One of the most important things we must do to guarantee the minimum security in our equipment is keep the operating system up to date. It is a fairly simple process, and in the case of the latest versions of Windows, automatic updates are activated by default to ensure that we always have the latest version.
If you are not sure that your computer is up to date, whether you use Windows 7, Windows 8.1 or Windows 10, we will show you the simple steps to follow to update Windows to the latest version.
HOW TO UPGRADE your PC FREE from WINDOWS 7 to WINDOWS 10
Install updates in Windows 10
By default Windows 10 downloads updates automatically and then notifies you when it is going to install them. In fact, it is more difficult to disable updates in Windows 10 than to install them in the first place.
Just press the Windows key + I to open the panel Setting and then click Update and security.
Then click on Search for updates and wait for Windows to install it automatically. In some cases, if it is a major update like the Creators Update for example, you will have to restart the system to complete the process, and then define some privacy settings before starting again.
Install updates in Windows 8.1
To open Windows Update in Windows 8.1, point the mouse to the lower right corner of the screen and click Setting, or if you have a touch screen slide your finger from the right edge of the screen.
Click on Change PC settings and then in Update and recover. Click on Search now. Wait for Windows to do the search and if you get a new version click on Install updates.
Install updates in Windows 7
Click on the start button and in the search box type “Update. Then in the list of results, select Windows update. You can also go from the Control Panel, there you find the option.
In the Windows Update window click on check for updates and then select all to install. If you don’t have the latest Windows 7 Service Pack, the process can take a long time, especially if you have an older computer.
Upgrade to Windows 10 from Windows 7 or Windows 8.1
If you want to update your old version of Windows to the new Windows 10, all you need to do is visit Microsoft’s page to download the media creation tool and download Windows 10.
Although all the free upgrade offers are now over, you don’t need a license to install Windows 10 on your computer, you only need it to activate Windows later, but you can still use the system with practically no major limitations.
The Microsoft tool will guide you step by step to check if your device is compatible and then the update will begin if it is. The process is automatic and you only have to attend when you have to enter your data such as username and password, in addition to choosing privacy options.