>dism /online /get-packages | findstr 3035583 Package Identity : Package_for_KB3035583~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~   Thanks Yaqub Khan - Microsoft Support Engineer   Try this.It worked for me.
  • Thanks but I have read that thread and it still didn't work. Both the updates are install, etc.etc.
  • Hey, I can't see the notification too. Have you tried reinstalling the update KB3035583?
  • I tried uninstalling, will it show up again?
  • I don't know. Please do a check for updates and let me know
  • Awesome, I will tell my Mom to do that. I'm sure glad MS made it as easy as clicking a button, too many times they give these convoluted instructions that 99% of us would f*$k up if we tried it.  I'm glad this isn't the case this time.  Well done MS!  Well Done!
  • Your mom is your tech support?
  • He meant your mom. And "tell" is code speak. I'm five.
  • So "my mom" is MY mom? Wait.... What?
  • My mom can run batch file while cooking dinner.
  • The support engineer gets a fancy black text box for messages in the app. I like. Really stands out to help those who need it.
  • Windows NT 10 buried in registry
  • Can't believe I missed that! Great!
  • Same but only because im not thrilled with the reorganization in control panel so it will be a dual boot(or in my case triboot). Still wonder why my memory card read suddenly now cant use the same drivers from the 1st build of the os
  • Same here, want ISO for clean install.
  • Clean install will be possible, Gabe said.
  • I will no surprise there But I really do think 8 is much better on a tablet than 10
  • That's so cool that you have tested the RTM version already. Please tell us what its like.
  • We are using a pretty much feature complete version already its just fixes from here on out
  • Lol no
  • One only needs to look at the last couple builds to see they are polishing
  • 10 is better, I thought so at first too till I put 10130 on my Dell Venue 8 Pro. The keyboard works desktop side now. Always annoyed me I'd have to open it manually in desktop apps.
  • I'm using it on a venue 8 pro I like the gesture support in 8
  • It's still there in "Tablet Mode"
  • Not near like it was
  • Yep, I like 8 for its tablet features and 10 for its desktop features. 10 is on my dvp8 and laptop and at times wish I left 8 on my dvp... Hopefully its cleaned a little more.
  • Wasn't there an article about enabling full screen start menu in 10?
  • When 8 came out, I never thought it would be better than anything. I like 10, but it removes Media Center, isn't as good in tablet mode, inferior OneDrive experience and lacks a "store only" mode like the Surface 1 & 2 (never had to clean a virus off those because they wouldn't run anything that didn't get installed from the store).
  • I just want to wait a week or so in case something serious happens with 10. Actually, I play a few older games that already struggle on 8.1. If I hear 10 breaks it for anyone, I might hold off for a bit longer.
  • I have seen an image showing Windows 10 running MS Word 95. So I guess they are really serious about backward  compatibility.
  • It's not MS apps we're worried about. The big problems always come from 3rd party applications.
  • Cant Wait
  • No question about it, I can't even go back to 8.1 from the tech preview. 10 all the way, and I'll also remain a permanent insider if MS keeps the program!
  • And who don't want to upgrade to win 10 ! That's weird ...
  • I want to but can't since there aren't any drivers for my old laptop Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
  • They will, except those who are released prior to Windows Vista though.
  • Don't worry there must be sooner or later!
  • I don't, so maybe it's just your comment that's weird for assuming so much!
  • I assumed that .. Because of the level of excitement about it ... It is very high!
  • I'm going to upgrade on day one as I suppose you are on the safe side with a Surface Pro 3 (and no tampering with the system). Microsoft is surely going to make sure the update and the OS run butter-smooth on it. That said, I've been a bit afraid to install Windows 10 as my main OS at this point but I'm confident they will fix most issues by the release date. Can't wait for July 29 and if Insiders can get their hands on the RTM build earlier, I'll definitely install it as early as I can.
  • I'm under all of the above. My WMC server will stay at 8.1, my Surface Pro 3 will go to 10 on 7/29 and my Envy 14 is in Limbo as 10 doesn't handle switchable graphics well. Let's hope the fix that.
  • This doesnt really tell us anything, this is a Microsoft centric site with users who are more inclined to upgrade. Poll a neutral site and you'll get results much more representative of the average PC user's intentions.
  • Exactly this should have been an email poll for all mn users
  • Nope. You're both wrong and please read the dang Analysis section where I mention these very things. Now, had I said (or even implied) that these results represent 'average' PC users, that would be disingenuous and false. That, however, is not the case. Also, does this mean we should never poll our audience again on any topic like this? Seems bizarre.
