If you are interested in participating in a Microsoft program that previews Windows 10 as it undergoes further devlopment, you can sign up at this link to download a preview copy of Windows 10. You'll have to join the program and agree to provide feedback. In essence, you sign up to be a beta tester. Of course, you would not do this on your regular system. This is an unfinished product with many bugs likely. It should be installed only on a virtual machine or a system you are not using for anything else. The ISO download is nearly 4 GB and system requirements are similar to Windows 8.
Microsoft calls this the "Insider Program" and says:
With the Windows Insider Program, you’ll get all the latest Windows preview builds as soon as they’re available. This means you’ll be one of the first to experience the new ideas and concepts we’re building. In return, we want to know what you think. You’ll get an easy-to-use app to give us your feedback, which will help guide us along the way. This program is designed exclusively for people who want be involved in the process. So if you want to help us build the best Windows yet, we want you to join us.
The terms of service are:
- The experimental and early prerelease software and services might not be fully tested.
- You might experience crashes, security vulnerabilities, data loss, or damage to your device.
- Your detailed usage and device data will automatically go to Microsoft and our partners to improve our products and services. See the Privacy Statement for more information.
- You will receive communications about the program and related promotions.
- Once you’ve joined the program, to stop receiving such communications you must leave the program.
This is definitely not for everybody but I thought it worth passing on.
Added Later: If you do join the program, you may want to visit the Windows 10 forum.
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