Have Win 10 on it now and am going through the learning process all over. When it's time to install the update, you will get a notification on your computer. Shoot us an email at ask howtogeek. All I know is that they have been around for at least a few months now. Double-click and run Windows 10 Upgrade Assistant. Wait again as the software checks for updates.
And now the big question: If you avail yourself of this upgrade, is the resulting license valid? Log in to your computer. Now the first thing we need to do is download the windows 10 update assistant for Creators Update tool, The direct link for the tool is The windows 10 creators update page is located at Please note microsoft keep on changing the link to the update so if the link is broken please let me know and I will update to the new location. There are quite a few little setups and tweaks you can perform here, and we recommend you take advantage of them. But Windows has worked this way for years. Though you can walk away for large portions of the process, you can expect all the downloading and file copying to take at least 60 minutes and, in our case, closer to two hours on a fast Internet connection. The software takes a couple of minutes to check your system.
But it didn't -- at least not completely. You may want to walk away, as this also takes several minutes. First, your computer needs to be running a legally licensed, not pirated, version of Windows 7 Service Pack 1 or Windows 8. I've outlined the key steps to follow below. After the windows 10 install files have downloaded click next to start the install. Before you begin the process, make sure you have all of your data files backed up, preferably to a cloud service such as Microsoft's own One Drive, where you can download them again if your computer crashes.
But they will not get the Free Updates for the windows 10. If you don't plan to install Windows 10 right away, you can remove the drive and stop here. I've continued to test that scenario throughout 2018, and I can confirm as of late July 2018 that it still works. Windows 10 should install without a hitch, but driver problems are a possibility and, during any system update, there's always a chance something will go wrong. Two minor glitches - 1.
The following steps are the same as if you install via direct download. If the Get Windows 10 app doesn't show up on your computer, it might because: 1. For example, you might be attempting to install Windows 10 Home over your existing Windows 8. After the questions you will be presented with the windows 10 log on screen. Microsoft recently announces that they will give a free windows 10 upgrade to all its existing windows 7 and Windows 8 users. So now you have got everything taken care of and you are ready to start the Windows 10 upgrade. .
However, use this process at your own risk, because it can be more complicated than simply waiting for the update to arrive. Next week will try on my desktop. Here's how to get yours. Update to Windows 10 on Desktop, Laptop or Notebook Computer Installing Windows 10 on your computer is much easier than installing Windows 8 or Windows 7. In November of 2017, Microsoft quietly announced it was shutting down its free upgrade program. That means even if you format your disk to reinstall Windows 10, you just need to login your Microsoft account, Windows 10 Will be activated.
Just click on the 'I don't have a product key' link on the bottom of the screen. Microsoft might close these backdoors in the next update. The free upgrade offer for users of Windows 7 and 8. I recommend you backup all of your important files before attempting this upgrade just incase the worse happens. Update: Microsoft recently updated that they will not give a Free upgrade to the pirated windows users. But, better safe than sorry.
There are only two methods available: and. But it still works right now. The new operating system is available as an update starting July 29 and we recommend you upgrade. Obviously, you can re-install them back once the installation is finished. Again, the chances are that Microsoft is aware of all these things. Also, you will not be able to use the personalization options of Windows which is not a big deal.