First make sure that your personal files are safe and beware that not all of your applications might survive the upgrade. After its launch at the 29th of July, Windows 10 will be available…
First make sure that your personal files are safe and beware that not all of your applications might survive the upgrade.
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After its launch at the 29th of July, Windows 10 will be available for free installation for everybody, who has Windows 7 or Windows 8 installed on their PCs. Microsoft also promises that it would be a direct upgrade to Windows 10, meaning that once you start the upgrade process you’ll end with Windows 10 on your PC. But everybody knows about upgrade problems, for example, your old applications might not launch or they will start, but the preferences will be set to default and other similar problems. But Microsoft already thought about that and created a program that will check your PC and applications on it and will tell you, whether your PC and apps are compatible with the new OS.
Users of Windows 7 and 8 should be able to see the icon of Windows 10 in their system tray. It was made available to users since the 1st of July and it ensures them that a free copy of Windows 10 will be automatically downloaded to their PCs after the 29th of July. Upon clicking the ‘Get Windows 10‘ icon one will be able to see an icon with three horizontal fields and on the left panel and users will be able to click on the link to check their PCs for compatibility with the new OS.
After a short scan, users will receive a report that will tell them if their PC is or isn’t compatible with Windows 10. Also, one will be able to see what exactly parts of the hardware aren’t compatible with the new OS. But those users who might have much incompatible hardware shouldn’t panic as the Ten is still in Beta mode, so Microsoft still has some time to resolve problems with this hardware.
The tech giant also promises that none of the users’ personal files will be affected but still some of them might want to make a backup copy just in case something goes wrong.