Windows 10 will not roll out to everyone on July 29th, here is why
Microsoft had announced that Windows 10 will be released on July 29th.
In preparation for this it had released an optional Windows Update, for Windows 7 and 8.1 computers.
This update recently activated an app called the GWX (Get Windows 10), which asked users with a genuine license of Windows 7 and 8, to reserve their free upgrade to Windows 10. Initially, it was believed that Microsoft would roll out the final build of the operating system to all users just like Windows Updates.
However, that doesn’t seem to be the case. Microsoft says that it will be rolling out Windows 10 in phase. According to the Redmond company’s announcement, a vast majority of Windows 7 and 8 systems are being reported as compatible with Windows 10.
It is likely that Microsoft is using the GWX app for gathering this data, as well as the Windows Insider Program. Speaking of which, the company says that the Windows Insider Program has over 5 Million members.
Windows 10 upgrade to be rolled out in phases:
Microsoft will begin rolling out the Windows 10 upgrade first to the Insiders, on July 29th. Following this, the Redmond Company will begin notifying users who have reserved their upgrade, and after Windows 10 has been downloaded.
This is going to happen in phases, and will roll out slowly to all users eventually.
Microsoft has a compatibility checker, which will notify users, if it finds that Windows 10 will perform efficiently on the system.
If your system is found to be incompatible, you will be notified about the details when you upgrade. Microsoft will even provide contact details of the developer or manufacturer for incompatible applications and devices, using which you may reach out to them and ask for a solution. However, in most cases, you will be able to upgrade to Windows 10 and find an alternative app, in the Windows Store.
If your system is not ready yet for your upgrade to Windows 10, we will provide more details during the upgrade experience. In some cases, we will include contact information so you can follow up directly with an application provider or device manufacturer to learn more. For most upgrade incompatibilities, you may still choose to complete the upgrade, and find alternative compatible solutions in the Windows Store after you upgrade.
If you have the GWX app, reserve your free upgrade to Windows 10 today. You can also use the app to check if your PC is compatible with the new OS from the ‘Check my PC’ option. If you have a genuine version of Windows 7 or 8, and still haven’t got the GWX app, follow our guide to enable it on your PC.
Note: If you clean installed Windows 10, you will have to install your old operating sytem back on your PC to upgrade to Windows 10.