Microsoft’s free Microsoft windows 10 upgrade from Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 that ended a few years before, but we can still able to technically Microsoft windows 10 upgrade free of charge. While Microsoft has removed some special upgrade offers sites, the company extends to Microsoft windows 10 upgrade from windows 7 licenses for people who upgrade from Windows 7 or Windows 8.1.
That upgradations of your machine are very important than ever, now the support for Windows 7 machine has been officially ended from the Microsoft. And it could be the great relief to your budget in terms of money if you’re required to work from home as a response to the coronavirus pandemic and still you need to take an old machine out of storage and get up to boost your system speed quickly.
You can also still upgrade your Windows 10 Home to Microsoft windows 10 pro upgrade by using a product key from a previous business edition of Windows 7, 8, or 8.1 (Pro/Ultimate). That can be able to save your money up to 400 to 2000 in INR as an upgrade charges by the services centers of a particular company. If you are willing to buy a new PC with Windows 10 Home preinstalled you may also have to pay a huge amount of money to buy a new system with Windows 10 Home preinstalled.
Now, Bellow, we are discussing Microsoft upgrade windows 7 to windows 10. If you have an old machine running an “Activated” copy of Windows 7/8/8.1 (Windows 7 Home, Pro, or Ultimate edition, or Windows 8.x Home or Business, properly licensed and genuine), you can follow the same steps that I did to install Windows 10 as an upgrade.
Some Important Tasks to be performed
Before we getting started, I may recommend you a few introductory tasks that can be head off potential problems:
- You can check for any recent driver updates, especially for network and storage hardware that will be required.
- Download and install any BIOS updates that are available for your hardware that will be necessary; this step is very important for systems that were originally sold in 2015 or earlier, before the release of Windows 10.
- Back up your all data into an external hard drive or you may also go for the cloud storage (or both in data is very important). Now Just run the command Sdclt.exe, and then choose the Create A System Image option.
- Temporarily you can uninstall any third-party security application and low-level system utilities that can interfere with the upgrade. You can reinstall those applications after the successful upgrade is complete.
- Now finally, disconnect any unnecessary external devices, especially external hard drives and USB flash drives.
If you’ve done with the download of the Media Creation Tool on the system you are going to upgrade, then you can select the Upgrade This PC Now option. That helps you to installs the most recent version of Windows 10. It mostly takes half an hour, more or less, depending on your hardware of the machine.
If you understand you’ll want to upgrade to Windows 10 at more than one PC, or if you just want more versatility if the immediate upgrade fails, you may select the second option and save the installation files into a USB drive or make a bootable USB with ISO file. The download takes a little bit of time but when it’s complete, you can run that Setup program manually to install Windows 10 on supported Windows 10 version. The correct steps depend on which download option that you chose:
USB flash drive
USB flash drive Insert that USB flash drive into a free USB slot on the machine that you want to upgrade. Then open File Explorer and click Setup to run the installation of Windows 10. You must be run the Windows 10 setup program from your currently installed and genuine copy of Windows.
ISO file After the download is completed successfully, you will have to mount the ISO file and open it in a Windows machine Explorer/File Explorer window. On the machine running Windows 8.1 or Windows 10, you can click on the ISO file to open it as a virtual drive option. On a machine running Windows 7, you will have to install a third-party utility to mount that ISO file and make it bootable, click Setup to start the install process.
By using these steps you have completed the Microsoft Windows 10 pro upgrade