This week on tech, Microsoft announces that Windows 10 will officially launch in July 29th, 2015, and it will be a free upgrade for Windows 7 Service Pack 1 and Windows 8.1 Update users. For those customers interested on upgrading for free, Microsoft has also rolled out the “Get Windows 10” app that will pop up on all qualifying devices, so users can easily reserve their free copy of Windows 10.
The software giant also detailed the upgrade path for those coming from any edition of Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 and want to upgrade for free. In addition, we learned the pricing for Windows 10 Home and Windows 10 Pro for new devices and devices that do not qualify for the free upgrade.
Although, pretty much all Windows 8.1 or Windows 7 PCs will be capable to run Windows 10, the software maker unveil the minimum hardware, software, and region requirements to run all the features from the new operating system.
Microsoft also revealed that Windows 10 will not include a number of features found in Windows 7 and in Windows 8.1, including Windows Media Center and DVD playback.
A few updates rolled out this week for Windows 10 build 10130 to fix Wi-Fi connectivity and syncing email on Outlook Mail.
In addition, early this week we went hands-on with the Start menu, new icons, features and UI changes for Windows 10 build 10130.
Change logs from Windows 10 build 10135 suggests that Microsoft is finally branding its new web browser as “Microsoft Edge”, and several screenshots also emerged on the web revealing new changes coming to the operating system.
On How-To, this week you learned how to open specific Settings pages using a command line. Microsoft details that users will be able to clean install Windows 10 using the free upgrade promotion.
Microsoft finally rolls out the ISO files of Windows 10 build 10130, but it doesn’t releases the build the Slow ring of updates.
Finally, at Computex 2015, Microsoft unveil two tiny PCs that shows that Windows 10 runs everywhere, and the company acquires 6Wunderkinder, the guys behind the Wunderlist app. All this and more…
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- Windows 10 build 10130 ISO files now ready for download
- Microsoft shows off tiny PCs running Windows 10 at Computex 2015
- Windows 10 build 10135: Screenshots and info on the new preview
- Project Spartan is now Microsoft Edge in Windows 10 build 10135
- Windows 10: How the clean install works with the free upgrade promotion
- How to open specific Settings pages in Windows 10 with ‘ms-settings’ commands
- Windows 10 build 10130: Hands-on with the Start menu, new icons, features and UI changes (video)
- Microsoft acquires 6Wunderkinder the ones behind Wunderlist
- Microsoft prices retail edition of Windows 10 Home $119, Pro $199
- Windows 10 minimum system hardware and additional requirements
- Windows 10 upgrade paths: This is the edition you’ll be getting for free
- Windows 10 will officially launch on July 29th