Wednesday, 8 July 2015

How To Check If Your PC Is Windows 10 Compatible

If you are still thinking that your PC or Laptop will run Windows 10 or not, so here is step by step guideline to check the compatibility of your system with upcoming Windows 10.

To get the genuine Windows 10 first you need to register for free upgrade through Windows 8.1 and Windows 7, but you need to understand that there is a list for potential upgrade issues and you need to deal with those issues. You also need to have Microsoft account and faster internet access to complete the installation process. There are more chances that if you are using Widows 8 or higher version on your machine, so it will also run Windows 10, but still if you are confused, so check for the following details;

Hardware requirements: 

Still there is no official information available about the hardware requirements of Windows 10, however; after witnessing the technical preview it’s clear that if your system can run Windows 8.1, so you are good to go. For Windows 10 TP (Technical Preview), the hardware requirements are following;

  1.  RAM: 1 GB (32-bit) or 2 GB (64-bit). 
  2.  Processor: 1 GHz or more 
  3.  Graphics Card: WDDM driver with Microsoft DirectX 9 graphics device 
  4.  Free Space in Hard Disk: 16 GB or more 
  5.  Display Resolution: 1024×768
Re-check for new Divers or upgrade the Drivers: 

If you are thinking about the hardware, which are connected with your PC such as; scanners, printers and other interface devices, so it is recommended to check the official website of hardware manufacturer for upgrade and new drivers, which are compatible with upcoming Windows 10.

Try to use Windows Compatibility Center: 

If still you are not finding yourself comfortable while checking the compatibility of your machine with Windows 10 and above list is making no sense for you so best option is to visit the Microsoft’s Windows Compatibility Center to get the clarity as Upgrade Assistant will provide the info to check whether users system is suitable for Windows 10 or not. Presently, Upgrade Assistant is only helping those users who are interested in an upgrade process of Windows 8.1. Before proceeding with check in Windows Compatibility Center make sure that your all hardware’s such as; mouse, USB devices, drives, printers, hard disk and other interface devices are connected with your computer because compatibility with all devices need to get verified.

Upgrade paths for Windows 10: 

  1.   If you are currently using Windows 7 or 8.1 on your machine, so you will be able to access the free   upgrade of Windows 10 by using Windows Update. 
  2.  You should make the update within the 12 months, after the release of Windows 10. 
  3.  If you are using the retail version of Windows then you will not face any problem in upgrade process. Users who are using OEM version of the Windows they will not face any problem after assuming that they are still using the Windows on same machine. 
  4.  If users have transferred the OEM version of Windows 8 or 8.1 or 7 on different computer, then still there is question for you that how you will upgrade your system as still you have to wait until Microsoft releases latest information.

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