Windows 10: Windows 10: Preparing to Upgrade One Billion Devices

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  1. Posts : 20,755
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16199
       02 Jul 2015 #1

    Windows 10: Preparing to Upgrade One Billion Devices


    Updated July 2, 2015 6:07 am - With around four weeks to go before Windows 10 becomes available, I thought it would be helpful to provide some context on how we will roll-out Windows 10 to the world. We’ve been really pleased with the strong response to Windows 10 since we kicked off reservations in early June, with millions of reservations. We want to make sure all of you have a great upgrade experience, so we’ll roll-out Windows 10 in phases to help manage the demand. More details on what to expect are provided below.

    We’ve shared before how Windows 10 will be familiar and more secure, with a natural experience that makes it easy for people to be more productive and have more fun. We can’t wait to deliver innovations like Cortana, Windows Hello, Microsoft Edge, Continuum, and so much more to your PC or tablet on July 29.* For the first time, we will deliver Windows as a service, with the commitment to offer ongoing innovations and security updates to you. In this world, Windows 10 is continuously improved and keeps getting better and better – for our consumer and business customers. We’re incredibly proud of the progress we’ve made and believe we are nearly ready to ship Windows 10 broadly to the world.

    Preparing for Windows 10 Upgrades

    With all of our ecosystem partners, we have been actively engaged to work on device and application compatibility. It’s been amazing to see the teamwork taking place across companies to ensure a quality experience as our shared customers experience Windows 10 soon. In our testing of millions of systems, we’re seeing full compatibility today with the vast majority of Windows 8x and Windows 7x systems– and we are not yet done, we will never be done – we will be continuing this application and device compatibility work every day as part of our ongoing commitment to Windows as a service.

    We are also rigorously testing and listening to every signal from our 5 million Windows Insiders on the quality and readiness of Windows 10.

    Soon, we will give a build of Windows 10 to our OEM partners so they can start imaging new devices with Windows 10. The new devices our partners are working on are very exciting, I can’t wait to hear your feedback as you get a chance to use them.

    Soon after, we will distribute a build of Windows 10 to retailers all over the world, so they can assist their customers with upgrades of newly purchased devices that were originally imaged with Windows 8.1. Look for this sticker for assurance that our OEM partners have proactively tested a device for compatibility with Windows 10.



    How To Know When You’re Ready to Upgrade


    Starting on July 29, we will start rolling out Windows 10 to our Windows Insiders. From there, we will start notifying reserved systems in waves, slowly scaling up after July 29th. Each day of the roll-out, we will listen, learn and update the experience for all Windows 10 users.

    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.



    If your system is not ready yet for your upgrade to Windows 10, we will provide more details during the upgrade experience. In some cases, we will include contact information so you can follow up directly with an application provider or device manufacturer to learn more. For most upgrade incompatibilities, you may still choose to complete the upgrade, and find alternative compatible solutions in the Windows Store after you upgrade.

    Business Customers and Windows 10

    The Windows as a service model extends to our enterprise and business customers as well. We’ve announced new servicing benefits, such as Windows Update for Business, and we’re working hard on a range of new features and capabilities for our enterprise customers. Windows 10 Pro will be available on July 29, along with Windows 10 Home. Volume licensing customers will be able to download Windows 10 Enterprise and Windows 10 Education on Volume Licensing Service Center (VLSC) starting on August 1.

    Window 10 Pro, Windows 10 Enterprise and Windows 10 Education offer a rich set of fundamentals that you would expect from Windows, and a range of security, deployment and management features. Just like for our consumer customers, we’ll continue to introduce new features and updates in an ongoing manner, including Enterprise Data Protection later this year. You can see more details on each version, including specific features, here. We encourage you to prepare for your deployment of Windows 10 in the coming months.

    Thank you to our Windows Insiders for helping us build Windows 10. We hope you’ll continue to stay in the Windows Insider program and provide us with ongoing, valuable feedback on what comes next. Thank you to our partners for helping us ensure a great upgrade experience for our joint customers. And, thank you to our early reserve customers. We are humbled by your excitement and we can’t wait to deliver Windows 10 to you soon. For others, I encourage you to reserve your copy now. We will notify you when Windows 10 is ready for your PC, tablet, phone, Xbox, or HoloLens!

    -Terry

    Source: Windows 10: Preparing to Upgrade One Billion Devices | Blogging Windows



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  2. Posts : 1,546
    W7 32 bit, Linux Mint Xfce 18 64 bit
       02 Jul 2015 #2

    Brink,

    Am I understand this correctly?

