Windows 10 has been officially launched in 190 countries around the world for existing Windows users, as well as those who buy new PCs and tablets. If you are wondering how you can get the latest operating system from Microsoft, here is a small guide that shows you how to obtain and install Windows 10.
Windows 10 is a free update for Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 users, but running earlier versions may have to buy a copy. Depending on the operating system your computer is currently in the process of obtaining and installing Windows 10 may differ slightly.
Upgrading from Windows 7 or Windows 8.x
As mentioned above, Windows 10 is a free update if you are running Windows 7 or Windows 8.x Here’s how you can update:
1. Open Windows Update (search Windows Update in the Start or menu screen).
2. If your computer is eligible, you will see the option to upgrade to Windows 10.
In some cases, such as Windows 7, you may need to first download the SP1 update, before going to Windows 10. Note that this could take a while.
If you do not see any update, you have to manually reserve a copy of Windows 10. If you can not wait for the update to appear and do not mind making a little effort, download the Windows 10 ISO and follow the steps for Windows 10.