Windows 8 update

How to upgrade to Windows 10 from Windows 8.1

Windows 10 has officially launched in 190 countries, you need to see a message to upgrade. If not, you can always download the Windows 10 ISO and install it.

Today will guide you how to upgrade Windows 8.1 to Windows 10

Note: Before starting the upgrade, make sure you have all of your important data backed up first. Or you may even want to take a system image, and generate a recovery key before upgrading. The upgrade process is relatively simple, but there’s always a chance of something going awry.

Windows 8.1 upgrade to Windows 10

Even if you don’t see a message from get win 10 application on taskbar, if the upgrade files have been downloaded to your computer, you can start the process through Windows Update.

However, you won’t be able to get it through Windows Update in the modern Settings app. If you try, you will see the following message:

Windows 8 cập nhật

Desktop versions of Windows Update are required. To do that, use the Windows Key + X keyboard shortcut or right-click the Start button and select Control Panel from the user menu – which is also available in Windows 10 (it’s called quick menu access in 10).

Control Panel của Windows 8

Scroll to the bottom of Control Panel and select Windows Update.

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There you will see that the Windows 10 upgrade is ready and you can start with the click of a button.

Nâng cấp lên Windows 10 từ Windows 8.1

Note that updates may fail the first time. I tried it again three times before it started working. Once it starts, just like with updates in Windows 7 , you will need to select Accept


You will then get the option to start the upgrade now, or schedule it for a while afterwards. Again, just like upgrading Windows 7, you only get a three-day one-stop shop to schedule the upgrade.

nâng cấp lịch

Once it starts, just sit back, grab your mobile phone and play some Angry Birds or something, because the process can take a long time.

You will get the familiar screen shown below letting you know where the upgrade is at. If it seems to hang, just be patient, especially the first few weeks… a lot of people are upgrading at once. Also note that your computer will reboot a couple of times, just let it do this.


Once done you will get a greeting screen and you begin clicking through the on-screen installation instructions.

Unless you are special about how you want to install your Windows, just go with Express Install during installation (compared to custom settings). It allows you to get up and running a lot faster, and if you want to make any adjustments, you can do it later.

Thể hiện Cài đặt Windows 10

It will also let you know about new applications like Music, TV and Movie Store, photos, and new web browser. And then you can sign in with the Microsoft account info you use for Windows 8.1.

Đăng nhập vào Windows 10

Next, you’ll need to wait a little while Microsoft sets up your apps and get things ready for you .


Once that’s done, you’ll be taken to your new Windows 10 desktop and can start checking out all the cool new features like the new Start menu, Cortana, and Action Center.

Windows 10 nâng cấp

Also keep in mind that there will be an update waiting for you. Windows 10 requires you to install updates automatically so you get them without thinking about it. But, if you want to make sure you’ve updated everything right away, after the upgrade is complete go to Settings> Update & Security> Check for Updates.

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If you are running Windows 7 and want to upgrade, check out our step by step guide: How to upgrade Windows 7 to Windows 10 .

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