Windows 8 users can install Windows 10 Technical Preview through Windows Update
We’ve seen several builds of the Windows 10 Technical Preview — some official, some less so — and there’s another big build due in January. If you’re interested in Windows 10, it’s likely that you have already jumped onto the preview builds and have been updated as and when new versions are released. But as we get closer to the actual launch, the publicly released builds are going to start to get more exciting.
In January users of existing preview builds will be able to upgrade automatically, or there’s the option of downloading an ISO. But Microsoft hasn’t forgotten users of Windows 8, and the company has released a tool that makes it possible to grab January’s Windows 10 Technical Preview build through Windows Update.
This is great for anyone who doesn’t have a spare computer available to install the build on, or who doesn’t want to fiddle about with virtual machines or a clean install. The preparation tool updates your older copy of Windows so that it keeps an eye out for the new Technical Preview build for you.
As soon as it is available — some time in the second half of January — Windows Update will let you know and give you the chance to install it.