Though you can walk away for large portions of the process, you can expect all the downloading and file copying to take at least 60 minutes and, in our case, closer to two hours on a fast Internet connection. After it downloads, the software also goes through a preparation process and downloads some more files, all of which takes time, perhaps as long as an hour even on a high-speed connection. If you have slow or inconsistent Internet, you should go to some place that has a strong connection and follow the instructions for creating a USB install disk you can use at home. Having your own disk allows you to run the upgrade on multiple computers without waiting an hour for a fresh download. So, if you currently have Windows 8 Home (64-bit), choose Windows 10 Home 64-bit. If the software asks you for a product key, you are using the wrong version of Windows 10 to upgrade. The computer will say "finalizing your settings," and then take you to the Windows 10 lock screen. If you have a 4GB or larger USB flash drive or a blank DVD handy (and you still use an optical drive), you can create your own Windows 10 install disk. Make sure your selections match those of the computer(s) you wish to upgrade. If you plan to burn this to DVD instead, select ISO file and, after the process is over, you'll have to use a DVD burning program to write the ISO to disc. If you are in a big hurry, choose "Not right now." Wait several minutes for the updates to download. After the OS is finished installing, you will be presented with a screen showing your username. Important: If Update Options is missing under Product Information, and the About button is the only option available, you either have a volume license or your company is using Group Policy to manage Office updates.Try Microsoft Update to get the latest updates or contact your company help desk. If you are looking for updates, Support has ended for Office 2003.Windows Update is sometimes underestimated as a cornerstone of your system’s integrity and security.
In some cases, an update may suffer from known issues and will need to be patched.Windows 10 Windows Update is automatically turned on in Windows 10 and cannot be turned off for home users.Only enterprise users (Windows 10 for business) can delay the installation of Windows updates.Running an OS upgrade takes a little time but not much effort or expertise -- when you're done, you'll have the most powerful Windows yet, with all your programs, settings and data still in place. Windows 10 should install without a hitch, but driver problems are a possibility and, during any system update, there's always a chance something will go wrong.
Before you begin the process, make sure you have all of your data files backed up, preferably to a cloud service such as Microsoft's own One Drive, where you can download them again if your computer crashes. Click Select Upgrade this PC Now if you are just installing on this computer and want to do so right away. Wait 20 to 30 minutes for the computer to copy files.
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