Windows 10 is a free upgrade for Any computer running a legitimate copy of Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 8.1.
The Windows 10 Upgrade is only free for the first year of release so I thought it would be a good idea to put together some common upgrade questions that we have previously been asked about upgrading to Windows 10. If you have a question about Upgrading to Windows 10 that has not been covered in this post, please post your question as a comment below
Will my computer be able to run Windows 10?
- Yes! – If your computer is already using Windows 7, Windows 8 or Windows 8.1 then your computer will be able to run Windows 10. Please see below for Microsoft’s minimum system requirements.
Processor – Must be at least 1Ghz, Dual Core
RAM – Must have a minimum of 2GB Ram
Hard Drive Space – Must have a minimum of 20GB for the Windows 10 Installation
Internet Connection – You will require an active internet connection
If you do not know your computers specifications or you want to make sure that your computer can run Windows 10 before you upgrade – please contact a member of our support team who will run a Windows 10 Assessment on your computer
I’ve accidentally started the upgrade – can it be stopped?
- No, stopping the upgrade would cause a lot of damage to your computers data – If you have started the upgrade in error – allow the upgrade to complete, and then revert back to your previous operating system
Will my computer just upgrade on its own?
- If you have already reserved your copy of Windows 10 using the Windows Upgrade Assistant, then there is now a chance that your computer could automatically install the Windows 10 Upgrade when your computer next installs any Windows Updates.
If you are not ready for your Windows 10 Upgrade, and you don’t want your computer to upgrade on its own – please contact a member of the support team who will be able to stop this for you.
Will my Business’s software work on Windows 10?
- Windows 10 has been available for use for 9 Months now so most bespoke computer software should now offer support for Windows 10, however it wouldn’t hurt to ask the manufacturer of your software if it is Windows 10 Compatible before you upgrade
If I Upgrade, can I go back to Windows 7/8?
- Yes! – When you upgrade your computer you have 30 days to revert back to your previous version of Windows. After your 30 day period you would have to wipe your computer and perform a clean install of Windows 7 / Windows 8.1
I hope the above questions and answers have been beneficial to you, but if you have any questions that have not been answered, please ask a question in the comment section below and we will come back to you