Good news to all Windows insiders who have been evaluating Windows 10. Microsoft has released Windows 10 build 10074 officially and is available now. The new build comes with plenty of improvements and fixes.
Although existing Windows 10 users can upgrade to build 10074 via Windows Update, for those who prefer to perform clean install, Microsoft has made available ISO images as well. As you likely know, Microsoft did not release ISO images for the last few builds.
After downloading the ISO image file, simply follow our how to install Windows 10 from USB drive guide or how to create Windows 10 UEFI bootable USB guide to prepare the bootable USB and install Windows 10 from it. Although you will not be asked to enter the product key, you can use the one mentioned on Windows 10 product key page, if asked.
Windows 10 build 10074 features
Windows 10 build 10074 has plenty of UI improvements and is noticeably stable compared to previous builds.
One major UI change in this build is that Microsoft has almost dropped the classic Personalization window. When you right-click on desktop and click Personalize window, you’ll be taken to the Personalization section of Settings app which now includes all the personalization settings and options.
Although it’s quite possible to open the classic Personalization window, it no longer includes links to window color, screen saver, and other settings. It looks like Microsoft plans to completely drop the classic personalization window from Windows 10.
As you likely know, Windows 10 RTM is expected by the end of July or August. Once the RTM is released, Windows 7 and Windows 8/8.1 users will be able to upgrade to Windows 10 for free of cost.