Windows 10 is on its way
Microsoft has started the free upgrade process to Windows 10 for PCs running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 8.1. The date of the installation will happen some time after July 29, 2015. That is the announced starting date for rolling out the new operating system.
There is already, or will be soon, a little icon in the notification area of your taskbar. A little Windows logo that says “Get Windows 10” when you put the pointer on it.
Click on it and the “reservation” process for your upgrade is set in motion. You will see this announcement:
It explains “How this free upgrade works”. You can make a “reservation” to get notifications and installed updates. To get on the list, and near the head of the line, just fill in your email address and send the “reservation” on its way.
The download package is about 3 GB, quite a large file. The installation process will also take a while. With the preview releases on my test machines it can take several hours, so be prepared to let your computer spend some time on this upgrade.
Windows 10 looks very promising from what I have seem. The latest preview version (Build 10130) is being rolled out at this time (June 1, 2015).
© 2015 Ludwig Keck