Not Everyone Will Get Windows 10 on July 29 – Here’s the Roll-out Strategy

Microsoft has already entered in the final phase of testing Windows 10 with latest preview builds focusing intensely on bug fixes and stability features. Company is getting ready to release Windows 10 globally on July 29 and has detailed how it will deliver its free operating system to the millions of users who have reserved their copies.

Ambitious to roll out the last Windows to over one billion devices within the next three years, millions of users have already signed up to reserve their free Windows 10 upgrade copy. However, even though the release date is July 29, it is highly likely that you'd receive your upgrade a little later. Terry Myerson of Microsoft has posted the details of the program today sharing how Microsoft will be rolling out the latest Windows iteration to consumers. According to Myerson, Windows 10 will be first rolled out to Windows Insiders on July 29 which will be followed with rolling it out to other consumers.

Starting on July 29, we will start rolling out Windows 10 to our Windows Insiders. From there, we will start notifying reserved systems in waves, slowly scaling up after July 29th. Each day of the roll-out, we will listen, learn and update the experience for all Windows 10 users.

Microsoft will update the users who have reserved their free copy of Windows 10 once their machines are confirmed for compatibility to ensure that Windows 10 runs smoothly on the device. However, in case your device is not ready for the OS yet - due to any driver or other issue - Microsoft will share vendor's contact details so you can reach out to your vendor to fix the issue before you could get your hands on Windows 10. However, with some incompatibilities, you might still get to upgrade to Windows 10,

For most upgrade incompatibilities, you may still choose to complete the upgrade, and find alternative compatible solutions in the Windows Store after you upgrade.

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For those who use volume licensing, you will be able to download Windows 10 Enterprise and Windows 10 Education on Volume Licensing Service Center (VLSC) from August 1. Windows 10 Pro will be available from July 29.

Myerson's post makes it clear that July 29 won't be a happy day for everyone on the globe as roll out days would differ depending on a lot of factors. Windows Insiders, however, seem to be certainly getting the update on the big day.

- Windows Blog

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