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How to upgrade to Windows 10 as Windows 7 support nears its end

Users who are still on Windows 7 will have to upgrade to the latest version unless, of course, they have no problems with the potential risks to their systems.

Microsoft will end support for Windows 7 from January 14 and after this, technical assistance and software updates for Windows 7 will no longer be rolled out. The company has already ended mainstream support for Windows 7 in 2015, but it decided to pull the plug to the OS.

It has also recommended the users to move to Windows 10 soon as the older OS version will be disposed to viruses and malware. Hence, users who are still on Windows 7 will have to upgrade to the latest version unless, of course, they have no problems with the potential risks to their systems.

If you’ve been wondering how to upgrade to Windows 10, here’s a detailed guide:

So, the existing Windows 7 users can upgrade to Windows 10 simply by purchasing the official version from Microsoft’s online store. Windows 10 Home and Windows 10 Pro are both available where the former is capable enough for personal use.

Since, windows 7 is an old OS version which was first released in 2009, the different devices which are running on Windows 7 are most likely old devices which aren’t compatible for Windows 10. So, we advice that one would be to upgrade your systems first and purchase one that supports Windows 10.

One can still check if your device meets the minimum requirements for Windows 10 upgrade.

-1GHz or faster processor/SoC.

-1GB RAM (32-bit) or 2GB( 64-bit)

-32GB hard disk space for 64-bit or 16GB for 32-bit.

-Graphics card – DirectX 9 or later with WDDM 1.0 driver.

-800×600 resolution display

It should be mentioned here that Microsoft also had a free upgrade to Windows 10 offer which expired on July 29, 2016. However, users can still get the free Windows 10 upgrade through a workaround. There’s no confirmation if this is still available but interested users can try and get the Windows 10 free upgrade.

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