So, you noticed the little Windows 10 Upgrade icon in the bottom right corner of your screen, eh? Folks have been asking if we should upgrade. My answer, in short-yes!
For two reasons. First, the upgrade will keep our workstations running the latest, most secure, feature rich operating system. Second, it’s free until July 29th, 2016.
I’ve been running Windows 10 on my workstation for 6 months with excellent results and I would suggest we all take advantage of the upgrade offer before time runs out.
Download the Files
The first step is to download the needed files. Double-click on the Windows 10 icon, or open up Windows Update from the Control Panel (Start -> Control Panel).
From there click on the link that reads
start your free upgrade now.
Once the download is complete, agree to the upgrade by clicking the
After Preparing for the upgrade is complete, you will be presented with the final window in the upgrade process. When you click the
Start the upgrade now button, it will being the actual installation and upgrading process and you will not be able to use your computer until it is complete.
Kick off the Installation
Now go for lunch.
Once you click on the last button, the computer will reboot a number of times on it’s own as it works through installing the upgrade. It will complete the upgrade automatically and will take one to two hours.
There is a great post about How to Get the Windows 10 Update with helpful pictures at the Verge.
Techradar also did a nice post about Twenty Smart New and Improved Features in Windows 10. My favourite new features are the revamped Start Menu and the ability to have Multiple Desktops.