Windows 10 is set to be released on July 29th. The operating system is available for free to Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 users for the first year, and Insiders will also be able to get Windows 10 RTM for free. Ahead of the RTM release date, Microsoft is revealing how the company will be rolling out Windows 10 to the world in a new blog post.
Microsoft’s Terry Myerson revealed that the company will be releasing Windows 10 in waves, and they’ll be slowly scaling up the releases after July 29th. Interestingly enough, Microsoft states that the company will learn and update the Windows 10 experience for users:
“Starting on July 29, we will start rolling out Windows 10 to our Windows Insiders. From there, we will start notifying reserved systems in waves, slowly scaling up after July 29th. Each day of the roll-out, we will listen, learn and update the experience for all Windows 10 users.”
The confirms that if your system meets Windows 10’s specs requirement, the OS will be downloaded on your system automatically. However, if your system isn’t ready for Windows 10, Microsoft will provide more info “during the upgrade experience”. This means, even if you’ve reserved Windows 10, you may not be able to get Windows 10. Additionally, the company states that they will include contact information for users who aren’t able to upgrade to Windows 10 so that they can contact their device’s manufactured to “learn more”.
“If you reserved your copy of Windows 10, we will notify you once our compatibility work confirms you will have a great experience, and Windows 10 has been downloaded on your system. If your system is not ready yet for your upgrade to Windows 10, we will provide more details during the upgrade experience. In some cases, we will include contact information so you can follow up directly with an application provider or device manufacturer to learn more. For most upgrade incompatibilities, you may still choose to complete the upgrade, and find alternative compatible solutions in the Windows Store after you upgrade.”
Additionally, Microsoft has also revealed how businesses will be getting Windows 10. The company revealed that Windows 10 Enterprise and Windows 10 Education on Volume Licensing Service Center (VLSC) will be available starting on August 1. Microsoft has also revealed the new Windows 10 sticker that will be placed on compatible Windows 8.1 devices which are upgradable to Windows 10, which will allow customers to easily check if a device is Windows 10 compatible. Here’s the sticker:
If you’re planning to upgrade to Windows 10, are you concerned if your device will receive Windows 10 or not? Discuss in the comment section below!