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    Microsoft's next Windows 10 refresh will be version 2004

    20H1 release dubbed v2004 to avoid confusion with products like Windows Server 2003.
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    Re: Microsoft's next Windows 10 refresh will be version 2004

    Thanks Mark/Hexus - I'd thought this upgrade opportunity had long since expired. I (perhaps stupidly?) held back on migrating a few years back, but feel that I may get a bit of a performance boost to my ageing system if I refresh now.

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    Re: Microsoft's next Windows 10 refresh will be version 2004

    As long as hardware is new enough it's faster....
    But an SSD makes it fly
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    Re: Microsoft's next Windows 10 refresh will be version 2004

    Thanks 3dcandy.

    Just followed the link to the Download Windows 10 site and it suggests this isn't actually a free update for Win 7 users. It suggests:-

    "If you don't have a license to install Windows 10 and have not yet previously upgraded to it, you can purchase a copy here: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/get-windows-10."

    :-( Will it work anyway

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    Re: Microsoft's next Windows 10 refresh will be version 2004

    Quote Originally Posted by Eric F View Post
    Thanks 3dcandy.

    Just followed the link to the Download Windows 10 site and it suggests this isn't actually a free update for Win 7 users. It suggests:-

    "If you don't have a license to install Windows 10 and have not yet previously upgraded to it, you can purchase a copy here: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/get-windows-10."

    :-( Will it work anyway
    Download the media creation thingy and upgrade and as long as you have a valid key (Win 7 or above) it will work...
    Download the media creation tool and make a dvd seems to work best and upgrade from theat once you are actually in windows is my preferred method
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    Re: Microsoft's next Windows 10 refresh will be version 2004

    Quote Originally Posted by Eric F View Post
    :-( Will it work anyway
    I believe it will. The free upgrade never went away for users who need the accessibility options of Windows 10, but I have yet to see any way of saying that is why you are doing an upgrade and I have yet to hear of someone who has had the upgrade fail on them.

    TBH I would grab an SSD at the current prices whilst you can (Something like a Crucial MX500 500GB, Amazon have then for just over £50) and do a fresh Windows 10 install onto that.

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    Re: Microsoft's next Windows 10 refresh will be version 2004

    Quote Originally Posted by DanceswithUnix View Post
    I believe it will. The free upgrade never went away for users who need the accessibility options of Windows 10, but I have yet to see any way of saying that is why you are doing an upgrade and I have yet to hear of someone who has had the upgrade fail on them.

    TBH I would grab an SSD at the current prices whilst you can (Something like a Crucial MX500 500GB, Amazon have then for just over £50) and do a fresh Windows 10 install onto that.
    For me I prefer to go Win 7 > Win 10. You keep media player and a few other things that way (old download directory structure too - the new way annoys me and I then have to change it). Also keep your files and a lot of programs still work fine with no messing and re-installation. Office 2013 for example never seems to get licenced properly if you do a straight Win 10 and then try and install it
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    Re: Microsoft's next Windows 10 refresh will be version 2004

    Thanks everyone
    Last edited by Eric F; 02-12-2019 at 11:03 PM.

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    Re: Microsoft's next Windows 10 refresh will be version 2004

    Quote Originally Posted by 3dcandy View Post
    For me I prefer to go Win 7 > Win 10. You keep media player and a few other things that way (old download directory structure too - the new way annoys me and I then have to change it). Also keep your files and a lot of programs still work fine with no messing and re-installation. Office 2013 for example never seems to get licenced properly if you do a straight Win 10 and then try and install it
    Windows 10 is no barrier to using Windows Media Player.

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    Re: Microsoft's next Windows 10 refresh will be version 2004

    I never said it was...however the office thing is a bit more difficult
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    Re: Microsoft's next Windows 10 refresh will be version 2004

    Update - Old 'puter backed up and successfully migrated from Win 7 to Win 10. It was all pretty painless in the end .

    A big thank you to Hexus for highlighting this upgrade was still on the cards, when I thought I'd missed out years ago and thanks to the forum members for responses.

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    Re: Microsoft's next Windows 10 refresh will be version 2004

    Quote Originally Posted by Eric F View Post
    Update - Old 'puter backed up and successfully migrated from Win 7 to Win 10. It was all pretty painless in the end .

    A big thank you to Hexus for highlighting this upgrade was still on the cards, when I thought I'd missed out years ago and thanks to the forum members for responses.
    Hope you enjoy it

    Doubt I could go back to Win 7 now
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