The bottom line of it is this: Microsoft wants you to install Windows 10 on your computers, and it wants to make sure your experience on it is not spoiled by any bugs.
In a new Windows blog post Terry Myerson, Microsoft VP of Operating Systems, has announced that Windows 10 will be rolled out in different phases. Windows 10 will be offered as a free upgrade to Windows 7 and Windows 8 and 8.1 users for a year.
He also revealed that around 5 million Windows Insiders program members are testing the new OS ahead of its full-fledged rollout. For this second part of the rollout, Microsoft will invite users to update their OS in large groups that increase in size over time. Other’s opted to not reserve their copy.
Microsoft also said that if a system is not ready yet for the Windows 10 upgrade, it will attempt to provide additional details. Unfortunately, those that are awaiting the free update might not be getting the update on July 29th. Unless Microsoft notices any issue with the build over the next couple of days, the company will push it to Slow Ring users early next week. In a nutshell, admins will need to kill a process called GWX.exe, which was installed with the KB3035583 security update to fetch Windows 10. New stats show a surge in market share for Windows 7 in advance of the Windows 10 release, as companies and businesses position themselves to upgrade. “In some cases, we will include contact information so you can follow up directly with an application provider or device manufacturer to learn more”, said Microsoft. The company advises users to check for sticker for assurance that OEM partners have tested the device with Windows 10. “Hot on its heels though was Build 10159, which in addition to more fixes (over 300 of them!), took in one very interesting change”, said Microsoft engineer Gabe Aul in a blog post.
“Your contacts and friends are then automatically connected to the Wi-Fi network you share if they’re using Wi-Fi Sense on their Windows Phone”, said Microsoft. Windows PCs are practically as varied as snowflakes.