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If Windows 10 was free, it’d be a fine upgrade for your old Windows Vista PCs. So you have to consider whether 9 for a Windows 10 license is really worth it.
Windows 7 was launched in July 2009, which means all those Windows Vista PCs out there will be six to eight years old when Windows 10 launches.
There’s a good chance you can get a laptop or desktop PC that comes with Windows 10 for just a few hundred bucks.
At 9 just for a Windows 10 license, it’s really not worth the upgrade unless you have a big, beefy, powerful PC that for some reason still runs Windows Vista.
Yes, it costs more than 9, but you’re better off putting that 9 toward some new hardware that will come with Windows 10 and saving up for a while.
If you do decide to shell out for a Windows 10 license, you’ll have to perform a clean install instead of an upgrade install. Windows won’t attempt to automatically migrate your settings and files.
Upgrading a Windows Vista PC to Windows 10 will cost you.
Microsoft is charging 9 for a boxed copy of Windows 10 you can install on any PC. You might have used — or still be using — the Windows 10 preview as a “Windows Insider.” Microsoft has made some confusing statements, but the reality is that you won’t be able to upgrade to the final release of Windows 10 unless you have a Windows 7 or 8.1 license. However, it seems you can continue using preview releases of Windows as a Windows Insider.
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writes: " Dear Dennis, My Windows Update won't update.
Yes, if Microsoft offered Windows 10 for free — or even for a small fee — to Windows Vista computer, it would be worth the upgrade.
But, even then, you’d probably want to consider replacing that aging hardware anyway.