Windows 10 has officially announced with brings back the beloved Start Menu, unifies the experience across myriad devices and features a revamped command prompt. The new operating system full retail release slated in mid-2015. However, Windows users now can download the preview version via Windows Insider Program beginning October 1.
Windows 10 Technical Preview is not like Windows 8 Consumer Preview, it is being released via Windows Insider program that users able to feedback and even provide private forums for discussing trouble spots with Microsoft engineers.
The Windows 10 preview is available to anyone who signs up for the Windows Insider Program. Therefore, for Windows user who wants to try out the Windows 10 Technical Preview just follow the guide below:
Step 1: Sign up the program by head over to preview.windows.com and then click the “Get Started” button that will allow access to Windows 10 Technical Preview.
Step 2: Register and log in using an appropriate Microsoft account.
Step 3: Once finished register, Windows 10 Technical Preview will begin download. Follow the screen instruction to download the Windows 10 Technical Preview.
Note: If you’re unsure which version of Windows your PC running, right-click on the “My Computer” and select Properties. Windows edition information will be shown 32-bit or 64-bit processor under the “System type” field.
Step 4: Download the Windows 10 Technical Preview install files directly from these links:
Download Windows 10 English 32-bit (2.9GB)
Download Windows 10 English 64-bit (3.8GB)
Download Windows 10 English UK 32-bit (2.94GB)
Download Windows 10 English UK 64-bit (3.79GB)
Download Windows 10 Chinese (Simplified) 32-bit (3.05GB)
Download Windows 10 Chinese (Simplified) 64-bit (3.96GB)
Download Windows 10 Portuguese (Brazil) 32-bit (2.91GB)
Download Windows 10 Portuguese (Brazil) 64-bit (3.76GB)
Step 5: Write down the product key of the Technical Preview: NKJFK-GPHP7-G8C3J-P6JXR-HQRJR
Before install the program, bear in mind that the Program Services include experimental and early pre-release software, users may experience occasional crashes and in rare cases data loss. So, back up all the data before start install.
The system requirements for Windows 10 Technical Preview:
- Processor: 1GHz or faster with support for PAE, NX, and SSE2
- RAM: 1GB (32-bit) or 2GB (64-bit)
- Hard disk space: 16GB
- Graphics card: Microsoft DirectX 9 graphics device with WDDM driver
The Windows 10 Technical Preview is available in English, Chinese Simplified, and Brazilian Portuguese.