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Windows 10 preview upgrade guide

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Here is a guide on how to upgrade from whatever OS you are running to windows 10.

 

1. you need to download the ISO after registering to the insider program.

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/preview-iso

 

2. After downloading the ISO, you need to open it up [With windows or another archiving program] and put the contents of it on some type of removable media that has over 4 GB of storage. EX: Sd card, USB drive [if installing on non-uefi pc, the boot sector must be created on the usb drive], DVD [reccomened to use the os's built-in capability to burn iso to dvd].

 

 Only do this step if you are running windows: 3. You should be able to run the installer on the removable media and follow the instructions on screen! Your computer should restart, which is normal. 

 

 Only do this step if you are not running windows or have problems with step 3:+ 4. Turn off/restart your computer. On the splash screen, there should be a button to enter boot menu or setup. Hit that button and make sure to boot to the flash drive. After that Follow the on screen instructions. It should be pretty similar to the windows 8 installer.

 

5. Remember to install the drivers for your system available from your motherboards' or gpus' manufacturer's website, also https://ninite.com/is a good website for installing software quickly.

 

6. For a shortcut on installing drivers [Only works with some of them] Make sure you have a working internet connection, and press windows + x, then hit device manager. There should be some uninstalled drivers marked with a Yellow triangle. Right click those drivers and then hit "update driver software". At least some of your drivers should install successfully this way [Your display driver always should]. 

 
Thats it! You should now have windows 10! If you have any suggestions/corrections/things i should add, make sure to leave a comment.
 
Edit: partial credit to @Speedbird for some additions

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But who would want to upgrade to a buggy OS that's not even finished? I mean, it's kinda stable, but it clearly states on the website not to use that for a daily driver.


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But who would want to upgrade to a buggy OS that's not even finished? I mean, it's kinda stable, but it clearly states on the website not to use that for a daily driver.

Aren't they releasing it officially in late July?  If so I'd assume it can't be too buggy, but then again it is Microsoft.


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But who would want to upgrade to a buggy OS that's not even finished? I mean, it's kinda stable, but it clearly states on the website not to use that for a daily driver.

Some people want to try it out / want a free os. And according to the net linked last night, the people who install it with the insider program will get it free, but they will have to beta test the updates also once the full version is released. I've just seen a lot of people wanting to install windows 10 so I've made this for those people.


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Aren't they releasing it officially in late July?  If so I'd assume it can't be too buggy, but then again it is Microsoft.

It also has pretty limited features too. You should try the Windows 10 preview in VirtualBox or dual boot. It's pretty boring to me. I was hyped for the Xbox streaming feature.


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Aren't they releasing it officially in late July?  If so I'd assume it can't be too buggy, but then again it is Microsoft.

Yeah, I have it on my own system and I haven't noticed any glitches/ incompatibilities (I'm sure there's a bunch out there) other than a glitchy taskbar at one point, but a restart fixed it for me.


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You should mention that a USB drive bigger than 4GB is required for installation. Also, it won't fit on a CD, only DVD. And if one decides to put it on a DVD, one should use the OS's built-in capabilities to burn an ISO to a DVD. And that if one is installing it on a non-UEFI PC, the boot sector must be created on the USB drive.


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You should mention that a USB drive bigger than 4GB is required for installation. Also, it won't fit on a CD, only DVD. And if one decides to put it on a DVD, one should use the OS's built-in capabilities to burn an ISO to a DVD. And that if one is installing it on a non-UEFI PC, the boot sector must be created on the USB drive.

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To help in confusion (some newbies, not myself) please change title to include the word Preview. Thanks  :D


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To help in confusion (some newbies, not myself) please change title to include the word Preview. Thanks  :D

I couldn't edit the title, but i edited it in in caps at the top.


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I couldn't edit the title, but i edited it in in caps at the top.

You can change it in full, (just so you know)


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You should mention that a USB drive bigger than 4GB is required for installation. Also, it won't fit on a CD, only DVD. And if one decides to put it on a DVD, one should use the OS's built-in capabilities to burn an ISO to a DVD. And that if one is installing it on a non-UEFI PC, the boot sector must be created on the USB drive.

Is a 8 gig usb 3.0 optimal?

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Uhh...  If I already signed up for the program, can't I wait until July 29 have Windows do it for me?  Or is that just the deadline for upgrading?


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Uhh... If I already signed up for the program, can't I wait until July 29 have Windows do it for me? Or is that just the deadline for upgrading?

From what I've heard, windows will not do it for you automatically. You will stil have to follow (possibly not all of them) these steps. And the 29th is just the decline to upgrade, I believe.

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:(  Anyone else confirm this plz?

 

There is no deadline to join the Windows Insider program.  For the full release of Windows 10, click the Windows logo in the bottom right and click 'Reserve.' Windows 10 will be automatically downloaded and Installed. 


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But who would want to upgrade to a buggy OS that's not even finished? I mean, it's kinda stable, but it clearly states on the website not to use that for a daily driver.

It's not buggy, at all for me on an i5 laptop and a Surface 3. Runs great. 

 

Aren't they releasing it officially in late July?  If so I'd assume it can't be too buggy, but then again it is Microsoft.

Yes, The RTM launches on Jul. 29Th. They are expected to pick the Release Candidate build by July (10th? / 15Th?)

 

It also has pretty limited features too. You should try the Windows 10 preview in VirtualBox or dual boot. It's pretty boring to me. I was hyped for the Xbox streaming feature.

It's basically the full version of windows 10. It isn't limited by features at all. 


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From what I've read, the technical preview hasn't been finished it. There are apparently still more updates to come, which makes sense. So far, I think it's pretty nice. I loaded the preview onto my laptop to see how it was looking, but then switched it back to 8.1 since it doesn't support games yet.

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