- Back up each user account on the computer (this will save your documents, music, pictures, downloads, contacts and favorites).
- Make sure you have the original media (usually a CD) for all the programs you would need to reinstall if you run into difficulties during your upgrade.
- Create a Recovery Drive (click the link for detailed instructions) if you are using Windows 8.1. This will allow you to do a factory reset of your computer if you run into difficulties.
So far I have not experienced major issues upgrading computers to Windows 10, but if your installation hits a snag, you will be GLAD you followed these three steps before beginning your upgrade. As always, if you would like help, More Tech Savvy offers these backups when doing a Windows 10 upgrade. Feel free to use our contact form to ask questions or use the Comment section below.