Windows 10 to launch July 29

Victor Barreiro Jr.
Existing legitimate users of Windows 7 Service Pack 1 and Windows 8.1 can get Windows 10 via a free upgrade for the first year after launch

MANILA, Philippines – Microsoft announced Monday, June 1, that Windows 10 will be released on July 29, 2015.

Earlier said to be launching in 190 countries in the summer, Windows 10 is set to be a free upgrade for all legitimate owners of Windows 7 Service Pack 1 and Windows 8.1 for the first year from its launch date.

Users can take advantage of the free upgrade offer, or grab a new Windows 10 PC from retailers.

According to Microsoft’s announcement post, existing eligible users should see a new icon on their desktop’s system tray denoting their ability to reserve their upgrade. The upgrade, according to the reservation information, requires 3GB for the download, as well as an Internet connection.

WINDOWS 10 RESERVATION. Image from Microsoft


Simply click on the new icon and follow the instructions for an automatic reservation of Windows 10. –

Victor Barreiro Jr.

Victor Barreiro Jr is part of Rappler's Central Desk. An avid patron of role-playing games and science fiction and fantasy shows, he also yearns to do good in the world, and hopes his work with Rappler helps to increase the good that's out there.