Thursday, July 30, 2015

Install Windows 10 on your laptop today - Part 1

Windows 10 insiders can access this page from here:

I accessed this page (I am an insider).
 Probably even if you are not an insider it could work.

The following page is displayed at this URL:


You can download a x32bit or a x64 bit version.

Since you will be creating your own installation media (using a USB drive or a DVD with a burner, make sure you have Internet connection.

You need a blank DVD or a blank USB storage device as data will be ove written.
You have to no the System Requirements (

Basically the minimum requirements are:

  • Processor:

1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster processor or SoC
  • RAM
1 gigabyte (GB) for 32-bit or 2 GB for 64-bit
  • Hard disk space:

16 GB for 32-bit OS 20 GB for 64-bit OS
  • Graphics card:
DirectX 9 or later with WDDM 1.0 driver
  • Display:
You if you are running either Windows 7 SP1 or Windows 8.1 update, Kindly read the requirements page as there are other upgradability feaatures needed.
Get Windows 10 app and check if your computer OS meets the requirements.
Get Windows 10 app link on your computer is here at the bottom of screen:

GetWindows10 app
Click on the icon to display a web page with radio buttons at the bottom
GetWindows 10 app02

 Download link is here:

Clicking Download button for the chosen architecture brings up the following wizard.


Double clicking the above displays the Wizard whose steps are shown here.


Looks like you can upgrade without creating media. However I have two more laptops, a tablet and two phones, I decided to create a media. Click Next to display the following:


I entered the details for my present laptop, I may need to get x32 version later for one of x32 bit laptops. This one is a Professional OS, x64 bit.

Click Next to display the following:


I used a Kingston 8GB USB external drive.

Click Next.


Clicking Next starts downloading the file to the USB Drive.

These are the contents of the USB drive. It took nearly  3 hours and 20 minutes to download.


The properties of the setup file displays the following:



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