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5 Key Things To Consider Before Upgrading To Windows 10

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Microsoft has announced End of Life Windows 7 from January 2020. The End of Life means Microsoft will no longer providing any support to the Windows 7, and hence upgrading to Windows 10 is a wise decision.

If you are unaware about the Windows 7 End-of-life than please click here.

But firstly, what you should consider before upgrading Windows 7 to Windows 10.

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Hardware requirements for the Windows 10

If you want to upgrade your Windows 7 to windows 10 then you first need to consider whether or not your device is compatible with the new upgrade. Neglecting it often affects the long-term productivity of the hardware and may result in replacing the hardware sooner.

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Microsoft’s basic requirements for installing windows 10:
  • Processor: 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster processor or System on a Chip (SoC)
  • RAM: 1 gigabyte (GB) for 32-bit or 2 GB for 64-bit
  • Hard drive space: 16 GB for 32-bit OS or 32 GB for 64-bit OS
  • Graphics card: DirectX 9 or later with WDDM 1.0 driver
  • Display: 800 x 600

If your device is not compatible enough please read whether to upgrade or replace the device.

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Is your backup plan ready?

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I know you all have heard of the important of backup. Believe or not, still a lot of people do not put the backup in practice.

Before upgrading your device to Windows 10, make sure that you have prepared a full backup in hand. It is safe to have a backup of your files so you will not lose your valuable files, photos and so on. But more importantly, use Windows backup program (windows image backup) and create system image with your personal data in external hard drive or USB.

With the system backup and data backup, you are ready to proceed with the windows 10 upgrade! No need to worry about losing data anymore.

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Are Windows 7 programs (apps) compatible in windows 10?

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If you are concerned about losing your important programs/apps after upgrading the windows, then don’t worry it is a myth. According to the Desktop App Assure program, Microsoft has promised that they will provide support to all those applications that Windows old versions are compatible with. In case, if there is an application that was compatible in Windows 7 or 8 ad not working in windows 10, then you can contact Microsoft for troubleshooting the application for free.

We would advise installing applications from the Microsoft store after the upgrade finishes. So will get the most compatible and latest version of that program

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Are you looking for a Bulk upgrade?

If you’re one of the 40% of global organisations still using Windows 7 operating system and looking to upgrade windows 7 pro to windows 10 pro in bulk, you would need a careful planning for this process as it might be a complex process and you do not want to interrupt the whole business because of this. The plan should be the one that simplifies the entire upgrade process and completes it with minimal risks, so your organisation will not lose its productivity. The criteria that may concern for bulk upgrade are:

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License: Remember Product key is not a Licence for Windows. The product key is only required for the first time when you install a Windows operating system in your device and whenever you will upgrade your device it will automatically use the digital product key from your device. But the Licence will unlock all the windows key applications.

Budget: If you are already having any windows operating system then the windows 10 upgrade is free for you. But you may need to buy a license for Windows Pro applications for your organisation. The Licence price depends on the number of employees you have.

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Will I be able to downgrade my Windows operating system?

If for any reason you want to downgrade your Operating system from Windows 10 to your old version, then windows provide that facility as well.

Go to Start menu >> Windows settings >> Recovery options >> Go back to Windows <old version>

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