How to Resolve Upgrade issues with Windows 10
Windows 10 is a free upgrade for Windows 7 and 8/8.1 users for a limited time. While the upgrade experience has been smooth for most, there has been a lot of users who are unhappy with the upgrade process and the issues associated with it which prompted users to come back to their old OS’s. Most of these issues are 3rd Party, and in this post I am going to talk about How to Resolve Upgrade issues with Windows 10.
Check for the system requirements first:
Windows 10 have the following Hardware System Requirements:
- 1 Gigahertz (GHz) x86 based AMD or Intel based rocessor or SoC
- RAM: 1 gigabyte (GB) for 32-bit or 2 GB for 64-bit with 4 GB recommended.
- Hard disk space: 16 GB for 32-bit OS 20 GB for 64-bit OS
- Graphics card: DirectX 9 or later with WDDM 1.0 driver
- Display: 800 x 600 minimum screen resolution.
Software System Requirements:
Minimum OS edition patch level should be at least Windows 7 SP1 or Windows 8.1 which are eligible for an upgrade. You need to upgrade to the latest edition first.
Ensure that you have enough storage (about 3 GB) to download the update before installation. For Netbook’s with 32 GB hard drives or older devices with full or not hard drive space, you may need additional storage to complete the upgrade. You can set the instructions during the installation process.
Use the Upgrade Application to check for any Upgrade issues:
Use the ‘Check my PC’ option in the Get Windows 10 app to find incompatibilities with your applications and Windows 10.
Device Driver Support
Irrespective of Windows Upgrade there should be full driver and firmware support, application compatibility and feature support, irrespective of whether or not the device meets the minimum system specification for Windows 10. The good news is that, almost all devices which works with 7 or 8.1 works just fine with Windows 10 as well.
Remove your Peripherals
It is advisable to remove all external peripherals, External HDD’s, Printers, Scanners etc. before going for the upgrade. Just a bare minimum Keyboard and a Mouse should suffice the need.
Uninstall your Antivirus Software
Several users with Trend Micro, Symantec and others complained of error messages during the upgrade process.
If the anti-malware application is incompatible, Windows will uninstall your application and preserving your settings.
If you need help, go to the respective vendor website to find out more help:
- Lenovo : support.lenovo.com
- Dell : support.dell.com
- Acer : support.acer.com
- HP: hp.com/support
- ASUS : support.asus.com
- Toshiba : support.toshiba.com
- Samsung: www.samsung.com/in/support/
Happy upgrading to Windows 10!