Windows 10, the upcoming Windows operating system is available to download now from Microsoft technical preview website. However, any user interested on first hand Windows 10 testing must sign up Windows insider program or Microsoft TechNet Evaluation centre before you’re able to download Windows 10 home or enterprise technical preview copies.
What’s new features and highlights in Windows 10 ?
Windows start menu is back, your mouse moves into the corners to find the tricky Charms Bar they no longer trigger and frustrate. Further, it comes with a new space for personalization of programs, favorite apps, people and websites – and includes Tiles as well.
Compatibility & One App Store, One platform for all devices
Windows 10 will be compatible with all the devices such as Xbox, PCs, smartphones, tablets or other tiny gadgets that run the Windows Operating System. Further, Microsoft has planned to deliver a Unified App Store for developers so that they can easily create and deploy their applications across multiple device types. Now, it will become very easy for the consumers also to discover, purchase or update the apps.
Everything runs in a window
Windows Store apps now opens up in the form of a Window and allows the users to resize or move them around like any other program window. Users can even maximize, minimize or close the app with a click on the title bars at the top of the app window. They are being now called Universal Apps.
Faster File Search
File Explorer now displays the recently as well as frequently visited files and folders, thereby making it easier to find your files on which you were working.
New Task View Button
Task View Button on the task bar enables the users to view all the open apps and files collectively in one view. It allows quick switching as well as one-touch access to any of the created desktops. for example, Alt+tab (which likewise now switches between desktops).
Windows 10 in action video
It’s an official video for the public under the tagline “Introducing Windows 10 – The best Windows yet”. This video is presented by Joe Belfiore, the current Corporate Vice President at Microsoft Operating Systems Group, showing a glimpse of the new Windows operating system. Take a look.
Unfortunately, Microsoft doesn’t revealed Windows 10 release date and pricing information.
Before downloading, you need understand that Windows 10 technical preview version is an early build of operating system and there will be a lot of bugs or errors will be appears.
Windows 10 Hardware requirements
The hardware requirements would remain the same as for Windows 8.1.
- Processor: 1 GHz or faster with support for PAE, NX, and SSE2
- RAM: 1 GB (32-bit) or 2 GB (64-bit)
- Hard disk space: 16 GB (32-bit) or 20 GB (64-bit)
- Graphics card: Microsoft DirectX 9 graphics device with WDDM driver.
And if you’re still unsure, check out the Windows 10 quick guide to the preview. There are two technical preview of Windows 10 download: