Main Question or Discussion Point
I have 2 pc's (desktop and notebook), both on Windows 7. What would I gain (or lose) by switching to Windows 10?
I am under the impression that Windows 10 will be free until July 29. What does activation mean here?You can try Win 10 for free with a clean install (if you have a spare partition). You don't have to purchase Win 10 until you activate it. Until it's activated, some features are disabled, but I don't know which ones. There is/was no time limit on when you have to activate after installing (this may have changed).
Upgrading from Win 7 to Win 10 is free for a while longer, but if you want to dual boot Win 7 and Win 10 (which would be my case), you need to buy Win 10 (Win 7 is no longer sold). In this case, instead of an upgrade install, a clean install is done, and then you can decide if you want to buy and activate Win 10 after trying it out for a while.I am under the impression that Windows 10 will be free until July 29. What does activation mean here?
It was likely installing updates. The one feature I dislike is that it doesn't ask you before doing that. Normally, the boot time should be quicker.I had a short power interruption yesterday, so I had to restart the computer. Windows 10 took several minutes to start - much longer than my experience with Windows 7.