Where do I start?
The upgrade to Windows 10 is pretty straight forward if you follow the instructions from the Upgrade to Windows 10 icon next to your system clock, but I suggest you make sure to do ALL of the following BEFORE you begin your upgrade:
- Run the "Check Your PC" option in the Get Windows 10 pop up. Here is a list of system requirements for Windows 10
- Back up each user (C:/Users) onto an external hard drive. You probably do not need to back up public or guest accounts (some exceptions apply)
- Make sure you have a copy of all software installation discs or files
- Create a system repair disc so that you can go back to your original operating system if you choose to/need to
What if I need help?
If all of this makes you nervous, I'd love to help you with your upgrade. It is possible to experience some "surprises" as you upgrade to Windows 10, but this is common with any operating system upgrade and most potential issues can be worked through. Enough Windows 10 upgrades have taken place that there is a plethora of information online to troubleshoot issues that may come up. Please contact me and let me give you a quote to help upgrade your particular system to Windows 10. My services include:
- Walking you through all of the preparation steps listed above
- Upgrading your operating system
- Making sure your computer is working and you can find your programs and data
- Making sure your printer (1 printer) is working after your upgrade
- Sharing a few Windows 10 tips to get you started
Should I upgrade now?
I say "Yes, and I'll be glad to help! I think you'll be glad you did."