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Microsoft is pushing out the new release slowly, but there's a way around that

Windows 10 has already been downloaded on 14 million computers, Microsoft has said — but there’s still a long way to go.

The new operating system came out earlier this week. But it is being gradually rolled out so that

“While we now have more than 14 million devices running Windows 10, we still have many more upgrades to go before we catch up to each of you that reserved your upgrade,” Microsoft wrote in a blog post.

The company asked users to reserve their copy of Windows 10 in advance, using an app that appeared on their computers weeks ahead of the release. Microsoft will then check those computers for compatibility and push up a notification when a computer is ready to be updated.

“If you reserved your upgrade of Windows 10, we will notify you once your PC is ready for Windows 10 and it has been downloaded on your PC,” Microsoft wrote. “The best way to know your upgrade is ready is to look for this notification in your system tray.”

But Microsoft’s officially sponsored method isn’t the only way to get hold of Windows 10. By heading to the company’s website and downloading an application, users can jump the queue and start downloading the new operating system straight away.