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How to Upgrade Windows 7 to Windows 10

By FonePaw | Aug 03 , 2015

Are you still wondering that "Should I upgrade my computer to Windows 10"? If so, you cannot miss our article Windows 10 Vs Windows 8 Vs Windows 7: Should You Upgrade which may help you make a decision. If you have decided upgrade Window 7 or Window 8 to Windows 10, just keep reading this post. We'll show you how to update Window 7 to Window 10 in details.


Get Windows 10 for Free


First, does your device meet Windows 10's minimum requirements?

You should make sure your device meets Windows 10’s minimum requirements. Here's what Microsoft says you need to run Windows 10:

Processor: 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster processor or SoC

RAM: 1 gigabyte (GB) (32-bit) or 2 GB (64-bit)

Free hard disk space: 16 GB for 32-bit OS and 20GB for 64-bit OS

Graphics card: Microsoft DirectX 9 graphics device with WDDM 1.0 driver

Display: 800 x 600


Next, backup your computer: To protect all of the files you have on your computer, I highly recommended that you back up your computer, just in case something goes wrong during the upgrade process.


Then, if you already reserved your Windows 10 upgrade: Congratulations! Upgrade files may already have downloaded onto your PC. Just look for the notification that says your upgrade is ready, and run the installer. The whole process should take between 20 and 60 minutes. Just wait painterly. The image below shows you the version of Windows 10 that you'll get. Have problems while updating? Check Windows 10 Bugs & Issues.

Free Upgrade to Windows 10

If you haven't reserved your Windows 10 upgrade yet:  Install all of the updates for the current version of Windows you have on your machine. Then, you should see that a Windows icon has appeared in your task bar.  From there, you can either reserve an upgrade (Windows 10 will roll out over the next few weeks, so not everyone can get it day one), or go ahead and schedule an install if your device already qualifies. When it is your turn, you’ll get a notification from Microsoft. Go ahead and run the installer.


Wait to Upgrade to Windows 10


If you want to upgrade to Windows 10 without waiting in line

If you’ve reserved a copy of Windows 10 but haven't gotten the upgrade prompt yet, you can follow the steps below to skip waiting in line.

1. Repeat: backup your computer

2. Download the Media Creation Tool from Microsoft’s Windows 10 download page.

3. Open the Media Creation Tool, then select "Upgrade this PC now" to begin the upgrade process.

4. The Media Creation Tool will then download Windows 10. When it’s done, accept the EULA, and then choose what you want to keep when upgrading.

5. Click on Install

6. Once the upgrade is complete, you can verify that your copy of Windows 10 has been activated by heading to Control Panel > System.


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