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June 1, 2015

Microsoft to launch Windows 10 on July 29th, here’s how to reserve it

windows-10-logo RDMicrosoft has announced that Windows 10 is coming on July 29th, and you don’t even need to get out of your chair to get in the upgrade queue. Take a look at your Notification Area in the Taskbar and you should find a Windows icon that, when clicked, reveals a new Windows 10 upgrade panel. It’s currently being rolled out to select users, since plenty of you have emailed in screenshots, but we’ve yet seen it ourselves. As before, users will have a year to climb onto the Free Windows 10 bandwagon, but once they do, they’ll get free security upgrades for the life of the device.

Windows 10 PC from your favorite retailer. If you purchase a new Windows 8.1 device between now and then, the Windows 10 upgrade will be available to you and many retail stores will upgrade your new device for you.

The Windows 10 upgrade is designed to be compatible with your current Windows device and applications*. We are hard at work to make this upgrade process a great experience.You can reserve your free Windows 10 upgrade now through a simple reservation process. Look for this icon in your system tray at the bottom of your screen, simply click on the icon, and then complete the reservation process. You can find more details on how this works at

Windows 10 Upgrade Prompts Appear For Windows 7/8 Users

windows-10-upgrade-640x424The screenshots were initially posted on Reddit (via VentureBeat) in which users were asked to “reserve” their free copy of Windows 10. The prompt also points out how this free upgrade will be a limited time offer which seems to be in line with an earlier report where if users don’t claim the free upgrade within a year, the offer will be rescinded and they will have to pay for the upgrade.

Source: Windows blog

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Dave Thornton

Senior Editor

Senior Editor
Been involved in technology for many years, more than I care to remember. Live in Dundee, Scotland. I like Android, Windows Phone OS, BlackBerry OS and iOS, and love writing about all things techie. Currently have a Honor 6+, Elephone P6000, Nexus 5, Chrombook C720, HTC One M7, Nokia Lumina 625, Microsoft Lumia 435, Blackberry Q10, HTC Hero and iPad mini