“This combines the strengths of Windows 8 with Windows 7”.
- Windows Insider
Windows 10 is the newest version of the Windows operating system; although this does not mean Microsoft will stop releasing any more updates from Windows completely, the new strategy will make a change from the huge renovations between releases. In its place, Microsoft will shift towards the Apple method of focusing on incremental iterations of and improvements to the existing operating system.
What Microsoft states about Windows 10:
“Windows 10 is familiar and easy to use, with lots of similarities to Windows 7 including the Start menu.
It starts up and resumes fast, has more built-in security to help keep you safe, and is designed to work with software and hardware that you already have”.
Until now, the Windows 10 free upgrade only focused on the Windows 7 and 8 users who had chosen to reserve their copy of the operating system before its release. However Microsoft is now broadening the reach of the operating system to a more extensive audience. The Windows 10 update will now start to be published as an “Optional Update”, being detectable to anyone who checks the update record.
Within the beginning of next year, it will be categorised as a “Recommended Update”. This is a substantial change, as system configurations which download and install recommended updates (which is the safest and recommended system option) will automatically detect the upgrade and start installations. The system installation will still require human interference to be completed, however the Windows users will no longer need to actively search for the new update.
Requirements for installing Windows 10:
- Microsoft ID or Outlook email address
- The preview should work on any system which runs Windows 8.1 (however existing software may need to be updated after Windows 10 installation).
There are many unanswered questions regarding the Windows 10 update, so there is a possibility users will be displeased with the strategy of pushing the Windows 10 update forcefully on to users. Windows 10 has been successfully functioning on over 110 million devices, those who have preferred not to update.