Do you want to upgrade to Windows 10? If so, then you have made the right choice. This operating system (OS) is among the most revolutionary OS that we have seen from not only Microsoft but in the whole industry. It comes with a bunch of features that make computing easier, safer, and also more exciting.
The good news is that if you own genuine Windows 7 services pack one or Windows 8.0 or 8.1, the upgrade is free for one year.
To undertake a successful windows 10 upgrade you first need to make sure your system is up to the task. And as earlier stated the new OS comes with a whole load of features which are best enjoyed if your current computer meets the following threshold:
– Processor: 1 Gigahertz or higher
– RAM: 1 Gigabyte (GB) for 32-bit, or 2GB for 64-bit version
– Hard Disk Space: 16GB for 32-bit, or 20GB for 64-bit version
– Display: 1024 X 600
– Graphic Card: Direct X with WDDM 1.0 driver or later version
Steps on how to successfully upgrade to Windows 10
Step 1: Confirm Eligibility
Any computer running Windows 7 or later is eligible for upgrading. However, you can confirm its eligibility by visiting Microsoft website. You must be logged in as an administrator in order to perform the upgrade.
Step 2: Backup Data
It is always advisable to back up data/computer. This helps you recover vital information or revert to the earlier system in case something goes wrong during the Windows 10 Upgrade.
Step 3: Update Windows Version
The computer needs to have the latest Windows updates. It is important to counter check even if you have set it on automatic update. Steps for updating manually are as
– Windows 7: Start, Control Panel, System & Security then Windows Update.
– Windows 8 or 8.1: Start, PC Settings, Update & recovery, then Windows Update.
Step 4: Reserve Windows 10
After installing the latest updates, a Windows icon appears on the desktop’s taskbar after a while. By following the instructions you will be able to reserve Windows 10.
Once you have completed the reservation you only need to wait for a few days or weeks. Microsoft automatically forwards Windows 10 to your computer. You will receive a notification alerting you that the upgrade to windows 10 was successful.