Windows 10 news recap: free Windows debacle, build 10154 demo, and much more

Windows 10 news recap: free Windows debacle, build 10154 demo, and much more

It’s been a week full of exciting Windows 10 news. Let’s take this time to look back in a piece we like to call “Windows 10 news recap.” At the start of the week, Microsoft cleared up some of the confusion about who gets free Windows 10 when it becomes available on July 29th. Microsoft has reaffirmed that Windows Insiders who clean installed the Windows 10 Preview can upgrade and activate the Windows 10 RTM for free, regardless of whether they have a Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 license. But there’s a catch — you need to help test newer builds.

We learned this past week that Windows 10 will natively support virtual reality. Currently, Microsoft’s hands are tied up with HoloLens, but the Windows team has built support in Windows 10 for Facebook’s VR solution, the Oculus Rift and other VR headsets, including HTC and Valve.

We also learned that both the 32 and 64 bit versions of Windows 10 will reportedly be available on a USB thumb drive, and customers will be able to choose which version to install. This is an added advantage of placing the Windows 10 install files on a USB drive as historically DVD copies will solely be for either a 32 or 64 bit system.

Following an update to the “Get Windows 10” app, pricing information has now been made available to international consumers, following an earlier announcement detailing pricing in the USA. Windows 10 will cost £99 in the UK and approximately 135 Euros in the eurozone, with more international pricing information yet to arrive. This regards Windows 10 Home Edition, what the pricing of other versions will be has also not yet been revealed.

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Windows 10 build 10154 release notes were leaked this past week, and as usual, WinBeta was the first to bring you a hands-on demo of the build. You can watch that below. Windows 10 build 10154 features an updated Store app (it’s no longer tagged as Beta either). There are also three new wallpapers in this build, and you can check them out here.

Stay tuned for yet another exciting week of Windows 10 news!

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