Upgrade windows 8.1 to 10
Microsoft released Windows 10, its latest Windows Operating System recently, on July 29th and the best part is, they are offering this upgrade to the existing Windows users for free. Microsoft has simplified Windows in this latest upgrade in every sense and therefore downloading and installing the Windows 10 upgrade is a fairly simple and easy process and doesn’t require any extensive skills or technical expertise.
Before proceeding with the downloading procedure, make sure that the system you wish to install Windows 10 on fulfills the system requirements as listed by Microsoft so as to avoid any issues in future. You can check if your system meets the requirements here http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/windows-10-specifications.
The Windows 10 comes in two versions, a 32-bit version and a 64-bit version. The version which is right for you depends on the architecture of your system, and you need to know what architecture your system is based on. If you are not sure what your system’s architecture is, follow the following instructions to find out:
-Go to Start Menu and head into Control Panel from there.
-Select System from the Control Panel.
-Look for the value named “System Type”, it tells what your system’s architecture is.
-After making sure that your system meets the requirements and determining the version of the Windows supported by your computer system, head over to Microsoft’s website and download the Windows 10 Media Creation Tool here.
Windows 10 Media Creation Tool is a software provided by Microsoft in order to ease consumers in obtaining and installing Windows 10 effortlessly on a native machine. It also allows users to create installation media to be used in installing Windows 10 on another computer as well. To create a separate installation media, you’ll need a Flash Drive with at least 4 GB of space or a blank DVD disc along with a DVD burner.
After downloading the Windows 10 Media Creation Tool, follow the following instructions:
-Run the tool. Make sure you have given the tool Administrative Privileges by selecting “Run as Administrator” by right clicking it.
-If you wish to install Windows 10 on the system you are currently working on, select “Upgrade this PC now” or Select “Create Installation Media for another PC” if you wish to install Windows 10 on another system.
-Select your preferred language and system architecture. The edition of Windows 10 depends on the edition of your current Windows Operating System and proceed with the download.
If you chose to create installation media, follow the following instructions:
-If you have created an ISO file, mount the ISO file and run “setup.exe”.
-If you are installing from a USB or a DVD, run “setup.exe” directly from the USB or DVD.
Either method would allow you to install Windows 10 over Window 8.1, 8 or 7 effortlessly.