From the 24th July Microsoft officially released windows 10. Microsoft is on its way to making Windows 10 the largest-ever open collaborative development effort Microsoft has ever shipped, and they will start upgrading and rolling out the latest operating system to Windows 7 and Windows 8 machines as a free upgrade, Windows 10 Could Be Downloading on Your PC
The software giant prepared for the big release, at 12AM on July 29th (9PM PST on July 28th), by pre-loading the final version of Windows 10 on PCs eligible for the upgrade. A number of Windows 7 and Windows 8 users who have registered for the upgrade have started noticing that the full installer files for Windows 10 have been downloaded to C:\$windows.~BT as Microsoft got ready for release.
Microsoft unlock and activated the Windows 10 install at midnight on July 29th, allowing some Windows 7 and Windows 8 users to upgrade. Not everyone will get access to the Windows 10 upgrade initially, though. Microsoft is rolling the upgrade out gradually to compatible systems, and the company is creating a queue to distribute the update in waves. Windows 10 testers have already been testing the final bits and they will be the first to receive a Day One patch that Microsoft is developing. Microsoft was also rolling out daily hotfixes to existing testers, fixing issues just days and hours before the final release.
You can read our pervious article about “Force Your PC to Update to Windows 10” if you are still waiting for the upgrade to become available on your machine, AJR has been testing windows 10 for months when the first technical preview was released and I must say it has a nice look and feel to it.
We also forced the upgrade on one of our test machines a couple of days ago and it worked a treat, I am currently using that machine to write this article on, and also testing all our software and apps before we roll the update out to all our machines and not run into any issues so far.