This Wednesday, marks the debut of Windows 10. Along with the release, they are also pushing out updates before the launch. A Microsoft Knowledge Base number of KB3074679 and a new driver for Intel HD graphics are some of the updates that were announced.
Microsoft has adopted a new roll out approach; members of the Windows Insider Program will get the upgrade on Wednesday so they can keep testing and simultaneously offering their feedback about the OS. After the feedback and testing, it will then start pushing out the OS to Windows 7 and 8.1 users.
So, in order to incorporate your PC with Windows 10, here are some key tips that will make you prepare for Windows 10:
1. Is Your PC Compatible For Windows 10?
There is a strong buzz about the face built UI interface, improvement of performance and tweaks with the beta version. But even the efficient OS can trigger bugs and inaptness. So, in order to face these problems, one’s PC should have the following basics:
- Processor: 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster
- RAM: 1 gigabyte (GB) ( 32-Bit) or 2 gigabyte (GB) (64-Bit)
- Free Disc Space : 16 GB
- Graphic Card: Microsoft Direct X 9 graphics device with WDDM driver
- Microsoft account and Internet connectivity
And, for users that are operating with genuine Windows 7, the update will have less Hard Disc space resulting in free space to the RAM (due to smaller storage and memory footprints)
2. Clear Up Space
Your hard drive should have 16 GB or more of free disc space. In order to obtain free space, Disc Cleanup or Disc Fragmentation can be used. Though, the amount of clean-up space will be minimal, but it will eradicate all cache and temporary files.
To uninstall a Windows 8 program, go to the Start menu (the screen with the tiles), right-click the tile you want to remove, and select Uninstall. And for Windows 7, click the Start button, followed by the Control Panel, and select Uninstall.
3. In Order To Upgrade, Reserve Windows 10
Microsoft has decided to roll out the OS in waves. The motive of the procedure is to reduce traffic and to avoid server meltdowns, during the installation. Furthermore, ‘Get Windows 10′ app should be downloaded from the Microsoft website, thus reserving a place in the download queue.
4. Back Up All Your Data
Although Windows 10 will not hinder any of the files, it is always good to have a back up by transferring files to the External hard drive. Other than that, Dropbox and Google Drive, are some options to back up files. Windows 8 users on the other hand, can also use the File History feature to automatically back up files.
The option of clean installation is also a good preference. Only available after the upgrade, the clean install option will give a fresh new start to the OS.
Once You’ve Upgraded To Windows 10 Using The Free Upgrade Offer, You Will Be Able To Reinstall, Including A Clean Install, On The Same Device. You Won’t Need To Purchase Windows 10 Or Go Back To Your Prior Version Of Windows And Upgrade Again.
You’ll Also Be Able To Create Your Own Installation Media Like A USB Drive Or DVD, And Use That To Upgrade Your Device Or Reinstall After You’ve Upgraded. – Microsoft
5. Update Device Drives
After installing a new version of Windows, using compatible drivers is always a good option. The main advantage of updating drivers will help the user avoid stability issues that could arise due to your computer’s hardware. Information and installation of Windows 10 drivers can be found in the PC’s manufacturer website.
Microsoft needs to redeem itself in the market with Windows 10, not just because Windows 8 was a disaster but also to prove that it can still create an OS that provides appeal, thrill and necessity among its users.