  • I think farstrider forgot /s
  • I'd like to see a cross reference on age of respondent on this poll. Too late now though.
  • It's like you didn't even read the analysis. Also, it does tell us something. Here's why: if 80 percent said 'no' they are skipping Windows 10, you think that would mean nothing too? 'Oh well, this is a Windows-centric website so of course 80% of 9k respondents would not want to upgrade'. I think those results would be very telling (and worrying). Convincing the evangelist crowd that Windows 10 is a good thing is not slam dunk case. In fact, it's often harder to convince those users that something is good/worth it. Polling a core audience is actually very important. By your same logic, UserVoice and the Insider program are useless too because, whomp whomp, those are only power users participating, ergo all of Windows 10 is meaningless.
  • You're wrong, if you asks about Windows 10 Mobile here, the result will be completely different, even on a "MS centric users web site"
  • Indeed. I bet if we did that poll right now, people would be way more hesitant about voting 'yes'. Luckily there is no release date yet for that upgrade ;P
  • I'm glad that they're focusing on PC, and then after July more effort in Mobile, and after that in Xbox One. Will be a long and exciting year.
  • Great results there for W10. Do you know Daniel if 8.1 will update to W10 automatically if auto update is turned on?
  • Yeah, pretty sure it'll just come like a regular update. Just another build.
  • Thanks for the quick response. I'm currently not wanting to upgrade my Pro 3 to W10, does that mean I need to switch off auto updates?
  • Oh, if you are on 8.1 just don't reserve your free upgrade. Microsoft is certainly not forcing anyone to upgrade to Windows 10. You have to opt-in for it.
  • Brilliant, that makes life easier. Thank you Daniel. As always, lovin Microsoft and Windows Central too.
  • Was this Poll ran across the Android and iMore sites (across mobile nations)? Or Just WindowsCentral ? I can see this number being higher on a WIndows fan site (as another one said "Shocking !"), but, if you ran it across the other sites, who most use Windows but, are not huge fans, the numbers might be very different. This would be a honest poll to see a wider base if users if they plan on upgrading to Windows 10. Why not run it just on the other sites and compare the results, even with the WMC option on it ?
  • Look at the comments, a lot of users using "Windows Central app for Android".
  • Not the same, only a minor % of visitors to this site use the WC app, and android or iOS fans will not even have it installed or would even visit this site to see the poll.
  • Yes, neutral like ubuntu.com or fedoraforum.org?
  • What? Nine thousand!?
  • OVER NINE THOUSAND!!   9.104.
  • Ostensibly knowledgeable? Speak for yourself. I might well know nothing! On a more serious note, I will wait a day or two to see if any serious bugs are reported by Windows Central.
  • Windows 10 doesn't support the chipset of my PC so yeah..
  • How old your PC? P.S.: how can I undo the accidental up/down vote here!?
  • How do you upgrade from insider?
  • You'll probably have to reinstall W7 or 8. Or just use an ISO to,do a clean install
  • Wasnt' there an article on here saying it would upgrade directly from tech preview to 10 full release?
  • Nops.
  • You will be able to upgrade to RTM from a preview build.
  • Wow, I would have thought that nearly all would upgrade straight away.
  • I never cast my vote?! Reopen the poll!
  • All aboard the  H Y P E  train  :D   seriously Windows 10 can't come any sooner
  • Got the confirmation email. I'm ready
  • Since Windows Vista SP1, I always upgrade to new OS version version the day the RTM hits the web. The benefits far outweight the few compatibility issues I encounter the first 3-5 months (2 months RTM - Release, 3 months Release to actually great OS)
  • I'll be upgrading on the day, although I have a SSD on order. Hopefully I can move my Windows 8/8.1 upgrade over to the new SSD, then upgrade to 10.
  • Yes! By cloning that to a new drive, and then upgrading it to 10 :)
  • Might have to fresh/reset my HDD then, 2 TB full of junk atm lol.  Anyway to just fresh install 8 using the upgrade key Microsoft provided though?
  • haha, don't worry about the license, if you got the genuine and after cloning you have something wrong with your license, you can contact MS to get it through :)
  • That's what I thought, last time, they refused, so had to modify my registry to get rid of the dialogue box stopping my activation. 
  • Sad as my windows 7 became non genuine when I changed my motherboard damn it..
  • Call MS support, they will help you with this issue.
  • Call them, the registration it's easy.
  • A poll on a Windows fanboy site shows that 80% of them will install the latest version of windows, how shocking!
