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[TechRadar] Windows 10 is a step closer to big anniversary release
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Windows 10 is a step closer to big anniversary release

<img src="http://cdn.mos.techradar.com/art/software/Windows/Windows%2010%20anniversary%20update/AU%20cortana-470-75.jpg" alt="Windows 10 is a step closer to big anniversary release"/><p>The <a href="http://www.techradar.com/news/software/windows-ink-puts-the-pen-to-screen-in-windows-10-s-big-anniversary-update-1318034">Anniversary Update</a> for Windows 10 is just around the corner with it now being feature-locked as Microsoft prepares the final touches for the major upgrade.</p><p>According to sources familiar with Redmond's internal work on the operating system who spoke to <a href="http://www.winbeta.org/news/latest-internal-windows-10-builds-now-version-1607-confirms-july-launch?">Win Beta</a>, the update has been feature-locked, which means it's frozen in terms of adding stuff, and Microsoft is now working on stabilising the release and squashing any bugs that pop up during the final furlongs.</p><p>Any major features which haven't been introduced at this point – with version 1607 of <a href="http://www.techradar.com/reviews/pc-mac/software/operating-systems/windows-10-1267364/review">Windows 10</a> now being official as an internal build at Microsoft – will be put back to what's known as the Redstone 2 update which is expected early next year (the Anniversary Update was previously known as Redstone 1).</p><h3>Target date</h3><p>Naturally, the update will reach Windows Insiders for testing soon enough, ahead of a likely full release on the one-year anniversary of the launch of Windows 10 (the most likely date given that this is the 'Anniversary Update' – we're sure Microsoft will do its best to hit this target).</p><p>While those who already have Windows 10 may be keenly anticipating the goodies they'll receive in just a couple of months now, those Windows 7/8.1 users who are being badgered to upgrade to Microsoft's newest OS are doubtless alarmed at the latest measure brought forward by the &quot;Get Windows 10&quot; scheme.</p><p>As we <a href="http://www.techradar.com/news/software/operating-systems/you-may-be-upgrading-to-windows-10-without-even-realising-it-1322111">reported yesterday</a>, closing the pop-up box urging you to upgrade is now apparently taken as consent that you wish to fire up Windows 10 on your machine – if you've set your PC to accept recommended updates, which the OS now is – and this is bizarre thinking to say the least.</p><p>If you aren't manually vetting your Windows updates, you should certainly take care in order to avoid a 'surprise' upgrade kicking off…</p><ul><li><a href="http://www.techradar.com/news/software/operating-systems/windows-10-anniversary-update-s-big-secret-it-s-called-windows-as-a-service-1318747">Windows 10 Anniversary Update's big secret: It's called Windows as a Service</a></li></ul><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/techradar/allnews/~4/Nipfmi1NPcI" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>

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