Stuart Breckenridge

When Does Windows 10 Launch?

“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.”


Windows Insiders get it July 29th. Easy to understand.

“Soon, we will give a build of Windows 10 to our OEM partners so they can start imaging new devices with Windows 10.”


OEMs get it soon.

“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.”


Retailers will get it soon after.

And for end-users that just want to download it and upgrade from Windows 7, 8, and 8.1, when do they get it? With few concrete dates, the release plan doesn’t strike me as confident.