How to update Windows 8 to Windows 10

Before going to upgrade Windows 8 to Windows 10, you need to check if your PC or tablet can be compatible with Windows 10.

If you want to upgrade your PC from Windows 8 to Windows 10, your PC must have a following minimum requirements:
* Processor must be 1GHz or higher;
* 1GB of RAM for 32-bit machines or 2GB for 64-bit machines;
* 16GB of hard disk space for 32-bit machines or 20GB for 64-bit machines;
* A DirectX 9 graphics card or later, with a WDDM 1.0 driver;
* An 800 x 600 display or better.

How to Upgrade Windows 8 to Windows 10?

It’s easy to upgrade Windows 8 to Windows 10, and here we’ll show you how to realize it.

Make Sure Your Copy of Windows is Activated

First, you have to check your current version of Windows is properly activated. Microsoft  allows to install Windows 10 on pirated and/or unactivated copies of Windows. To check if your copy of Windows 8 is activated, press Windows+W to pull up the Setting search, type “activated” into the search box, and then open the “See if Windows Is Activated” result. Otherwise, you can see under Control Panel -> System to view the status of the machine.

Grab the Windows 10 Update Assistant

The Windows 10 update tool is pretty straight forward, and you can find the download right here.

One other thing to note before getting started, though. The update tool will figure out the right version of Windows you need to update to. It determines if your current version of Windows is 32-bit or 64-bit, and updates you to the same version. You cannot move from a 32-bit installation of Windows 7 or 8 to a 64-bit installation of Windows 10 using the update tool—even if your PC supports it. If you’re running a 32-bit version of Windows and want to move to 64-bit, you’ll have to do a clean install instead. If you’re curious to know which version you’re using before getting started, check out our guide to figuring out if you’re running 32-bit or 64-bit Windows.

Running the Upgrade Installer

When you’re ready to upgrade, run the installer tool (named Media Creation Tool) to get started.

Now, you will be prompted to upgrade the PC now, or create installation media for another PC. You have to select the “Upgrade this PC now” option to begin the upgrade process, and click the “Next” button. The tool begins downloading the Windows 10 installation files. The time that takes just depends on your Internet connection speed.

After finishes downloading and unpacking the installation media, then you will be prompted to accept the terms of the license agreement. In that, you have to click “Accept” and the installer will do a last update check before kicking you over to the final confirmation page. The installer selects the largest “what to keep” selection by default i.e. it will keep all your personal files and installed apps safely in place. If that’s what you want to do, go ahead and click “Install” to get started with the installation. Otherwise, click the small “Change what to keep” link specify what you want to keep during the update process.

1. Reserve your free upgrade to Windows 10

If you are using Windows 8 operating system, you will see a small Windows icon which is located at the right end of the task bar. In that, you have to click on the icon, and then select “Reserve your free upgrade” in the app window. Now, you have to enter your email address to confirm your reservation.

2. Upgrade to Windows 10

After reserving the free upgrade, you just need to wait for the news from Microsoft. When the upgrade is ready for your PC, you will receive a notification. After that, you can upgrade your PC from Windows 8 to Windows 10 at once.

After completing the above process, you can run Windows 10 and begin enjoying new Windows 10 features. You can also find various ways to get Windows 10 license key.