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How to upgrade to Windows 10 right now
Windows 10 is one of the best upgrades we've seen from Microsoft in a while and it's free for Windows 7 and Windows 8 users so there's no reason why you shouldn't upgrade your computer or tablet.
Today I'll be showing you how to install Windows 10 on your machine without waiting one more day.
Now before we begin, make sure you're eligible for this upgrade, meaning you have one of the two versions of Windows I just mentioned, and that you're the Administrator of this machine.
And once you've cleared these hurdles, make sure to back up your machine in case anything goes haywire during this operation.
You can check out Dan Graziano's article on CNET.com on how to prep your computer Before installing Windows 10.
Next check to see that you've installed all the updates available for your machine.
If you're up to date you should see this Window icon on the bottom right hand side of your screen.
And if not, head over to the start menu on your computer.
I'm using one running Windows 7. Now select All Programs and click on Windows Update.
And if it's not up to date you'll get prompted to download the latest version.
Check the box or multiple boxes, select okay and install.
Keep updating until you see the Window icon appear on the corner.
And now the fun begins.
Click on the icon and reserve your free copy of Windows 10.
Once you've completed the reservation process, you're at Microsoft's mercy.
You'll get an email confirmation for your reservation, but then you'll have to wait for your copy to arrive.
This may take days or even weeks.
Luckily, there is a workaround that can get you up and running the same day.
But, proceed with caution because this is a bit more complicated than just waiting it out.
Head over to the Windows Download page Scroll until you see the Download Tool and click on the version you need.
Most users will be on 64-bits, but you can always double-check by going to the Start Menu.
Right-click computer, Properties, and check next to System type.
Now back in the download page, run the Download Tool and select Update this PC and click on Next.
Now let the waiting game being.
Once the first part is done you'll have to click next and then install.
It'll restart a couple times before it's ready to go.
Once it's all done you'll see a welcome message.
Click next and now you'll begin to set up your new operating systems.
i'm going to use the express settings for this video but you can customize your own on the left hand corner.
Complete this installation process and when it's done setting up You'll have your new Windows 10 up and running, complete with your refurbished start menu and live tiles.
And there you have it.
Now enjoy your smoothly running machine.
remember we have more tips and tricks on Windows 10 at cnet.com, or you can tweet me if you have any more questions.
For CNET, I'm Vanessa Hand Orellena.
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