After a long wait, the day has finally come. Microsoft has released Windows 10 to the masses. This time round, Microsoft are doing the release of Windows 10 in waves starting with desktop and laptop computers. Basically this means only some of you will get the chance to upgrade today. Then, in the coming days and weeks more of you will be allowed the chance to upgrade.
With all of this excitement about Microsoft’s latest operating system, there is one major question: Just how do you get Windows 10?
Well, some of you can get it using the “Get Windows 10” app/nag screen. When you open it, some of you might something like the above screen shot. When you click “OK, let’s continue”, this will start the whole procedure of upgrading you to Windows 10 starting with downloading the upgrade. As this download is going to be about 2 gigabytes (or more) big then downloading will take some time.
At this time, you can choose to upgrade right now or to set it to upgrade later. If you click “Start the upgrade now”, your computer will restart.
At this point, your computer will restart automatically and then you will need to wait a little longer whilst the upgrade completes. That’s it you are all done! You can give yourself a pat on the back.
At this time, you might want to get yourself a USB Flash Drive and create a USB install disk. Microsoft has put up a page on their website where you can download the tool that you need to create your USB install disk for Windows 10. The tool itself will also give you the option to create a DVD if you want it. This might be important for a few reasons. First of all, in the event that something does go wrong or you need to put Windows 10 onto another computer then you won’t need to download it again. Additionally, if you did not get the notification to say that you can upgrade right now, then this will allow you to effectively jump ahead of the queue. However, if you choose to upgrade via this method you will still need your legitimate Windows 7/8/8.1 product key. That being said, you can make it so that the Windows 10 USB install disk that you made will take whatever product key you have on your computer.
Over these two weeks I am going to be providing some comprehensive coverage of Windows 10. I will have some articles covering the various features that you will find in Windows 10. On top of that, I will also have a full review of Windows 10 and tell you if you should upgrade or not, so stay tuned.