Windows 10 RTM build has reportedly been completed

The RTM (Release to Manufacturing) build of Windows 10 may have been completed by Microsoft's Windows development team. A new report claims that the company has signed-off on that RTM build, which comes just two weeks before the PC OS begins its public rollout on July 29.

The Verge, citing its unnamed sources at Microsoft, claims that the RTM build number for Windows 10 will indeed be 10240, which is something we have heard from our own sources. It adds that Microsoft might either make the RTM milestone official by the end of this week, or not mention it at all in order to keep its marketing on the Windows 10 launch.

The release of Windows 10 will also be the start of a new era for the Windows ecosystem as Microsoft plans to offer regular online feature updates for the OS, rather than wait every two or three years for a major new release to add new features. Microsoft is offering Windows 10 as a free upgrade for PC owners who have a fully licensed version of Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 installed.

Source: The Verge

105 Comments
  • Nice.
  • And so it begins...
  • This is the start of the odyssey!
  • Well duh. You can pre-order Dell PC's right now with Windows 10 on it. I'd assume it has been complete for quite some time.
  • That fact you can pre-order doesn't mean the OS is completed and if it is it was completed very recently.
  • If you pre order it doesn't mean everything is ready. they could still not have windows 10 installed. You can preorder unfinished games too.
  • Hardware devices for Windows 10 might have been completed sometime back but the OS is just recently. How easy it is to flash the OS inside the ready device. They can even do it in retail stores only, put it in the package and send to your customer.
  • Well duh.. that'd be a wrong assumption.
  • How long does it take to Flash hard drive with a system image?? Not long.
  • I can pre-order fallout 4 too. does that mean it's complete?
  • This is great news !
  • So will insiders get a new build before RTM ?
  • Either before, or on the day of. Hasn't been disclosed when, but Insiders will get it before the vast majority.
  • Possibly insiders can get Windows 10 release before July 29 through Windows Update since I believe non insiders will be able to download the ISO release on July 29th.
    Its time to give all these insiders a taste of the release version before the masses.
  • Probably on the day.
  • I expect Insiders might get it before the 29th. It would fall in line with the statement from Gabe saying they wanted test the real distribution channel which is why they suspended the Insider program. It would give them abut 5 million chances to see if it works.
  • Doesn't seem so. This is probably the build they'll be releasing on July 29. They've released this build now to check their servers as we are only two weeks away from launch now. Of issues creep up now, they'll need time to fix them. Hence this early release to insiders.
  • Yay!!!!Finally
  • YISSSS
  • When in MSDN?
  • I second this
  • Great job Microsoft, Windows 10 was a very ambitious goal, possibly the most challenging OS ever since Windows 3.1 in 1990's decade. Windows 10 is universal, meaning it can run on a phone, on HoloLens, on a tablet, on a PC, on a game console, even on a Stick for converting a dumb TV to SmartTV. Now its time to start working on Mobile devices, getting those Windows phone flagship 940 models polished so they can compete with the Galaxy Note 5 and iPhone 6S Also its time to start to work on the sucessor of the Lumia 1020, the 1040 (1030 was McLaren and was cancelled). Hoping the 1040 will bring integration with HoloLens and Internet of Things (IoT sensors) and wearables.
  • +1520
  • This^ and I am very hopeful for Windows 10 Mobile.
  • This^. Especially the current mobile build 10166 has fully restored my hope. I'm very confident they can pull of an awesome mobile OS by fall, let's do this!!!
  • This^ :)
  • +2520
  • Kudos!!
  • I think it would be smarter to give all the insiders RTM on fast ring before they give RTM to everyone on the slow ring on July 29th.
  • I was thinking the same thing. They don't want to run into any surprising compatibility bugs on the 29th and have to scramble to fix them.
  • Is there a thread explaining what we need to do to update to the RTM if we're running Windows 10 Tech Preview? Just wondering.
