Upgrade to Windows 10 – Prerequisites, Steps to Upgrade to Windows 10, and More


Why should you Upgrade to Windows 10?

  • You will need to Upgrade to Windows 10 to better the performance of working of your system and get efficient working.
  • Windows 10 is a developing series of operating systems by Microsoft and is releasing as part of Windows family of operating systems.

Prerequisites for upgrading to Windows 10

To install Windows 10, you need:

  • A PC with Windows 7 SP1 or Windows 8.1
  • An installation media of Windows 10
  • A Windows 10 license
  • Windows 10 Home at € 145.00
  • Windows 10 Professional at € 259.00
  • Before starting, I strongly advise you: To update the drivers for your PC.
  • To update all the software install it.
  • Uninstall your antivirus and firewall software (you will reinstall them after the update).
  • It will take you half an hour, but believe me, it can save you a lot of trouble!

Procedure of Upgrading to Windows 10

Step 1: Create a backup of Windows 7 or 8.1

  • Before updating to Windows 10, I strongly recommend that you back up your current version of Windows by creating what is called a system image.
  • In the event that Windows 10 does not suit you, you will simply have to restore this system image to find your current version of Windows.
  • As well as restore all your personal files, your settings, and your software as before the installation of Windows 10.

Step 2: Launch the Windows 10 installer

  • You have several options to install Windows 10:
  • With a Windows 10 installation USB key
  • With the Windows 10 media creation tool
  • And also, with Windows 10 ISO image
  • Whichever installation medium you choose, your goal is to launch the Windows 10 installer.

With a USB installation key

  • Create a Windows 10 installation USB key (easy and free).
  • Double-click on the USB flash drive in File Explorer and run the setup.exe file.
  • Then proceed to install Windows 10.
  • With the media creation tool
  • Download Windows 10 Media Creation Tool.
  • Launch the executable, then select Upgrade this PC now on the first screen.
  • The media creation tool will then start downloading Windows 10.
  • Then create the Windows 10 installation media.
  • Then proceed to install Windows 10.
  • With Windows 10 ISO image
  • Download the Windows 10 ISO image.
  • Mount the ISO image.
  • Once the ISO is mounted, open the drive that was created in File Explorer and run the setup.exe file.
  • Then proceed to install Windows 10.

Step 3: Install Windows 10

  • Here we are in the Windows 10 installer.
  • Leave the Download and install updates (recommended) box checked and click Next.
  • If your copy of Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 is not activated, you will get the Product Key screen.
  • We have two options to continue installing Windows 10:
  • You exit the Windows 10 installer, activate your copy of Windows 7 or 8.1 and then re-launch the Windows 10 installer.
  • You enter the Windows 10 product key you purchased (it can be found on the Windows 10 box or in the order email).
  • Accept the terms of the license agreement.
  • Windows 10 is now ready to be installed!
  • The next screen summarizes which edition of Windows 10 is going to be installed and what you want to keep.
  • By default, all of your settings, personal files, and apps are kept.

Step 4: Modify

  • Click on the Modify the items to keep link to have other possibilities, in particular to format your system disk:
  • Keep Windows settings, personal files and applications.
  • Keep only personal files.
  • And also, keep nothing.
  • Click Next to start installing Windows 10!
  • After a few minutes, your PC will restart.
  • Installation of Windows 10 continues with copying files, installing features and drivers, and configuring settings.
  • After (long) minutes, Windows 10 is finally installed on your PC!
  • Correctly configure Windows 10 by following these instructions: configure Windows 10 during installation.
  • At the login screen, enter the password for your user account.
  • Windows 10 has successfully installed on your PC!

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