So anyway, little laptop now sports Windows 10 and asks…
Hahahahahaha! Orright, so it was an absolute doddle. Things to terrify you do not exist. If you’ve got a newish PC or laptop, Windows 10 is going to take. It will work. Okay? There may be a few things you have to clean up, but we’ll look into that later on. For now, if you’ve had that little Windows Upgrade button sitting on your Taskbar, it’s time to give it a drive. Click that little button. You know – this one:
That little icon will be sitting in the Task Management area of the Taskbar if you’re currently using Windows 7; 8 or 8.1. (For older OS-types, please wait for advice in another post). You have to click it once and Windows will either pull in the Upgrade File from Windows Update, or, if you’ve done that, it’s waiting for you to click the “Restart now” button on the Updates page in Windows Update. So whatcha waitin’ for? Hit (click) it Maestro!
Windows will now restart. Oh, and by the way, do not just go the usual way of restarting. To get the Update active, you must restart via Windows Update or you’ll be here till Doomsday waiting for something to happen. Trust me. I know these things coz I done that afore ye 😉
So you’ve clicked Restart. Yeah?
Next splash screen you should see is this one:
This is truly where you have to go away. Yes. Now! Go. Away. And. Find something else to do! If you’ve got a 1TB hard drive capacity, the whole of that drive’s capacity doesn’t come into the equation, but you wanted the thing to be able to put bigger files on it. Didn’t you! Or at least more STUFF than you used to have! So whatever drive capacity you’ve used; Windows has to take it all into account. So go away and leave things to get on with it. It’ll eventually change to another screen that you’re more used to. Like the Password screen. Once you’re asked to confirm your Password, do so, and Windows 10 should arrive with all your files, settings and programs intact.
Next time, I’ll show you what the new Desktop looks like. Those of us who might have missed the old Start Button will find it’s back. No hidden screens for former Windows 8 and 8.1 users no more when you want a hidden App. It’s back to one Desktop like in ye olde days, but with a satisfying smaller Apps screen which works via the Start button. Everything on that button has been lovingly restored by Microsoft in alphabetical order. I just love them for that.
So, here we are. Windows 10 is live and I like it fine 😀 More to come, soon.