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How to Safely Upgrade Windows 8 to Windows 8.1/10

2016-01-12 15:57:45 Posted by Jean to Todo Backup Resource

Summary:
Microsoft has put an end to Windows 8 support, it's time for you to upgrade Windows 8 to Windows 8.1/10. Take the time, it's totally free at the moment.

Be Aware! Any Support for Windows 8 Has Put to An End

Windows 8 users are now told to be on the alert. Microsoft has finally confirmed that any support for Windows 8 will put to an end on January 12th, 2016. Since the day Windows 8 participants won't receive any security updates on their computers. What are you waiting for? It's high time all of Windows 8 users did an upgrade. Take your time, it's totally free at the moment. Besides learning how to upgrade Windows 8 to Windows 8.1/10, it's necessary to do a safe backup before the upgrade.

Backup Windows 8 Computer Before Doing The Upgrade

Yes, it's important to backup your Windows 8 computer hard drive before upgrading Windows 8 to Windows 8.1 or Windows 10. Not the whole hard drive data necessarily, but at least what you think important and easily got lost during the upgrading process. Use EaseUS backup and recovery software, and the free version is good enough to do a regular disk/partition backup and files backup.

Step 1. Launch EaseUS Todo Backup Free and then choose the backup option you want.

EaseUS Todo Backup Options

Step 2. Choose the system, hard drive, files or apps that you want to backup, and then select a destination where you want to store the backup file. You'd better save the backup image to an external storage device with an enhanced guarantee.

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Tutorial: Upgrade Windows 8 to Windows 8.1 & Windows 10

Again, many users suffer from data loss or file corruption from Windows in-place upgrade, make sure you have made a backup of what you think important beforehand. Now let's learn in details how to upgrade Windows 8 to a higher Windows version.

  • Windows 8 upgrade to Windows 8.1

1. Go to the Start screen, and tap or click the Store tile.

2. In the Store, tap or click the Windows 8.1 or Windows RT 8.1 update.

3. Tap or click Download.

4. The update will download and install in the background while you use your PC to do other things. The installer will check to make sure you have enough disk space, that your apps and devices will work with Windows 8.1 or Windows RT 8.1, and that you have all the required updates.

5. Restart your computer after the update is downloaded and the installation is complete.

  • Windows 8 upgrade to Windows 10

Unless you do a clean install of Windows 10, you can first obtain Windows 8.1 and then do a free and automatic upgrade from Windows 8.1 to Windows 10 by getting Windows update. Settings > Update & security > Windows Update.