Upgrade Old Windows OS to Windows 10 Manually | Step-by-Step Guide for Novices
You are here:Home » Windows 10 » Upgrade Old Windows OS to Windows 10 Manually | Step-by-Step Guide for Novices

Upgrade Old Windows OS to Windows 10 Manually | Step-by-Step Guide for Novices


Microsoft has announced the operating system of the next decade as promised, on July 29th 2015. This version of the operating system is going to be the final version of the operating system from Microsoft for the next 10 years. As a part of the promise, the tech giant have made it possible for everyone to upgrade their PCs to Windows 10 for free.

If your computer satisfies the system requirements, suggested by the Microsoft, you can chose to install the new Windows on your computer by following either of the following installation methods.

Before Upgrading Notes:

  • Your files and apps will not be erased if upgraded. Although, it gives an option to wipe out the files and apps during the installation. So, be conscious through out the process and don’t mis-click to proceed.
  • It is however suggested to take a backup of your files on the desktop, documents, pictures, music and video folders.
  • The following demonstration of upgrading is performed on Windows 8.1 version of the Windows. GUIs may look different for different older operating systems.

Method 1:

To avail the free upgrade, you must have to reserve your copy of Windows 10 through the Get Windows 10 app. This app will do the downloading of suitable Windows 10 version for your computer and will notify you when it is ready to install. As this happens in the background, you will have no idea of what’s happening behind the curtain.

Method 2:

There is another method to install Windows 10 on your PC. It is through the media creation tool.

Step 1: Download the right version (32-bit or 64-bit) of windows 10 media creation tool on to your PC and run it with administrator rights (Right-click > Run as Administrator).

Then, it will start checking the compatibility of your PC and suggests a version of Windows 10 to download.

upgrading-to-windows10

Step 2: After downloading, the media creation tool will check for necessary updates for your PC. Later, it will asks you to confirm the installation of the media creation tool. Click ‘Confirm’ to proceed to the installation process.

Step 3: After finalizing all the updates, the wizard shows up the ‘install’ button. Click to start the real upgrading process now.

Step 4: After a couple of restarts, it beings up the following upgrading screen.

upgrading windowsupgrading windows

The upgrading process will be done in three stages.
  • Copies the downloaded files to the installation directories
  • Installs new Windows features and programs
  • Finalizes the installation
The status of the whole process will be shown in the percentage format in a Halo like status ring. Let the ring fill blue until 100%.

Step 5: This phase of upgrading needs a couple of confirmation clicks to start up. Once it is done, a new desktop will be shown up with a new look and feel. Go through the new Windows 10 and enjoy the free upgrade.

You will love the whole tour of upgrading your computer to Windows 10 as much as you would love the changes that the Microsoft has brought to their new operating system.

Don’t forget to visit back this page and cheer your ‘hurray’ in comments below. Hope to see you soon.



0 comments:

Post a Comment

We're happy to read your thoughts and we'd try our level best to clear your queries if asked. Let's discuss it in a better way. Please don't spam and spoil the conversation :) Thank you!!