Despite the fact that Windows 10 has already appeared quite a long time ago, many still use the 7th version. She, of course, has a lot of advantages, but there is a big drawback - it is no longer supported by the developer. This means that under the 7th version, drivers are no longer written for the new hardware, and incompatibility with some new programs, even games, is gradually becoming apparent. Therefore, sooner or later, each user of the “seven” will be confronted with the question of how to upgrade outdated Windows 7 to Windows 10. This can be done, moreover, in several ways, so we will consider each of them in more detail.
Tips for upgrading Widows 7 to Windows 10.
Upgrade with Upgrade Assistant
At first, Microsoft provided an opportunity for everyone to upgrade from Windows 7 to Windows 10 absolutely free and free. This could be done even by those who had a pirated version. Then this action was extended first until December 31, 2007, and then until January 18, 2018, but only for people with disabilities. To make the transition from the “seven” to Windows 10 as simple and convenient as possible, a special utility has been posted on the official website - Upgrade Assistant. Now it is unlikely to find it there, but you can still download it (//go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=799445), and it still works.
How to upgrade from version 7 to Windows 10 using this utility? Everything is very simple - download and run this program. Then she will scan the installed system and equipment and display a message if it is suitable for upgrading to "dozens". If everything is in order, then the utility will start downloading system updates from the Microsoft server. User participation is minimal. In this case, the new system is activated with the same key that was used on the old one. If the Upgrade Assistant refuses to update the system and gives an error, this is usually due to the fact that the free promotion has ended and access is denied. A change in the date on the system clock can help - you need to change it to any date until December 31, 2017, that is, before the end of the promotion. Usually after this update is again in normal mode. After this update, the old data is saved.
Update using a key from previous versions
When upgrading activated Windows 7 to Windows 10, for example, using the Upgrade Assistant, the new system will be automatically activated. This key can be used in the future when installing the system from scratch. It works, because the key is automatically attached to the hardware of the computer and works only on it. You will not have to re-enter it, he will pick up from the server. If you change or alter something, for example, replace a video card, then you will not be able to activate Windows 10 with this key - you will have to write in support of Microsoft and explain the situation. In addition, the key is only suitable for the current version of the system. For example, if it is from Windows Home, then it will not work on Windows Professional. It is also possible to use the existing license key. Therefore, the question of how to turn Windows 7 into a new Windows 10 officially is easy to solve. After installing the "ten", you can enter the key of the "seven" or "eight", and it should work fine. However, sometimes it does not work, although it is worth a try.
Clean install Windows 10
If the old system is too overloaded with unnecessary programs, it is unstable, and it is time to reinstall it, you can completely officially update it to Windows 10. To do this, go to the official website and download the version you need. If the old version, for example, Home, then the new one should be the same. The utility, which is available on the official website (//www.microsoft.com/ru-ru/software-download/windows10), can do all the work and change Windows 7 to Windows 10. If the same version of the "dozens" was before installed on this computer, then the license key will be applied automatically. If you want to perform the installation yourself, you can download the installation image and burn it to a USB flash drive or DVD-ROM, using the instructions. The installation is the same as for other versions of the operating system - you need to boot the computer from a bootable flash drive or disk and then follow the step-by-step instructions.
To activate, you can try to use the key from a similar version of the "seven" or "eight". If for some reason it does not work, then you will have to buy a license on the official website (//www.microsoft.com/ru-ru/windows/get-windows-10). As an option - for the first time, you can simply try to upgrade your system using the Upgrade Assistant, which will allow you to get a new license for free. Then it will be possible to install the same version of the "tens" on a clean computer as many times as you like. True, the possibility of such an update, developers can disable at any time, but as long as it works. Before a clean installation of the system, take care of the safety of personal data - copy important files to another partition of the hard drive, to a USB flash drive or to the cloud!
Do you use the "ten", and how did the transition from older versions? Share your experience, both successful and not so much - it will help many of our readers to avoid various “pitfalls” in this process.