How To Upgrade to Windows 10

Microsoft has released it’s new Windows 10 Operating System for the masses today. It comes with familiar desktop look and new features such as Cortana, the virtual assistant and Edge browser [fastest browser as claimed by Microsoft].The best thing is it’s free, for now. In case, you are wondering, here’s How To Upgrade to Windows 10 :

Before, registering, you should make sure your device meets Windows 10’s minimum requirements, which it should not be problem unless you are running a decade old system. The minimum requirements include a 1GHz processor, 1GB of RAM (or 2GB for 64-bit) and 20GB of free disk space.

Reservation

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First, you need to reserve your free upgrade in the Get Windows 10 App. Just click on the small Windows icon located at the right-hand end of the taskbar. Then, select ‘Reserve your free upgrade’ in the app window. You will need to enter your email if you want confirmation of this reservation.

Once, reservation is done, Windows 10 will download when available. You will get a notification when your upgrade is ready. You can also schedule this installation for a time that’s convenient. Also, you have the option to cancel your reservation at any time.

Upgrade files may discreetly download onto your PC. You just need to look for the notification that says your upgrade is ready, and run the installer. The whole process should not take more than 20 to 60 minutes, depending on your system.

Conclusion

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Microsoft corrected its mistakes with the Windows 8 and also introduced several cool features. Also, the free upgrade offer only lasts a year until July 30 of 2016 [after that you will have to have to pay up]. So, if you haven’t reserved your Windows 10 upgrade yet, check for a ‘Get Windows 10’ icon in your system tray. The Windows 10 will roll out over the next few weeks. Don’t forget to back up your system ahead of time.

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