When, Where and how to get Windows 10

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When, Where and how to get Windows 10

For the die-hard Windows user, Microsoft will be releasing a preview version of Windows 10.

Editors’ Note, January 21, 2014: Information from the second Windows 10 event has been added.

Microsoft recently held a small event where the company revisited improvements coming to Windows 10 later this year. In addition to the features that were already known, the company revealed some new ones. The most notable additions are in the form of Cortana on a PC , and a new browser, codenamed Spartan .

The update will be free (for the first year of availability) to existing Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 users when it launches later this year. But for those looking to live on the bleeding edge and get a feel for the new features, you can sign up to become a member of the Insider program and put the Windows 10 Technical Preview through its paces.terry

You can sign up for said program by visiting the Insider website and logging in using an appropriate Microsoft account. After accepting the terms for the program, you’re walked through the download process for the Windows 10 preview.

As announced dmicrosoft-win-10-1uring today’s event, a new build will be made available to Insiders later next week (the end of January), with another build for Windows Phone users to be available in February.