There are two ways to install Windows 10 on your PC. On the one hand you can make a clean installation or instead, upgrade your current O.S to Windows 10. This second option has a way to undo the process, as we will see later on. If what you’re looking for is installing Windows 10 from scratch, it is the same process as it is with Windows 7 or Windows 8. Or in other words, burn the ISO image to a DVD or prepare a USB (which is the fastest and most effective method).
1. Installing Windows 10 from scratch
In order to create a bootable USB, we will first need to download the right ISO image for our O.S. Be it x32 or 64x. We can find the ISOs here. You might have to register as a tester, but you basically just need a Microsoft account and not much more. Once the ISO has been downloaded, I recommend using Yumi – as we did to create a multi boot USB – to generate the Windows 10 bootable USB stick. This is the best method if we want to make use of the normal capacity of any pen drive.
Once the bootable USB stick has been created, we will just need to follow the installation process which is similar to Windows 7 and 8, although, it is faster and with less steps to follow. It is recommended to use our Microsoft account (Outlook, Hotmail, etc) as our user account so that it can synchronize all of our configurations and One Drive.
2. Upgrading to Windows 10
The other way is to upgrade to Windows 10 through Windows Update. In fact, it looks like this is how Microsoft will permit the free upgrade from Windows 7 and Windows 8 during Windows 10 first year since its release.
To enable this mode, we have to download Windows 10 through this installer, then the process is as easy as opening Windows Update. Then we install the almost 3Gb update and keep going. This will allow us to keep all out data and programs and migrating from Windows 10 making use of Windows Update.
This simple process has a way to undo it. The installer creates a dual boot where we can just choose to “rollback” and restore the system to an older version at any given time. The process takes a couple minutes and in my experience, even though it gets the job done, there is still a risk of failure.
Good luck with your installations and don’t hesitate to contact us and tell us your appreciation of the new system.
Execute the already downloaded installer that as I already explained, will help download the Windows system from Windows Update.
The process is fully automatic and this will be the first Welcome screen once the Windows 10 installation is complete.
If we want to go back to our previous Windows version (Windows 7, 8, Vista, XP), we can use the “Windows Rollback” option in the Windows 10 boot menu.