Microsoft has started rolling out Windows 10 to several PCs and laptops worldwide. Even with all the efforts of Microsoft to roll out Windows 10 as soon as possible, not everyone has received the notification to update. And reserving your slot for Windows 10 will still take time.
Yesterday, I decided to upgrade to Windows 10. I recently bought a second-hand laptop, I decided I should upgrade it for a fresh start and a smoother experience. I’m sharing you the steps and my experience during the upgrade and so that you won’t have to wait for the upgrade notification. I hope this helps!
Firstly, as usual, you would have to back up your most precious files. Just in case. After that, make sure you pass the system requirements. You must have an internet connection, sufficient data storage available on your computer, or external drive or USB.
Second, download the media tool here: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10. Take note, if you’re using 32-bit version, make sure you download the tool for 32-bit version, same for those who are using 64-bit, you must download the tool for 64-bit.
After downloading, run the tool and choose “upgrade this PC now.” Windows will not start to download the OS. This may take a while depending on your internet speed. After the download, you will see three options, keep files and application, keep files, or nothing. It is highly recommended to choose keep files and application. (This is where I made a mistake. Since I wanted a fresh start and a clean install, I chose ‘nothing.’ Forgetting I don’t have with me my license key for Office. Goodbye genuine Office copy. 🙁 I couldn’t revert back. Long story. That’s just my case. It’s easy to revert back. Still, it’s highly recommended that you choose ‘keep files and application.’)
That’s it! Windows will now start installing Windows 10! Good luck!
How was my tutorial? Was I able to help you? Let me know in the comments!