Windows 10 will be released on Wednesday, July 29. Most Windows users will not be able to download the Windows 10 update on launch day.
Microsoft will launch the long awaited Windows 10 upgrade on Wednesday. The company communicated early on that Windows 10 will be first rolled out to the 5 million Windows Insider members.
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It could take weeks until Windows users can get Windows 10 as Microsoft is taking a conservative approach to make sure its servers do not crash and the upgrade is a good experience for users.
Microsoft has not anounced any specific time frame as the monitor the progress of the roll out and adjust as necessary.
The only way to make sure to get Windows 10 at launch is to either buy a new PC with Windows 10 or be a Windows Insider program member.
The selection of Windows 10 laptops and PCs is also still rather small. Amazon only lists a few devices with pre-installed Windows 10. The main wave of new Windows 10 computers will be released in fall.
The Windows Insider program has closed for Windows 10 for PCs. Microsoft's beta program is now only offering the Windows 10 Mobile Insider Preview.
To get in line for the Windows 10 download, users need to register the Get Windows 10 app that has started to show up in the task bar a couple weeks ago. In case users do not see the Get Windows 10 app, the computer is not eligible for the upgrade or there is a technical problem.
The four main reasons are the PC is not up-to-date with at least Windows 7 SP1 or Windows 8.1 Update, Windows Update is turned off, Windows Update is uninstalled or the device is not running a genuine Windows.
There are more issues that prevent the app from showing up. There are several threads in the Windows Community describing work arounds.
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