POLL RESULT - Is Windows 10 a Go or No Go based on build 10162?

We asked and you responded, with a narrow margin I might add, that Windows 10 Build 10162 is a go for launch on 29 July 2015.

Richard Hay, Senior Content Producer

July 13, 2015

2 Min Read
POLL RESULT - Is Windows 10 a Go or No Go based on build 10162?

Author's Note

I goofed.  When I prepared this poll results summary I flipped everything upside down. I misread the results as being slightly positive for launching Windows 10 based on build 10162 and it should have actually been a result of No Go with the negatives just outweighing the positives.

My apologies for the error.  So take everything in the article below and reverse it.

Bottom line is the No Go for launch had the advantage by about 14% (65 votes).

Thanks to everyone who pointed out the error to me.

Original post follows:

Last week after the release of three Windows 10 builds the week before we wanted to know your thoughts on the readiness of Windows 10 for RTM and its General Availability based on the quality of build 10162.

Since we asked this question we received one additional desktop build last week, 10166, while not significantly changed from 10162 it is proving, in my experience, to be more stable than 10162. This is due ot the continued bug smashing efforts of the Windows team.

In fact, I decided to install 10166 on my wife's PC and that is not an action I take lightly. She likes her stability on the computer but so far she has not blinked an eye usage wise so far.

For you all the margin in giving Windows 10 a go based on build 10162 was just 65 votes or 14% of the total number of votes.

As you read the comments on last weeks poll and across social media the experience with Windows 10 build 10162 varies widely.

When we are this close to RTM, which is now expected this week during Microsoft's Worldwide Partner Conference, I think that margin of approval should be much higher.

One thing to take away is that Windows is now going to offered as a service (WaaS) and that means Microsoft will have the ability and plan on updating the OS on a regular basis so issues that are identified can be tweaked and repaired.

But, wait...there's probably more so be sure to follow me on Twitter and Google+.

About the Author(s)

Richard Hay

Senior Content Producer, IT Pro Today (Informa Tech)

I served for 29 plus years in the U.S. Navy and retired as a Master Chief Petty Officer in November 2011. My work background in the Navy was telecommunications related so my hobby of computers fit well with what I did for the Navy. I consider myself a tech geek and enjoy most things in that arena.

My first website – AnotherWin95.com – came online in 1995. Back then I used GeoCities Web Hosting for it and WindowsObserver.com is the result of the work I have done on that site since 1995.

In January 2010 my community contributions were recognized by Microsoft when I received my first Most Valuable Professional (MVP) Award for the Windows Operating System. Since then I have been renewed as a Microsoft MVP each subsequent year since that initial award. I am also a member of the inaugural group of Windows Insider MVPs which began in 2016.

I previously hosted the Observed Tech PODCAST for 10 years and 317 episodes and now host a new podcast called Faith, Tech, and Space. 

I began contributing to Penton Technology websites in January 2015 and in April 2017 I was hired as the Senior Content Producer for Penton Technology which is now Informa Tech. In that role, I contribute to ITPro Today and cover operating systems, enterprise technology, and productivity.


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