Hello friends, I hope you all are doing well. We all know that Microsoft have recently released it’s newest version of windows, named Windows 10. Users can upgrade to windows 10 for free. Those who have genuine version of Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 8.1, will get a notification regarding the update. “This is going to be the last Windows release from Microsoft, and all new features will be added to Windows 10 via updates only” said Microsoft. Here in this post I am going to show you step by step tutorial on how to upgrade to windows 10 from windows 7 and windows 8.1 for free. There are many great features in Windows 10, like you can increase download speed in windows 7 8 8.1 10.
How To Upgrade To Windows 10 From 7 and 8.1
Do know that upgrade to windows from 8.1 and 7 are free and safe, but there comes many times, when the process fails or gets interrupted by some external factors. So I will recommend you to follow each and every step carefully after reading it completely and viewing image file. GoTechTips will not be responsible for any kind of data loss and other damages that might occur during the upgrade which is very unlikely, though.
Steps mentioned below are completely safe and working, so don’t think about anything before upgrading, just take care your laptop battery is fully charged and if you are on desktop then unplug all external hardware once (not keyboard and mouse). If you are curious about your current files, then you can take backup of it before proceeding. If you create Wi-Fi hotspot from PC, then I think you will like our post on How To Make WiFi Hotspot On Windows 7 8 8.1 10.
#Step 1. So first of all you have to visit Windows Update page on your computer/laptop and enable windows updates. If there are some updates in your Windows 7 and 8.1 operating system, then install them first.
#Step 2. Now you have to download Windows Media Creation Tool from Microsoft website and then you will have to download Windows 10 iso. You can download these file from below links. To help users in upgrading their system with Windows 10, Microsoft have made a tool named Windows Media Creation. With the help of Media Creation Tool, you can easily download Windows 10 Home, Windows 10 Pro, Windows 10 Home N, Windows 10 Home Single Language, or Windows 10 Pro N ISO files free full version.
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#Step 3. Once you have downloaded Windows Media Creation Tool, navigate to its installer and right click on it. From the pop-up menu select Run as administrator to open and run it with administrative rights. When you get the UAC prompt alert, simply click on Yes.
#Step 4. When you will run Windows Media Creation Tool, a new window will open on your screen, and then you have to select the first option Upgrade this PC now and then click Next button to start Windows 10 downloading process.
#Step 5. Downloading of Windows 10 will be done, just after you click on Next. Do note that it may take some time for the process to complete. It totally depends on your internet speed.
#Step 6. Once all files are downloaded on your system. Process for creating a media file of Windows 10 will start. You will be able to see the process with a message over it (Creating Windows 10 media, Windows preparing, Getting updates). Check below image for more.
#Step 7. Next, a window with License Terms will be showed up. These are some legal agreements that you will have to accept in order to use Windows 10. Do note that it is strictly recommended to do read all of the points mentioned in it. When you are ready click on Accept button to continue.
#Step 8. After you click on Accept, another process will be started and it will check for any more new updates are available or it. If any update it available then it will updates the older files. This process may take some time, so keep patience.
#Step 9. When everything is ready, you will see another screen with title “Ready To Install”. If you want to choose some files, not to be deleted on windows update, then you have to click on Change What To Keep link and it will take you to another page, where you can choose files and folders you want to keep as it is.
#Step 10. If you will click on Change What To Keep, then you will be taken to below screen and then you can select any of the three options mentioned in it. I would recommend you to choose first option “Keep Personal Files and Apps” because here we are trying to upgrade our windows. If you want to do fresh windows installation, then choose “Nothing”.
#Step 11. When you are ready, just click the Install button to start Windows 10 free upgrade from windows 7 or Windows 8.1 operating system. Installation process may take some time too, so don’t operate or turn off your system when windows is being installed in it.
So this is it, you have reached the end now. I hope steps mentioned above are clear to you and now you are able to upgrade to windows 10 from windows 7 and windows 8.1. If you want to increase security of Windows 10, then you can also check out our post on best free antivirus software for Windows 10. Though windows 7 is the most popular and most used operating system in the world, but windows 10 have some really cool and useful features. Like in Windows 10, Microsoft have added start menu with a new flat design and tiles. It starts up and resumes fast, has more built-in security to help keep you safe, and is designed to work with software and hardware you already have.