Windows 10 upgrade

Microsoft is now less than a month from officially launching Windows 10 on July 29. However, the company has just revealed that even if you have reserved your current Windows 7 or 8.1 PC to get the free upgrade to Windows 10, you might not get it on that launch date.

In a blog post, Microsoft's Windows and Devices head Terry Myerson revealed Microsoft's plans for upgrading consumer PCs to Windows 10 with the free upgrade:

"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 your system is not ready yet for your upgrade to Windows 10, we will provide more details during the upgrade experience. In some cases, we will include contact information so you can follow up directly with an application provider or device manufacturer to learn more. For most upgrade incompatibilities, you may still choose to complete the upgrade, and find alternative compatible solutions in the Windows Store after you upgrade."

For business users, Myerson stated:

"Windows 10 Pro will be available on July 29, along with Windows 10 Home. Volume licensing customers will be able to download Windows 10 Enterprise and Windows 10 Education on Volume Licensing Service Center (VLSC) starting on August 1."

Windows 10 Sticker

Microsoft will soon be releasing a version of Windows 10 to retailers so they can help customers upgrade any Windows 8.1 PC in their store. Stickers will be placed on compatible Windows 8.1 PCs to show consumers that they can quickly upgrade them to Windows 10.

Source: Microsoft