Thanks, Huge. I got the same thing. I have been doing some trying out on Windows 10, but I am not sure I really want to change from Windows 7. I surely don't want to be too much of an early adopter even if I do make the change.
Got the notification as well but hid it for now, as will probably wait at least a few months until the dust settles before upgrading (after imaging my C: drive in case I hate it ). My system is old enough I doubt I'll even get W10 drivers for it... I thought about upgrading my even older HTPC as a guinea pig, but the removal of WMC turned me off the idea for now.
I've already installed windows 10 preview on my 2014 Dell xps 13. On July 29th I'll install windows 10 on my 2015 xps 13 and give the 2014 xps to one of my grand kids.
I kept the 2014 xps, just for testing windows 10. I won't have any problem adapting to windows 10. All of my windows computers have been on windows 8.1 since the beginning, I had no problem getting rid of windows 7, as I will have no problem getting rid of windows 8.1.
And I will likely change over-just not sure I will do it immediately. I am new to the later Windows interface. I do note that the preview has clean install and upgrade ability. I would likely upgrade rather than do a clean install for a variety of (software) related reasons, even though I know that is not the preferred route.
From a licensing standpoint, I am still a little unclear on what the effect of the upgrade would be. I am not sure whether upgrading essentially means that I surrender my existing Windows 7 license-if so, I am not sure what that would mean if I decided I didn't like it and wanted to go back to Windows 7. Like equinox3d, I plan on imaging my existing drive for safety sake.
I've read that Win 10 includes a utility for reverting to the previous install. Following this intently because I have a new laptop with 8.1 that I have not used yet because of 8.1 -- haven't had time to deal with installing Classic Shell and updating.
I would much prefer to leave a window open if I am closing a door if I am not sure I will like the upgrade. That being said, though, Microsoft is working hard on the concept of one operating system that comes with regular updates, and closing off the availability of earlier OS's makes sense for the company.
I got in touch with Microsoft on that matter. No, we won't be able to downgrade, meaning that we won't be able to uninstall windows 10 and get back to the original windows 7, but our windows 7 licence will still be valid, so that we will be able to reinstall windows 7 or restore a windows 7 installation.
Just make sure that you have a windows 7 dvd or a windows 7 image, because, you won't be able to download the windows 7 iso from Microsoft, as windows 7 is not sold by Microsoft anymore.
Nothing to worry about. To make sure you don't forget about the windows 10 free upgrade, you install windows 10. If you don't like it, restore your windows 7 image. For me, the process of restoring a windows image takes 10 to 15 minutes at most.