If you don’t want to wipe out all the data from your computer, you just want to take the plunge and upgrade to Windows 10. It might be a relatively straight forward process, but it’s always useful to bring a guide. Read on as we walk you through the upgradation process and explain how to upgrade windows 7 to windows 10 .

 

Why should I do this ?

While there is something to be said for a pristine new clean installation there’s also something to be said for upgrading your OS and keeping your applications, files, and folder structures all in place. Upgrades aren’t without the occasional hiccup but from a time-saving and ease-of-use standpoint they’re much faster and easier than doing a full wipe and then dealing with importing all your old files and installing apps.

 

If you think, you can’t do it yourself. No worries. Our certified technicians can help you out. Just create a support or live chat with an expert and schedule an online meeting with one of our technical experts. We can upgrade your computer to Windows 10. And yes, it is FREE. You do not have to pay anything for this service.

 

Just because it’s a pretty simple process. It doesn’t mean there aren’t things you need to do before you upgrade and important choices to make during the upgrade process. While a lot of sites are just pointing people at the installer and telling them to just download it and run it, we’re taking the time to give you some pregame tips and walk you through the process.

 

What do I need ?

The most important thing is that your current version of Windows is properly activated.

 

how to check windows 7 license key

 

To check if your windows 7 is activated, Press Windows key, go to Computer and right click on it. Then select properties. The resulting status menu will show if your copy of Windows is activated.

An appropriate Windows 10 Update Tool :

Windows 10 update tool is pretty straight forward. You can get the windows 10 download tool HERE.

Running the Upgrade Installer

When you’re ready to upgrade run the installer tool, labeled MediaCreationTool, to get started.

 

windows 10 download tool

 

You’ll first be prompted to upgrade the PC or create installation media for another PC. Select “Upgrade this PC now” to begin the upgrade process and click “Next”. This begins the download process which is a long or short affair dependent entirely upon your Internet connection speed.

 

windows 10 setup license terms

 

When it finally finishes downloading and unpacking the installation media you’ll be prompted to accept the terms of the license agreement. Click “Accept” and the installer will do a final update check before kicking you over to the final confirmation page.

 

windows 10 ready to install screen

 

By default the installer will select the largest “what to keep” selection. If you want to make changes to what it is keeping click the small “Change what to keep” link as seen in the screenshot above. You’ll be prompted to select to select which kind of installation you want.

 

windows 10 installation what to keep option

 

Here in this section you’ll select to keep personal files and apps, personal files only, or nothing at all and your apps, files, and settings will be deleted. The little micro-summaries under the entries aren’t perfectly clear so feel free to click on the “Help me decide” link for more information.

 

Configuring Windows After The Upgrade

When the login screen pops up for the first time, you’re not quite done yet. There are quite a few little tweaks you can perform before booting into Windows 10 for the first time and we recommend you take advantage of them.

 

configuring windows 10

 

As soon as you log in for the first time you’ll be prompted to accept the “Express Settings” or click the tiny link to “Customize settings”. You should definitely click “Customize settings” to see what Microsoft has set as the defaults and confirm whether you want them set as they are.

 

windows 10 customization setting

 

The first screen is called “Personalization” but should really be called “Can we send a bunch of information about you to Microsoft?” The privacy conscious will want to turn off everything in this menu. (If you later discover you just can’t live without a personalized Cortana experience you can always turn it on again).

 

windows 10 broswer protection setting

 

The second screen is focused on browser protection, hotspots, and error reporting. SmartScreen is useful if you use the Microsoft Edge browser or the Windows Store. Privacy oriented folks will likely want to turn off page prediction as it sends your browsing data to Microsoft. The connectivity settings really only matter for laptops and tablets.

 

new app for windows 10

 

The final screen shows you the four new default Windows apps for photos, web browsing, music, and movies/TV. If you click “Let me choose my own default apps” it doesn’t actually let you choose the apps at this moment but merely allows you to uncheck one or all of the four default app selections (you’ll be prompted to make your default choices later when you open your preferred web browser for the first time and so on). When you click “Next” this final time you’ll be sent, after a short wait, to the Windows 10 desktop.

 

windows 10 build 10061

Now is the time to check on your apps, see if they survived the upgrade process (and update them if necessary) as well as to plug in your peripherals, check that all your hardware works (and update the drivers if necessary) and then get down to enjoying Windows 10.

 

STILL CONFUSING ? NEED SOME HELP ? WE CAN HELP. FOR FREE !

TechYuga experts can help you upgrade to windows 10 with step by step instruction or by remote assistance for FREE. Just create a support ticket or Live chat with an expert and get immediate assistant.

 

TRENDING POSTS