Microsoft announced that Windows 10 will not be available to everyone on July 29, contrary to popular belief. Those involved in the Windows 10 Insider Program will be able to download and installed Windows 10 on the release date.
If you signed up to download Windows 10 ahead of time, you may have to wait until August to install Windows 10. Let’s look at why Microsoft threw this kink in the wrench and see whether this spells trouble for the company.
Windows 10 July 29th Release Date Not Set in Stone
Windows 10 will be released on July 29, 2015, but it will be released in waves not all at once as Microsoft previously led us to believe. Windows Insiders will be the first wave to get Windows 10. Close to five million people have signed up to be Windows Insiders and have begun to help shape the future of the Windows operating system.
After the Windows Insiders wave, those who opted to use the Get Windows 10 App to reserve a copy of Windows 10 will come next. Microsoft will appear to do this in waves, too, so you may have to wait a while until you’re “eligible” to install Windows 10 and get started with the new OS.
Microsoft is rolling out Windows 10 to ensure that the demand is met in the best way possible. Microsoft expects more than one billion PCs will utilize Windows 10 in the next three years. However, it’s come to light that another reason for the slow rollout will be to make sure that the upgrades from older, hardware-conflicted PCs running Windows 7 in particular, will truly be able to run in a Windows 10 environment.
It appears Microsoft will send out Windows 10 RTM within the next few weeks, with Windows Insiders getting a chance to test out RTM as well before its final release on July 29. Businesses, schools and other institutions will be able to start upgrading to Windows 10 on August 1, 2015.
Windows 10 will make or break consumer opinions on Microsoft as a whole and the company knows that. They started the Windows Insider program and took user feedback seriously because of the debacle surrounding Windows 8/8.1.
It’ll be interesting to see what consumers think once Windows 10 truly rolls out to the masses, especially with Microsoft’s expectations that its adoption rate will be so high, so quickly. Time will tell if Windows 10 will live up to the hype.
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