Windows 10 Is Now Available: How to upgrade for free

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650_1200As expected, Microsoft has just made available the final version of Windows 10. If you are on a valid while updating license will cost you nothing, if you have the choice between Home version proposed at $ 119.99, or professional version available at $199.99.

Users can finally enjoy all the new Windows 10 as the return of the start menu, the voice assistant Cortana, an optimized multitasking, more suitable web browsing, a redesigned environment, and access to Top Xbox and everything Xbox Live content will soon be available in Windows 10.

Upgrading to Windows 10 Free

The first question to arise when upgrading your PC to Windows 10 is whether or not be a free process. To make the download of the new operating system is not costing you anything you meet one of these two simple requirements:

Upgrade to Windows 10 in the first year of the new operating system from one version of Windows 7 or 8 with a valid license.
If you have installed Windows 7 or 8 but does not have a valid license, you can only get free upgrade if you’ve been in the Insider Windows (you can not enter) and continuing on it.

If any of these is your case, starting tomorrow July 29 can buy a license Windows 10 from 119 euros. There are seven to choose from.

Some tips

Although there is always the possibility of installing Windows 10 from scratch, cleanly, with the new Windows it is logical to install over a previous version if you have problems with your computer current. So we can keep the base, documents and settings. It is indeed good time for you to sort documents and remove those programs, folders and so you no longer use.

So that everything goes in the best way possible, there are some tips you should consider, starting ensure that our PC has at least the minimum recommended configuration. If now you run Windows 7 or 8 normally, you should have no problems.

The general and basic requirements are:

  • At least one processor or SoC 1 Ghz.
  • 1 GB of RAM if the 32-bit or 2 GB for 64-bit.
  • Graphics card with DirectX 9 or later with WDDM 1.0 driver
  • Screen resolution of at least 1024 x 600 pixels.

1. Create a backup
The first step before any significant change in the operating system should be back up documents, personal data and files you do not want to miss. It should not occur at all uncommon but security is never 100%, so better safe than sorry.
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2. Upgrade all upgradable, starting with Windows itself
For the arrival of Windows 10 and you can install it on a version of Windows 7 or 8, it is imperative to have the operating system updated daily. You should go to Windows Update and do not hesitate to download and update the proposed Microsoft.
The same must be done with applications, drivers or antivirus database, if using. Also it agrees that you review using the Check My PC (which appears in the Get Windows 10 application) that your PC meets the necessary requirements and that there are no serious conflicts.
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3. Make sure you have enough space on your PC
It seems obvious but since we’ll have to download Windows 10 prior to installation, make sure you have enough space on our team. The requirements to install the 64-bit version is 20 GB at least. If you can get not go very short of space, the better.

4. uninstall or disable the antivirus if you have one
Although you update the operating system, drivers and applications, antivirus usually the elements that gives headaches in a facility of this type. Better disable it temporarily. Peripherals also do not need or are accessories is recommended that you connect to finish installing Windows 10.
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5. Wait for the moment
Well, except surprises already have your PC ready for Windows 10 under the best possible conditions. If you booked your copy with the program Microsoft launched in weeks, when it is available and will begin downloading the system will alert you to proceed with installation. Luck.
As usual with major releases of this kind, in the first days or even hours possibly updates drivers, applications and even the operating system are released. So if you are able to hold back a few days, you are ensuring a little transition to Windows 10 more fulfilling.

Find the updated Windows 10 to Windows Update, free until July 28, 2016. If you do not update in time, you have to go through the license purchase box.

 

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