03 Aug How to install Windows 10 on your PC
Windows 10 has been released just a few days ago and it has been installed in almost in 67 million PC across the world. If you want a custom PC with a nice and clean installation of Windows, then you should go for it. With a familiar start menu with new customizable space for your favorite apps and live tiles, multiple desktops, faster file transfer and snap enhancements, Windows 10 is already grabbing a lot of eye balls.
Today I am going to discuss with you the ways we can install Windows 10 in your PC.
If you are Windows 7 or 8.1 users
Step 1: First back up all the files to avoid any unnecessary deletion of the files.
The minimum requirements for installing Windows 10 are as follows:
Preinstalled Windows 7 with SP 1 or Windows 8.1
(NOTE: Windows 8 users have to upgrade to 8.1 before installing Windows 10)
1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster processor or SoC
1 gigabyte (GB) for 32-bit or 2 GB for 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
Step 2: Reserve your free upgrade.
Once you get into Windows 10 app, click “Reserve your free upgrade” in the app window. Enter your email if you want confirmation of this reservation. Windows 10 will be downloaded and it will install in the system.
(Note: If you’d like to create a USB drive or DVD to download once and upgrade multiple PCs, then chose create installation disc for another PC.)
By downloading the media creation tool, you can easily download Windows 10. If you’re on a 32-bit version of Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 then download the 32-bit tool, and if you’re using a 64-bit version then grab the 64-bit tool. You can check your Windows version by right clicking on My Computer or This PC in File Explorer and going to properties, and it will be listed under system type.
Step 3: After you have reserved, you are in the queue for your upgrade. Watch for your notification from the Get Windows 10 app to arrive in the coming days. Then, you can upgrade immediately or pick a time that works for you.
ENJOY the upgrade.
(Note: Now that Windows 10 is released, you’re going to need a valid Windows license key for 7, 8, or 8.1 in order to perform the upgrade.)
While installing for the first time, your computer screen will look like this:
Those who didn’t have original Windows 7 or 8/8.1 and are using older versions of Windows, it’s better to buy a laptop having pre-installed Windows 10 or 7/8/8.1 from the retailer.