Windows 10 RTM won't require a clean install

Windows 10 logoWindows 10 Technical Preview is already available for download for everyone who wants to see what's new in this particular OS version, and thanks to new updates released on a monthly basis, more people register for the Windows Insider Program to try out this new product on their PCs.

Since so many users are running Windows 10 Technical Preview right now, Microsoft wants to make sure that all of them will remain on board when the final version of the operating system comes out, so it's now working to make upgrades to the RTM build possible.

As we exclusively reported on December 5, Microsoft also considered this option for those trying out Windows 10 Technical Preview, no matter the build, and according to a new statement of Windows Insider boss Gabriel Aul, such functionality is being developed as we speak.

Aul explained that users of Windows 10 Technical Preview would be allowed to upgrade to the RTM build directly, using a built-in option that would enable them to do that just like they were installing another preview build.

"Our intent is to ensure that you can upgrade every build all the way to the final release without having to clean install," he said.

Obviously, this is clearly a pretty important feature, especially since no clean install would be required, but it remains to be seen if stability or reliability of the new operating system would be affected in any way.

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At this point, Microsoft is also giving Windows 7 users the possibility of upgrading to Windows 10 Technical Preview, and the option is very likely to be improved in the coming months to allow those running this particular OS version to get the full build of Windows 10 too.

The biggest enigma, however, remains the price of the upcoming operating system, as some people initially believed that Microsoft could give Windows 10 free of charge to those running Windows 7 and 8. It turns out that this isn't the case, as Microsoft might be planning a different pricing model inspired by Office 365 and offering Windows on a subscription-based system.

These details are not yet confirmed, but more information could be disclosed on January 21, when Microsoft is holding a new Windows 10 event to share consumer details of the new operating system. The preview build for consumers might, however, be pushed back a little bit, as more changes could be made before the public launch.

Source: Softpedia

Tags: Microsoft, OSes, Windows 10

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