I've coughed up for 5 retail copies of Windows 7 in the past, 2 of them are now gone with the old laptops. So, I will not ever pay any more to upgrade an O/S that I'm very happy with.
This whole thing stinks to me, I and my wife are suffering Windows 8.1 on our new laptops and we both find it abhorrent! Unless anyone knows better it also makes you log in with a Microsoft email account. I can still chose the password, but why does it have to be linked to Microsoft? No Aero!! all those hard edges remind be of Windows past, like 3.11. It sounds like 10 will be as bad in some ways as 8.1 and they ask if people will pay for it, naaa no way, I don't even want it free. What 's the worst thing, the cessation of support for 7, it will very rapidly become as useless as XP if connected to the net.
Computing used to be fun, now, it's becoming a totally necessary chore as everything I used to do by phone, I now can only email. my local council will ignore emails when it suits them feigning "we never received it" and they are not the only ones.
Sorry, ranting on here, to get back on track. NO CHANCE IN HELL WILL I PAY FOR WINDOWS 10.