Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Tired Of Waiting For Windows 10? Here's How To Install It Today.

Did you "reserve" your free copy of Windows 10 - weeks ago, and now find that you are continuing to wait for the final installation files. Where are they? Microsoft has millions of copies to deliver and it may take awhile. Keep in mind, you have almost a year to grab your free copy, so there's no real hurry. But, if you want it now, there is a simple way to make it happen. Here's how.


1. First you need to download a copy of the Microsoft Windows 10 Media Creation Tool. Select the correct version for your computer - 32 bit (x86) or 64 bit (x64). If you are not sure which you have - read on.

2. To find out which version of Windows 10 you need, open File Explorer on your computer, right click on My Computer or This PC, and select Properties. You can determine whether you're running a 32-bit or 64-bit version of Windows. If you are currently running Windows 7 Starter, Windows 7 Home Basic, Windows 7 Home Premium, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows 8.1 with Bing, choose Windows 10 Home as Edition. If you are currently running Windows 7 Professional, Windows 7 Ultimate, Windows 8 Pro, Windows 8.1 Pro, Windows 8 Professional, Windows 8.1 Professional with Media Centre, choose Windows 10 Pro as Edition.

3. When you run the Tool, it will give you the option of automatically upgrading your specific computer to Windows 10, or you can make a bootable DVD or USB to install Windows 10 on one or more computers. Making a bootable USB Flash drive is a great option. It will come in handy if you have problems or need to reinstall later. For this choice, you will need a blank USB Flash Drive (at least 3GB) to make a 32 bit or 64 bit Installation Drive. If you want both versions on the same USB Drive you will need a 8GB version. There is an option for a DVD, as well, but few modern computers include DVDs.

4. Creating the tool takes a little time, but when it's done you will be ready to upgrade to Microsoft's latest and greatest.