Starting today, those who have a system running Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 reserved their free upgrade will be notified in waves as to when they are ready.
The installation process is pretty much linear from then on, but make sure to back up any important files in the computer just in case.
According to CNN Money on Wednesday, Windows 10 has been released, and it is free to those who already use Windows 7 or 8. Microsoft released the OS across 190 countries on Thursday.
“Also, enterprise customers may have to wait a bit before transitioning to Windows 10 as support for previous generation is still available”. The free upgrade of the new OS is a calculated move towards it rescue operation, Recode said in a report. This indicates that the company is hoping to capture the market with its streamlined Web browser Edge and desktop version of digital assistant Cortana, Microsoft’s answer to Google Now and Apple’s Siri.
Q: Why is Microsoft giving Windows 10 for free? It retains Windows 8’s Live Tiles showing streaming updates on app icons. After all, software incompatibilities, downtime for upgrades, and unfamiliar surroundings (which was especially true with Windows 8) are concerns that must be taken into account when considering corporate-wide upgrades.
InformationWeek marked the July 29 Windows 10 launch with a visit to New York City’s Microsoft specialty store.
Cortana, the virtual assistant is a huge part of Windows 10.
Windows 10 is the most ambitious and comprehensive update in Microsoft’s history and one that aims to unify different types of static and mobile devices and usher the PC firmly into the modern, connected, always-on world.
APWindows 10 is the first major version to launch under Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella.
Windows 10 is officially here. People who download it have to register their information with Microsoft, agree to be contacted by Microsoft during the 90-day preview period and agree that they’ll have to do a clean install of their operating system if they want to downgrade from Windows 10. The offline version will be made available in upcoming weeks and Microsoft will also be selling education version for Schools and Colleges through the Volume License. The Edge Internet browser will be available on all Windows 10 devices and promises a faster online experience.