Checking compatibility issues before upgrading to Windows 10 – A basic guide

The latest version of the Windows operating system, Windows 10, is set for worldwide release on the 29th of July, 2015. This new Windows operating system has received a lot of varying reviews from PC users who are or already have tested it on the Windows Insider platform. But there still exists certain problems with the way users need to upgrade their current OS to Windows 10. Will there be a free upgrade option or will users have to get a paid license for the OS?

With the release date right around the corner, you need to make sure that your desktop and laptop, with all devices and applications, are compatible with the new upgrade that you will avail after Windows 10 is launched on July 29th. Luckily, thanks to the efforts of Microsoft, you can use the GET WINDOWS 10 tool for this purpose. This tool can be found on all versions of Windows 7 and Windows 8.

Upgrading to the new Windows 10 operating system is quite easy, but it is your duty to ensure that your system is made ready before you get the upgrade. The Windows icon that appears in your system tray is much more useful than just reserving your Windows 10 copy for absolutely no charge. Your whole system can be checked by the icon so that you can make sure that your system is ready for upgradation. Here are the steps that you need to follow:

  • Click on the GET WINDOWS 10 icon that appears in your system tray on your desktop
  • Click on the HAMBURGER menu that can be seen in the upper left side
  • Select CHECK YOUR PC, which can be seen under GETTING THE UPGRADE

If your system is suitable enough to get the upgrade, then you will get a green signal. If not, then a list of incompatible apps and devices will be provided to you.

Device issues usually include a monitor unable to display the highest resolution, or speakers unable to play audio files on the upgraded system. The incompatible apps must be uninstalled before upgradation, so as to make the process a whole lot simpler. A patch install or a simple driver update may be able to sort out these issues, so look for these patches and drivers as well.

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If your computer is running a genuine Windows 7 or Windows 8 copy, then the Windows 10 upgrade will be available to you free of charge. But if your OS is pirated, or you are running Vista or XP, then you have to pay for upgrading to Windows 10 license, and then installing the new OS effectively. The cost of the license of Windows 10 Home and Windows 10 Pro is approximately USD 119.99 and USD 199.99 respectively.

You can get more information on this new OS and ways to download and upgrade to Windows 10 much more effectively from the official Windows blog. You can also become a member of the Windows Insider platform to test the OS before its global release.

Guys, I am waiting eagerly for the new Big Shot from Microsoft which is going to rock the software market.

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