  • Conversely, let's say 80% of users of this 'Windows fanboy site' said 'no' to the update, would that be also shocking or mean nothing too? If it is valuable one way, it works in the other too. Another question: Do you think if we asked the same question about Windows 10 Mobile (which is still quite unstable), we'd get the same 80% 'yes' responses? Third question: Is polling your core, evangelist audience meaningless? Or do the people who live/breathe/read this stuff every day actually have a unique viewpoint and not a hive-mind mentality? I find your argument specious and poorly thought out, sorry.
  • 8.1 never got such overwhelming support, even among fanboys, so yeah this is kinda a big deal..
  • I think one of those 166 (No, No intentions of upgrading) is my 86 YO grandpa. LOL!
  • I'm extremely excited to upgrade to Windows 10, but my only problem is placeholders with the new OneDrive... I've been running the technical preview and I'm finding OneDrive without the placeholders/smart files very difficult to use. I have to download full folders just for working on one file... That's the major down fall of Windows 10 for someone who uses multiple PCs and is mobile most of the time. At least in my opinion.
  • Yeah this^.
    But when I read the reason behind this I've tried to adapt. I think it has to do with the infinite scaling capability of OneDrive and how placeholders will 'eventually' fill up a disk in an extreme case or something like that.
    Maybe they'll come up with a more elegant solution soon.
  • Every day I'm getting a toast notification that "Windows 10 Is Ready" and to "click here to get started".  When I do, it takes me to Windows Update and all that's there is updates for Windows Defender. I know that Windows 10 isn't being released until July 29th, and that the new OS will be downloaded onto my PC sometime before then.  I just think it's odd that I'm getting that toast notification every day.  Anyone else getting this?
  • Gonna do it on both my Laptop (with 8.1) and Desktop (10 Insider Preview) on Day One.
    Now that Windows 10 is getting a real shape and we are just 2 months away, meaby Windows 10 Mobile is goint to go full charge and see a lot more about it.
  • It's got control panel so I'm good with it
  • 80% of Windows Central readers will upgrade to windows 10. Not sure that's a generic viewpoint
  • It's not. It is quite possible that people do not like the look and feel of Windows 10 and have no faith in it. I can tell you, people do not feel as positive about Windows 10 Mobile at this time. Nor are people happy with tablet mode in Windows 10.
  • You're right about one thing. Stop ain't happy about Windows Mobile.
  • How can I make my start screen like the one in the pic ? (I'm on 10122)
  • You should be able to drag the edges to resize. Doing it, will also group tiles into sections too. Drag to the far left will give you more of a Windows Phone look, to the right and upwards, more towards Windows 8 look. 
  • I mean the transparency, it not like that on my PC.
  • You can enable that in the Personalised settings. It's just a switch in the options
  • Can't wait! Hopefully everything will go smoothly.
  • Well its free!
  • "Granted, some of you are using the Windows Insider program"  - You should have added this question to the poll.  I would bet that out of the 9k respondants a significant number are in the Windows Insider program. I would venture to guess between 50% to 80% of the respondants, maybe more. 
  • You can enable that in the Personalised settings. It's just a switch in the options
  • How to reserve if I am an insider???
  • You don't need to.
  • I want ISO so if somethng goes wrong in the upgrade i wouldn't have to go back to Windows 8.1 and try download Windows 10 again.
  • I'm still waiting for my HP stream 7 wndows 10 upgrade notifcation.
  • with Windows Media Center (WMC) going away is it really that bad it not being there or arent there any alternatives wether free or pay that can take its place until MS comes out with something better? for me i really dont see the issue but thats just me
  • Depends what you used WMC for. I found XBMC/KODI a way better alternative. 
  • I use my Xbox 360 to stream TV from my WMC HTPC. Unfortunately the ATSC tuner in my low end TV is low end and doesn't pick up nearly as many channels as my HTPC through my HD HomeRun Tuner. I'll have to stick to 7 on my HTPC.
  • I'm going to wait. I want to be sure it'll play nice with my steam collection first. Win8 had some issues.....
  • Working fine with mine. 
  • I will, finally I found my graphics card manufacturer will support Windows 10. My device has AMD Radeon R7 series, it will support DirectX12, Vulkan & Mantle APIs, OpenGL 4.4,
    I just need to make sure when I update AMD Catalyst driver has version 15.20, if not I can download from Windows Update. Ready to start gaming with DirectX12 and Windows 10!
  • I wont upgrade if MS won't replace these childish icons that remind me Windows 95!!
