Windows 10 was launched few days ago and some people don’t know how to download and install it. The insider programme members were the first to receive the upgrade. The download procedure is not complicated at all. This is how you can download and start using Windows 10 software.
Firstly, Windows 10 runs on PC or tablet with at least 1GHz processor, 1GB of RAM and 16GB hard disk space for 32-bit machines or 2GB and 16GB for 64-bit machines, a DirectX 9 or later graphics card with a WDDM 1.0 driver and an 800 x 600 display. There will be no separate Windows 10 mobile but the software will be used across all Microsoft devices, including PCs, tablets and smartphones even the Xbox games console and Microsoft’s holographic headset.
- Your computer or any other system must be using either Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 in order to update it. Windows 8 users will be required to upgrade to 8.1 before they can move on to 10. The automatic updates must be turned on under Control Panel > System > Automatic Updates. If you’re running Windows RT, you won’t be able to upgrade to 10, but Microsoft provided that a start menu and lock screen update is coming in September.
- The next step reserving your free upgrade by clicking on the Windows 10 app icon that will appear in the bottom right-hand side of your taskbar. Once the the system has been downloaded you will be notified by Microsoft.
The Telegraph provides that it’s worth noting that the new upgrade is coming in stages, with some business customers not receiving an upgrade prompt until August 1. PCs and tablets are the first compatible devices, as the mobile version will be available from next year.
Some people are impatient because of the whole downloading procedure that can possibly take long. Here is a shorter way;
- Data storage is important, your device, USB stick, DVD or external drive must have at least 4GB of space.
- Use the media creation tool to download Windows – selecting the 32-bit or 64 -bit-download tool from here. You will require 64 bytes if you have more than 4GB of RAM on your device.
- Choose between Upgrade this PC now or Create installation media for another PC.
- To create installation media, select the language, edition and CPU architecture (32/64 bytes)
- Choose between saving the media to a bootable USB flash drive or ISO file. Generally the ISO is more versatile because it can be later used to create a USB or DVD.
- Once the ISO image has been downloaded, it can be burned to a DVD or USB.
- Boot up the software, and select your desired language and regional options. Select Install Now.
- Either enter your serial number or press Skip
- Choose between making a system upgrade or to install freshly.
- Select the first primary partition and select Next to install Windows.
- Enter your serial number and select I’ll do this later, and create your account details. After it is fully installed, you’re ready to use Windows 10.
Windows 10 is free to download for those who have 7 or 8.1 but those with older versions or wishing to install 10 on a non-Windows running device will have to pay Shs11, 900 for Windows 10 Home and Shs11, 900 for Windows 10 Pro.