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Microsoft has made the earliest beta version of Windows 10 available to download.

Just 24 hours after launching the next-generation OS at an event in California on Tuesday, the firm is giving fans the opportunity to take the software for a test drive.

The Windows 10 Technical Preview can be nabbed at preview.windows.com, with sign-ups added to the Windows Insider Program.

Membership of that group will give beta testers the chance to get the most regular updates and the obtain the newest features first. It’ll also give beta testers the ability to send their feedback directly to Microsoft.

The firm, which says it is making more features available earlier than it ever has before, is advising that only experienced PC users who are ok with using incomplete software should install Windows 10.

Microsoft is also suggesting users install the software on a second PC, rather than their main workstation, as it’s still likely to contain plenty of bugs.

The preview release is currently the only way for users to get their hands on Windows 10 as the consumer version is not expected to launch until later in 2015.

Ths Technical Preview period will run until April 2015, which will bring us to Microsoft's Build 2015 conference, where the firm is likely to publicly show off its progress.

“Some of these features may not be fully “baked” – meaning they may not work correctly as you are seeing these features as we work on them,” Microsoft wrote on its Windows blog.

“And there’s no guarantee that what you see will be part of the final release. But as a Windows Insider, you’ll have the ability to impact and influence those types of product decisions. You will be able to use the Windows Feedback app to report on any issues you encounter with the Windows 10 Technical Preview or tell us about something you like or dislike. And you will be able to ask questions and talk with us and other Insiders through the Windows 10 Technical Preview Forum.

What you see today in the Windows 10 Technical Preview barely scratches the surface of what is to come. It is a very look early look at the product but as an Insider, you’ll be able to see the product evolve first-hand! We’re excited to have your help in making Windows awesome."

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