  • It will come through windows update just like the previous builds, they are just going to start using the production channels to distribute to stress test them before it goes to the masses
  • But if someone wanted to get out of the insider builds rings, like I do, and just have RTM or the official release I think they may have to return to their last licensed Windows OS (7 or 8.1) and then upgrade...
  • Wish there was a way to just input your Win 7 or 8/8.1 liscence key and download Windows 10 RTM without having to roll back. :/
  • This^^
  • Ok I see what you mean. Thanks
  • Oh ok thanks.
  • Sweeeeeeet, I did a fresh ISO install on my SP3 just 1 build ago so I feel pretty dang good about just getting the next update instead of doing things from scratch again. Actually a first for me in 16yrs of Windows testing/builds/RTM lol. Now for phone, I'm really excited to see that really start to get more stable and all features working consistantly. That will always be a hard reset no backup restore scenario for me though I think.
  • Yes, great to hear! Still a bit disappointed they didn't go the full distance and polish the entire OS to make it feel like a fresh new OS. Still too many relics to make it feel like this is a new Microsoft and a completely new windows. I guess Microsoft just doesn't care about having a complete product and design
  • Pinpoint polishing will come in the form of updates.
  • Name one company that has ever "gone the full distance" by your standards. Also, you forgot to cut and past this comment to Winbeta's and WPU's comment section. Way to not go the full didstance.
  • I guess my standards are higher now that I am using OS X more than Windows. The entire OS feels more polished. Icons and Theming all are consistent.  
  • OS X is 15 years old and it was a mess when it was first released.
  • Not to mention it was a cut and paste job from NEXT. And incompatibility with non-OSX and the jump from PPC to X86 is not cool. Unlike Microsoft which keeps the old stuff in the background for legacy support, not laziness.
  • Thanks god of the heaven! Now the engineers can jump into Win10 mobile to complete mobile RTM by July 29...
  • Windows 10 Mobile RTM is not coming anytime soon... Not at least till September...!!!
  • Patiently waiting, as long as mobile insider builds keep coming once or twice every month until release I'm good!
  • Correct. The July 29 date was only intended to be the release date for the desktop version(s) of Windows 10.
  • That's not how it works at all dude.
  • Waiting for it to show up on msdn...
  • This is great news, Would love to see it before it goes public!
  • Why?
  • Two weeks to produce, pack and ship? Damn.
  • SO MUCH to fix / improve..
  • Good, lets get on with W10 mobile now.
  • Bring it...
  • Hope we don't have to wait long after launch for a REAL tablet mode. Win 10 isn't going anywhere near my main tablet until they actually make it an upgrade over Win 8 and not a huge downgrade for touch devices.
  • The tablet mode isn't so bad, I agree it does take some getting used to especially for those of us that have really embraced Win 8.1. But after using it for a few days on one of my small tablets, I can gradually appreciate the thinking behind some of the design choices. That back button is really useful, and the nice full screen multitasking with all programs being 'equal' whether win 32 or modern beats the 8.1 multitasking IMHO. My only gripe is the deprecation of horizontal scrolling which eliminates the 8.1 impression of 'infinite' space. But that does not really affect functionality/productivity..
  • The new scrolling makes much more sense when held horizontally with two hands. The old Win 8 way makes zooming out useless as the l the icons are too small be see anything.
  • I have not used the TP but after reading comments here and watching YouTube videos I feel 10 is in some ways a backwards step for touch. I do not like the taskbar always there and use the Charms Bar a lot. I understand that that there are performance improvements and with the addition of Notifications and Cortana that is awesome. But the overall simplicity and ease of use seems to have been lost somewhat. Like no swipe for webpages in Edge. Interested to hear what your thoughts are?
  • u can't just rely on comments and judge something & their is an option to hide taskbar. 
  • Using your logic about comments I can't believe their is an option to hide the taskbar!   I have watched videos of each build along the way and have not seen one where the taskbar hides????
