If you’re the adventurous type you can download the “Technical Preview” version of Windows 10 and install it on your PC today, for free!
The Windows 10 Technical Preview is basically an alpha version of the operating system.
That means it has plenty of rough edges and bugs that will need to be squashed before the “finished” version of the updated O.S. is ready to be released to the general public.
Microsoft is always seeking individuals to help check out Windows’ new features and put them through their paces in order to identify bugs and make suggestions for possible improvements in the way the user interface and other parts of the O.S work.
The adventurous folks who agree to help in this endeavor join the “Windows Insider Program” which allows them to download the Preview Version of Windows along with a handy app for submitting bug reports and recommendations for changes and improvements to the software.
If you’d like to join the Windows Insider Program and check out the Windows 10 Technical Preview for yourself (and help Microsoft squash some bugs), you can do so for free. But before you do, carefully read and understand the following caveat:
Important: As mentioned earlier, the Windows 10 Technical Preview is basically an alpha version of Windows 10. This means the software is guaranteed to be buggy, rough around the edges, and occasionally erratic. In a nutshell, if you install this early version of Windows 10 the chances of losing important files and recent work at times are substantial.
It is strongly recommended that you only install the Windows 10 Technical Preview on a secondary computer that won’t lead to a ton of heartache should something go wrong. Under no circumstances should it be installed on a computer that you depend upon to perform your daily computing activities (or even a secondary PC that contains files you don’t want to lose).
Also be aware that installing the Windows 10 Technical Preview on a PC will wipe out that computer’s recovery partition, making it impossible to re-install the original operating system without a set of recovery discs or some form of full backup.
There you have it. If you have read and understand the above caveat, click here to join the Windows Insider Program and install the Windows 10 Technical Preview for free right now. That way you’ll have a free copy of Windows 10, and it’ll remain free forever!