Windows 10 launches on July 29; opens up registrations for free copies

Microsoft has announced Windows 10 will be launching on July 29 and it will continue to be a free upgrade for Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 users.


Microsoft has announced Windows 10 will be available starting on July 29.

Windows 10 will be offered as a free upgrade for those who own Windows 7 or Windows 8.1, as long as they didn’t pirate their copy of Microsoft’s operating system. For those who plan on downloading Windows 10 as soon as it becomes available to them, Microsoft has released a new taskbar app that should be available for those eligible for the upgrade. All you have to do is click on Windows icon, input your email address, and you’ll be prompted when Windows 10 is available to download.

Windows 10 was announced to be releasing this summer in a number of software variations and will have some impressive features like the ability to stream games from the Xbox One to any PC or tablet. In fact, Microsoft has released a trailer with today’s announcement which highlights a number of features we can expect in Windows 10.

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    June 1, 2015 7:00 AM

    Daniel Perez posted a new article, Windows 10 launches on July 29; opens up registrations for free copies

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      June 1, 2015 9:53 AM

      I've been using the Tech Preview for awhile now, and I have to say, this is a pretty solid OS. WAY better than win8. It behaves a lot more like 7 did, but with a lot of changes and improvements under the hood.

      Most of the Live tiles are gone, except for a few in the Start Menu. But they're not in the way or anything. It feels snappier than 7 or 8 did, and it really seems to know how to use an SSD properly.

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      June 1, 2015 10:51 AM

      I honestly can't decide if the reserve thing is purely a marketing hype bit, or if there is some actual business reason for them doing it, like trying to get any kind of picture about how much of a write-off the free upgrade will end up being on the books. I mean, they'll have to account for it somehow I assume since they will assign a $199 (or whatever) msrp on it and will have kind of COS on it too. So, for that I could see the bean counters wanting something to go by.

      But, I suspect it's just hype.

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        June 1, 2015 4:13 PM

        Probably a bit of both.

        I'm of the mind where they're trying to get an idea of what the market penetration is going to look like with the free upgrade, so they can get an idea of the penetration trend for in the future.

        /penetration, heh.

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      June 1, 2015 3:33 PM

      Can't disable Aero (this is what I've read, anyway) which adds input lag when running games in windowed mode. This is worth thinking about before upgrading from Windows 7, if you like running your games in windowed mode at any rate.

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