Windows 10 news recap: July 29th release date, build 10134, 10135, and more

Windows 10 news recap: July 29th release date

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.” Earlier this week, Microsoft revealed that Windows 10 will launch on July 29th of this year.

“On July 29, you can get Windows 10 for PCs and tablets by taking advantage of the free upgrade offer, or on a new Windows 10 PC from your favorite retailer. If you purchase a new Windows 8.1 device between now and then, the Windows 10 upgrade will be available to you and many retail stores will upgrade your new device for you,” Microsoft explained.

By July 29th of 2016, the free upgrade offer will expire. Those who are not eligible (have an older version of Windows pre-7) or who wish to purchase a copy of Windows 10 can do so as well. Microsoft will be offering Windows 10 Home for $119 and Windows 10 Pro for $199, along with a Pro Pack that lets you upgrade from Home to Pro for $99.

Further in-depth reading: Windows 10: release date, pricing, upgrade paths, and everything else you need to knowHow to reserve your free upgrade or get rid of the ‘Get Windows 10’ notification.

Microsoft also revealed last week that the feedback app will remain in Windows 10 after release. The Windows Feedback tool allows Microsoft to see what users like and dislike, and allows consumers to submit issues and feature requests they may be having with the operating system.

Microsoft pushed an update for Windows 10 Store Beta app and comes with a number of improvements and enhancements. With the latest update for Windows 10 Store Beta, users can automatically download and update their apps. Previously, they had to check for the updates manually and see if there were any updates available. The “update apps automatically” toggle is available in the Store app, which can be enabled now. There’s a Live Tile toggle, but it’s grayed out at the moment. Furthermore, there are some UI improvements which make the apps more stable and easy-to-use, along with the usual bug fixes. 

Microsoft also showcased a number of new Windows 10 devices at Computex 2015 from several manufacturers, including Acer, ASUS, Dell, HP and Toshiba. You can read more about that here.

An ISO for Windows 10 build 101030 was officially made available this past week, allowing Windows Insiders to do a clean install of the build. Windows 10 build 10134 also leaked onto the internet last week, and includes a couple new additions over build 10130. The snipping tool appears to have received an update, adding a new delay option, and Windows Update includes a new toggle and the ability to stop Insider builds. Check out our hands-on demo of the build below.

Windows 10 build 10135 also leaked to the internet.  Judging from the screenshots, it seems some minor changes have been made. It seems the build is being tested internally, and is not yet available to Windows Insiders. 

Stay tuned for yet another exciting week of Windows 10 news! And as always, bookmark our official Windows 10 page for the latest news!

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