Mark your calendars: July 29 is the release date for Windows 10, reservation notices going out now

Mark your calendars: July 29 is the release date for Windows 10, reservation notices going out now
In the early morning hours of June 1st, anyone working on their PC or Windows tablet might have spotted a new Windows-shaped notification in their task bar.

At about the same time, Microsoft’s Terry Myerson posted to the Windows Blog, and Joe Belfiore tweeted that Windows 10 would be available July 29th. The Windows team also posted a couple videos to highlight all the features of Windows 10.

If you clicked on the Windows notification, it brought up a brief 5-slide dialog inviting you to reserve your free upgrade to Windows 10 now. Once it is available, your computer will download the large 3GB file to update the operating system.

The remainder of the slides gloss over all the things that anyone who has ever used a PC in the past 20 years will find familiar. The Start Menu is back, multitasking is further eased allowing easy snapping of up to four windows on-screen at once, and of course there is Cortana.’

Another new arrival to Windows 10 is a new web browser, Microsoft Edge. If you happen to have been playing around at all with Windows 10 preview, you can see that Edge is like the “un-Explorer.” Windows 10 also fully leverages “universal apps,” a feature that Microsoft drove home during the Build developer conference in April.

Thanks to the voluminous feedback from more than 4 million Windows Insiders, Microsoft is ready to deliver the free upgrade to all its Windows customers.

Of course, this is Windows 10 for PCs and tablets. Windows 10 Mobile for smartphones is due later in the year, however, no date has been set, and given the current look and feel of the preview, we think it will be a few months at the soonest after Windows 10 makes its official debut.

What do you think about what Microsoft has done to make Windows 10? The integration of Cortana in some areas makes for pretty interesting comparisons to Google’s Now on Tap, but we will have to see how the final build comes along.

Have you received an invitation to reserve Windows 10?





reference: Windows Blog

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39 Comments

1. SIGPRO

Posts: 2815; Member since: Oct 03, 2012

Bombshell coming our way! W10 is awsome!

11. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Yeah... Excited and eagerly waiting to update my laptop from Windows 7.

28. waddup121 unregistered

OMG JULY 29th? NOT IN FALL? WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

2. haikallp

Posts: 319; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Can't wait to upgrade.

35. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

u can wait till 29th........thoughhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

3. vincelongman

Posts: 5677; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

I have the tech preview on my desktop, can't wait to update my laptop :) They finally fixed scaling, which is an issue on my laptop with its 13" QHD screen Also I can't wait for DX12 for games, Deus Ex: Mankind Divided is already announce to be DX12, hopefully there's more soon

22. leewt

Posts: 13; Member since: May 02, 2014

If that was true I will be very happy

4. tigermcm

Posts: 861; Member since: Sep 02, 2009

*faints*

5. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

Now if only Android delves into desktop scene, an alternative would be welcomed.

16. Nebice

Posts: 68; Member since: Jan 05, 2015

how about ubuntu / linux mint / Chrome OS / Antergos they´re all linux like android but build for desktop enviroments not smartphones or tablets, like android

38. Furbal unregistered

I am a ubuntu user, it would not be nearly as friendly to use imo as the alternatives. A Chromeos/Android mash up would be best.

18. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

Do you want to give more money to MS patents, cause that's how you give more money to MS. ;). Also there is technically alternatives available.

6. theguy2345

Posts: 1216; Member since: Jun 24, 2014

Both my tablet and laptop day one! So excited. Eventually phone too, whenever that comes out.

7. j.e.amiri

Posts: 1; Member since: Jun 01, 2015

I've received the free upgrade invitation on my Windows 7 Vaio laptop

9. meanestgenius

Posts: 21784; Member since: May 28, 2014

Eagerly anticipating the Windows 10 update for my Surface Pro 3 and Dell Venue 8 Pro!

10. Ordinary

Posts: 2454; Member since: Apr 23, 2015

My high end rig is waiting for this :D

12. Wiencon

Posts: 2278; Member since: Aug 06, 2014

I'm not getting hyped, W7 is the best OS ever and W10 will have to do wonders to make me switch.

13. Ordinary

Posts: 2454; Member since: Apr 23, 2015

I dont know but 8.1 make my PC much faster than 7 and others people too, 8 wasnt that good 8.1 was a great upgrade from it.

14. Wiencon

Posts: 2278; Member since: Aug 06, 2014

Yeah, I heard about it, but I tried several times 8.1 in shops or at my buddy's, but I couldn't stand it. It is faster, I admit it, but it's new outfit annoyed me (and I now Metro can be disabled)

17. hound.master

Posts: 1044; Member since: Feb 27, 2015

Yeah i really can't stand the start screen and the look of Windows 8 but it's better than Windows 7 if you can adopt with new look. Windows 8 is more for touch devices it's look is not good for a PC.

20. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

For me, the right clicking the start menu is way more productive for any serious IT or Heavy user that needs system access for 8.1 than in 7 Not to mention the benchmark from what I saw showed that 8.1 was faster in nearly all gaming tests than 7. I use 7 at work every day, and nothing wows me to go back to it. Hell I would choose the tech preview 10 over 7.

25. Wiencon

Posts: 2278; Member since: Aug 06, 2014

Well, maybe, I surely will test it when it comes out, but as I said W7 is perfect for my needs.

31. JayFiveAlive

Posts: 67; Member since: May 30, 2014

http://www.pcworld.com/article/2917315/when-the-time-comes-youll-be-able-to-make-windows-10-look-like-windows-7.html You will be able to make 10 look like 7, but with all the benefits of 10. Problem solved :)

34. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

W7 works very well, still a good os that I have no qualms about. It works, and my work pc never falters. Work tools...well lol. However, I do feel outdated going from 10 to 7 now, it is really that good in all fairness, IMO that is. And it boots up fast etc. But I am really surprised at what simply just works. Stuff like my Blender3D at this point works, which is great for me, if it didn't it I would be back on my 8.1 partition.

19. SuperAndroid507

Posts: 361; Member since: Jan 06, 2014

Phonearena please do something with your mobile website in Chrome Android is frustrating not to hit an ad while scrolling which itself has become slow as hell.

26. Credo

Posts: 749; Member since: Apr 19, 2012

Yeah or make an app for Android

23. 99nights

Posts: 1152; Member since: Mar 10, 2015

Can't wait! I can't wait to get rid of horrible windows 8 (should of stayed 7) every time I turn my computer on it makes me want to vomit at the sight of 8.

24. LikeMyself

Posts: 631; Member since: Sep 23, 2013

The notifications only in US? I have a genuine factory installed W7 Home Premium on my Dell laptop and I got no invitation :(

27. Credo

Posts: 749; Member since: Apr 19, 2012

Install updates, reboot, worked for me.

33. LikeMyself

Posts: 631; Member since: Sep 23, 2013

K thanks! Will try that!

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