Facts Know Windows 10 system requirements How to reserve Free Windows 10 upgrade copy
Windows 10 for PCs will launch on July 29, 2015.
If you have Windows Vista, Windows XP, or anything older, you’ll have to buy Windows 10 and install it from scratch.
Microsoft is offering free upgrades for Windows 7 SP1 and Windows 8.1 users.
Microsoft is making Windows 10 available as free upgrade for qualified Windows 7, Windows 8.1, and Windows Phone 8.1 devices.
It will be available starting July 29, 2015; people can reserve their free upgrade today.
You only have until July 29, 2016 to take advantage of this offer. Once you upgrade, you have Windows 10 for free on that device.
There are seven Windows 10 editions in total, but the Windows 10 offer is only for three.
Win 7 starter, Win 7 home basic, windows 7 home premium will get upgraded to Windows 10 Home.
Windows 7 professional and Windows 7 Ultimate will get upgraded to windows 10 pro
Windows phone 8.1 will get upgraded to windows 10 mobile
Windows 8.1 will get upgraded to windows 10 home
Windows 8.1 pro will get upgraded to windows 10 pro
Following are the system requirements to upgrade to windows 10 operating system
Processor: 1GHz or faster processor or SoC
RAM: 1GB for 32-bit, 2GB for 64-bit
Hard disk space: 16GB for 32-bit OS, 20GB for 64-bit OS
Graphics card: DirectX 9 or later with WDDM 1.0 driver
Display: 1024×600 resolution
Windows 7 SP1 or Windows 8.1
Enable Automatic update feature of Windows 7 or Windows 8.1
If your PC or tablet is currently running Windows 7 SP1 or Windows 8.1 Update, you can check to see if it meets the requirements by using ‘Check my PC’ in the Get Windows 10 app.
For Anti-virus and Anti-malware applications, during upgrade Windows will check to see if your Anti-virus or Anti-malware subscription is current. Windows will uninstall your application while preserving your settings. After upgrade is complete, Windows will install the latest version available with the settings that were set prior to upgrade. If your subscription is not current, upgrade will enable Windows defender.
For certain third party applications, the “Get Windows 10” app will scan for application compatibility. If there is a known issue that will prevent the upgrade, you will be notified of the list of applications with known issues. You can choose to accept and the applications will be removed from the system prior to upgrade. Please be sure to copy the list before you accept the removal of the application.
Know the procedure and reserve your windows 10 free copy today only
Check the above requirements of windows 10
Enable automatic windows 7 or 8 update feature.
What is the Get Windows 10 app?
Get Windows 10 is an app that’s designed to make the upgrade process easy. It checks to make sure your device is compatible, and it reserves your free upgrade; it also has information to help you learn about the features in Windows 10.
For devices running Windows 7 SP1 or Windows 8.1 Update with Windows Update enabled, the app shows up automatically as a Windows icon in your system tray at the bottom right-hand side of your screen.
Look at your Windows system tray in the lower right corner, and you should see a new icon displaying the Windows logo. Hover over it, and the popup messages says: "Get Windows 10."
Click on the small Windows icon found at the right end of the taskbar. If you don’t see it don’t worry just enable windows automatic update feature and it will download the necessary files it may take time.
Click that icon, and up pops a window that explains how the free upgrade works. Once it's available, Windows 10 will automatically download onto your PC.
You'll receive a notification after the download is complete so that you can choose an appropriate time to install it.
The reservation screen asks for your email address so you can receive the notification. Enter your email address and click the Send confirmation button. You can now close the Get Windows 10 window.
You’ll get a notification when your upgrade is ready later this year. This lets you schedule the installation for a time that’s convenient.
There’s no obligation and we can cancel our reservation at any time.
If I change my mind, can I cancel my reservation?
Yes, you can cancel your reservation at any time prior to installing Windows 10. Here’s how:
Right click on the Get Windows 10 App or Windows icon located in right end of the taskbar.
Select “Check your upgrade status”
Select “Cancel reservation”
How do I get a confirmation that I’ve reserved my upgrade?
Just click reserve in the Get Windows 10 app and then enter your email address at the confirmation screen.
You can also check your reservation status here:
Right click on the Get Windows 10 app or Windows icon located at the right end of the taskbar.
Select “Check your upgrade status”
Can I get my free Windows 10 upgrade even if I didn’t reserve?
Yes. The easiest way to get the free upgrade is to reserve, but you can upgrade even if you don’t reserve.
Once Windows 10 is available, we’ll begin notifying devices that their free upgrade is available. Just open the Get Windows 10 app to schedule your upgrade. Note: Some notifications will go out as soon as Windows 10 is available; others may go out in the weeks or months following.
What if I have more than one Windows device—can I upgrade them all?
Yes, you can get a free upgrade for each of your eligible Windows devices. All you need to do is make a separate reservation for each device you want to upgrade.
Why don’t I have the Get Windows 10 app?
If you don’t see the Get Windows 10 app on your PC, it might be because:
Your device isn’t up-to-date with at least Windows 7 SP1 or Windows 8.1 Update.
Windows Update is turned off or is not set to receive updates automatically.
You’ve blocked or uninstalled the necessary Windows Update functionality.
Your device is not running genuine Windows.
Running Windows Update and installing any available updates will fix the first three issues.
PCs that cannot run Windows 10 will not see the Get Windows 10 app before July 29, 2015.
After July 29, 2015, Microsoft will enable the icon in the system tray.
This is to help ensure that you can easily check your PC’s compatibility if you choose.
Below is the photo of the system tray icon
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Tuesday, June 02, 2015
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