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The Windows Technical Preview expires in 196 days

Microsoft’s Windows 10 Technical Preview became available to download last night and we’ve already seen some of you guys install it, but as with most OS previews, this one has an expiry date, enthusiasts will be able to use the preview up until mid April next year, which is around the time Microsoft hosts its annual developers conference.

This is actually good news as it gives us an idea of when to either expect an updated consumer preview to replace the current build, or the final release of the OS itself, although the latter isn’t quite as likely. Should there be an updated preview, we can expect it to be much closer to the final version of Windows 10, which Microsoft is hoping to officially release mid 2015.


For those of you who haven’t seen much of Windows 10 just yet, some highlight features include virtual desktops, the return of the start menu, an overhauled desktop UI and modern apps now run in windowed mode on the desktop.

You can download the preview now over at Microsoft’s site. Rumors are suggesting that Windows 10 may be a free update for Windows 8 owners although Microsoft has stated that it has no plans to announce pricing or upgrade plans before April next year.

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KitGuru Says: Windows 10 is looking pretty good so far, how many of you guys have tried out the preview on a secondary machine?

Source: TC

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