Microsoft released it’s latest operating system Windows 10 at the end of last month. The best thing is, Windows 10 upgrade is available for free for the genuine Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 users. If your system meets the requirements, you can upgrade your OS to Windows 10. In order to upgrade for free, you must enable Windows Updates so that it can show you the Windows 10 upgrade notification at bottom-right of the taskbar. Before upgrading, you can check the specification requirements for Windows 10:
Processor:Â 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster processor or SoC RAM:Â 1 gigabyte (GB) for 32-bit or 2 GB for 64-bit Hard disk space:16 GB for 32-bit OS 20 GB for 64-bit OS Graphics card:Â DirectX 9 or later with WDDM 1.0 driver Display:Â 800Ã—600
If your system meets the following requirement, you can upgrade your Windows by clicking the icon from the taskbar. (Make sure your Windows Update is on and your system is fully updated.)
How to do a Clean Install?
If you are willing to do a clean install rather than upgrading your Windows with current files, the procedure is very simple. Please note that, you will only be able to perform a clean Install once you’ve upgraded your Windows to Windows 10 using the above procedure.Â Now once you’re on Windows 10 with your older programs and files, you can perform a clean Install without requiring any license code or losing your free upgrade.
- Download the official Windows 10 ISO from Microsoft website according to your system.
- Once, you’ve downloaded your Windows 10 ISO from the official site. You will need Media Creation Tool which is generally available. If it’s not available, you can download it from Here
- Now, Run the Media Creation Tool. It will provide you with two options. You can either “Upgrade your PC” or “Create installation media for another PC”. It’s obvious that your PC is already upgraded hence you need to select “Create installation media for another PC.“.
- Now, you will need a DVD or a USB (recommended) drive so that you can create your Installation disk using this tool.
- Now once you’ll select “Create installation media” and click Next, you will be taken to select the Edition and Architecture of your system.
- Once you select your Architecture and Edition, click Next button.
- Now you will be asked if you want to Burn a DVD Drive or create a USB Installation Disk. It’d be better if you go with “USB flash drive” method as it will turn your USB flash drive into Windows 10 installation disk and you’ll be able to save your time instead of burning the DVD. Select “USB flash drive“.
This way you can have a USB flash drive which will work as a fresh installation media for your PC. Now, you can format and do a fresh Installation of Windows 10 using this USB Media you’ve just created. The fresh Installation won’t require the License code as you’ve already verified your Windows when you upgraded it before using the automatic upgrade system.
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