Microsoft won't launch the next major update for its Windows 10 Technical Preview until sometime in early 2015, but the company is now tempting PC users who have either Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 with a special tool that will get their computer prepared for the next Windows 10 launch via an automatic update.
Basically, downloading and running this tool will check to see if your PC is ready to get the next version of Windows 10. If the tool senses the PC is prepared, it will show a message that states, "Your PC is now ready for the Windows Technical Preview. Windows Update will let you know when the latest preview build is ready to install on this PC in early 2015."
Microsoft could wait until January 21 to launch the next Windows 10 preview build. That's when the company is scheduled to hold a press event in Redmond, Washington where it will reveal more about their consumer and mobile plans for the OS.