SuperView and Windows 10

SuperView and Microsoft Windows 10 release info

June 2015

Microsoft have announced the release date of the next version of Windows - July 29th 2015.

However at this stage the version currently provided to developers etc is not the final version and so is still subject to changes.

There are some major changes to Windows 10 including "bringing back" the Start Menu but the underlying desktop operating system is thought to be quite similar to Windows 8/8.1 and 7.

Although they are aiming for Windows 10 to run on a very wide range of devices (eg smartphones, tablets, laptops, desktops) the features will not be identical on all devices and the desktop (from Windows 7 etc) wont be available on smart phones or some tablets. There are 7 different versions Windows 10 Home, Windows 10 Pro and Windows 10 Enterprise similar to Windows 8, Windows 10 Education which is similar to Enterprise then Windows 10 mobile and Windows 10 Mobile Enterprise both aimed at smartphones (and some tablets)

It is too early to be sure if there will be any major changes that will affect SuperView but as always we will test the system and produce a version suitable for this new version of Windows. Our initial target will be the versions that support a desktop "similar" to Windows 7 (and hence Windows 8) ie not the two versions with Mobile in their name.

Users of versions of SuperView prior to SuperView 25 should upgrade to SuperView25R for the smoothest transition to Windows 10. 

Free Upgrade

Microsoft are providing a free upgrade for a wide range of their existing users provided they upgrade within a year of its release (please see their web-site to see if your systems qualify and other details).

They are pushing these upgrades to some qualifying users so they can get an "automatic" upgrade when it becomes available.

Users of versions of SuperView prior to SuperView25R should upgrade SuperView before applying this upgrade.

Users of SuperView 25R should check our website's support pages - there maybe steps to take to provide a smooth upgrade.

Why Windows 10?

For marketing and other reasons Microsoft seem to have skipped Windows 9. They also seem to be describing Windows 10 as the last major step upgrade. In other words there will be enhancements but no Windows 11 or whatever. Exactly how this will work is not clear.