Preparing Your PC To Upgrade To Windows 10

Windows 10 has been available from 2016 and for registered Windows users, there was a free upgrade offer for a limited time period. Even if the free upgrade offer is no longer there, it is easier for any registered Windows user to opt for the upgrade to Windows 10. There are certain concerns about old systems and configurations that need to be in tune with what is required to run Windows 10 smoothly.

The first step to follow is to look at hard disk and possibly operating system errors if they exist. For those who have a Windows-based laptop or computer, there might be certain glitches that need to be fixed. Often there exist broken applications and file errors that exist on your hard disk because of improper shutdown, power outages, and other factors. In order to check if there are problems with the hard disk drive, it is important to run the system file checker utility. This application will scan one’s computer hard disk and fix any system file that might be broken. For computers that are running Windows 8 or a later version, there is a deployment image servicing and management tool that can be used to make a Windows installation smooth.

Before running an installation ensures that no external devices are attached to your computer. That can interfere with the setup process and as Windows 10 will try to detect them and get them installed, it will interfere with the Windows 10 installation. It would also be wise to disable non-essential applications, antivirus programs that might be running on your computer as well as any other non-essential programs that are start-up programs.

For the current version of Windows that is running on your computer ensure that you have all the latest updates installed. Also, ensure that you have administrative control on your computer before you try to install Windows 10. With the above steps completed, you would have taken all necessary precautions to ensure that installation of Windows 10 takes place smoothly. Ensure that you have registered Windows 10 software available. Also, at the time you decide to install Windows 10 check for the hard drive configurations required and ensure that your existing computer or PC has the same. All such points will help one be confident that the upgrade will happen smoothly.

How To Easily Install Windows 10 On PC?

The Windows 10 operating system is the latest OS to come out from the house of Microsoft. No matter you are looking to upgrade to Windows 10 from Windows 7 or Windows 8 or want to install a new operating system on your laptop or PC, there are many ways to install the Windows 10.

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  •         Upgrading to Windows 10 from Windows 7 or 8

If you are using the licensed Windows 7 or 8 OS on your computer, Microsoft offers you the option to upgrade to Windows 10 for free. Install the Windows 10 from any reliable online source or from the Microsoft website. You need to enter the Windows 7 or 8 key in the installer and you will get the Windows 10 upgrade license. After the upgrade takes place, your PC will be running on the new Windows 10 OS forever.

  •         Buying a Windows 10 License

If you are making your own PC and do not have an operating system at hand, you can buy the Windows 10 license from Microsoft. After the purchase is made, you will get an activation key that you enter in the space provided to get Windows 10 on your computer forever.

  •         Buying a New PC with Windows 10 OS

If you buy a new PC with Windows 10 loaded in it, then you do not have to take the pains of installing Windows 10 software. You get an activation key embedded in the UEFI firmware. The license for the Windows 10 OS on the PC was purchased by the manufacturer.

  •         Use Windows 10 without License

You can use and install the Windows 10 on your computer without needing to give the product key. The Windows 10 software can be downloaded from the internet from reliable websites. After the download, Microsoft allows you to install the OS on your system without the product key. You will find messages coming up on your screen from time to time reminding that you are not using a licensed Windows 10 OS and that you need to activate it. But, you get to use the Windows 10 and carry out all operations like you do when using a licensed Windows OS. If you think of buying the Windows 10 license at a later date, you can buy it from the Windows store.

As there are different methods to get the Windows 10 operating system on your PC, you can choose one of the methods that suit your need.