As you all know by now that Microsoft has began pre-downloading Windows 10 on reserved systems and Redmond software maker has been working on the replacement for Windows 8/8.1 for a good reason, and if you can overlook the ommission of Windows 9 from Microsoft’s release schedule, Windows 10 is however shaping up to be well worth installing. Going live on July 29th, the Windows 10 update is one that should be readying themselves for, especially considering that the upgrade won’t cost most people a penny.
Before you get started with all the inclusions for Windows 10, here’s handy rundown of what you need t make sure everything is in order before hitting that Install button. Check how!
As the big Windows update in front there’s nothing worse to find out that your old PC just doesn’t cut the apple anymore. Luckily, the list of things needed in order to get Windows 10 installed is a short one, with just 1GB of RAM needed for the 32-bit version and 2GB required for the 64-bit Windows 10 flavor. Needs 20GB of free space, and a screen resolution of no lower than 800×600 needed in order for Windows 10 installation. Apart that, you should be good to go no matter what you’re using.
- RAM: 1GB for 32-bit / 2GB for 64-bit
- Storage: 16GB for 32-bit / 20GB for 64-bit
- CPU: 1GHz or faster
- Graphics: DirectX 9 capable video card
Make sure you backup your data to either a cloud based service like Microsoft’s own OneDrive or locally using any external hard drive you got.
Free up Space:
Partition or with around 16GB required for the 32-bit Windows 10 to be installed and 20GB for the 64-bit version. You may need to start deleting unused files and removing applications that you don’t need anymore. Claering cache and deleting temporary files using Disk Cleanup in Windows is usually good for taking some of your hard disk back, but it’s apps that take the most space up here.
Ensure yourself all updated to the latest version of whichever version of Windows you use before trying to make the jump to Windows 10. Actually, it shouldn’t matter, but strange things happen when installing a new OS, especially one that is so new out of the scratch. Check all your drives and security patches from Windows Update are up to date as well.
Reserve your Windows 10 copy now:
If already running on Windows 7 or Windows 8.1, you can reserve to get a free copy of Windows 10 as soon as Microsoft releases it officially today. To reserve your copy of Windows 10, follow the instructions here:
Now that after all boxes are ticked, you should be all set for Windows 10 day. We are eager to see how the new version of Windows is received after lukewarm responses to Windows 8 and Windows 8.1, but we suspect that Windows 10 will fix some of the wrongs of its predecessors.