Windows 10 Installation
It is July 29th and that means the release of Windows 10 will start to be seen on peoples computers when they have " reserved ' it.
The size of the download for Windows 10 will be about 3GB so when you are downloading make sure you leave your computer on.
You will be notified when you can install Windows 10 as it will appear in " waves "
If you run into issues when installing it has been reported that all upgraders of Windows 10 are reportedly getting a free 15 minute call with Microsoft if they run into problems
Key Security Feature
Its more secure – Windows updates are mandatory , they will be downloaded to your computer and you can choose when to install (if you must) or just install them .
The Start Menu is back , showing all your programs , along with “ Live Tiles ‘ which you had seen in Windows 8
Windows 10 Reservation Icon
Many would have seen the Windows 10 icon appear in the bottom right hand side of their desktop asking for you to reserve a copy so it can be progressively downloaded before the release date.
Some consumers are not seeing this but have no fear you will get Windows 10 if you are running Windows 7 , 8 or 8.1. ( If you are running a genuine copy )
if you do not see the icon check out this article from The Verge - How To Get The Windows 10 Update
Windows 10 Questions
If you have any questions on Windows 10 , here are some links to articles including a great step by step article including how to tell if you may have compatibly issues with your current setup moving forward.
So What Is My Opinion ?
I like Windows 10 , I have downloaded versions from the Windows Insider program and this really is the version we should have seen after Windows 7.
It runs well , the layout is good , the apps work well and when the new computers with Windows 10 are released it will be a pleasant experience for those buying a new computer.
Will there be upgrade issues for some , sure there will as with any upgrade and because many people run a " different " setup but these issues will be overcome in time.
Windows 10 Information
Looking for a downloadable guide to Windows 10 - Windows 10 Quick Guide