Windows 10: Windows 10 Preview Won't Ship to Standard Users

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  1. Posts : 7,882
    Windows 10
       24 Dec 2014 #1

    Windows 10 Preview Won't Ship to Standard Users


    Microsoft yesterday released a brand new tool that allows Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 8.1 computers to install Windows 10 Technical Preview automatically via Windows Update, thus making everything faster and easier for those who want to see what's new in the next OS version.

    Some users, however, thought that the next Windows 10 preview build would actually be shipped to standard users as well, which kind of makes things worse, especially since these testing tidbits are usually unstable and come with bugs that affect productivity.

    Gabriel Aul, head of the Windows Insider group, explained in a series of tweets that the next Windows 10 Technical Preview build would only be shipped to Windows Insiders, so standard/ordinary users would stay on their existing OS version without any update available for their PCs.

    Basically, if you are running Windows 7, 8, or 8.1 and you deploy the aforementioned tool, you need to be a Windows Insider in order to get the next Windows 10 build. The new release will show up in Windows Update and will install just like it does on existing Technical Preview builds.
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    Windows 10 Professional
       24 Dec 2014 #2

    Could you not become an Insider by switching to or creating a new MS Account?
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    Win-7Prox64 Win-8.1Prox64 Win-10Prox64
       24 Dec 2014 #3

    As far as I know this is the only place to sign up for the insiders program,
    I suppose you could sign up with another Microsoft account,
    https://insider.windows.com/

    I suppose this new tool kit.. you would sign in with the same Microsoft account :/
    Doesn't say much about if you might be using a local account or if that makes any difference ?
    Seeing as it's being offered to 7'ers too Microsoft account for login would not be possible anyway only local accounts there
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    Dual boot: Windows 10 Home Insider Build 16179 & W8.1 Pro x64 with Media Center
       24 Dec 2014 #4

    Some members were claiming that one needed a MS account to become an insider and use the app. That's not to say one needs to sign into their device with a MS account to use 10TP. I suppose one has to sign in when opening the app? Not sure. Perhaps someone will share that info?

    I've had a MS account since inception and used it to sign into my tower since 8RP. Same account for my Lumia WP8.1.
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  5.    24 Dec 2014 #5

    I just Google'd "W10TP Insider", clicked on a hit, a popup stated about new rules for January update, clicked on that, agreed to terms, join Insider and it stated that I was one already! Hmmm...

    I never have before but opened the Insider Hub and it said "Welcome Back Insider" so I guess that I'm good for the January update.
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    W7 32 bit, Linux Mint Xfce 18 64 bit
       24 Dec 2014 #6

    Are they going to have two versions then? One tech preview and one consumer preview. Microsoft said they would release a consumer preview in January and a lot of news sites reported such and still are. The article above may imply that there will be no iso downloads for the tech release you have to download the update through windows update, so much for Microsoft listening to people.


    Here is something else I just came across

    Windows 10 Free Upgrade For Personal Users; Microsoft January Event to Reveal Connection with Xbox Console | Gospelherald.com
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    Windows 10 1703 Pro 64
       25 Dec 2014 #7

    MS did not say they would release a Consumer Preview in Jan. They said they are having a conference on Jan 21 where they will discuss the Consumer version of Windows 10. The previous conferences have dealt with the Enterprise version. Most reports expect a Consumer Preview in late April but that is not confirmed. Until then it will only be Technical Previews for Insiders only.

    Jim
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    W7 32 bit, Linux Mint Xfce 18 64 bit
       25 Dec 2014 #8

    Phone Man said: View Post
    MS did not say they would release a Consumer Preview in Jan. They said they are having a conference on Jan 21 where they will discuss the Consumer version of Windows 10. The previous conferences have dealt with the Enterprise version. Most reports expect a Consumer Preview in late April but that is not confirmed. Until then it will only be Technical Previews for Insiders only.

    Jim
    Hmm? You might want to search Google.

    Microsoft Schedules Windows 10 Consumer Preview Event For January : T-Lounge : Tech Times

    Windows 10 Consumer Preview Expected in January-February 2015

    Both say a consumer preview.


    However, if Microsoft is just releasing a consumer preview to the tech insiders that is not smart in my opinion. The feedback won't be accurate, the target audience would be wrong. Microsoft needs to target the correct audiences or they are going to fail. I really hate to say this, I am a little technical myself. Most Tech people do not want the same as an end user would want.


    Here is what Microsoft Needs
    Windows 10 consumer preview for end users
    Windows 10 tech preview for technical people, home businesses, small businesses & small corporations
    Windows 10 Enterprise preview version for big corporations
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  9. Posts : 639
    Windows 10 1703 Pro 64
       25 Dec 2014 #9

    As I posted: Ms is having a conference to reveal (preview) what will be in the Consumer Version of W10. They did NOT say they would release a working Consumer Preview to the public or anyone else. All these tech blogs are ASSUMING it would be released on Jan 21 but MS has NOT said that. Not one of those Blogs has quoted MS on when the Consumer Preview will be released, just that MS will reveal what is planed to be in the Consumer version on Jan 21.

    Jim
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    W7 32 bit, Linux Mint Xfce 18 64 bit
       25 Dec 2014 #10

    Phone Man said: View Post
    As I posted: Ms is having a conference to reveal (preview) what will be in the Consumer Version of W10. They did NOT say they would release a working Consumer Preview to the public or anyone else. All these tech blogs are ASSUMING it would be released on Jan 21 but MS has NOT said that. Not one of those Blogs has quoted MS on when the Consumer Preview will be released, just that MS will reveal what is planed to be in the Consumer version on Jan 21.

    Jim

    Microsoft continues tinkering with Windows 10 preview - CNET


    As some of us Microsoft watchers have been hearing for months, Microsoft is planning to take the wraps off the so-called "consumer preview" of Windows 10 in January 2015. The latest word from my sources with good track records on internal Windows information is that this is still the plan. But the next update to the Technical Preview will be known as the January Technical Preview (JTP), rather than the consumer preview, sources say. It will be followed by a February Tech Preview, a March Tech Preview, etc., my sources claim. The coming JTP is expected to include support for Continuum, a feature that will allow users with two-in-one devices with two-in-one devices to more easily transition modes when connecting and disconnecting keyboards. It also may be the first build where Microsoft turns on Cortana integration in Windows 10.
    We are both correct, there is going to be both.

    In bold it says that is still there plan for a consumer preview. I hope it is not April like you said, because that suppose to be windows 10 release date unless that has changed as well. There might blacklash, if they don't release a consumer preview by the End of January or beginning of February. Like you said a lot of articles even some Microsoft Partners implied a consumer preview in Jan or Feb 2015

    One Consumer preview for the end user
    One Tech preview
    One Enterprise preview
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