Issue 1. Not Having enough space to install Windows 10
If you’re planning to move to Windows 10 we recommend you have at least 20GB of free space on your hard drive so that it can be downloaded and installed successfully.
To check how much space is left on your PC, go to My Computer (or This PC) where your drives are listed.
You can see the remaining space indicated beneath each drive, or right click and select “Properties”.
Issue 2. Computer Not Powerful enough
Your PC will also have to be capable of running Windows 10.
Minimum system requirements to run Windows 10 are relatively low. A
- 1GHz or faster processor
- 1GB of RAM for 32 bit
- 2GB of RAM for 64 bit
- Minimum of 16GB of hard drive space
- Microsoft DirectX 9
- Microsoft account and Internet access.
To find out your PC's specifications:
Go to "Control Panel"
Select "System and Security"
Then select "System".
These are only minimum requirements, you will need higher specifications for a smooth and glitch-free experience.
Issue 3. Problems activating Windows 10
Some users have issues when activating Windows 10, we did another video for common Windows 10 upgrade issues.
To ensure you avoid upgrade issues, purchase a legitimate copy of Windows 10.
It is available for download online from official Microsoft websites in either 32-bit or 64-bit versions.
If you do find that you’re unable to activate Windows 10 successfully, see our other video about Windows Upgrade Installation for some tips and advice on upgrading.
Issue 4. Inconvenient software update reboots
Windows 10 updates itself regularly so you may want to prevent inconvenient reboots, which can come at random and inconvenient times.
Go Settings > Update & Security > Windows Update
Click on “Advanced Options” then click “Notify to Schedule Restart”
Windows will then request you reboot instead of interrupting everything you’re working on.
Issue 5. Old software not working with Windows 10
Upgrading to Windows 10 can produce backward compatibility issues. Some applications can become broken or stop working.
If a program isn’t working with Windows 10, look in the Windows Store for an updated version.
If that doesn’t work, delete and reinstall the software using the latest Windows 10 compatible version.
Windows 10 has been out for a few years, so most programs should be compatible now. If they aren’t, then they probably aren’t going to get an update.
Consider moving to a newer version of the software, or look for alternatives, which we can help you with.
If you have Windows 10 Issues call Tech Shed.
Call us for IT Support at your home or office on 01932 267085