As we mentioned in our previous article, the Windows 7 support will end soon. According to Microsoft, the dreaded date for most of Windows 7 owners is 14th January 2020.
While the operating system will remain functional, solving potential issues might turn out to be a time-consuming hassle for you or your business, as it will require advanced knowledge. This is why we recommend switching to Windows 10 – Microsoft claims that Windows 10 will be the last OS they will ever release, so the official support for it will never expire, and constant improvements and updates will keep it up to date with current trends in technology.
How to upgrade to Windows 10
Windows 10 significantly differs from Windows 7 in many aspects, but both operating systems’ minimum hardware requirements are the same:
- Processor: 1 GHz
- Memory: 1 GB RAM (32-bit) or 2 GB RAM (64-bit)
- Hard disk space: 16 GB (32-bit) or 20 GB (64-bit)
- Graphics card: DirectX 9 graphics processor with WDDM 1.0 driver
You will need 2 more things, beside the minimum hardware requirements listed above, in order to upgrade to Windows 10: a genuine license for Windows 10 and an internet connection. That’s all!
As for the process itself – we have prepared a detailed guide for upgrading to Windows 10 that you can read here.
Important: Before making any changes to your operating system, it is always recommended to backup your important files.
Other questions that you might have
Q: Which Windows 10 license do I need?
A: We have prepared an article to help you decide: Windows 10 Home vs Windows 10 Pro
Q: My organization has hundreds of devices with Windows 7, how can I migrate them smoothly to Windows 10?
A: We advise you to go for a Volume licensing solution – go here for details: How to upgrade hundreds of devices to Windows 10
- + several other languages
- Transferable (online activation)
- For 1 device only
- No expiration date
- To be installed and activated as a full version of Windows 10
- Possibility of choice between Pro and Enterprise LTSC (2019)