On Your Personal Computer
The Microsoft Corporation has announced that the official Windows 10 Operating Systems will be released mid-2015 as a free version that users running Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 8.1 will be able to install on their computers through a Windows Update process.
Computer devices manufactured and released at that time will come with the new system preinstalled.
However, Microsoft has set a precedent for offering Soon to be Released Windows Operating Systems to adventurous computer operators willing to install and implement the work in progress as beta testers or try before you buy participants. The trial operating system sends error reports and other pertinent information to Microsoft and then they send back fixes, patches, and updates to improve the system while it is being used.
This is a revolutionary concept. Not only are MS technicians and analysts working around the clock to improve and perfect the software, but also thousands of novice testers are contributing valuable information that can be used to tweak the system from their varied experiences.
There is no cost to the tester because there is mutual benefit.
The preview system is a little buggy, but not so riddled that it is ineffective or harmful to the user’s system. The system gets better and better with every Windows update. At the time for the official release of the system, all using the gradually improved preview release will have a version that is identical to the official release.
When Windows 10 is officially launched it will be the joint product of Microsoft . . . and people like you and me.
In my opinion, it is an exciting prospect to be a part of a project of this magnitude. Perhaps when you purchased this book you were exploring the idea of joining this endeavor. It is my aim to provide you with step by step instructions for becoming involved.
Here are the basic steps that I will be guiding you through: 1. Downloading the Windows 10 Preview Release Operating System ISO file from Microsoft’s Insider Program internet site.
2. Burning the ISO file onto a blank DVD or an empty USB drive.
3. Booting your computer to the media that contains the ISO file.
4. Installing the system.
Note: When you install the system from the ISO file medium (the flash drive or the DVD) it will first erase all data from your computer hard drive. So, be aware: this is a fresh, clean install that will wipe your PC system drive before it begins installation. No system, files, or any data from your computer’s previous state will be preserved or retained.