How To Upgrade Windows 8 to Windows 10 For Free

Updating Windows 8 to Windows 10

It’s been a while that we got windows updating articles for you all. In this article, we are going to show you step by step method on ‘How to upgraded Windows 8 to Windows 10’ for free in 2020.

Many users are worried about losing their applications and files during the Windows version update. But, we got you covered. We will be showing you the method through which you won’t be losing any information, applications, files, and media.

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Things you will need throughout the article for upgrading Windows 8 to Windows 10:

  • Storage device: Either a USB or a DVD.
  • Microsoft Windows 10 Update Tool.
  • Back-up device (can be google drive) for being on the safe spot.

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Initial steps to begin to update Windows 8 to Windows 10:

Before we start our article, we have to make sure of a few things.

  • We recommend you to take a backup of all the important files and media. This will not be required.
  • Take note of your ‘Windows 8’ Serial key and make sure your ‘Windows 8’ is activated.
  • Make sure to have on and around 10 GB of free space in your disk drive (probably C:).
  • Save all your current work files and media before starting the upgrade.

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How To Upgrade Windows 8 to Windows 10 For Free

Now that we are ready to take our sail on updating Windows 8 to Windows 10, let us begin with the article:

Step 1: Downloading Microsoft Windows 10 Update tool

Firstly, click on Microsoft Windows 10 Update Tool, and download the file. If prompted for permission, click on ‘yes‘.

How to upgrade Windows 8 to Windows 10
Microsoft Windows 10 Upgrade tool

Next, a page with terms and conditions will be prompted. Click on ‘Accept‘. As soon as you click on accept, the tool will start checking for your current system specifications to see if it is compatible with Windows 10.

It is going to check for 3 different things:

  • Your CPU.
  • Your memory.
  • Your disk space.

How to update Windows 8 to Windows 10

If your system is compatible click on ‘Next‘ to continue. If not, check for which feature isn’t compatible and upgrade it. Then continue from the beginning till your system is ready.

Step 2: Progress of updating Windows 8 to Windows 10

Once you have successfully started the upgrade, it may take 10-40 minutes to install all the updates required to switch from Windows 8 to Windows 10.

As soon as the updates are downloaded, it will ask you to reboot your PC/system.

How to upgrade Windows 8 to Windows 10 for Free

Click on ‘Restart now‘, if you have few things to save or fix, click on ‘Restart later‘. Once you are ready, manually restart your system.

Step 3: Installing Windows 10 Updates

After you reboot your system, it will start to install the Windows 10 updates. It may take another 10-40 minutes to install all the updates correctly. Your system may reboot several times during this process.

Do not restart or turn off your PC during installation, it may possibly corrupt your Windows.

After your updates are installed, you will be asked for a few queries such as:

  • Your name, location, and time zone.
  • Enabling Cortana.
  • New applications for your Windows.

Accept and proceed by clicking on ‘Next‘.

Step 4: Checking if the Windows got updated

Finally, you can find that all the old Softwares, files, and media are still in their place.

Now, click on the start button and search for ‘this PC‘. Now, right-click on this PC and select ‘properties’.

How to update Windows 8 to Windows 10 for Free

You will find all the information related to your system.

Under ‘Windows Edition‘, you will find which Windows version you are currently on.

How to update Windows 8 to Windows 10 for Free

Under ‘Windows activation‘, check whether your Windows is activated or not.

How to update Windows 8 to Windows 10 for Free

Congratulations, you have successfully upgraded your Windows 8 To Windows 10 for Free.

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Conclusion

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