Windows 10 is Final.
No matter if Microsoft doesn't call it RTM, Final, or not. Build 10240 is the Final/Release version of Windows 10, and it is proved to be provided not only to all Insiders, but the same identical version was sent to OEM for preinstalling their new PCs with Build 10240.
On 29th, users will receive 10240 + Patches on top of it, while who already upgraded to 10240, will receive only the Patches (cause they already upgraded to the final version).
I just managed to successfully upgrade my Surface Pro 3 with Windows 8.1 (NO Insider Prewiew member. I just obtained the official ESD of my version/language, and converted to ISO) to Windows 10 RTM Build 10240. And it permanently activated as the free upgrade offer stated.
Then, I used Rufus to create an USB Bootable Drive from that ISO, and Clean Installed 10240 from scratch (erased all partition, and formatted the drive), and like I imagined: I preserved my Activation without inserting any product key (the first upgrade registered my hardware to MS server, I just logged-in with my Microsoft Account and kept my Internet connectio on), and that's it.
That's the cleanest install method to avoid most bugs.
Now, I would like to report all the issues and limitations I found anyway so far for MS to fix them as soon as possible (many of those hopefully before 29th of July).
Final RTM Build - 10240 - Bugs and Feedback List V1
- Calendar Live Tile doesn't update itself (Tablet Mode);
- HERE Maps app crashes on opening after a while (Tablet Mode);
- Native Maps app doesn't have Bus/Metro paths, but only on Foot and Car (Italy);
- Right clicking on an App in App List, and clicking to "Add to Start" does nothing, and app isn't added. Dragging it with a mouse or with touch work fine (Tablet Mode);
- Tablet Mode: when opening File Explorer or any legacy desktop program/window there is a "double-animation" of the window opening in full screen. Annoying;
- Lock Password Image "blinks to white" before I can enter my image password, I assume it's a bug. Never seen something like that on 8/8.1;
- When rebooting, it often appears a window saying "Waiting for the programs to close before rebooting". Very Windows 7-Style and annoying, never seen something like that in 8/8.1;
- In Tablet Mode, clicking with a mouse/trackpad on Task Bar buttons often does not register clicks, and need to be clicked 2/3 times before it register. Works fine with touch instead;
- Wi-Fi loose signal after a couple of hours and waking from Connected Standby (I assume we need updated Firmware for Surface Pro 3);
- "Searchindexer.exe" crashes a lot in Reliability Monitor, and it often hangs for a while active windows;
- Opening Apps in Tablet Mode with "auto-hide taskbar" enabled shows for 1-2 seconds taskbar on apps splash-screen, it's a bit ugly;
- Edge sometime crashes if opening a localhost like "192.168.1.1";
- In Tablet Mode on boot, sometime there's no "Start Screen" animation, but after log-in it just blinks black, and Start Screen is there. A regression to the beautiful entering of 8.1 Start Screen.
- Full Screen/Immersive Edge is missing (auto-hiding and animated menu bar / address / favourites bar while scrolling + Swipe Back/Forward like Metro.IE11);
- Official support of TPLs (Tracking Protection Lists) inside Edge settings pane (manual hack doesn't work anymore);
- Better Multi-Display support (Tablet Mode on one display, Desktop on another for example);
- 3+ Snappable Apps in Tablet mode.
- Make "Auto-Hide Taskbar" setting independent between Tablet Mode and Desktop mode (with independent Sync between devices);
- Give the option to disable the hamburger menu at start screen in Tablet mode;
- In notification/action center give the option to adjust brightness level from 0-100% just like charm bar;
- Give the option completely disable the taskbar at start screen in Tablet Mode;
- Fix the switching language on touch keyboard just like ios/android keyboard behavior;
- Enable Swipe Virtual Keyboard like Windows Mobile 10
- Import Metro.IE Web Live Tiles into Edge Web Live Tiles missing;
- Improve snapping with mouse while in Tablet Mode.
- 8.1 Start Screen will not transfer over to Windows 10. Not only does 10 make no effort to import my Start Screen, it no longer supports key features of it:
* Tile sets are limited to 1 large and 1 medium tile wide. Some of my groups are 3 large tiles wide
* Web site live tiles no longer show live RSS content consistently - some sites work, others don't
* Start backgrounds are no longer supported
* Start colors are not customizable -- they follow the accent color
- In tablet mode, opening a new app when two others are snapped erases the snap relationship requiring the user to re-snap apps (i.e. the app opens full screen instead of asking for a target pane like in 8.1).
- Resizable snap is only available in Tablet mode, and Tablet mode is not available when using multiple monitors
- Resizable snap and resizable desktop windows are now mutually exclusive. Allow option to resize desktop apps in tablet mode.
- 8.1 allowed snapping from the task list but the task view that replaces it does not allow snapping. Snapping is also impossible from the task bar.
- In Tablet mode, snap is limited to two panes per monitor -- down from four in 8.1
Please Microsoft, can you give us an official confirmation that you received this feedback and move forward to fix those problems ASAP?