We are getting closer and closer to the official release of Windows 10 and the anticipation is building. A couple months ago Microsoft started allow Windows 7 and Windows 8 users to reserve their free upgrade to the new operating system. Needless to say, many users are getting excited. Unfortunately, the upgrade won’t be available right away, at least not for everyone.
Microsoft’s Windows and Devices head Terry Myerson revealed in a blog post that Windows 10 would be rolling out to reserved systems starting on July 29th. The roll out will be slow that first day, but it’ll ramp up after the 29th. Interestingly Microsoft is taking this approach to judge user reaction. They want to be able to find last minute bugs before everyone gets the update. For each day that the roll out continues, Microsoft will continue to fix issues.
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.”
“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.
For users who are planning to buy new PC’s around the launch of Windows 10, Microsoft is planning to show in-store consumers exactly which models will be compatible with Windows 10 with stickers attached to each system.
Are you excited for the Windows 10 release? Have you reserved your upgrade?