How to Upgrade to Windows 10

how to upgrade to windows 10

If you are considering upgrading to Windows 10, you must first ensure your hardware is compatible with the new operating system. You should also make a full backup of your data before you upgrade. If you have installed Windows 7 Service Pack 1 (SP1), you will not be able to upgrade to Windows 10. You should also uninstall all software and disconnect all hardware before you upgrade. If you do not follow these steps, your PC may experience a lag or crash while loading the new operating system.

Once you have downloaded the Windows 10 installer, insert the USB flash drive into a free USB port on your PC. Then open File Explorer, which is the equivalent of Windows Explorer in Windows 7. Double-click the Setup file and follow the instructions. It will take some time to install the new operating system. During the installation process, you need to input the product key, which is found on the back of your computer. After you have installed Windows 10, you will be able to receive frequent security patches and software updates.

Next, you must make sure you have a fast internet connection. A fast connection will help you download the Windows 10 installer faster. Once it’s installed, you should check your hardware in the Device Manager and reinstall any programs and apps you might have installed. Lastly, you need to reinstall any antivirus and other software. If all these steps are complete, you should be ready to start your new operating system.