Windows XP To Windows 10 Upgrade Tutorial
As many of you already know, you can update from Windows 7 to Windows 10 for free, but this is not the case for those who are using the old Windows XP. With other words, in order to install the Windows 10 on your computer, you will need to buy a license.
In addition, you will need a clean installation of Windows 10, as you can upgrade and keep your files, as you can do when you upgrade from Windows 7 to Windows 10.
Windows 10: Minimum Requirements
It seems that you don’t need a high-end computer in order to run Windows 10. According to Microsoft, in order to run Windows 10, you will need a computer that has at least the following specifications:
– CPU: A processor clocked at 1GHz or faster;
– HDD Space: 16GB of space for the Windows 10 32bit or 20GB for Windows 10 64bits;
– Graphics Card: DirectX 9 or later with WDDM 1.0 driver;
– Display: A display that supports a resolution of at least 800×600 pixels.
The Windows 10 Home Edition costs 119.99 dollars, while for the Professional Edition you will need to pay 199.99 dollars.
How To Update From Windows XP To Windows 10
If you decide to purchase the Windows 10 Home or Pro edition, you will be able to opt for the physical disc or for a digital download. We suggest you to copy all your important to either an external hard drive or a secondary partition (for example D:\).
Keep in mind that not all the applications are compatible with Windows 10, as the developers haven’t updated their applications to the latest Windows operating system. With other words, if you have an old scanner or printer, we suggest you to look on the internet if you can find a driver for it for the new operating system. If you can’t find a driver for your printer/scanner for the Windows 10 OS, then you will not be able to use it anymore on the newly installed operating system.
If you decide that you want to install the Windows 10 OS on your computer, then go to Microsoft’s website and order a physical DVD with it or purchase it digitally. If you get the Windows 10 digitally, we suggest you to use the Windows USB DVD download tool to copy the Windows 10 installation files to your USB flash drive and make it bootable.
As soon as you have a USB drive with Windows 10 bootable on it, restart your computer, boot using the USB drive and follow the steps to complete the installation.