Download & Test Windows 10 using Windows Insider Program

windows 10 logo iconWindows 10 was announced yesterday by Microsoft. Windows 10 tries to satisfy the typical desktop users who were disappointed by the Windows 8’s inclination towards touch based devices.  The key features include the Start Menu, Multiple Desktops, Ability to run Modern Apps in Windowed mode and lots more. For those interested in checking out Windows 10, here’s how to download Windows 10 Technical Preview  for free.

Download & Install Windows 10 Technical Preview

Just as promised, the Technical Preview build of Windows 10 is available for download from Microsoft’s own website. Everyone can download and test Windows 10 for free, but because it is still a work in progress, it should only be installed by the aware users (PC Experts) who are also willing to submit feedback to help improve the final version of Windows 10 which will be made available to customers in the mid of 2015. Here’s how to download Windows 10 Technical Preview.

  1. Check that your system meets the minimum requirements of Windows 10. If your system runs Windows 8.1 comfortably, then you should be good to go.
  2. Sign up for Windows Insider Program by visiting this link and clicking on Join now. Thereafter, login to your Microsoft Account and accept the terms.
  3. When it displays “Congrats, you’re an Insider”, you’re good to proceed with the download and installation of Windows 10.windows insider success
  4. Download Windows 10 (Technical Preview) ISO image based on your language preferences. All available ISO files are listed on this page.
  5. Burn the ISO to a DVD or create a bootable USB drive and follow the regular procedure of installing Windows.
  6. The product key for installation is – NKJFK-GPHP7-G8C3J-P6JXR-HQRJR
Once you start using Windows 10, don’t forget to submit your feedback via the feedback app which can be accessed by searching Windows Feedback in the start menu or using the search icon.

Some questions that you may have:

Should I remove Windows 8 and Install Windows 10

It would basically be your own choice, however it is not recommend to install the technical preview on your primary system as there are still chances of system instability. It is better to install Windows on a separate PC or at least a separate partition.

How to downgrade to Windows 8 after installing Windows 10?

Once you upgrade to Windows 10, downgrading will only be possible via a clean install of a previous version of Windows unless you have created a backup of your entire OS prior to upgrading.

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3 Responses to Download & Test Windows 10 using Windows Insider Program

  1. Lovepreet December 13, 2014 at 8:39 pm #

    When i m installind window 10 technical perview then it says for producy key, when i put this product key NKJFK-GPHP7-G8C3J-P6JXR-HQRJR it says we couldn’t verify the product key.Please chech your installation media

    • Narender Singh December 13, 2014 at 8:44 pm #

      Seems something is actually wrong with your media? It didn’t even ask for a key the two times I installed Windows 10.

  2. george quinones October 7, 2016 at 11:37 pm #

    my star menu is not working like when I got it the first time

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