Windows 10 will soon be released to the public, and with it comes the long awaited – and often confusing – free upgrade for Windows 7 and 8.1 users. However, those hoping to get their upgrades from day one might be disappointed to discover that Microsoft will be releasing it in waves instead of all at once.
Microsoft has clarified that it will be rolling out the final build to Windows Insiders first. Once this is done, it will be releasing the build in waves for those those eligible for the free upgrade. The company says that this is done slowly to adjust the update system to provide a better experience for its users. The blog post says “Each day of the roll-out, we will listen, learn and update the experience for all Windows 10 users.”
Users are also warned that there may be compatibility issues with OEM hardware, and that the Windows 10 update process will alert them to any problems that may arise. In this instance, the user has the choice of installing the update and dealing with any potential conflicts themselves, or waiting until the manufacturer fixes the problem.
Enterprise and business users of Windows 10 will only begin to receive their copies on 1 August. Of course, not all businesses will be ready to deploy the new OS on that day itself, so the couple of extra days spent waiting shouldn’t hurt them in the long run.
Windows 10 is set for global release on 29 July. While waiting, why not try to win a Microsoft Surface 3 in our Windows 10 contest?
[Source: Windows Blog]