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One million people are already testing Windows 10

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Microsoft has announced that one million PC users have signed up to test the earliest beta version of its Windows 10 operating system.

The firm announced the new OS on September 30 and made the software available to try less than 24 hours later to users who signed up to become a member of the Windows Insider Program.

Since then Microsoft says it has already gleaned 200,000 pieces of feedback from users, many of whom are running the software on their everyday PC, rather than on a virtual machine or a secondary device.

On the Windows blog, Microsoft’s Joe Belifore wrote: “Over the weekend, we hit 1 million registrants for the Windows Insider Program. That equates to a lot of people using the Windows 10 Technical Preview and sending us feedback. How much feedback? Over 200,000 pieces of user-initiated feedback have been submitted to us via the Windows Feedback app from Windows Insiders like you."

Belifore says Microsoft is processing all of the feedback and says users will begin to see their input manifest itself result in changes to the beta.

Belifore went on to say: “Wondering whether people are running this on actual PCs or just “trying it out” for a few minutes in a VM (Virtual Machine)? Well, only 36% of installations of the Windows 10 Technical Preview are in VMs.

“The remaining 64% are all on actual PCs. This makes us confident that a lot of the feedback is based on “medium-term” use and not just a few minutes of experimentation. (If you’re running the Windows 10 Technical Preview in a VM that’s cool too.)”

Microsoft says 68 per cent of users are opening more than seven apps per day, while a quarter of all beta testers are launching more than 26 apps a day. 5 per cent of Windows 10 tests are opening 68 apps a day.

Are you one of the one million who have downloaded the Windows 10 Technical Preview? How are you finding it so far. Share your experiences below. If not, here's some information on how to install Windows 10.

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