I think I know the reason why you are reading this: you are one of those who are excited about Windows 10! You’ve read about how Microsoft is skipping Windows 9 and this got you intrigued and you’ve read somewhere that you can actually get a taste of Windows 10 now. Of course I have mentioned that in my post about Windows 10 yesterday.
Well, if you are really up to it, the first step in trying out Windows 10 is getting the preview software, you can get it by joining the Windows Insider Program, there you will be able to download the Windows 10 ISO image. It is best to try the installation on another computer, a computer that is just for testing. Do not install on your main computer because this is still a program in progress. If you do not have a test PC, you can install it in a virtual machine.
After you have downloaded the Windows 10 ISO image, you have three options: the first one is to burn it to an optical disk; second option is to create a bootable USB flash drive from it; third option is to just attach the image to an existing virtual machine.
The installation is very simple, it is merely all about clicking the ‘Next’ button, it’s dead simple you do not actually need to have a guide.
But if you think you can’t do the installation without actually having seen how it’s done, here’s a video that shows you the actual installation process:
Forget about Windows 9 because it won’t be coming, just think of Windows 10 because it is what Microsoft is rolling out after Windows 8.
Yes, Microsoft is skipping Windows 9 and is heading straight to Windows 10. “Windows 10 will be our most comprehensive platform ever, it wouldn’t be right to call it Windows 9,” Terry Myerson, Windows’ chief, said in a briefing with reporters in San Francisco. Microsoft is expected to roll out this new version of Windows in 2015. This version will run across the widest array of devices; users will be able to run it in devices with the smallest screen to devices with the biggest screen up to 80 inches. And it will also be in devices that do not have screens at all.
Windows 10 is not only the next version of Microsoft’s PC operating system, it is also the next big release for Windows Phone. Microsoft is moving to have a single operating system for all devices (PS, tablets, and phones).
We haven’t seen Windows 10 yet but according to those who have, it looks like a mix of Windows 7 and Windows 8. You can expect to find a lot of Windows 8’s user interface features present in Windows 10. New-style apps and the classic ones will be running smoothly together in this new version of the OS.
According to Myerson, Microsoft is releasing a technical preview version of Windows 10 beginning October 1st. Those who would like to try this preview program can download it.
Windows VP Joe Belfiore gave a demonstration of how Windows 10 can work with a lot of different kinds of interfaces, he showed that it works even with the very ancient command prompt, to the task bar styled Windows 7 and to touch screen that is Windows 8 now.