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What to Expect when Upgrading to Windows 10

IT Blog from Resolve, IT Experts in Sheffield What to Expect when Upgrading to Windows 10
If you want to upgrade to Windows 10, take a read through our guide.

With Windows 7 about to exit Microsoft support, upgrading to Windows 10 is more important than ever. If you're not convinced, Luke explains more about that here:

Upgrading to Windows 10 on the face of it looks like a fairly painless process. The screenshots below take you through step by step what to expect.

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Windows 10 loads like a normal Windows Update.

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Once downloaded and unpacked, it prepares for the update.

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The upgrade will start and take up to a few hours to get back to your new desktop.

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A new look circular progress bar will track your upgrade progress.

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Once installed you'll be asked for your password.

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A few options which you will be used to from previous versions of Windows.

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A few more options...

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A few more seconds wait...

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Welcome to Windows 10!!


Rolling back to Windows 8
Click "Start" and type "Refresh".
Select "Roll back to Windows 8" (or "Roll back to Windows 7").
Sit back and wait - the process is surprisingly quick.


Refreshing Windows 10
NOTE: before you do this, make sure you have all your software installation media.
Click "Start" and type "Refresh".
Select "Reset this PC"
Under "Reset this PC" click "Get Started"
It will warn you which software will need reinstalling.
Please note that if this fails or you change your mind, you won't be able to roll back to a previous installation unless you have a full system image backup.


Once you're all set up, Windows 10 can be optimised to work very efficiently. Lee explains how here:


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