Windows 10: Free and Easy!

windowsMicrosoft is redeeming themselves after the long debacle of Windows 8: They have announced that they are giving away the next version of Windows, which will be called Windows 10.

And what’s even more amazing? It will be available through Windows update! By visiting the Microsoft Technical Preview page and clicking on the “Start Upgrade Now” button, Windows 10 will be added to the options you’ll see in Windows Update.

This option is called the “Technical Preview” for a reason:  It is not for using on your production machine, and has not been released to the public yet. Additionally, the version available not is not the final version, and things are likely to be different when the final public release is made.  But for those who are adventuresome, check it out!  Many have, and are getting great results!


  • Remember, trying out an early build like this can be risky. That’s why we recommend that you don’t install the preview on your primary home or business PC. Unexpected PC crashes could damage or even delete your files, so you should back up everything.
  • After you install Windows 10 Technical Preview, you won’t be able to use the recovery partition on your PC to go back to your previous version of Windows.

Meet the author

Dan grew up in New York State, and graduated from Queensbury High School in 1980. He received his bachelor's in computer science at Harding University in Searcy, Arkansas in 1984. He was a computer programmer at several insurance companies, and worked at Pioneer Hi-Bred for ten years. In July of 2002 after 18 years of programming, Dan founded Iowa PC Services, Inc. as a one-man computer repair business. He is an active member at the Grandview Church of Christ in Des Moines, and enjoys woodworking, walking, and grandchildren. Dan and his lovely wife, Donna, have two grown children and four grandchildren.