Upgrade to Windows 10: FAQ

Applies to: Windows 10Windows 7Windows 8.1

An upgrade moves your PC from a previous version of Windowssuch as Windows 7 or Windows 8.1to Windows 10. This FAQ is intended to answer questions about upgrading to Windows 10.

An update ensures you have the most recent features and security improvements for your current version of Windows. If you want to update your device and need more info, see Windows Update: FAQ

For more info about system requirements and feature availability, see the Windows 10 specifications page.

The following are some answers to questions you might have about the upgrade to Windows 10. 


For customers who are still in the process of upgrading, the following questions and answers provide more details.