Windows 10 Technical Preview now available for download.




Well, that was quick. A couple of days ago, Microsoft said that the Windows Technical Preview Build (which contains Cortana, continuum, new action center and more) would be available sometime next week.
Well, we were hit with a pleasant surprise as the Build is now available for download ahead of schedule!
If you are registered with Windows Insider Program, you can download and install now.
If not, you can always register, just go to Windows Insider Program

The Build is quite buggy though, so be warned, this is far from a finished product.
We are given the privilege of using it so as to give feedback to Microsoft, this OS isn't for your daily use, there is a list of known issues (and many more unknown issues which aren't listed) with this build, you can check out the list...

  • After installing this build, you may see a boot selection menu each time you reboot your PC. This is because a bug where a second boot option is persisted to uninstall the Windows 10 Technical Preview and roll back to the previous OS installed. When you get to this screen, if you do nothing it will automatically boot to the Windows 10 Technical Preview within 30 seconds by default or you can choose it on your own. Don’t worry, this behavior is only temporary.
  • Xbox Live enabled games that require sign-in will not launch correctly. If you see the below dialog box the game requires Xbox Live sign-in. A fix for this will be distributed via WU shortly after the release of Build 9926.
  • Battery icon shows on lock screen of PCs without batteries.
  • Tiles on the Start menu show truncated app names (such as the Windows Feedback app).
  • Remote Desktop has some painting issues that result in tiled pixelation.
  • Connected Standby enabled devices like Surface Pro 3 may experience shorter than expected battery life.
  • In Cortana, reminders can’t be edited and more complex reminders might not get created. The first reminder you create in Cortana in this build might not pop up, but subsequent ones will. Completed reminders also don’t move to the History page in Cortana’s Notebook.
  • The Music app will disappear if minimized within 16 seconds of launch. Just leave it in the foreground for 20 seconds or so and it should work just fine.
  • Occasionally, the Start Menu is improperly registered and will fail to launch.

  • This list of known issues was provided by Microsoft, but these are just known issues, there are a lot of issues plaguing the build as I found out.
    For one, my Yoga2Pro physical keyboard stopped working (though it took several reboots for it come back to normal).
    There are still more issues being reported, so don't go downloading this build if you aren't ready to give feedback and report bugs.

    You can read more about it from Microsoft Official Blog
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