How to upgrade to Windows 7 or 8.1 to Windows 10 TP build 9926
If you follow the evolution of the new operating system Windows 10, the development of which is conducted in cooperation with the participants of the program Windows Insider, you probably remember the news about the tool, released by Microsoft in December to prepare a PC with Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 to upgrade to Windows 10 TP.
This tool was released in connection with the upcoming release of a new build of Windows 10, which became available on Friday evening. With it, users of Windows 7 and 8.1 can configure your machine to receive and install the new preview version of Windows 10 through the «Windows update». The need to stick with the program Windows Insider is, but if you want to try a new build without having to install the system from scratch using the installation ISO image, then you can choose this way.
Just follow these steps:
- Sign up in the program Windows Insider here.
- Download preparation tool from here for Windows 7 and here for Windows 8.1.
- Run the tool. In the window that appears, click «OK» so he can make the necessary changes to the registry. If the process completes successfully, you will see a new window confirming this fact. Click «OK» to close the window. Then restart the computer.
- Open «control Panel «, go to «Windows update» and initiate a check for updates. As a result, you will see the upgrade to Windows 10 Technical Preview.
Keep in mind that despite the ease with which you can try out the new release of Windows 10, a version not yet final, the operating system is developed and this process will continue for several more months. So if you decide to upgrade your primary machine, you know that you are taking a big risk because they can lose their former stability and performance, not to mention compatibility.
In the future, keep in mind that users of licensed copies of Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 will be free to update their machines in the first year since the release of the final version of Windows 10. It is not excluded that the same mechanism of distribution of the updates described above will be used Microsoft in the future to ensure stable OS version for the same categories of users.