Microsoft was apparently “mistaken” when they said there would be no Windows 10 PCs at launch, according to an update from Dina Bass (Bloomberg). Original story is below.
Bloomberg Business is reporting this morning that new PCs will not be available in stores with Windows 10 pre-installed on July 29th as the final RTM version of the new OS has not made its way to manufacturers.
Instead, Yusuf Mehdi, vice president of Windows and device marketing, said Microsoft will be providing stations in Microsoft stores and other retailers to assist with installing Windows 10 on new machines. Mehdi added:
“You will see computers running with Windows 10 installed very soon after the 29th and then in the fall a whole new class of machines for the holidays.”
Dina Bass of Bloomberg Business notes that the OS not being on new machines the day of its release is inline with previous releases of Windows. However, Bass goes on to say that the release of Windows 10 will be a more “decentralized effort” than previous launches as Microsoft is changing the model of how it delivers its OS going forward to Windows as a Service.
But for those who want a new Windows 10 device as close to July 29th as possible, WinBeta previously reported that Dell is making their new Windows 10 PC’s and Laptops available for pre-ordered with next day shipping to arrive on July 30th.Further reading: July 29th, Microsoft, RTM, Windows 10