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How To Upgrade To Windows 10?

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Microsoft announced the rollout for its newest operating system, Windows 10, just yesterday and confirmed that the new upgrade is available free of cost to Windows 7 and Windows 8 users for one year. The new update improves and refines the features of Windows 8 and definitely feels much more organized than the previous version. In case you are wondering how to get your free upgrade, here is a quick and easy way to get the new version.

If you are running a Windows 7, 8 or an 8.1 PC or a tablet, you must have got a notification on the bottom right panel asking to reserve a copy of the new update. If you have already done so, just open the notification and it will guide you on how to update. All devices including laptops, desktops and tablets that support Windows 7, 8 and 8.1 are compatible with Windows 10, so make sure you check the system requirements when you reserve a copy from the notification.

The new update will be downloaded as a system update, so in case you have turned it off, you will have to enable them and update your current system updates. The new update will download onto your system only after your current system is up to date and will take about an hour or two to download (depending on the internet speed) the 2.7GB update. While the update process doesn’t prompt you to back-up your files, it is recommended that you do in case your update process goes bad.  Once the download is complete, the system will automatically process the downloaded update and in about an hour or so the process will be complete. Your files, programs and settings will remain intact so no need of re-installing everything.

If you have reserved a copy and the update process doesn’t start, then it might just take a little longer depending on your region, so keep checking daily. If you have an unlicensed copy of Windows 7, 8 or 8.1 chances are that you will be able to upgrade as Microsoft mentioned that the upgrade is free for all. However your machine will be marked as non-genuine and you will be constantly notified to opt for a proper license from Microsoft.

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