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Windows 10 won't be ready for everyone on July 29

Tuesday, 07 Jul 2015

Information Age

Find out where you are in the queue.

PC users hoping to have Windows 10 running on their machines on July 29 may have to wait a little longer, with Microsoft revealing it will now phase in availability of the new operating system.

Operating systems boss Terry Myerson said in a blog post that only Windows Insiders – the five million-odd users in the vendor’s official beta program – should expect to start seeing the completed Windows 10 from the official launch day.

Consumers who reserved their free upgrade will be notified “in waves”.

Microsoft did not say how big those waves would be, but did reveal that "millions" of reservations had been received.

The waves appear dependent on whether Microsoft has finished validating Windows 10 to run on your particular hardware configuration.

“If you reserved your copy of Windows 10, we will notify you once our compatibility work confirms you will have a great experience, and Windows 10 has been downloaded on your system,” Myerson said.

“If your system is not ready yet for your upgrade to Windows 10, we will provide more details during the upgrade experience.

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