If you have a licensed Windows 7, you can still upgrade to Windows 10 free of charge. While the official site removed the special offer long ago, it’s still technically possible. The only thing you must do is meet the minimum requirements for the new operating system. Let’s go over a simple and understandable way to switch from Windows 7 to the 10th version.
Before you start
The most important fact to remember is that this upgrade will remove all your settings and apps. If you want to keep your files and documents safe, it’s batter to back up your files and keep them on an external drive. You should also take a look at the apps you use to remember which ones to install again.
How to switch to Windows 10?
There are three simple steps you need to follow.
First of all, after you make backup files, you should open the official Microsoft site. Find the Windows 10 page. It contains the section called Create Windows 10 installation media. That’s where you download the tool by clicking on the Download Tool Now button.
Run the app and pick Upgrade this PC now when you see this option. On the other hand, you can also pick to create installation media with the help of your flash drive.
Be attentive and follow the instruction. When you’re asked whether you wish to keep the personal files or start fresh, you need to make a choice.
What happens next?
Once the process is over, you’ll be upgraded to Windows 10. You can find the digital license in your Settings. Just pick the section Update & Security and find the Activation page.
As you see, it’s very easy to move to Windows 10 from your old 7th version. As long as you have enough space and power, the desktop will easily handle the transition.
Keep in mind, that some old computers won’t meet the minimum requirements. They’ll have to stay with Windows 7. The end of support doesn’t mean it won’t work. It implies there won’t be any fresh updates anymore. Ignore the pop-up window and keep using your old operating system.
Some users fail to upgrade using the method described above. In this case, your only way to get upgraded is to buy the new Windows 10 license and install it.
You might also end up buying a new desktop, too. If yours is completely outdated, it might be time to upgrade hardware, too.
Now you now a simple way to upgrade your Windows 7 to the 10th version. It’s only a three-step process. However, it requires preparation. A user has to back up files and make sure there is nothing important left out. The rest of the process is simple as long as a user follows the instruction.
In case this method doesn’t work, there are several other options discussed here as well. They aren’t very complicated but will make you spend more money for sure.