Deadline Comes for Windows 10 Free Upgrade: Upgrade Your PC Now


As we’ve known for a long period, the Windows 10 free upgrade ends on July 29th, 2016. Today is the deadline. Microsoft pushes more Windows Users to upgrade to Windows 10 from Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7, Vista or XP. Although it has some flaws, Windows 10 is still an awesome operating system.

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Is Your PC Windows 10 Ready

Taking a look at your hardware, your PC must meet the minimum requirement for a Windows 10 upgrade, as below:

  • CPU: 1GHz
  • Graphics: Must support DirectX 9 or later with WDDM 1.0 driver
  • Display resolution: 800×600
  • Memory: 1GB for 32-bit systems, 2GB for 64-bit
  • Free storage: 16GB for 32-bit systems, 20GB for 64-bit

How to Upgrade to Windows 10

If you intend to upgrade to Windows 10 Home or Windows 10 Professional, please see Free Windows 10 Update – How to Upgrade to Windows 10 from Windows 8.1/8/7/XP/Vista for instructions.

Note: It is a paid upgrade for Windows XP or Vista users. In addition, Windows 7 Enterprise and Windows 8 or 8.1 Enterprise users are also not eligible for the free upgrade.

See Also: How to Reinstall Windows 10 on Your Desktop or Laptop

How to Perform a Clean Install of Windows 10 from Windows 8.1, 8, 7

Windows 10 Drivers Download and Update

After you successfully upgrade to Windows 10, the next process is to download and install the corresponding Windows 10 device drivers. The easiest and quickest method is to use a professional Windows drivers download utility such as Driver Talent, which could help you download and update the most compatible Windows 10 drivers in one go.

You could head over to the OSToto official website to free download Driver Talent. To download and install the genuine with drivers on Windows 10, do the following:

1. Scan Your PC

Launch Driver Talent. Click the “Scan” button to scan your PC. It will identify your outdated device drivers and locate the appropriate Windows 10 drivers available.

2. Download and Install Windows 10 Drivers

Click “Update” to update your drivers to the Windows 10 version. If there are corrupted or damaged driver, click “Repair” to fix the driver issues.

3. Restart Your PC

After the Windows 10 drivers install is complete, restart your PC to make drivers update take effect.

See Also: Free Download and Install Drivers after Window 10 Update

Common Windows 10 Issues & Fixes

There is a chance that you may encounter some common issues during or after the Windows 10 update, such as no Wi-Fi available, no sound, USB device not recognized, bluetooth not available, black screen, screen flickering​, etc. You can check for the solution in the Windows 10 Issues and Fix section.

If you have any questions about the Windows 10 update, please make comments below the post.

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