Microsoft is preparing to launch Windows 10 on the PC July 29, and with that comes some changes that will affect members of the Windows Insider program. Members will now have to have their Microsoft Account connected to their Windows 10 PC after the next preview build is released
Windows Insider head Gabriel Aul stated:
Aul added that this change is just for members of the Windows Insider Preview only. People who upgrade their Windows 7 or 8.1 PC to Windows 10 when it launches on July 29 will not need their Microsoft account if they are not receiving Insider Preview builds. That also goes for PCs that have Windows 10 pre-installed.
Windows Insider members will get the final release version of Windows 10 on July 29 as just another build. Aul added:
Of course. the Windows Insider program will continue after the Windows 10 launch, as members will be able to get builds of upcoming patches and features for the OS before they are released to the general public. Aul did say that the Insider Hub app will no longer be pre-installed after the next preview build is released, but members can manually download it.
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