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About Windows 10

Windows 10 is a part of Windows NT family of operating system for personal computers. The first version of Windows 10 entered a public beta testing on October 1, 2014. Since the beginning of Windows 10 public beta testing, Microsoft developed Technical Preview and Insider Preview. On June 13, 2015, Microsoft announced that Windows 10 will be released on July 29, 2015. Windows 10 is available in seven different editions including Windows 10 Home, Windows 10 Professional, Windows 10 Enterprise, Windows 10 Education, Windows 10 Mobile, Windows 10 Mobile Enterprise and Windows 10 IoT Core.

Windows 10 Free Upgrade

Windows 10 supports almost all desktops and laptops such as HP, Lenovo, Samsung, Sony, ThinkPad, Toshiba, Asus, Acer, etc. In order to encourage more users to use Windows 10, Microsoft allowed all Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 users to upgrade system to Windows 10 for free since the release of Windows 10.  This free gift is only available for Win7 and Windows 8.1 users, which means that Windows XP and Windows Vista users cannot upgrade to Windows 10 for free. Therefore, you can upgrade PC system to Windows 10 if your computer runs Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 operating system.

Free to upgrade from Windows 7 to Windows 10

If you are Windows 7 users, you can follow this guide to upgrade to Windows 10 OS:

Click "Start" menu > click "Control Panel" > select "Safety and Security" > click "Windows Update" > click "Check for Updates" > click "Install Updates" when it shows "Install updates for your computer" message

Free to upgrade from Windows 8.1 to Windows 10

The solution for Windows 10 upgrading from Windows 8.1 is similar to that of Windows 8. Just follow this guide: Click "Start" menu > click "All Programs" > click "Windows Update" > click "Check for Updates" > click "Install Updates" when it shows "Install updates for your computer" message

What you may need to do before or during Windows 10 upgrading

Before or during upgrading to Windows 10, you probably need to do following things:

1. Some old devices with full hard drives or devices with 32GB HDD may need additional storage space in order to complete the upgrading successfully, so you may need to move or delete some files or applications to free up disk space if there is not enough free space on the device.

2. If there is not enough free space on the device, you may be asked to attach an external hard drive or delete some files to free up disk space in system upgrading process. You should connect the external hard drive properly to avoid any problem during system upgrading. Once the Windows 10 upgrading is completed, you had better backup the external hard drive in case that you need the data on it later.

3. You may be asked to uninstall some applications in order to successfully upgrade to Windows 10 because some applications may cause problems to the upgrade and make it fail.

Pay attention:

1. Microsoft stopped providing Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 users with free Windows 10 upgrade on July 29, 2016. Therefore, all Windows computer users who want to upgrade system to Windows 10 have to purchase it from its provider.

2. Although Windows 10 has many improved features compared to the previous versions, some features might be unavailable in some computer. Therefore, you should make it clear when you purchase it on your computer.

Windows 10 upgrading Error

In fact, many people have encountered various kinds of problems in Windows 10 upgrading process. For example, many people received error code like 0x80070057, 0xa0000400, 0xc1900200, 80240020, etc during Windows 10 upgrade and finally failed to complete the upgrading. Microsoft has not supplied any solution for the problem fixing. Then, is there any way to fix the problem when you get those error codes? A person named Alberto Berbacchi has found an easy way to resolve the Windows 10 upgrade problem. He shared that you only need to disable the network connection at once when you receive a prompt saying the verifying download phase has been concluded. He also told that he has tested this method on 5 different computers and it worked on all of them.

Data Loss Result from Win10 Upgrade Failure

It is a pity for Windows users who failed to upgrade OS to Windows 10 due to this or that kind of reason. However, the worse thing is that somebody may suffer further disaster due to Windows 10 upgrade failure. Sometimes, they may lose important data from their computer due to upgrade failure of Windows 10. In order to avoid such kind of problem, it is strongly recommended you to backup important data to an external hard drive before perform system upgrade. If you lose any data due to Windows 10 update error, you had better stop all tasks on your computer and then use a data recovery tool to retrieve what you need.

Windows 10 Problems and Fixes

Many PC users have successfully upgraded their devices to Windows 10 OS, but most of them have encountered different kinds of problems after updating to Windows 10. Everything probably produces some bumps in the beginning and nothing is perfect, so it is a normal thing that you may face some problems on Windows 10:

1. Cannot connect to WiFi on Windows 10

Your PC cannot connect to any WiFi after installing Windows 10 operating system? This problem might be caused by many reasons. First of all, you should check if the WiFi works properly. Then, you can update drivers and changing router channel to fix the problem. In addition, you can try to uninstall the existing antivirus software and then reinstall it on your computer to resolve this issue.

2. This App cannot open message in Windows 10

Usually, you may receive the message showing "xx cannot be opened using the built-in administrator account. Sign with a different a different account and try again" when you attempt to launch some built-in Apps like email, settings, contacts, etc. This problem occurs because Windows 10 does not allow its users to sign in with built-in administrator account to access Windows built-in Apps and Settings. You have to sign with a Microsoft account on Windows 10 to access built-in Apps normally.

3. Antivirus software does not work on Windows 10

Antivirus software is very important on each computer. Your computer is facing the threat virus infection risks when antivirus software stops working. First of all, you should check if the antivirus software is out of date. You should update the antivirus software to avoid such a problem. In addition, the antivirus software may stop working because it is not compatible with the Windows 10 operating system. What is more, the antivirus software may have conflict if you have installed two different kinds of anti-virus software on your computer. It is highly recommended to only install one antivirus program on a computer.

Windows 10 Crash

Windows 10 system crash and your computer stops working or reboots without any warning? Or Windows 10 shows blue screen of death and then reboots suddenly? This problem usually results from software conflict, hardware failure, virus infection, bad sectors on hard drive and more other reasons. You can repair the issue with different methods based on different reasons. For example, you can uninstall the software which is not compatible with the Windows 10. Or you can run antivirus software to erases virus from your computer.

Can You Downgrade Windows 10 to Previous Operating System?

Windows 10 is the latest version of Microsoft operating system, but some users are used to using previous Windows system after having a try with Windows 10 for some time. How can you downgrade Windows 10 to previous operating system?

Method 1: You can reinstall operating system on your computer, so you can reinstall the Windows system that you like to use on your computer.

Method 2: You can downgrade Windows 10 to Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 without needing to reinstalling system. This method is available only if it is less than 10 days after you upgraded your computer from previous version Windows 7 / 8.1 to Windows 10. You just need to click "Settings" on Windows 10 > click "Update & Security" > click "Recovery" and then you only need to wait patiently before downgrading to previous Windows version.


You should backup data if you need to reinstall operating system on your computer. Although it does not have influence on the computer data during system downgrading, you had better make a backup for important data in case of unexpected disaster during system upgrading. You can use an external hard drive or data backup programs line One Drive to backup important data on Windows 10.

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