If you are one of the many who registered for the free Windows 10 upgrade that will be available July 29, chances are you’ll be waiting a bit longer than that. According to Microsoft, the company will be rolling out the newest version of Windows in waves. The intention for such a plan is to play it safe and then “scale up” the roll out from there. It would appear that Microsoft wants to get a positive response to the update and make sure things are running smoothly across the multitude of systems and system configurations out there with the possibility of updates and bug fixes being issued between the July 29 update and when users can get their hands on it.
That said, Windows Insiders will have access to the update on July 29. From there, those who reserved a copy of Windows 10 will start getting their updates in waves. Windows 10 will download to their computers. They will then be asked to update their computers. While I know some of you out there may be upset by this news, Microsoft plans on upgrading about one billion devices to the newest operating system and this makes it easier for the company to create a smooth update process.
For those systems that Microsoft finds to be “not ready” for Windows 10, the company will provide more details on how to get the computer ready and will supply contact information for application providers who have incompatible applications for the OS. Of course, that won’t stop Microsoft from trying to get you to find other solutions in Windows Store. Microsoft is also gearing up to get fresh Windows 10 images to OEMs so they can start loading the OS on new PCs while retailers will receive separate builds and copies to update eligible devices that were purchased with Windows 8.1.
Both Windows 10 Pro and Windows 10 Home will be available starting on July 29 but those wanting the Enterprise or Education versions of the OS will have to wait another three days before they’re able to get their hands on them. Those are set for an Aug. 1 release date.Source: Windows Blog