Windows 10 – Things to remember

  • An Internet connection is required to perform the upgrade. Windows 10 is a large file – about 3 GB so can take a while to download, depending on the speed of our connection.
  • Some devices with either little free space available or smaller hard drives, like 32 GB storage PCs, may have little free space available after upgrading. You may free up disk space and easily delete files like temporary files or your previous version of Windows within the Storage system setting. Files for the previous version of Windows give you the option to remove Windows 10 and go back to your previous version of Windows. These files are automatically deleted a month after you upgrade. To free up space, you can delete them now.
  • If your PC or tablet is currently running Windows 7 SP1 or Windows 8.1 Update, you can check to see if it meets the requirements by using ‘Check my PC’ in the Get Windows 10 app. To open the Get Windows 10 app, click on the small Windows icon found at the right end of the taskbar.
  • Many applications, files, and settings will migrate as part of the upgrade. However, some applications or settings may not migrate.
  • For anti-malware applications, Windows will check to see if your anti-malware subscription is current (not expired) and compatible during the upgrade. If the anti-malware application is compatible and current, your application will be preserved during the upgrade to Windows 10.
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