Are you interested in installing windows 10 in your computer but worried about your existing applications, files, and folders? Kick out your worries as instead of a clean installation of windows 10, you can upgrade windows 7 or 8 to windows 10 easily.
Windows 10 upgradation is the straightforward process, but it is always useful to follow a guide. In this tutorial, we will guide you to upgrade windows 7 or 8 to windows 10 with step by step procedures.
Few Things To Check Before Upgrading To Windows 10
To upgrade windows 7 or 8 to Windows 10, few must-have items and few recommended items are needed. Let’s see what they are.
An Activated Copy of Windows
Make sure that your current version of windows is activated. Although Microsoft suggested the idea that windows 10 can be upgraded even if you are having an unactivated and/or pirated copies of windows, the plan haven’t come to fruition. So you need an activated copy of windows.
In Windows 8, Press Windows+W to open search settings. Type “activated” in the search box and “See if Windows Is Activated or not”. Or else you can also check it from Control Panel -> System.
In Windows 7, Click start-> Right click computer->Properties. Result window will show you a status of windows whether it’s activated or not. For reference see the image below.
Choosing Appropriate Windows 10 Update Tool
First step is to determine whether your computer is running on 32-bit or 64-bit operating system. You can check the version of windows (windows 7 or 8 ) running and your machine system type (32-bit or 64-bit) in the same panel (i.e.,) Control Panel -> System for Windows 8 and Click start-> Right click computer->Properties for Windows 7.
Step 1: You can download the tool here. Make sure that your downloading tool is matched with the installed windows version.
Step 2 : After the download completes, now you are ready to run installer tool. Now, click on mediacreation tool to get started.
Step 3: A new blue window will open asking you to “Upgrade this PC” or “Create installation media for another PC”. Select “Upgrade this PC” and click next. Download process begin will begin and the time duration will vary depend upon your internet connection speed.
Step 4 : After downloading completes, unpack the installation media and read the license agreement. And then click “Accept”.
Step 5 : By default, the installer will select “What to keep”. If you want to make any changes then click “change what to keep”. After making changes click Install.
Step 6: Installation will take few minutes. Go and have a cup of tea and when you are back, you can experience the New windows 10.
Now you have successfully upgraded windows 7 or 8 to Windows 10. Have a look at all your apps, files and folders to make sure they are safe.