How Do You Install a Newer Version of Windows on Your Computer?


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Clicking the Windows icon in the taskbar on your desktop should open a pop-up to begin the installation process. Windows 10 is the newest version of Windows available for installation, as of October 2015. Follow the directions to let Microsoft know you would like to install the new software. Next, you should receive a notification a few days or weeks later when you receive Windows 10. On average, installing the new software might take up to one hour.

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How Do You Install a Newer Version of Windows on Your Computer?
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Microsoft.com also offers a Windows 10 download page to download instantly without possibly waiting a few days. This download process is more advanced than the common installation process, and might seem complicated to some users. The installation process requires a USB drive or DVD with at least 4 GB of space. Users must then use the media creation tool to download Windows 10 to the USB or DVD and begin installing.

To install Windows 10, you must be signed in as the administrator on your computer. To protect all of your files, it’s highly recommended to back up your computer before installing the new software. If the Windows icon doesn’t appear in your taskbar, you might need to install new updates on your current Windows version first.

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