Microsoft Windows 10 will be finalised this week ahead of the July 29 launch and the company will get the “Release to manufacturing” (RTM) build out by this week, says a report on The Verge.
While Microsoft finalises the Windows 10 Build, it should be noted that this will be the last Windows version and post this Microsoft will continue releasing updates and builds for the OS.
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Most recently however, there has been some confusion over who will get Windows 10. While Windows 10 is a free upgrade, it is only so for those who using Window 8/8.1 and Windows 7 home and pro version. Those using enterprise versions of Windows 8 or Windows 7 will not be eligible for the update. If you are running a genuine build of Windows 7 or 8, you should get the update.
Except that it would appear that not be able to upgrade to Windows 10 on July 29. According to an official blog post by Terry Myerson Microsoft’s executive Vice-President of Operating Systems, the first people to get Windows 10 will be those who are part of the Insiders Preview program.
He wrote in the blog, “Starting on July 29, we will start rolling out Windows 10 to our Windows Insiders. From there, we will start notifying reserved systems in waves, slowly scaling up after July 29th. Each day of the roll-out, we will listen, learn and update the experience for all Windows 10 users. If you reserved your copy of Windows 10, we will notify you once our compatibility work confirms you will have a great experience, and Windows 10 has been downloaded on your system.”
If you have reserved for Windows 10 with the Get Windows 10 app on your PC or Windows phone, you will have to wait beyond July 29 to get the update. Only if you are a member of the Insiders Preview program will you get the final build on the ‘launch’ day.
More importantly if you’ve been using a pirated version of either Windows 7 or 8, then you will have to shell out $119 for the Home version and $199 for Windows 10 Professional, which is around Rs 8,000 and Rs 12,000 respectively.