Windows 10: How to install Windows 10 with the Media Creation Tool
This guide is a comprehensive guide which explains how to upgrade to Windows 10 from Windows 7 or Windows 8.1.
Windows 10 is the all new Operating System from Microsoft Corporation. The upcoming Anniversary Update adds new features for users such as, Windows Ink, Edge Extensions, Cortana on the lock screen, and a smarter Start Menu. The upgrade process is simple. There are a few thing that you must keep in mind however.
According to Microsoft you will need:
An internet connection (internet service provider fees may apply).
Sufficient data storage available on a computer, USB or external drive for the download.
A blank USB or DVD (and DVD burner) with at least 4 GB of space if you want to create media. We recommend using a blank USB or blank DVD, because any content on it will be deleted.
According to Microsoft you will need to check these things listed below:
64-bit or 32-bit processor (CPU). You’ll create either the 64-bit or 32-bit version of Windows 10 that’s appropriate for your CPU. To check this on your PC, go to PC info in PC settings or System in Control Panel, and look for System type.
System requirements. See the system requirements before installing Windows 10. We also recommend that you visit your PC manufacturer’s website for info about updated drivers and hardware compatibility.
Language in Windows. You’ll need to choose the same language when you install Windows 10. To see what language you’re currently using, go to Time and language in PC settings or Region in Control Panel. Note: this only applies to clean installing.
Edition of Windows. You should also choose the same edition of Windows. To check what edition you’re currently running, go to PC info in PC settings or System in Control Panel, and look for Windows edition. Windows 10 Enterprise isn’t available here. Please see the Volume Licensing Service Center for more information. Note: this only applies to clean installing.
That being said, here is what we think you absolutely must have to upgrade.
An Ethernet internet connection (if you’re Wi-Fi is not reliable)
Your PC must be plugged in.
You must have all previous updates installed (if you don’t exactly know if you do, check for updates)
You should have a calm attitude (Don’t fret like many websites are telling you to. Get some coffee and chill for a bit. It will take around 4 hours but, it’s worth it. 😉
Ok here we go. Starting the upgrade.
We strongly, strongly, strongly recommend that you run Disk Cleanup before you start the upgrade. Right click on the program in search and run as administrator. This could free up as much as 20GB unused junk files.
STEP 1: After running Disk Cleanup (please run the tool, you will need all the speed and space for the upgrade) navigate Windows Update and check for updates.
STEP 2: Install all updates. Don’t fret if Windows 10 does not show up, that’s coming later.
STEP 3: It is optional to create a restore point but we recommend doing it. Before creating the restore point you should delete previous restore points. This could free up as much as 30GB! So you should try and do it.
STEP 4: After you’re done with the above steps (reiterating that they must be completed) you can pat yourself on the back and navigate to this website: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10 . After going to the website, simply click the button that says “Upgrade now.” The site should look like this:
STEP 5: This button will start a download. Run the download. The download will begin the process of “Starting the Upgrade.” Next Section…
From here to the next section there is about one to two hours of waiting. The PC needs to upgrade itself, you can’t rush it. Fiddling around with the PC during the upgrade could brick your system. Be patient.
STEP 1: Begin the upgrade process through the downloaded tool.
STEP 2: Navigate through the Upgrade Process by clicking “yes” when prompted.
STEP 3: Ok, you finished up with the prompts. You should see a circle graph and a large number with a percentage of how the upgrade is going. If this does not pop up right away. Don’t worry, it will eventually.
STEP 4: You now just wait.
This is where the fun begins folks. Just remember that you have to clean up Windows 10 before you play with it. If you don’t clean it up first there could be major problems.
STEP 1: Wait 10 minutes after you sign in to your computer. This allows Windows to load and get everything prioritized.
STEP 2: First things first. Run Disk Cleanup. If you run as administrator you will remove your previously installed OS. If you do this you can free up around 25-30GB of space.
STEP 3: Defragment and Optimize your Hard Drive. Although this sounds a bit strange, it puts all the files into the right places and helps to organize Windows.
STEP 4: Check for Updates in Windows Update. Windows Update has moved so you will need to go to settings, Update and Security. After upgrading you will have the Windows 10 November Update installed. Note: the Anniversary Update will be available to users on August 2nd, 2016.
STEP 5: Go to the Store and check for App Updates. On the top bar you will see a small circle with your profile picture. Click the circle and you will be showed some options. Choose “Downloads and updates” and then check for Updates.
STEP 6: CUSTOMIZE! You should customize your Windows 10 experience in Settings, Personalization. You can change some cool stuff to make it look amazing. Also don’t forget to customize Microsoft Edge.
The upgrade process is long, but the reward is amazing. Windows 10 is the world’s most secure, personalized, and innovative OS up to date. You can get it for the small price of FREE. Please tell us how you made out with the upgrade. We want to hear your stories and complaints. Our Techman Team has been using this process for Windows 10 Builds over that last year. The result; amazingness.
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