5 Things to do to before upgrading to Windows 10

Last Updated on August 10th, 2016.
Windows 10 Wallpaper HD

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The lure and the pomp around windows 10 make it attractive for many users to download it. However, many people jump into the trap of this upgraded window and eventually have problems with their system. If you are not in this category, Jovago.com, roll out things you must do before downloading Windows 10.

Hardware requirement

Before you download the Windows 10, ensure that your computer has the carrying capacity to accommodate the Windows 10. If your system cannot, it will crash. The hardware features are Processor: 1GHz CPU, RAM: 1GB (32 bit) or 2GB (64 bit), Disk Space: 16GB (32 bit) or 20GB (64 bit) and Graphics: DirectX 9 capable video card with WDDM driver. You can do this by clicking the Windows 10 icon on the right-hand side of the taskbar.

Back your Data

This is a reasonable step that must be taken to prevent any loss of significant data because downloading a new OS will make major changes to your system which may in turn affect the contents in your system. It is better to backup your data with your external hard disk.

Free up space

The space needed to fully download Windows 10 is 16 GB. Hence, before you commence any download, it is important to check your available space and if it is not enough, free up some by deleting some materials. You can also uninstall irrelevant applications or programs from your system to achieve this.

Know your Product Key

A product key is a tool that allows you access to your Microsoft Windows when it is installed. So, if you want to download Windows 10, you may be asked for the product key of the Windows you are using at present- which may be Windows 7, 8 and 8.1. To prevent you from getting stuck, it advisable to have your product key.

Remove peripheral devices

Peripheral devices like external disks, flash drives, and USB cords should be disconnected so that it will not interfere with the download.

Ogunfowoke Adeniyi
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