How to download Windows 10 for free?

By | July 29, 2015

After much wait Microsoft has started rolling out latest version of its operating system, the Windows 10 across the world. So here we present to you a simple guide on easily downloading and installing Windows 10 on your Windows PC or Tablet. Microsoft’s Insider programme members will be the first to experience the brand new Windows 10.

The best thing about Windows 10 is its versatility. Previous Windows version used to have separate version for smartphones, while Windows 10 will run on all the devices which includes – PCs, tablets and smartphones, Xbox gaming console as well as company’s holographic headset, better known as HoloLens.Windows 10 free upgrade

Windows 10 System Requirements:

First off, let us look at the minimum system requirements of Windows 10. Your PC or Tablet needs to have a minimum of 1GHz or more processor, 1GB RAM and at least 16GB of hard disk space for a 32-bit machine. In case of a 64-bit device you need at least 2GB of RAM and 16GB of hard disk space, a DirectX 9 or later graphics card with a WDDM 1.0 driver and an 800 x 600 display or better.

How to download and install Windows 10?

  1. In order to upgrade to Windows 10 your machine must be running either Windows 7 or Windows 8.1. If you are still stuck with Windows 8, then you first need to upgrade to Windows 8.1 to become eligible for free Windows 10 upgrade. Unfortunately, Windows RT won’t be blessed with Windows 10 upgrade, however, Microsoft has promised start menu and lock screen update in September. Also make sure automatic updates are on by following Control Panel > System > Automatic Updates.
  2. A Windows 10 app icon will appear in the bottom right corner of your home screen as seen in the picture above. You need to click on this icon to book your upgrade to Windows 10. You will be notified once the Windows 10 download gets completed

It must be daunting task for Microsoft to roll out such bandwidth hungry Windows upgrade. So the upgrade will be rolled out in stages with New Zealand users getting it first on 29th July. In fact, some business users might not get the upgrade notification before August 1. To manage such high volumes of downloads simultaneously, Microsoft has made arrangements of up to 40 Tbps capacity.

If you are currently using some outdated Windows version other then Windows 8.1 or 7, or if you want to install Windows 10 afresh, then you need to shell out $119 (£99) for Windows 10 Home and $199 (about £131) for Windows 10 Pro.