  • All ready for my main PC. Sorry Surface 2 no new shiny OS for you.
  • Most of the problems I have with the current build are specific to touch mode and continuum, and I miss Win10 features when I'm on my desktop with 8.1, so yeah, I'll take the upgrade when it comes out.
  • I will gladly upgrade but not on day 1... Day 1 will be my Linx 7 tablet only. Because August 1 I go on holiday for 2 weeks. Get back, one day Amazon delivery on new PC components means I'll be upgrading my primary system August 17 and clean installing Win10 somehow... And on that day my laptop will also get it (because its awaiting the 840 EVO in my PC now, I'm buying new larger 850 EVO's for the PC :D
  • I argued with two people who would represent the 18% who would wait. They made me want to hurt them.
  • LOL who doesn't like good free shit...yes please!
  • Yes
  • 80%???? I think 99.9%. :) :)
  • Even pirated will update to Windows 10? I'm asking because I reserved my update already and I have a pirated version of windows. Will it ask me to pay after a year?
  • I will upgrade only if there's an option to downgrade back to 7.
  • Considering the population data I would consider 80 and 20% relevant outcomes, both in their own right. I'm actually surprised. I was really expecting a 95/5% ratio because on most blogs I read seemingly positive attitudes towards every development, and discovering that feedback and constructive criticism was moving to just a few dedicated threads on the Microsoft community and uservoice pages. That 20% to me means that far more people care more about windows 10, reading between the lines, and helping out to make windows 10 even a more awesome experience for the super passionate 80%. That truly warms my heart.  
  • I want to but my compatibility notification says there will be display issues on my Sony laptop due to its Intel chipset...
  • Sure will
  • im wait for the reviews im sure there  will be lot fast to come
  • I voted yes, but I have two big concerns regarding windows 10. The downgrade of onedrive functionality with respect to what we have in 8.1 and the downgrade in tablet mode. Still.... I'm prety sure I'll give it a try as soon as I can.
  • Already installed..
  • for those having problems on their GWX notification not showing. try this.
    posted by bcredeur97 of microsoft community Just put together this batch file that does the 3 major fixes found in this thread...   https://www.dropbox.com/s/0u0au9xgy6ss18p/win10fix_full.zip?dl=0   As with any batch you download, anti-virus may flag it, just edit the file if you're unsure. It's a lot to read, but you should always have at least a minimal amount of understanding of what you're running before doing so anyway... It has plenty of protections in place to protect your PC, but please read the first screen.
    its a much simpler script. suggested from this thread: http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_10-win_upgrade/... this is the one that worked for me and it's packaged in a simple batch file. hope you guys can finally fix yours.
  • I have registered. Can't wait to have it installed on my 2 years old Notebook which will be receiving a new 500GB SSD soon....
  • search on Microsoft site, and you can download that particular update manually and install. I did the same and after a few restarts i got that get windows 10 notification.
  • I uninstalled it and then asked update to look for required updates, it found 3035583 after second attempt but i still do not have the win 10 update icon
  • I just hope that there wasn't driver problems with touchpad and keyboard...
  • Over how many respondents? ; )
  • I hope Microsoft create a full windows pc 6" in line with Lumia 1520. It should be Intel based so it can play legacy app and bluestack so I don't have to keep my other android phone.
  • I'm keeping my secondary laptop on Windows 7. I've already bought WordPerfect Office and PaintShop Pro so that I don't need a Microsoft Account on my main laptop, which I will upgrade (cause I really just cannot bear the split interface in Windows 8.1).  I want to run with a Local account and get rid of my Microsoft Account, and I don't have time to manage selective sync or deal with cloud storage eating up all my SSD space. The Microsoft Account was kind of nice at first, similar to Apple, but they took it a step too far by making too much shit inoperable with out it and doing wacky shit that causes too many apps on my PC to save files in different places by default.  I just don't want to have to worry about that moving forward. If ATI doesn't have decent graphics drivers ready for launch I won't even upgrade that.  The upgrade advisor also told me my entire BT stack in my notebook is unsupported on Windows 10, and that's another thing that will keep me from upgrading.
  • For better or for worse.  I'm adopting at release.  I see no reason to wait since I'll be on Win10 sooner or later.  
  • How very sad.  Thankfully, I'm in the 1.82% group.
