Windows 10 now an ‘update’ on Windows 7 and 8

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Everyone has been expecting it, and Microsoft were quite open in that they wanted to start pushing the roll-out once they’d finished with the initial optional roll-out phase. Now we’re seeing the recommended phase.

How Does It Work?

If you’ve got auto-updates turned on, then you’ll see Windows 10 as a recommended download. You’re computer will do it’s normal downloads and updates on restart, where you’ll be met with a screen asking you to click to confirm installation of Windows 10.

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Windows 10 Launch – Not Windows 8 Has Arrived

Windows 10 Launch - Not Windows 8 Has Arrived

It’s here. It’s landed. The last OS release ever!

It feels like Windows 10 has been about forever – the Beta was released in October 2014, and it felt like we hit ‘peak Windows 10’ some time ago. But Microsoft were so keen to avoid the Windows 8 mistakes of old that ol’ Bill Gates himself forgot how to count from 8 to 10. This Beta release and testing has resulted in a smooth release, with more visibility of changes that has allowed IT departments to prepare, or at least not to be shocked.

In terms of measureable success and popularity, the numbers vary, but it’s certainly in the tens of millions in a very short space of time. Figures such as ‘1000 upgrades an hour’ are being batted about. If that’s the case, then it looks like a successful, and popular launch. Personally speaking, the new laptop sat next to me is two hours in to its life and still upgrading (sat at 20%). Hopefully that is due to Microsoft’s download speeds, as it’s a brand new i3 with 4 Gb of RAM.

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