It’s finally here. We’ve spent months waiting and reading all the details from the Technical Preview, but now it’s time to actually try out Windows 10 for ourselves. People who reserved their own copy of Windows 10 have been downloading and installing the new operating system in waves, which means it may take a while for everyone to get their hands on it, but you can now consider Windows 10 officially launched either way.
After months of waiting, the follow up to Windows 8.1 is finally out. Millions have been busy downloading it overnight either automatically through Microsoft’s reservation system or manually by installing it from ISOs. The upgrade, which is free for genuine Windows 8.1 and Windows 7 SP1 users for a whole year, has been tested by more than five million users and is now available in 190 countries. Windows 10 is being rolled out in waves, so you may not be able to download it straight away. You need to make sure your computer is up to date, so head over to Windows Update and accept any remaining updates. After that you may see a Windows 10 icon in the bottom-right hand side of the task bar. When it appears, click it and select the option to reserve your copy of Windows 10. Once it’s ready to download you’ll see a notification pop up in the same corner.