  • Truth be told, Yea, I will take a update on some machines. I am going to take a bunch of my 20 (maybe 5-7) or so WIndows 7 and 8 liceneces (will not touch 8.1 w/WMC licence) and put them in VMs to convert to WIndows 10.  My Primary Office machine, will take the update but, will dual boot with Windows 7, Windows 7 to do work and watch TV, Windows 10 just for games due to Directx 12 (not being available for 7 or 8.1 so no choice if I am a gamer). My main computers will have to stay on Windows 7 due to Windows Media Center that we use in our home (I still dislike 8.1). I have extenders around the house, even with a Cablecard tuner that I can share out tuners, so even on my tablet over wi-fi I can watch live tv. I use WMC on the main box with all my movies (over 300 movies in HD with DTS/DD HD master audio) music and pictures never mind one of the best DVR's available now (unlimited recording, 10+ tuners and can pause TV for 10 plus hours if I wanted to). Microsoft should change their mind on this and put Windows Media Center as a option in the store. Microsoft wants everyone with every machine to move over to Window 10 and this will cause fragmentation on a global scale. As the numbers reflect, only 2.2% of users here will not because of it but, on a global scale, it was reported earlier this year about 6% of Windows uses use WMC and they drop it. Most actual users dont even know about this site (same with WP users on a global scale), so the fire storm will not hit till everyone gets access to Windows 10 and find out WIndows Media Center will be removed. Think of how Windows Phone users would be if they treated us like they do for WMC users ?  WMC use is around 6%, WP users are about 3.5-4% globally. People are flaring up on Twitter about WMC, and when 10 is actually released, it will be huge firestorm for Microsoft. I wish they would change their mind on this. Charge $9.99-29.99 for it in the store, they already have the product(it would need almost no modification to work on 10), I can PROOVE it does run under Window 10, If anything it would be a Win-win for them, they make money off it, they make users happy and can stop possable fragmentation of users in the 2-6% range of WIndows users. . If you are going to reply to say WMC is dead, blah, blah, blah, get over it and move on but, if you have something contructive to say, by all means reply or PM me in the fourms.
  • Windows Media Center should be kept alive in United States on Windows 10 devices,  since Microsoft was able to make an agreement with TV and Cable providers about recording their TV shows and content on US citizens that have a cable subscription and only use this feature for personal use and don't infrict copyright violations. With that said, I think Windows Media Center should not be shipped on foreign countries for a reason, TV shows on foreign countries have their respective laws and is impossible for Microsoft to make Windows Media Center to use special policies for each countries depending on their laws. I'm not saying this is impossible, maybe in the future Microsoft can start offering Windows Media Center in a few developed countries from Europe, Oceania, Canada, South Korea and Japan.
  • Media Center should be offered as a goblal product, it would shock you how many people over the "pond" (aka out side the US) use WMC. I have seen everything from hacking in Sky TV and all sorts of other hacks and mods for WMC... I am/was a Microsoft MVP and I am cerftied in Windows Media Center from Microsoft. Trust me, I do keep up on the news for it. Media Center is setup globally (well not every country) and they do have agreements with a lot more than you think.
  • I use Windows Media Center for about 90% of the television consumption in my home. I will probably upgrade my main computer to Windows 10 at launch, but the PC in my living room will be remaining on Windows 8.1 for now. Whether I will ever upgrade my media center PC depends on how well the HDHomeRun DVR from SiliconDust works out for recording and playing back protected CableCard content or whether there are any other suitable CableCard compatible recording software released in the next year.
  • I'm assuming PC sellers (Dell etc) will start selling Windows 10 PCs at or near June 29th?  I've decided to buy a new PC if and only when Windows 10 is preloaded (if I'm getting a new PC, I want a clean OS installation).
  • I am staggered. I've shouted myself hoarse about all the serious issues I have with Windows 10 but nobody else seems ot notice (or they are happy for things they don't use to be completely broken). Unless/until they make fundamental changes to the way W10 works on tablets I will be sticking with W8. My tablet has been rendered all but useless by W10 and the desktop expeerience hasn't been improved in the slightest. In fact, if anything it is worse than W8, too, but not enough that anyone would care.
  • If I could register to take the upgrade I would but my Win 8 wont give me the upgrade icon.
  • Note that XP and Vista users do NOT get to upgrade for free.
    And you must run Win7 SP1 or Win8.1, not their vanilla releases, to qualify. Also, if you don't qualify for a free upgrade, you may also lose your stuff in the process. Found a pretty well-rounded guide for all kinds of pitfalls and how to keep programs and files: How to Upgrade to Windows 10
  • I am using windows 7 as my main PC also I have signed up for windows 10 but I wanna know if they have made a way for rolling back to windows 7 if windows 10 doesnt work properly?