Microsoft is planning to finalize Windows 10 this week, ahead of its official launch later this month. Sources familiar with Microsoft’s plans tell The Verge that the company is currently working on final copies of Windows 10, with a release to manufacturing (RTM) build expected later this week. RTM candidate builds have already been spotted online. Once the RTM build is ready, Microsoft will send the final copy of Windows 10 to its PC partners ahead of a release to the public on July 29th.
The actual release will be staggered; not everyone will get the update on 29 July. Probably a wise thing – hopefully this will allow Microsoft to catch problematic hardware components and drivers before it’s pushed to all users.