Microsoft may release a update which will alert Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 users by notification of when the final stable version of Windows 10 will be accessible for download.
The file was found after Microsoft released a optional, yet recommended, update for both Windows 7 and 8.1 in late March under the update file record number KB3035583. The official statement on this issued update is:
“This update enables additional capabilities for Windows Update notifications when new updates are available to the user. It applies to a computer that is running Windows 8.1 or Windows 7 Service Pack 1 (SP1).”
Then again, Myce published that the update added some new files in the OS, alongside a newer config XML file. It states:
“Once the update is downloaded it adds a folder to System32 called “GWX” which contains 9 files and a folder called “Download”. One of the four .EXE files reveals what the update really is, the description of GWXUXWorker.EXE states, ‘Download Windows 10″.”
“Initially, during phase “None”, all features are disabled, then during phase “AnticipationUX” advertising banners will be shown, presumably on a homescreen tile and additionally a tray icon will appear. The next phase is called “Reservation” which according to the config file will show the advertisement tile, the tray icon but also a reservation page. Further phases are the first publication of the final RTM (release to manufacturing), version the general availability (GA) as well as various phases of the upgrade process such as UpgradeDownloadInProgress, UpgradeDownloaded, UpgradeReadyToInstall, UpgradeSetupCompatBlock, UpgradeSetupRolledBack and UpgradeSetupComplete.”
Microsoft has officially declared that Windows 10 will be allowed free to download for customers who have PCs with Windows 7 and 8.1 for the first year of the OS’s launch. It’s possible to know the Windows 10 will be available for download. Obviously, any Windows 7 and 8.1 users can also sign up for the Windows Insider program at this time to get a technical preview build version of Windows 10 introduced.