How to Upgrade to Windows 10 from Windows 7/8 and 8.1 for free


First, you need to make sure your device meets Windows 10’s minimum requirements, which it should, because they’re not all that strenuous. You just need

System requirements

If you want to upgrade to Windows 10 on your PC or tablet, here’s the minimum hardware you’ll need. Read further below to learn about the additional factors that affect to be able to upgrade. For more information about the free upgrade offer1, please visit the Windows 10 Upgrade page for details.Latest OS:Make sure you are running the latest version of either Windows 7 SP1 or Windows 8.1 Update.Don’t know which version you are running?Check here to find out. Need to download the latest version? Click here for Windows 7 SP1 or Windows 8.1 Update.
    Processor:1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster processor or SoC


    2 gigabyte (GB) for 32-bit and 64-bit

    Hard disk space:16 GB for 32-bit OS 20 GB for 64-bit OS

    Graphics card:DirectX 9 or later with WDDM 1.0 driver

    Activated version of installed Windows

    It is important to have activated your current version of Windows. Although Microsoft alluded to the idea that Windows 10 would be a sweeping upgrade that would even install on pirated or un-activated copy of Windows that plan never came to fruition and you most certainly need an activated copy under the current deployment model.

    Upgrade editions

      Now that you have understood the appropriate edition that suites your computer the most important step is to download the Windows Media Tool , the direct download link for Windows 10 PC is here 

        Download now

          After downloading it , now its time for installing windows 10 on your PC.Launch  the downloaded file and continue as shown in the diagram below
          You will  be prompted to upgrade the PC or create Installation media for another PC. Then Select “Upgrade this PC now” to begin the upgrade process and click “Next”. This will begin the download process which is a long or short depending on  your Internet connection speed,If you’re on a slow connection you might be watching the meter for longer some time.

            When it finishes downloading and unpacking the installation media you will be prompted to accept the Terms of the license agreement. Click “Accept” and the installer will do a final update check before taking you to the final confirmation page.

              In this part you’ll select to keep personal files and apps, personal files only, or nothing at all and your apps, files, and settings will be deleted. 

                When you’re ready click “Next” and proceed, it will return you to the final screen. Confirm that on the “Ready to install” screen it shows what you want for instance you selected “Keep personal files and apps” and that’s what it says). After confirming the installation click “Install”. Your PC will now reboot a few times as the installer works and when it’s done you’ll be returned to the Windows login screen.

                  Configuring Windows After The Upgrade

                  When the login screen pops  for the first time, you are not yet done. There are  a few little actions you can perform before finally booting into Windows 10 for the first time and its good or important to take advantage of them.

                  As soon as you  log in for the first time you’ll be prompted to accept the “Express Settings” or click the tiny link to “Customize settings”. You should definitely click “Customize settings” to see what Microsoft has set as the defaults and confirm whether you want them set as they are.

                  The first screen called Personalization” but should really be called “Can we send a bunch of information about you to Microsoft?” The privacy conscious will want to turn off everything in this menu.

                  The second screen which will display is all about  browser protection, hotspots & error reporting. SmartScreen is very useful in case you use the Microsoft Edge browser or the Windows Store. Privacy oriented folks will probably want to turn off page prediction as it sends your browsing data to Microsoft. The connectivity settings really only matter for laptops and tablets (as your desktop PC isn’t roaming around connecting to hotspots).
                  Now the final screen will show you the new default Windows apps for photos, web browsing, music, and movies/TV. If you click “Let me choose my own default apps” it will not actually let you choose the apps at the mean time but slightly allows you to uncheck/unselect one or all of the four default app selections (you’ll be prompted to make your default choices later when you open your preferred web browser for the first time and so on). When you click “Next” this final time you’ll be sent, after a short wait, to the Windows 10 desktop.
                  Congratulations,Now its right time to check on your apps, they will obviuosly be there unchanged after the upgrade (and update them if necessary) You can now as well plug in your peripherals, check that all your hardware is working well (and update the drivers if necessary) and then start enjoying Windows 10 experience.
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