(I hope that popped into your head with the tune of “Do you want to build a Snowman?”)
So – you decided to install Windows 10 – you read all the previous caveats and still decided it was ok for you? Excellent – well – read on dear reader.
Last week I had my Dell XPS 13 replaced (twice as it turned out – but that is a separate issue) and I had need to therefore rebuild it as Windows 10 from the Window 8.1 that was installed. Rather than do a dump and burn of the existing OS I decided to do an inplace upgrade. In place upgrades will be the norm rather than the exception with Windows 10 so it seemed timely.
So here are the steps:
- Sign up to the Windows Insider program – this is the easy bit and has also been documented previously in another post. (here is a hint though : https://insider.windows.com/)
After signing up you will then be able to download and install the Windows 10 Technical Preview. First step is to start the setup wizard:
Read and accept the End User Licence Agreement (we all read EULA’s right?)
The setup will now run a system check to make sure that you are ready to go with your setup.
As long as that goes ok – then you are good to go – and can then decide when you want to the upgrade.
If you decide to schedule the upgrade then you can go ahead and select a time and date and then click Upgrade at a scheduled time.
In my case, I just wanted to get it started so clicked on Start upgrade now. Then after a couple of reboots, 18 Minutes and 18 Seconds later – I had my desktop back and updated to Windows 10.
So there you have it – the upgrade process – simple, easy and quick!
In the next post I will look at configuring Cortana to take advantage of the new functionality and also setting up OneDrive.