    Not everyone will get windows 10 on July 29 unless you are an insider. I wonder if they will be rolling out windows 10 to a windows 7 or 8.1 user on July 29, 2015. I have patience but do not have much patience. I was actually expecting it to be installed on July 29, 2015 not in rolling releases.
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  3. Posts : 5,578
    Windows 10 Pro x64
       02 Jul 2015 #3

    Given that millions have reserved a copy of Windows 10 then tbh there is no way it could be pushed to everybody on the 29th, I'd say it will be weeks before all the reservations are filled.
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  4. Posts : 1,967
    W10 Pro + W10 Preview
       02 Jul 2015 #4

    Makes a lot of sense for insiders to be first in the queue, this should give time for insiders and M$ to sort out any remaining bugs.
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  5.    02 Jul 2015 #5

    dencal said: View Post
    Makes a lot of sense for insiders to be first in the queue, this should give time for insiders and M$ to sort out any remaining bugs.
    Yup, clever way for MS to sneak Final to Insiders first, and have 5 million people verify that there's no day 1 patches required before the majority of reservations are filled.
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  6.    02 Jul 2015 #6

    I thought the idea of reserving it was so it could slowly be downloaded to you machine over time, so come 29th it would be ready

    On the bit about going to insiders first, is this insiders on 10 or anyone who is part of it, ie if I have a win 10 build and a win 8.1 build, as an insider would both these be updated at the same time

    we are getting closer though, so I am sure these will be found out soon
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  7. Posts : 14,911
    Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64-bit 14393, Windows 10 Insider Fast Ring, Windows 8.1 Update, Ubuntu
       02 Jul 2015 #7

    z3r010 said: View Post
    Given that millions have reserved a copy of Windows 10 then tbh there is no way it could be pushed to everybody on the 29th, I'd say it will be weeks before all the reservations are filled.
    And the Bloggers are having a Hay Day now across the net.
    CNet:
    "Windows 10 may not reach you on its July 29 launch date"
    "Microsoft now says the Windows 10 rollout will be carried out in waves, with July 29 only the starting date."

    The Verge:
    "Not everyone will get Windows 10 on its July 29th release date"

    And more are popping up.
    Here comes the worries & questions(Why don't I have it yet, where is 10, what am I missing...etc
    )

    You try to explain but they don't: 1. understand 2.want to understand 3.want to hear.
    Just like when I tell people they won't need the GWX software to get Win10 when it comes out. Microsoft will most likely have an update/installer download link, but no, "I WANT MY ICON!!!"
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  8. Posts : 1,546
    W7 32 bit, Linux Mint Xfce 18 64 bit
       02 Jul 2015 #8

    Cliff S said: View Post
    And the Bloggers are having a Hay Day now across the net.
    CNet:
    "Windows 10 may not reach you on its July 29 launch date"
    "Microsoft now says the Windows 10 rollout will be carried out in waves, with July 29 only the starting date."

    The Verge:
    "Not everyone will get Windows 10 on its July 29th release date"

    And more are popping up.
    Here comes the worries & questions(Why don't I have it yet, where is 10, what am I missing...etc
    )

    You try to explain but they don't: 1. understand 2.want to understand 3.want to hear.
    Just like when I tell people they won't need the GWX software to get Win10 when it comes out. Microsoft will most likely have an update/installer download link, but no, "I WANT MY ICON!!!"


    paulsalter said: View Post
    I thought the idea of reserving it was so it could slowly be downloaded to you machine over time, so come 29th it would be ready

    I was thinking like paulsalter and so were other people.
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  9.    02 Jul 2015 #9

    One billion, huh, well that will be amazing?

    Here is what I find interesting, they have told us that they have 5 million insiders, now I know for a fact a portion of those won't upgrade. But, the telling is that they have not released any numbers as to how many reserved copies have been ordered. I think if that were in the multi-millions upon millions, they would be gushing with the release of such information.

    So, that leads me to believe, not as many as they had hoped for will be making this transition. I even wonder how many OEMs will be eager, or not so eager, to move to this particular OS.
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  10. Posts : 2
    Windows 10 and Windows 8
       02 Jul 2015 #10

    Will a Live ID be a requirement to install Windows 10? Or to update it once it is installed?

    It seems to me that MS might get up with almost a billion stunned customers: People who want at least the illusion of increased privacy and separation from the internet.

    A live.com log-in is being promoted as offering additional security, but I see no logic to support it. What I see is that someone a couple thousand of miles away can practice hacking into my account until the log-in is locked and I have to reset it, and reset it, and reset it. Worse, what it they succeed? They will have access to a lot of private information. This does not please me; and it might not please a couple of million or so other surprised users out there.
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