How to easily upgrade to Windows 10 from Windows 8 or 7
There are several ways to be able to install windows 10 on the PC, whether you want to upgrade from Windows 8 or 7, installing a new operating system from scratch, or even reinstalling a new version of Windows 10. We shall start by focusing on how to upgrade to Windows 10 from Windows 8 or 7.
You can be able to use the Microsoft’s upgrade tool to be able to install the Windows 10 on the PC in case you already have the Windows 7 or even 8.1 installed. This is going to make it possible to be able to downgrade as well as go back to Windows 7 or even 8 after you have completed this upgrade in case you do not like it. To be able to perform an upgrade, download Windows 10 tool, click download the tool now and run it. A pop will show, and you will click “Upgrade this PC.” All you will need is to follow instructions to complete the upgrade. This tool is going to download Windows 10 installation files, and you can start the installation process.
How to perform a clean installation of Windows 10 using an installation media
If you do not want to upgrade from the existing Windows installation, you can go ahead and download Windows 10 installation media from the Microsoft website and perform a clean installation. To be able to do this, go to Microsoft page and click ‘Download Tool Now’ and the run downloaded file. After this, you can select “Create Installation Media for another PC.” Ensure that you select the right language, architecture, and edition that you want to install of the Windows 10. The best version is usually the 64-bit version. If you are installing it on the PC with the 32-bit CPU, you will need the 32-bit version. Ensure you check what kind of CPU that your PC has.
Ensure that the Windows 10 installation media has been connected
Open Start Menu. Either click the Windows icon in the bottom left corner of the screen or even press Windows Key on the keyboard. Go ahead ad click the power icon. This is a circle with a line through its top that is in the bottom left corner of the Start Window. Go ahead and click Restart. It is in the pop-up menu above the power icon. This shall restart the computer. Press as well as hold [Del] or [F2]. Something to note is that the key can be different depending on your PC. You can consult the computer’s manual or even an online support page to be able to confirm the computer’s BIOS key.
Here, you are going to use the arrow keys to be able to select it. Select the device from which you want to boot. You have several options, including for the USB flash drive or disc installation. Ensure you choose the boot option necessary to be the first. When it is on top of the list, the computer is going to select the choice as its default boot option. Save the settings. You may need to press ENTER to be able to confirm changes. Wait for the computer to restart. Once Restart is complete, you shall be able to see the geographical data. You are now ready to start setting up the windows installation.
Here, you can click install now. Click next and accept terms and conditions to start the installation. Click upgrade. You can also click custom instead to be able to clean install the Windows 10 on the computer. By doing this, you will need to select the partition to be able to format before you continue.
Wait for the windows 10 to be able to install. This can take a few minutes or even hours depending on the computer preview Operating system as well as the processing speed. Follow on-screen setup instructions. Once the installation is complete, you can be able to customize its settings. Once customizing is done, you shall be taken to the computer’s desktop.
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