Windows 7 is the most addictive OS version in the Windows series. It is easy to use and beginner-friendly. So anyone can handle relevant computers like having a cupcake.
Microsoft released newer OS versions later, Windows 8 and Windows 10, but both of them failed to gain the popularity of its predecessor. That’s why thousands of thousands of computers still run on Windows 7.
Unfortunately, there is an end to everything including OS or apps. If you are a Windows 7 user, it’s time to change. Microsoft has officially stopped its support for Windows 7 recently. It means you won’t get any updates or support for the 7 version which will also affect the security of your device or data.
Windows updates help us to secure the computer against probable cyber attacks and security vulnerabilities that may result in data theft or bank robbery. Make sure that your operating system is always up to date to avoid such consequences.
Do you know that there is a way to upgrade from Windows 7 to Windows 10 for free?
Today, we’ll tell you how it works.
Upgrade from Windows 7 to Windows 10
- Visit Microsoft’s Software Download page here
- Under ‘Create Windows 10 installation media’, you will see a ‘Download tool’ button
Click the button to download Windows 10 installer. Run it with administrator privileges and accept the license terms to begin.
Next, you will get a screen like this
Choose ‘Upgrade this PC now’ radio button and click on Next. It may take a few minutes to finish downloading and installing Windows 10 on your computer.
Windows will ask whether you want to keep the personal files or not after the upgrade. Select ‘Keep personal files and apps’ or ‘Keep personal files only’ or nothing under the ‘Change what to keep’ dialog.
Save your work and close running apps if any. The system may restart several times during the installation. Once it finished, you will see a welcome screen and setup wizard to configure your Windows 10 settings.
You are not required to enter any product key to start using Windows 10. The license will be activated automatically after the upgrade.