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  • Question

  • So last tuesday I bought and installed a copy of WHS after my trial expired.  You can imagine my reaction and expletives at seeing the Vail announcement today. :-X


    Will there be a free upgrade for those of us who recently bought WHS and have proof of purchase, in the same way as there was between Vista and Win7?


    Edit: if not, this will be the last piece of software I buy from Microsoft.  I'm so angry :-x

    • Moved by Ken WarrenModerator Monday, April 26, 2010 9:14 PM Vail question (From:Windows Home Server Software)
    Monday, April 26, 2010 7:25 PM


  • I doubt that there will be a "free" upgrade. Note that this is a "preview", or early beta, of Vail. Looking at the timeline for V1 you can expect that the final version won't RTM for at least 6 months and probably longer (V1 was 8.5 months from public beta to RTM). But I don't have a timeline for Vail in front of me to say for sure, only Microsoft has that.
    I'm not on the WHS team, I just post a lot. :)
    • Proposed as answer by kariya21Moderator Tuesday, April 27, 2010 4:56 AM
    • Marked as answer by BobJoylove Tuesday, April 27, 2010 6:56 AM
    Monday, April 26, 2010 9:14 PM