I've lived in the US for so long that I forgot that there was an A involved.
If MS follows naming convention, then the release will be 10.1.0 - the .1 signifies production, not beta code. That alone means everything will have to have been compiled or bound to libraries as a new release.
I expect a download and upgrate to be required
The branch is probably th2, which will be automagically updated the same way fbl_impressive was changed to th1.
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Strike that ...
The production release will most likely come from windowsupdate.com - MS's digital repository.
Last edited by Slartybart; 27 Jul 2015 at 11:37.
At this point it is anybody's guess if the update on the 29th will be a complete OS or just a small definition installation.
My guess, if a new build doesn't come down the pipe by then well just get a small update/patch to give us the option to go Consumer Release or stay in the Insiders program. If they do release a new build you'll be doing another upgrade via Windows update first.
Who gets it is the loop hole. Insiders were told they are first in line ... as long as the code gets delivered, MS met the date.
One company I worked for shipped empty boxes because the date for the product had arrived and the product wasn't ready, another company sent blank tapes out. I didn't work for either company very long after those shenanigans.
As long as something gets delivered, the company can claim that the date they chose was met.
QVC is taking orders for machines pre-loaded with Win 10, but the ship date is delayed (Dell->5 August and HP->20 August). Even Newegg slipped the date for boxed Win10 to 31 July.
Anyway, I've sqaid it before ... 20 August looks like a real date to expect Win10 on non-Insider machines - the MS Stores have a global event - um event at all stores on that date and it seems to match up nicely. Insiders test the real code again - real upgrades, real questions and hopefully real answers from MS. The product will be 'out' and there won't be the need for as much ambiguity.
Best Buys Sunday ad yesterday had all sorts of "Windows 10" Machines shown in the ad..
I think that you missed my point because your post pretty much just repeated what my post had already said. Nobody really knows what Microsoft will send out on the 29th, it might be a complete new build or it might just be an update to build 10240. Only time will tell.