In Summary:
– Microsoft is confusing it’s users on who get Windows 10 for free. They had announced all will get it for free if you where a tester, but it is not so. Read more in the text.
– 7 things you lose in windows 10. some is very important for you to use the computer, some will mean you need 3rd party software.

If you are sitting behind your computer and are ready to download the new Windows 10 when the floodgates is being opened on July 29, 2015 there is a serious risk that you will be disappointed.

For although the date still holds, Microsoft will just let part of its users in on the premier date. Microsoft says on their official blog.

If you are already testing Windows 10 – on of the so-called ‘Windows Insiders’ – the options are much better.

Windows Insiders first
– From 29 July we are starting to roll out Windows 10 to our Windows Insiders. Thereafter we will send notifications out to the systems in waves, and then we will slowly increase the pace, say Terry Myerson, Microsoft’s vice president of operating systems.

It is of course for the users sake that we can not just flood all their servers on July 29 and take down the fence into the promised land – as if it were any larger music festival with respect for themselves.

– We are really pleased with the strong response we have received on Windows 10, since we opened for bookings in early June, where millions already have booked. We want to ensure that you have a good experience with the upgrade, and we are therefore rolling it out in phases, said Terry Myerson.

The return of ‘Start button/menu’ is back
Windows 10 offers a lot of improvements over what we know from Windows 7 and 8. Among other things, you got the Start button back down in the left corner. Additionally, it has been redesigned and been given new features…

Likewise, the control system have been optimized for both touch and keyboard. A good thing, if you ask the many users who did not bother to upgrade to Windows 8 when it was released. Here the thought was that Microsoft had focused a bit too much on touch, and thereby let the many keyboard users down and forgotten.

Who gets Windows 10 f0r free.
Well first of all, then all Windows 7 and 8 users will be able to download Windows 10 for free, while Windows XP and Vista users (Only way to get it for free is if you sign up as a beta tester) will have to buy it. But for the Windows insiders that was expecting to get Windows 10 for free on it’s release, well some will be disappointed, as it has been announced it will only be free if they continue as Testers. This means that you will continue to receive beta versions that can be an disadvantage.

Here are 7 things you lose in Windows 10.
This is a list of 7 things you lose or lose control over in Windows 10, some is good but we are sure that some people will curse on the others they are loosing.

  1. Control over your updates.
    You can no more decide if you will update Windows 10 or not except for the Pro and Enterprise edition where you can still choose if you wish to update or not.
  2. Media Center is gone.
    If you are using Windows 7 or 8, the Media Center simply disappear when you upgrade, but tehn again many people are today using the “VLC Media Player”
  3. DVD player
    You will no longer be able to put a DVD or alike in your drive and play the movie, etc. but you will have to download a 3rd party software. Microsoft declares they will release a DVD player at a later point.
  4. Desktop Gadgets
    The Desktop Gadgets are also removed from Windows 10.
  5. Solitaire and other games is lost
    Solitaire, Minesweeper and Hearts is gone in Windows 10, but there is hope for the game lustful yet. Solitaire and Minesweeper are coming in new versions with apps for Windows 10. There are no reports on what happens to Hearts, so here you must be out there looking for a third-party software if you want to play it.
  6. USB floppy
    Do you have the habit of using USB floppy disks, they will stop working with Windows 10. It should, however, be enough to update or install new drivers.
  7. OneDrive
    If you use Windows Live Essentials the OneDrive will disappear and is replaced by OneDrive. The difference lies in that the compensation is inbox version that connects your mail with your data storage.