You may have already heard that Microsoft named ‘Windows 10’ as their next operating system and successor to Windows 8/8.1.
Although the Redmond company didn’t revealed any reason for skipping Windows 9 name and jumping to Windows 10, but there are rumours that third-party apps could wrongly identify Windows 9 as 95, so the company skipped the Windows 9 name.
Leaving the name announcement aside, Microsoft also released the download links for Windows 10 Technical Preview.
Windows 10 Preview (ISO) is available in two versions: 32-bit build and 64-built build. The 32-bit build of Windows 10 is around 2.9 GB in size, where as the 64-build is in 3.8 GB size and for deploying the OS upto 20 GB of space is required. Also the ISO’s are available in 3 languages : Chinese, English (UK & US) and and Portuguese.
Interested users can try the new OS version (preview) by downloading ISO’s either from below direct links or by visiting Microsoft website.Windows 10 minimum system requirements are same as Windows 7 and Windows 8. But if you are using Windows 7, ensure your PC supports virtualization technology.
For both 32-bit & 64-bit Microsoft provided the same product key, so during installation when OS requests to enter a product then apply below 25-character product key without any mistakes.
Windows 10 Product Key : NKJFK-GPHP7-G8C3J-P6JXR-HQRJR
This product key will expire on April 15, 2015 and we can expect the final build of Window 10 in the middle of 2015.
Download Windows 10 Preview:
Windows 10 Preview ISO 32-bit (2.93 GB)
Windows 10 Preview ISO 64-bit ( 3.8 GB)
Above direct links are for English version, for multiple language version visit Microsoft website.
Installing Windows 10 Preview:
You can burn the Windows 10 ISO file to either a DVD or to a USB drive. For quick installation process, you can utilize USB drives or flash drives.
For burning the ISO to a flash drive or USB, you can use the ISO to USB freeware app. Just download and run the app, next choose the flash drive and the location of ISO file.Next hit ‘Burn’ button by selecting ‘Bootable’ option.
As it’s a very first build , we recommend users to install on virtual machines(VM) or on a separate partition of your hard disk.For installing the Windows 10 OS on a VM, we suggest to utilize Oracel Virtual box software.
Watch First look of Windows 10:
The main highlights of Windows 10 technical preview are : new Start menu, snap enhancements, task Spaces for quick view of running apps and multiple desktops.