Windows 10 release date announced; to launch on July 29

Yes it’s official now! Microsoft has announced the release date of Windows 10.  Windows 10 will be available on July 29 in 190 countries. While it was known that Windows 10 would release this summer, the  exact date was not known.

Windows 10 release date

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Terry Myerson in fact announced the date in a very interesting way. He said:

Today, I’m excited to share the availability date for Windows 10. In fact, I thought I’d let Cortana, the world’s most personal digital assistant, share the news. You can ask Cortana for the answer! You can ask Cortana for the answer, or if you don’t have a Windows phone or a PC running the Windows 10 Insider Preview handy – you can hear it for yourself here:

Hear Cortana announcing the date!

There are over 4 million Windows Insiders testing Windows 10 and providing feedback. Taking this feedback into account, Microsoft has made great progress on Windows 10 and almost readied it, in order to deliver this free upgrade to Windows customers on time. We have, over time, seen some of the new features and, innovations in each of its build.We will soon start covering this new operating system in detail.

Said Microsoft while announcing the release date:

“…we will continue to update Windows 10 over time with new innovations to help you be more productive and have more fun. Like Windows 10 itself, these updates will be free for the supported lifetime of your device.”

Upgrade availability

Starting July 29, users can get Windows 10 for their PCs and tablets by taking advantage of free upgrade offer. New Windows 8.1 devices will also easily upgrade to Windows 10.

“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.”

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Terry Myerson further added that, Windows 10 for other devices would be available later this year. More details about Windows 10 Upgrade can be had here.

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Anand Khanse is the Admin of TheWindowsClub.com and a 10-year Microsoft MVP Awardee in Windows for the period 2006-16. He enjoys following and reporting Microsoft news and developments in the world of Personal Computing & Social Media.