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Windows Update to Windows 10

 The Windows 10 Technical Preview has been out for a little while now and is fair from a general public release. Microsoft’s Windows 10 Technical Preview is available through its Windows Insider Program website. You’ll need a Microsoft account to download, and it’s also worth keeping it in mind that not the finished product, so it will be a bit rough around the edges and might not be very stable on your computer.

Download and install the preview only if you:

  • Want to try out software that’s still in development and like sharing your opinion about it.

  • Don’t mind lots of updates or a UI design that might change significantly over time.

  • Really know your way around a PC and feel comfortable troubleshooting problems, backing up data, formatting a hard drive, installing an operating system from scratch, or restoring your old one if necessary.

  • Know what an ISO file is and how to use it.

  • Aren’t installing it on your everyday computer.

We’re not kidding about the expert thing. So if you think BIOS is a new plant-based fuel, Tech Preview may not be right for you

Welcome to the program

Wanting to upgrade from Windows 7 or 8 to Windows 10? Microsoft have made it quite simple.

Some of the exciting features of Windows 10 have been documented in an artical over at

  • Once you’re signed-in for Windows Insider program, you can click Start upgrade now button and this will start downloading Microsoft GDR Installation Utility (10MB file called GdrStub.exe).
  • Execute the file called Windows10TechnicalPreview.exe
  • Running WindowsTechnicalPreview.exe file starts the upgrade process. Once run, you’ll see a small window with an indeterminate progress bar saying it is preparing to upgrade.
  • This process will finish and require a restart.

Win10 Continue

After restart, there has been an update (KB2990214) installed and this will cause Windows Update to show and automatically select an update to the Windows Technical Preview each time it is run.

  • Click install the “update”. Now windows update will start download 2827.7 MB ISO file for the Windows 7 to Windows 10 upgrade process.

Windows 7 to 10 Upgrade - 1

Once the update has been downloaded, it will start the installation process and here you’ll get a chance to cancel it.

Windows 10 Install

You will be presented with a chance to schedule the upgrade as per your requirements, this will allow you to save your work and perform the upgrade at more suitable timeline. Otherwise click on “Start upgrade now” button.

Windows 7 to 10 Upgrade - 5

In between the machine will restart twice and that is it. You’re successfully upgraded your Operating System to Windows 10.


This isn’t the end! if you find your system very unstable or you have had your fun and want windows 7/8 back they have thought of this and have made it just as simple to do a Rollback.


Windows 10 Rollback Post To Follow Soon.

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