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Windows 10/upgrade

I am currently running Win7Pro. I first heard that if I upgrade to Win10 it would be the pro version since I have Win7 Pro. All this time since last July, I have yet to see anything about this subject. I am still wondering, if I choose to upgrade, will I get Win10-Pro. Has anyone done this?

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Pro is what you'll get

It's always been that MS upgrade versions provide only new equivalent to the old. You can't go from a Home version to a Pro or vise versa. Keep in mind that some features of Windows 7 have been stripped out of Windows 10 and particularly in regards to media codecs and some of the old games. You'll lose the DVD player unless you beat the deadline to install the free version.

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DVD

Wow. I did not know that! So if I want to keep my DVDs player/recorder I have to upgrade before end of July?

Or I stay with Win 7 pro until Microsoft stops their service on it then I have to buy new computer.

I upgraded my laptop 8.1 and 10 seems ok. Just don't know what to do for my desktop.

Thanks for answering my first question.

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From what I understand, you have 30 days

after upgrading to Win 10 to revert back if you wish. I ran the preview version up until the full release and made a decision to keep my Windows 7 instead. I did this for a number of reasons. The first is that my hardware is older now and it seemed a waste to put a free upgrade on old stuff. Secondly, I was suspicious that Windows 10 would be Microsoft's way of turning PCs into vending machines the way Apple does. I believe I was correct in this impression. Apparently there are ways to turn off tracking features in Windows 10 that consume bandwidth while keeping tabs on user activity but they are not easy to find. My decision is to give this some time and, if I do go to Windows 10, it will be on new hardware. I will also pay for retail version for the benefits that such a license affords. Anything offered as "free" comes with caveats.

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DVD Player/Recorder in Win 10 Pro

If I upgrade to Win10 and get Win10 pro, I knew then that if I so choose to go back to Win7pro that you have only 30 days to do so.

I wanted to be sure I understood what you had said the first time in that if I upgrade to Win10 pro prior to the end of July, that I would still have the DVD player/recorder available. I guess I just don't understand this and probably now will stick with Win7Pro as my computer is about 4 years old. Can't believe that they take the DVD player/recorder away in this upgrade.

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