Windows 10 Launched

Windows 10 on Laptop

Microsoft today released Windows 10, their latest and maybe their last version of the operating system for personal computers. Windows 8.1 and 7 users (majority of PC users) who reserved a free Windows 10 copy have started receiving it as a background download through Windows Update service. Once download is complete, users are notified that their systems are ready for installation of Windows 10 after which they can start and complete the upgrade through a relatively simple step-by-step process.

The rest of Windows PC users, with most of them running Windows XP and Vista, won’t get a free upgrade. Instead, they will have to purchase Win 10. It’s available as a download from Microsoft Store for $119.99 for Home edition and $199.99 for Pro edition. Windows 10 will be soon available for sale as a bootable a USB stick, too. A free alternative to experience Windows 10 on machines without eligible Windows 7 or 8.1 is to enroll in Microsoft’s Windows Insider program as a tester of upcoming system updates and future features of Windows 10.

If you need help with Windows 10 installation, setup, and use, you can check out these free resources.

Also, select PC makers, such as Lenovo, HP, and Dell, have already started selling laptops, 2-in-1s, tablets, and other computers with Windows 10 pre-installed.

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Danijel is a tech blogger who founded Laptoping in 2006. His specialty are Windows-based mobile PCs, from tablets and ultraportables to full blown gaming laptops.

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