Well, finally Windows 10 is coming, no matter whether you expect it or not. If you are using lower OS, such as Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7, you will surely need to upgrade to this new OS in the future – it is a regular routine. Now you can have a quick look at this new Windows 10 for better understanding.
Windows 10 Is Free to Upgrade? The Price You Need to Know
Users of Windows 8.1, Windows 8, and Windows 7 will be able to upgrade to Windows 10 for free within the first year. Once you’ve upgraded, your PC or whatever device you’ve installed it on can use this OS for free for its entire lifespan.
However, after those first 12 months, you will have to pay for the new Windows 10. Therefore, it’s a wise choice to upgrade from your Windows 8.1, Windows 8, or Windows 7 to Windows 10 within the 12 months after it is delivered.
Users upgrade from Windows RT (Surface RT and Surface 2) can only use parts of Windows 10 functions. And Windows XP users will have to pay for this new upgrade.
How to Upgrade to Windows 10?
Microsoft has said that this new Windows 10 will be delivered through Windows Update. Therefore, users can get it from the Windows Update. It’s recommended that you should turn on automatic updates of Windows Update to get your devices ready. To successfully install Windows 10 on your computer, try the methods in this post: How to Successfully Update to Windows 10 from Windows 8.1/8/7/XP/Vista.
- It will run a risk to update to this new Windows Operating System. You’d better backup all files in case of data loss.
- After the free upgrade, make sure all the drivers of hardware devices are well compatible with the new Windows 10. Different Windows OS requires different parameters. If the drivers are not 100% compatible with the new OS, there will be conflicts. Driver Talent (formerly called DriveTheLife) can quickly scan all the hardware devices, download and install the best-matched drivers for your computer.
Download and install Driver Talent (formerly called DriveTheLife). Run it and click “Scan” to find out if the drivers are outdated, corrupted, damaged, missing or incompatible. Click “Repair” to fix the corrupted, damaged, missing or incompatible drivers and click “Update” to update to the new drivers versions. To get the latest drivers, select “Latest driver” at the bottom of the software to switch to this tab, and then select the latest driver version to update to. You can get a free code to activate Driver Talent by Dec., 31th, 2015 and enjoy all the feature for free in your lifetime.
Why Windows 10 But Not Windows 9?
Microsoft calls the new OS Windows 10, instead of Windows 9. Here are some rumors about this name:
- Microsoft considers Windows 8.1 as Windows 9 since it is the update of Windows 8.
- It will get confused to distinguish with the name of Windows 95 or Windows 98.