  • It's in the start settings.
  • @Thanh and Soumya, thank you both for pointing out the taskbar can be hidden. Does this mean a swipe up for touch will make it appear?
  • You can down vote swanlee all you want but I agree about the tablet mode experience. On my DV8P it has been horrible. I'm gunshy now to upgrade to the RTM and I think my DV8P will remain on 8.1 for the foreseeable future. 
  • Any news what actual build this was before it were voted (and won) for RTM?
  • 10240
  • No.
  • Umm, yes. Try reading the article.
  • Before it was 10240. Read about how RTM candidates and the voting system works. Several builds are selected out for internal voting and the one that wins gets the RTM and in this case 10240 number. This might be the same as 10166 as far as we know, just with a new number.
  • And alas, people in Miami are reporting of hearing a whimper coming from the direction of Cupertino. ;)
  • It can't be 10240 as it's not divisible by 100, even though it is divisible by 16.
  • 10240 = 10 * (2^10), so I guess close enough?
  • Great! Now shut up and release a Mobile build.
  • Shut up and wait.
  • I never so excited before, windows 10 changing everything!
  • I wonder when they'll address build numbers and the status of Enterprise. I have 2 laptops waiting on that.
  • So, i guess no more preview builds. 10166 is the last?
  • Why doesnt anyone at MS have the balls to say " no, its not ready. F the deadlines." This UI/UX is still a train wreck.
  • Then don't use it.
  • Because for WAAS (Windows As A Service) with continued upgrading and updating after RTM, it is "good enough," that's why.
  • Name one product in the history of any company that first have any hiccup from day one. You can spend forever debugging and digging a bigger hole or release and the community will help you with a ladder to get out of the hole.
  • That's cool.. Why am I not surprised?
  • Btw. When in Canada?
  • So we now officially have wen in Canada? Are you trying to start something new?
  • Fuck Canada.
    Wen in India?
  • My PC is ready
  • Oh my!
  • Wow, I actually guessed that the final RTM build would be 10200 so it would start a conspiracy for a Lumia 1020 replacement. But this is even better, drop the 2, Windows 10 running on a Lumia 1040. It's confirmed!
  • Build 10166 is running great on all my devices. I bet they have the phone build further than we know or see.
  • Good thing is Windows is now a service so while RTM is complete, the Windows itself isn't so we will get many free updates for the next year. without worrying about paying a price.
  • Downloading TH1 10240 right now.... Cool... Check your update.....
  • i can confirm that I am getting TH1 102140 here in Canada on my SP3 as well
  • Downloading on my 2 computers YES THANKS
  • Sooo, I know it's probably been repeated a few times, but: If I am a registered Insider and have the preview on a second drive, with win8.1 on my primary drive(with the "get win10 icon/app" in tray), would I get the win10 upgrade in win8.1 early as an Insider?
  • not noticing anything new though i wish the ms app icons (groove/store/calc) were consistent
  • RTM!! Yay
  • 10240 = (2^10) * 10 coincidence?
  • I saw The Verge's Tom Warren drmo'ing the RTM build last over Periscope. There looked like a couple of fixes still need applying, but it did look very much complete.
  • 10240 Build isn't rtm yet, just got that build yesterday via insider Fast, Gabe stated clearly that they have more suprises for insiders before final cut (july 29 2015), so do not spread false rumors.
  • hmm... still can't login to the Microsoft Account if you're logged in as a domain user.    
  • With only 12 days until release, I should hope its completed.
  •  It's Strange you should say That Build 10240 is not RTM because I have it working on my Desktop PC and my Computer's infomation Data says it's Operating System is "Windows 10" not an Windows Evalution build. Folks it runs very smoothly on my test Computer and updates will come in the next 2 weeks to make it run even better. I now give Congradualations to Microsoft. You have Winner with Windows 10      
  • Hi, I'm afraid you wrong about RTM info, Gabe stated on windows blog that they removed that evaluation watermark from build 10240, before the final release of W10 what insiders will get on 29th of july, insiders will get one more test build. Read the blog accurately.
  • Co-worker got build 10240 last night.