Upgrading from Windows 8 to Windows 10

Technological progress does not stop. Everyone in this world is striving for something new and better. Microsoft programmers are not far behind the general trend, which periodically pleases us with the release of new versions of its famous operating system. Windows "Threshold" 10 was released to the public in September 2014 and immediately attracted the attention of the computing community.

Upgrading from Windows 8 to Windows 10

Frankly, Windows 7 is the most common so far. But if you have decided to update your operating system to version 10 on your PC, at least just to test the new software for yourself, you shouldn't have any serious difficulties. So how can you upgrade from Windows 8 to Windows 10? Be sure to make sure your computer meets the Windows 10 system requirements before starting the update process.

Method 1: Media Creation Tool

A Microsoft utility with a dual purpose. It updates Windows to the XNUMXth version and helps create an installation image for self-installation of the new operating system.

Download the media creation tool.

  1. Download the distribution from the official website of Bill Gates Corporation. Install the software and open it. Accept the license agreement.
  2. Choose . Update this computer now. и "Next"..
  3. Determine what language and architecture we need in the updated system. Hate "Next"..
  4. File download begins. When it's done, we continue "Next"..
  5. Next, the utility will guide you through all the steps of the system update itself and Windows 10 will start its work on your PC.
  6. If you want, you can create installation media on a USB device or as an ISO file on your PC's hard drive.

Method 2: Install Windows 10 on Windows 8

If you want to keep all settings, installed programs, information in the system partition of your hard drive, you can install the new system over the old one yourself.
Buy a disc with the Windows 10 distribution or download the installation files from Microsoft's official website. Burn the installer to a flash drive or DVD. And follow the instructions already posted on our website.

Read more: Guide to install Windows 10 from a USB stick or disk

Method 3: Clean Install Windows 10

If you are a fairly advanced user and are not afraid to configure your system from scratch, a clean installation of Windows may be your best option. The main difference from method # 3 is that you have to format the system hard drive partition before installing Windows 10.

Also read: What is disk formatting and how to do it correctly?

As an epilogue, we would like to recall the Russian proverb: "Measure twice, cut once." Updating your operating system is serious business and can sometimes have irreparable consequences. Think about it and weigh the pros and cons before changing the version of the operating system.

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