Upgrading to Windows 10

This page contains several articles curated around the topic of upgrading to Windows 10. The articles are sorted in blocks of related content to make it easier to locate the content that you need.

Unsure about upgrading to Windows 10?

Should you upgrade to Windows 10? Before taking the plunge, you might want to know what you will lose by upgrading and what are the minimum system requirements for it.

If you do not want to upgrade anytime soon, you can stop Windows 10 from automatically downloading in the background on Windows 7 and 8. You can remove the pushy ‘Get Windows 10’ app and even stop the Windows 10 upgrade prompts using the GWX Control Panel.

Things you can (or should) do before upgrading to Windows 10

You should know what to expect while upgrading to Windows 10. There are several things that you can do before upgrading, which includes finding the Windows product key. While you are at it, you might want to create a bootable USB media for Windows 10.

Clean Install or Upgrade to Windows 10

Depending on your need, you can do a clean install of Windows 10 or upgrade to Windows 10 from your existing OS. If you are already on Windows 10 Home and want to upgrade, you have a direct upgrade from Windows Home to Pro. You can see the comparison of features offered by different versions of Windows 10. Once upgraded, you will need to activate Windows. Here’s how Windows 10 activation works in upgrade situations.


We can all hope for a flawless and smooth upgrade, but reality is, things break. It is possible that the upgrade setup fails to start or it starts and you run into some common upgrade issues.  There are a few things you can do to troubleshoot the update issues, and hopefully, your setup would complete without any more problems.

Upgrade complete. Now what?


Now that you have completed the upgrade to Windows 10, there is one optional maintenance task that you can do. That is to clean up the now unneeded files that we used during setup and free up disk space. Of course, you can do it at any later time as well.

Next up: Tweak settings, customize the interface and get to know more about the new OS for a personalized, current user experience on Windows 10.