Windows 10 will be available on some new PCs on July 29th, Microsoft confirms
Windows 10 is scheduled to be launched on July 29th.
And Microsoft is yet to release an RTM version of the new operating system to OEMs.
The final version of Windows 10 will be delivered to members of the Windows Insider Program first, after which the OS update will be rolled out to eligible Windows 7, 8 and 8.1 users who reserved their free upgrade on their computers using the GWX app.
This roll out will be delivered in phases, which will happen gradually and reach out to all users.
But is the operating system ready yet? Though it still has minor performance issues, Microsoft has already pulled the plug on Windows 10 Insider Builds, to prepare for the launch of the final version. So, it appears that the Redmond Company is polishing up the operating system for the launch day.
However, a news report published yesterday, claimed that Yusuf Mehdi, the Vice President of Windows and Device Marketing, had stated that new PCs will not come with Windows 10 on July 29th. This applies to both computers bought online, as well as in offline brick and mortar stores, and also suggested that new Windows 10 PCs will be available shortly after the release of the final version of the operating system.
This is what Mehdi said:
“You will see computers running with Windows 10 installed very soon after the 29th and then in the fall a whole new class of machines for the holidays,”
Windows 10 will be available on some new PCs on July 29th:
But this statement was soon denied by the Redmond Company, reports CNET, with a Microsoft Spokesperson issuing the following statement:
“A build of Windows 10 will be delivered to our OEM partners soon so they can start imaging new devices with Windows 10,” the spokeswoman said. “We expect several OEM partners to have Windows 10 devices available for sale on July 29, including Lenovo, HP, Dell, and Acer with many, many more devices to follow in the coming weeks and months. We are excited to be working with our OEM partners to see Windows 10 innovations light up on these new devices.”
And this statement actually bears some weight, as Dell has officially confirmed that it is already accepting pre-orders for Windows 10 PCs, and that it will deliver them on July 29th.
Microsoft is yet to reveal the price of Windows 10 Editions, and is expected to announce the same on launch day. The Redmond Company has also announced that it will be promoting Windows 10 with a new ad campaign, which will begin on July 20th in the U.S, amd will go global on July 29th.
Windows 10 will be released in 190 Countries, and Microsoft has made arrangements to celebrate the occasion with special events in 13 cities across the Globe: Sydney, Tokyo, Singapore, Beijing, New Delhi, Dubai, Nairobi, Berlin, Johannesburg, Madrid, London, São Paulo, and New York City. The company will allow users to demo the new OS, interact with Windows developers and will even giveaway gifts to lucky fans.