29th Jul 2015
Windows 10, Microsoft's new hope will become available for purchase/upgrade starting this Wednesday, May 29.
While the new Windows 10 boasts a number of new features, it also brings back the good old Start Menu which was parted with the Windows 8.
The Windows 10 which is basically a merger of the goodness of Windows 7 and Windows 8 is here after nine months of its Insider previews.
Microsoft is changing its strategies with Windows 10 and to make this a success, it comes as a free upgrade which might tempt you to check it out. Well, it's not only a free, but a painless upgrade too.
In order to run Windows 10, users need a PC or tablet with a 1GHz processor or faster, 1GB of RAM and 16GB hard disk space for 32-bit machines or 2GB and 16GB for 64-bit machines, a DirectX 9 or later graphics card with a WDDM 1.0 driver and an 800 x 600 display or better.
Here's how you can upgrade.
First you need to make sure that you run Windows 7 SP1 or Windows 8.1 which will automatically qualify you for the free upgrade. You can claim this within the next one year.
You can use 'Winver' on your PC to check your OS's current version. In case if you haven't heard of it, you can search 'Winver' on your PC's search box.
Well, if you do not have the above mentioned versions, do not worry. You can always upgrade from Windows 8 to Windows 8.1 and Windows 7 to Windows 7 SP1 after which you can again claim your free Windows 10 upgrade.
So, next step is that you should go to Windows Update and download KB3035583 update which will be a recommended update on your PC.
Then, you need to install it and reboot your computer.
After this, you should be able to see the new Start button on the right hand side of your Taskbar which is where you actually upgrade to Windows 10.
Apparently, this is the 'Get Windows 10' app. Click on it, a few taps and enter your email ID. You will be reserved for the upgrade.
Since Windows 10 is being said to be rolled out in a staged process, the new OS will be delivered to a batch of devices classified on the basis of hardware they are running.
This definitely makes the whole upgrade process easy, efficient and effortless.
However, it is important to note that you can upgrade only if you are using a Genuine copy of the Windows OS.
For business customers, Windows 10 is available to start deploying within your work environments and starting August 1, organisations who have volume licensing can upgrade to Windows 10 Enterprise and Windows 10 Education.
PS: Some editions like Windows 7 Enterprise, Windows 8/8.1 Enterprise and Windows RT/RT 8.1 are excluded from the free upgrade for now.
Windows 10: Here Is How You Can Upgrade
First, make sure you run Windows 7 SP1 or Windows 8.1 to get qualified for the free upgrade.
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