In an effort to try and avoid those extremely annoying launch day server struggles Microsoft has started pre-downloading the required components for Windows 10 on reserved machines around the world. Company’s latest upgrade to its Windows platform is due to be made officially available to the world tomorrow, but rather than have a huge load placed upon its servers from every angle, it seems that Microsoft is fulfilling its promise that it will automatically pre-download the operating system ready for installation starting July 29.
A number of users who took advantage of Microsoft’s offer and reserved their free upgrade have noticed that Windows Update has already started pre-downloading all of the necessary bits to make the installation of Windows 10 as seamless as possible come launch day for those Windows 7 and 8.1 users who are eligible for the free upgrade. Much to their delight, some individuals within the United States territory have already received the full download of the Windows 10 files in anticipation for the biggest day of the year for Microsoft.
It has also been reported that Get Windows X (GWX) folder within the file structure is already starting to fill up with files relating to Windows 10. Microsoft did promise that this would be the case a number of months ago so it shouldn’t really be a huge surprise. Some are even reporting that they actually have the full Microsoft Electronic Software Download .ESD file that is required to begin a full installation of Windows 10.
Windows 10 is potentially on target to be Microsoft’s biggest and most ambitious launch to date. The new OS is undoubtedly more than just a rename of the operating system and offers up a whole new set of features such as brand new Start Menu as well as integrated Cortana voice assistant, Continuum, a newly integrated Action Center, a revamp to Windows Explorer and the brand new Microsoft Edge web browser.
Windows 10 is also Microsoft’s first attempt at building a truly cross-device operating system that will power desktops, mobile devices, tablets, virtual reality headsets and even games consoles. Welcome to the future of Windows, and it’s starting to pre-download now.
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