Windows 8.1 has been gulping down major market share post 2015 and has been ruling ever since! From the desktop to Windows Phone and the laptops, 8.1 as an OS has proved to be extremely user-friendly with sorted bug fixes and lesser audio issues as compared to both Windows 7 and 8.
But then, hold your breath for the all new Windows 10 which is all set for sweeping the floor off your feet with the kind of exotic features and fixes and it’s not me but Microsoft itself that promises Windows 10 is NOT FOR ALL, BUT FOR EACH OF US – which is apparently the brand-line it has been using on its official website.
Seriously, it gives the impression of being one of its kinds, but then all I am apprehensive about is my ease of upgrading from my existing windows 7 or 8 or 8.1 to Windows 10.
Let me tell you that it is as easy as having a piece of cake. All you need is your virtual machine, to start off. Remember! Avoid installing Windows 10 on your primary machine. Only use the virtual machine as far as possible.
Upgrade to Windows 10 from Windows 7, 8 and 8.1:
You need to join the Windows Insider Program and download the Windows 10 ISO image.
Now attach the ISO image that has been created using any virtual machine software you are comfortable with, use Hyper-V it comes pre-installed with Windows 7 Professional, Ultimate and in 8.1 Professional and higher.
Click the next button to install
After booting you will most probably be guided to the Install Now button
Now this is the most important step, wherein you have two options. One is to upgrade, which will save your existing files, settings and applications which existed on your windows 7 or 8 or 8.1, and second, which is the custom mode which will erase the previously saved data from your previous OS.
Click next and you will see that it’s been installed and your PC reboots.
Just these 6 easy steps and you are done.
All in all, Microsoft Windows 10 is an immodest extravaganza at your door-step, with features and apps that might look so compelling, that you’d fall in love with Windows all over again, though the insider is being tested at its best as yet.
Presently there are a few bugs here and there, a few HDMI and audio fixes that are being worked on, but I am sure Microsoft will not give up on clearing off the minutiae and stand true to its name, as always.
Sources reveal the giant is all set to hit the consumer market in India by end of this year. And just as Microsoft adds “It’ll be energetic and alive, just like its people!