Updating from Windows 7 to Windows 10

Support for Microsoft’s Windows 7 operating system officially ended on January 14, 2020 diesel repair shops/fleets across the country are starting to feel the effects.

With that said, a growing number of folks in the diesel repair industry are suddenly realizing they need to upgrade, and fast.

You can read more about that in our previous blog post:
Why You Need to Ditch Windows 7

We’ve grabbed this helpful tutorial that will walk you through the process of upgrading your Windows 7 laptop to Windows 10. It’s not too hard, but it’s not easy either. It’ll take a bit of time and there are some risks of data loss if your computer isn’t backed up properly.

Before getting started it’s important that you make a backup of your hard drive just in case anything goes wrong.

Follow this tutorial before starting the reduce the chance of data loss:

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/61026-backup-restore-macrium-reflect.html

 

Minimum System Requirements for Windows 10:

  • Processor: 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster
  • RAM: 1 gigabyte (GB) for 32-bit or 2 GB for 64-bit (8 GB at least recommended)
  • Hard drive space: 32 GB or larger (128 GB at least recommended)
  • Graphics card: Microsoft DirectX 9 graphics device with WDDM 1.0 driver
  • Display: 800×600 screen resolution
  • Internet Connection: Internet connectivity is necessary to activate, perform updates, and to download and take advantage of some features.

Let’s get started:

Click on the Download button below to go to Microsoft’s Download Windows 10 site, and click/tap on the Download tool now button at the site under Create Windows 10 installation media. (see screenshot below)

Save the MediaCreationTool1909.exe file to your desktop, and run it.
If prompted by UAC, click/tap on Yes. (see screenshot below)
Click on Accept for the Microsoft Media Creation Tool EULA. (see screenshot below)
Select (dot) Upgrade this PC now, and click on Next. (see screenshot below)
Windows 10 Setup will now begin to download, verify, and create Windows 10 media. (see screenshot below)
Click on Accept for the Windows 10 EULA. (see screenshot below)
Windows 10 Setup will now check for and install any needed updates. (see screenshot below)
Windows 10 Setup will now check compatibility to make sure you’re ready to install Windows 10. (see screenshots below)
NOTE:  If anything is found that needs your attention you can click on confirm to continue.
NOTE: If you would like to change what you keep in the upgrade, click/tap on the Change what to keep link, choose what to keep, click/tap on Next. 
When ready, click/tap on Install to start upgrading to Windows 10. (see screenshots below)
Windows 10 Setup will now start upgrading to Windows 10. (see screenshot below)
NOTE: This will take a while.

Dismiss the lock screen by performing one of the following actions below. (see screenshot below)

  • Press the Ctrl+Alt+Delete keys if secure sign-in is enabled.
  • Press any key on the keyboard.
  • Click on the lock screen.
  • Tap on the lock screen if you have a touchscreen.
  • Swipe up on the lock screen if you have a touchscreen.

Sign in to Windows 10 with your account. (see screenshot below)

You will now be at your desktop for your account in Windows 10. (see screenshot below)

Congratulations, you have successfully upgraded your computer to Windows 10!

If everything went smoothly, you shouldn’t have lost any data.

 

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