Yesterday was a yet another big day for the Windows team. In Sans Francisco, Microsoft unveiled the Windows 10 Technical Preview and showcased the first glimpse of the future of Windows.
Based on a broad range of feedback and suggestions, the Redmond developers have made some significant changes at the core of Windows, and bring a revamped Start menu, windowed modern apps likewise Win32 apps having title bar with maximize, minimize and close buttons, Snap enhancements, task-view, multiple desktops and improved command prompt.
The Windows Technical Preview is a pre-release OS for those of you willing to test and send feedback. You can download the Technical Preview starting now at preview.windows.com. Best of all, it’s accessible to everyone, not just developers/or Windows enthusiasts.
As expected, two versions of the Windows 10 are being made available today: 64-bit and 32-bit version. Keep in mind, no in-place upgrades are supported right now because this is a test-release of a product still under development. If your device currently works with Windows 7 or/ Windows 8/8.1, chances are it will work with Windows 10 since the system requirements have not changed.
Windows 10 Technical Preview System Requirements:
- Processor: 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster
- RAM: 1 gigabyte (GB) (32-bit) or 2 GB (64-bit)
- Free hard disk space: 16 GB
- Graphics card: Microsoft DirectX 9 graphics device with WDDM driver
- A Microsoft account and Internet access
Both versions come as ISO files, and you’ll need a DVD if you want to burn the files to a disc or 4GB of USB stick to make a bootable USB drive.
In Windows 8, you can mount the ISO file to a DVD by double-clicking it. For older operating systems, you can use a tool such as Virtual CloneDrive or Daemon Tools to “mount” the ISO file as a drive, eliminating the need to burn it onto a disc.