Perfection is always difficult to achieve, but this does not mean you give up. This is something we have learned from Microsoft, which despite various major issues in Windows 8 and other previous versions of Windows, decided to keep trying. Windows 10 is a remarkable addition to the Windows family as it comes loaded with various features that were missing in the prior versions. A lot of people interested in getting this operating system have a lot of questions in their mind, particularly related to its installation process and security issues. We have answered five of the most common queries regarding Windows 10 so that you leave this page enlightened and feel confident about whatever decision you eventually take.
1. How Can I Upgrade Windows 7, 8 Or 8.1 To Windows 10?
Upgrading your device to Windows 10 is very simple. Just install Get Windows 10 app on your current operating system. It will display a small Windows icon in the taskbar. This icon means that your system is ready for an upgrade. Press the icon and follow the given steps for sending a request to Microsoft. The company will send you Windows 10 within a few days or weeks. If you are unable to see the Windows icon, then it means your system needs updates as Windows 10 can only be installed if your existing Windows is fully updated. Go to System and Security in Control Panel and click on Windows Update. If you are still confused about the process, then read the step-by-step guide to install Windows 10 by clicking here.
You may also upgrade Windows 7, 8 and 8.1 to Windows 10 by using a bootable USB drive for Windows 10. Using a USB drive for installing Windows 10 saves time and energy. Also, it is quite useful when you have to install Windows 10 in more than one device. Here is an easy guide to creating a bootable USB drive for Windows 10.
2. Can I Upgrade Windows XP or Windows Vista to Windows 10?
Microsoft does not offer Windows XP and Vista users a free upgrade to Windows 10, which means that you will have to pay $120 to buy the latest version of Windows. If you are still interested in upgrading your operating system to Windows 10, then you should make sure that your device supports all the features of the latest operating system. Installing Windows 10 on an older device may cause serious issues like slow speed, failure to run certain features, etc.
3. Is Windows 10 Free for a Limited Time Only?
It is a misconception that all Windows 10 users will have to pay a fee after one year of its use. Here is the deal; install Windows 10 within one year of its release and you can keep it for a lifetime without paying anything at all. If, due to any reasons, you are unable to upgrade your system within this time frame, then you will have to pay $120 for getting Windows 10. Do not worry, there is still a lot of time to avail this offer.
4. Should I Upgrade Right Away or Wait for a While?
This is not a weekly sale where you have to rush to the stores for getting a discount. If you are excited to talk with Cortana or try Microsoft’s new browser Edge, then you upgrade to the latest version right away. However, there is no harm in waiting for a while either. In fact, it is best to wait for Microsoft to fix the errors and bugs, especially in Edge browser, as pointed out by the users. You can send a request for Windows 10 any time before July 29, 2016 for the free upgrade.
5. Is there any truth behind privacy and security issues linked with Windows 10?
Windows 10 is fully safe to use. Its Wi-Fi Sense feature, which faced a lot of heat, is also safe. If you are still doubtful, then you may remove the Wi-Fi sharing feature by adding “_optout” in your network’s name. Cortana also attracted some criticism as people believed that it saves information that can be accessed and even used by Microsoft. Luckily, Microsoft allows you to turn off Cortana. So there really isn’t much to feel concerned about.