How To Check Windows 10 Upgrade For PC Compatibility, Features List You’ll Lose After

Microsoft has although announced the next major release of Windows OS availability date. Windows 10 on July 29th, coming to hit the PC shelves and will be available to existing Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 users free of charge. The Redmond-based software giant has also begun sending out notifications to Windows 7 / 8.1 users asking them to reserve a free Windows 10 copy so that their PC can be upgraded when the OS rolls out. Now that, if you want to check if your Desktop PC is compatible with Windows 10 upgrade when it finally goes live next month, well, you need to check it.

Before we speak about the guide which will be able to help you in checking your PC Windows 10 compatiblity, we have to say some more about the Microsoft listed features that you will lose after upgrading to Windows 10. Requirements of the OS lists on its website, and here are those missing features when upgrading to the new Windows OS. Detailed how updates will work with Windows 10 Home, Pro, Enterprsie users.

Firm lists out several features that are not present in Windows 10 that most users are used to. Includes the removal of the Windows Media Center for those users upgrading from Windows 7 Home Prtemium, Professional, Ultimate, Windows 8 Pro with Media Centre, or Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Centre operating system on their PCs. For Windows 7 users, there won’t be desktop gadgets with Wimndows 10 installation. Games including Solitaire, Minesweeper, and Hearts will also be removed in the new OS and will be replaced by “Microsoft Solitaire Collection” and “Microsoft Minesweeper,’ as well.

Whereas the Floppy disk users would need to install extra drivers from Windows Update or from the manufacturer’s website. Also, Windows Live Essential users would see their OneDrive application replaced by the inbox version of OneDrive. Windows 10 users would also need some additional requirements to use certain features. Not all users will be getting Cortana on day one, only be available with the OS in United States, United Kingdom, China, France, Italy, Germany, and Spain initially.

For better speech recognition, the PC users should include a “High defintion” microphone array and “Hardware driver with Microphone array geometry exposed” as per Microsoft. A specilaised infrared camera would be needed for facial and Iris detection with Windows Helloo, and the fingerprint reader that supports Windows Biometric Framework in the new OS. With Continuum feature on Windows 10, automatically work on tablets and 2-in-1 with GPIO indicators or available for those have laptop and slate indicator. Users with these would have to manually turn on the “Tablet mode” via Action Center. Further the Xbox Music and Xbox Video streams will stay limited to select regions.

Windows 10 would demand a two factor authentication security for a fingerprint reader or illuminated infrared camera, or a phone with WiFi, Bluetooth capabilities and would use PIN. The Device Gaurd would however be needed certain requirements. List for WiFi printing, Bitlocker, device encryption and more can be viewed on the website itself.

Here are the details regarding the system requirements for Windows 10 PCs and tablets. You need to be running either Windows 7 with Service Pack 1 installed or Windows 8.1 with the latest updates installed as well. Found a new Windows logo in the system tray – being dubbed the ‘Get Windows 10‘ app – then you’re good to go with the compatibility check. For those users already installed and still can’t see the Get Windows 10 app appear on the system tray, will need to wait for Microsoft rolls out the notification for everyone soon.

Check this out:

Step 1: To start with, hover your mouse over the ‘Get Windows 10‘ app icon in the system tray, and then right-click on it.


Step 2: Now presented with a contextual menu listing a few options. Click on ‘Check your upgrade status.’

Step 3: Click on the three horizontal lines on the top left corner of the new window to bring up a menu with a bunch of options. Click on ‘Check your PC.’

Notably, if you have already run this compatibility check before, you will see this option listed as ‘Your PC is ready.’

Step 4: The diagnosis will now check your existing machine and the OS environment for any possible compatibility issues, and once the test completes, you should be able to see a list of any possible issues split into two categories: Devices and Apps.

Ran the check on your PCs and found one that is perfectly good toi hop on to Windows 10 when Microsoft rolls it out on 29th of July, then it’s a good luck. That said, it is likely that PC users across the globe would encounter some issues of incompatibility errors of sorts, but nevertheless would be minor issues and nothing major.

Purchase a copy of Windows 10. Microsoft on Monday officially confirmed that Windows 10 Home will be available at $119 (Rs. 7,500 approximately) and Windows 10 Pro will be priced at $199 (Rs. 12,600 approximately). Note that this is US pricing and Windows 10 is likely to be priced differently in India and other regions.

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