How To Safely Update To Windows 10

Windows 10 is coming today, update will be free only for first year only windows 7, Window 8 and Windows 8.1 qualifying users.

The biggest change which Windows 10 will have the real Start button. Most users don’t like the Metro UI so Microsoft bringing back Start button. Also with addition of Cortana will improve how we interact with our computer. Other noticeable changes are new DirectX 12 support which will improve 3d performance, new Edge Web Browser, Xbox game streaming many more.

Are your PC can run Windows 10?

Windows 10 minimum hardware requirements are:

  • Processor any 1GHz CPU or faster
  • RAM for 32-bit 1GB and for 64-bit 2GB
  • Graphics any DirectX9 capable graphics card or IGPU with latest Windows Display Driver Model (WDDM)
  • Disk space of 16GB for 32-bit and 20GB for 64-bit

 

Install Windows 10

So how to update safely to windows 10. Before you start update take some stapes to insure uninterrupted update.

Step1: Free up required Disk space form your C:/ drive (16GB for 32-bit and 20GB for 64-bit).

You can uninstall unwanted programs and Clean-up your disk by using Disk Cleanup.

Step2: Back up all your data to some external drive so you don’t lost your important documents, photos, videos, music or files.

Step3: Backup you’re current OS, so create a system image by going to Control Panel and select “Back up your computer” under the Systems and Security, so if something goes wrong you can get restore your PC by backup image.

Step4: Update all drivers, so you don’t have to face compatibility or stability issues. Most importer drivers like capable graphics card driver, motherboard drivers and other important hardware drivers form their manufactures websites.

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