Windows 7 and Windows 8 users can avail upgrading to Windows 10 via using Microsoft’s Windows update service
Yes You heard it right, Microsoft is providing upgrades to Windows 10 through its Windows Update service. Dont get it wrong. Windows will not automatically upgrading Windows 7/8 users to Windows 10 even though if your Windows Updates settings are set to auto.
However this will end the undue hassles and headaches for owners of Windows 7/8 PC of going through the rigors of burning a DVD or creating a USB boot drive to install the Windows 10.
Now the upgrade can be done simply by clicking the install button shown in the Windows Updates to upgrade to Windows 10 Technical Preview.
Microsoft earlier announced that windows 10 will be a free upgrade for Windows 7 and Windows 8/8.1 user for first year.
It however remains to be seen as to how much Microsoft charges for Windows 10 after the free period of 1 year comes to an end. Readers should also not that this does not mean that upgrading to Windows 10 during the free period will entail any fees after the expiry of One year. The verbatim meaning of Microsoft statement is that if you upgrade your Windows 7/8 PC to Windows 10 within one year, it is free of cost.
The upgrade will only be free in the first 12 months after release and will last for the “supported lifetime of the device.” Microsoft said the new OS will run on PCs, tablets, phones, and a new device to be announced later today.
Side effects of upgrading to Windows 10 using the Windows Update feature Microsoft is trying its best to help users who wants to upgrade to Windows 1o, but what matters is what will happen to the software’s and applications installed by the user after the upgrade. Dont be surprised if your Windows 7/8 applications and certain processes stop working, it is because of the operating system requirements conflict. Microsoft is working on solving those conflicts and you can report to them about the problems you are facing. Also if you find a bug in Windows 10 you can earn name and fame plus bounty money from Microsoft depending upon the severity of the bug.
Follow these steps to download Technical Preview:
Sign up for the Windows Insider Program, if you haven’t already.
Read the system requirements.
Click one of the Download links on this page to download a special file—it’s called an ISO file—that you can use to install the preview.
When the download is complete, transfer the ISO file to installation media such as a USB flash drive or DVD.
Double-tap or double-click setup.exe from the installation media, and then follow the steps.
Remember, trying out an early build like this can be risky. That’s why we recommend that you don’t install the preview on your primary home or business PC. Unexpected PC crashes could damage or even delete your files, so you should back up everything.
If you want to stop using Windows 10 Technical Preview and return to your previous version of Windows, you’ll need to reinstall your previous version from the recovery or installation media that came with your PC—typically a DVD. If you don’t have recovery media, you might be able to create a USB recovery drive.
After you install Windows 10 Technical Preview, you won’t be able to use the recovery partition on your PC to go back to your previous version of Windows.