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. An upgrade can take place on your existing device, though Microsoft recommends using Windows 10 on a new PC to take advantage of the latest features and security improvements. 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 some answers to questions you might have about the upgrade to Windows 10, select any heading below. It'll open to show more info. 

If you're still in the process of upgrading to Windows 10, select any heading below. It'll open to show more details.