Offering the latest build of Windows 10, Microsoft's upcoming operating system that is set to launch in 2015, via a special Windows Insider Program to eager beta testers is a new move on Microsoft's part, in the hopes of obtaining as much feedback as possible. With a simple click of a button, you can check for a newer build and download/install it for evaluation purposes. This allows you to be on top of the developmental process and give testers the chance to tinker with the latest improvements and features.
Microsoft has already outlined a roadmap for Windows 10's release, which is set to happen sometime between late summer or early fall of next year. But one question has come up regarding these preview builds. Will Microsoft allow testers the ability to upgrade a preview build to the RTM (final) version of Windows 10 once it becomes available? The answer is yes.
While this may seem like a no-brainer, things are never easy in the development world. Microsoft's intention as of right now is to allow participants of the Windows Insider Program the ability to upgrade from the final preview build to the RTM version of Windows 10, when it becomes available.
Again, this is Microsoft's "intent" and we all know how plans can change in an instant.
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