As we all know, windows 10 is the latest version of Microsoft operating system, which was released months ago and upgrading to it from windows 7 and 8 was made available to users within the first year of its release, but unfortunately, upgrading to windows 10 is not free anymore. However, installing windows 10 when it was free and now that it requires payment is not different. This article, therefore, will teach you the steps to take when upgrading from other versions of windows to windows 10 without a sweat.
What you need
- Active internet connection (when upgrading online) or Windows 10 installation disk
- Know if your PC will be compatible with windows 10
- Activation key (if not sent with the installation disk, you could get it online from keystoreonline.com
Note: – Before any installation always backup important document to prevent data loss.
Ensure your PC is running the latest Operating system
This should be the first thing to check when you decide to upgrade to windows 10. Ensure your Pc is running on your latest OS, which service pack 1 (SP1) for windows 7 and windows 8.1. if you are running this Operating system then you need to update your current OS.
Download and install Windows 10 upgrade tool
After ensuring your PC is running the latest version, now you need to download the upgrade tool for windows 10. Before downloading, make sure to know if your PC is 32bit or 64 bit. However, this can be checked by clicking the start button, right clicking computer and selecting properties from the pop-up list on windows 7, or type system in the search column on windows 8 and selecting the option. Now you can download the upgrade tool and install it on your PC.
Upgrade to windows 10 using the upgrading tool
Now launch the upgrade tool and follow the instruction that follows. There are two instructions on the next page, the first one that says, “Upgrade PC now” and the second one “create installation media for other PC” click on the first and start system upgrade immediately. However, the activation happens automatically underground and if not you will have to input the activation key you have gotten to be able to enjoy windows 10 fully.
If you run into any problem when upgrading you can restore back to the former operating system or visit online forums to get expert advice.
Keep enjoying windows 10 operating system