Windows 10 Reaches RTM Milestone With Build 10240
Microsoft have finally released their first Windows 10 RTM build, and not a moment too soon. The worldwide release of Windows 10 is just around the corner (July 29th in fact), but system integrators and hardware manufacturers need to be ready for the launch well in advance. By issuing their first RTM manufacturers and partners now have a stable build suitable for installation on hardware and robust pre-release testing for applicable software.
The build in question - Build 10240 - features the new Edge browser and updated Windows Store, as well as general improvements to the Windows 8.1 UI. The Windows 10 Insider program is now closed to new applicants, but existing members of the program can update to this RTM.
Build 10240 is likely to form the basis of the update pushed to Windows 7, 8 and 8.1 PCs which have signed up to the 'Get Windows 10' free upgrade program. It's currently not known if Microsoft also intends to release stand-alone ISOs for clean installs to these systems, and that question may be a major hurdle for day-one upgrades amongst enthusiasts.