Have a Windows 7 or windows 8, 8.1 machine and thinking about upgrading to Windows 10. Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 users will be able to download Windows 10. It’s a monumental shift for both Microsoft and its customers. But Microsoft has provided a wealth of information to ease the transition, and let you upgrade to Windows 10 as simply and easily as possible. And also Microsoft released Windows 10 Media Creation Tool Which help you to easily download and upgrade to windows 10 from win 7 or 8.1. You’ll be upgraded to one of two versions of Windows 10: Windows 10 Home, or Windows 10 Professional.
To upgrade from Windows 7/8 to Windows 10 there is a very small list of must-haves and a few recommended items. Let’s take a look at what you need before proceeding.
Windows 10 System Requirements
. Windows 7 (service pack 1) or Windows 8.1
. Processor: 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster
. RAM: 1 gigabyte (GB) (32-bit) or 2 GB (64-bit)
. Hard disk space: 16 GB
. Graphics card: Microsoft DirectX 9 graphics device with WDDM driver
. Display: 800×600 screen resolution
. Internet access to activate
You must upgrade to Windows 10 within one year of availability. Once you upgrade you have Windows 10 for free on that device.
Additional requirements to use certain features On Windows 10
. Windows Hello requires specialized illuminated infrared camera for facial recognition or iris detection or a finger print reader which supports the Window Biometric Framework.
. Some games and programs might require a graphics card compatible with DirectX 10 or higher for optimal performance.
. Client Hyper-V requires a 64-bit system with second level address translation (SLAT) capabilities and additional 2 GB of RAM (Windows 10 Pro and Windows 10 Enterprise only).. To install a 64-bit OS on a 64-bit PC, your processor needs to support CMPXCHG16b, PrefetchW, and LAHF/SAHF.
. Secure boot requires firmware that supports UEFI v2.3.1 Errata B and has the Microsoft Windows Certification Authority in the UEFI signature database.
Cortana is only currently available on Windows 10 for the United States, United Kingdom, China, France, Italy, Germany, and Spain.
If you’re running Windows 7 SP1 or Windows 8.1 you’ll be able to keep your Windows settings, personal files, and most apps when you upgrade to Windows 10. During the upgrade, setup will let you know if there’s anything that’ll be removed—but it’s always a good idea to back up your files before you start upgrading.
Microsoft will keep you on like-to-like editions of Windows. If you are using Windows 7 Starter, Windows 7 Home Basic, Windows 7 Home Premium,Windows 8/8.1, Windows 8.1 with Bing you’ll upgrade to Windows 10 Home.This free upgrade for life time.
If you are using Windows 7 Professional, Windows 7 Ultimate Windows 8/8.1 Pro with Media Center, Windows 8.1 Pro for Students you will be upgraded to windows 10 pro (free Upgrade for 1 year only)
Upgrade using Windows 10 Media Creation Tool
First download media creation Tool from Microsoft website.
Save the Media CreationTool.exe file to your desktop, and run it. If prompted by UAC, click on Yes.
It will ask you if you want to upgrade the current Windows installation or if you want to create installation media (USB or DVD) for a different system.
Since you want to upgrade Windows 7 or 8 to Windows 10, select the ‘Upgrade this PC now’ option and click next. The Media Creation Tool will now start downloading files.
The tool will give you three options; keep files and apps, keep files but not apps, and keep nothing. Choose what you want to do and click Next.
Windows 10 upgrade process
Your PC will restart after it has finished copying files and you will move to the next step, ‘Installing features & drivers’. The rest of the update is divided into three steps the first of which is ‘Copying files’.
‘Installing features & drivers’. Configure Settings after complete these all step you will see completes successfully, Now your upgrade will be complete.
Windows 10 Installation startup Configuration
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.
Use Express settings. You can also Customize settings for how you want to set these settings, Turn On or Off the Personalization and Location settings you would like, and click on Next. Turn On or Off the Browser, protection Connectivity and error reporting settings that you want, and click/tap on Next.
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. When each user signs in for the first time, they will see the first sign-in animation below before reaching their desktop.
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Hope above steps will help to Upgrade to Windows 10 From windows 7 or 8.1 using Windows 10 Media Creation Tool. Have any query suggestion feel free to comment bellow.