As the final version of Windows, the Redmond-based company is moving away from big releases and will instead issue incremental updates to keep the OS up to speed.
Windows 10 is available as a boxed product, and also on a USB flash drive, for those who want to buy it outright.
Yes, you do need to install Windows 10 on each device that you want upgraded.
Windows 10 clients will have one year from July 29th to exploit a free upgrade.
He added that he couldn’t speak for what’s going on at any other OEMs.
Last month, Forbes contributor Antony Leather wrote about a rumor pertaining to Windows 10 shipping on USB flash drives. Upgrades to Windows 8 have been sluggish as well. Microsoft plans to roll out Windows 10 to devices slowly (in waves), rather than upgrading more than a billion devices all at once, which is no easy task. Newer laptops may not ship with a recovery DVD, but you can create a recovery USB drive with the software tools that the manufacturer preloaded on your PC system. “After Microsoft releases Windows 10 to the general public this summer, I’ll revise and expand the content in this edition to reflect the finished product”.
There’s a few misinformation floating around out on the Interwebs about Microsoft secretly planning to charge Windows 10 users for updates two to four years down the road, with the little dig that the free upgrade you’re about to get to Windows 10 isn’t really free.
We first heard that Microsoft may be preparing to physically distribute Windows 10 on USB Flash Drives back in June. The best practice is to have the recovery media that comes with your Windows 7, 8 or 8.1 systems. The Windows 10 UI has been reworked from the touch-biased Windows 8 accordingly. To find out for sure, run the Get Windows 10 app to determine Windows 10 compatibility. Official demos have shown how “holograms” of individual apps can be placed and interacted with around the environment, such as sticking a video player to a wall, mounted flatscreen-style, or leaving weather updates running on top of a table.
This won’t be like the Insider preview, where UI elements are broken and some features don’t work.
The Start menu is back.
“With the consumerization of IT (CoIT) along with the Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) trend, organizations of all sizes are facing growing needs to protect and control corporate sensitive information whilst being pressured to provide a seamless access to it from an end-user perspective”.
Plugging a keyboard into a convertible tablet will enable the traditional desktop view.
This means that Windows 10 will receive updates for five more years after Windows 7.