Pre owned desktop computers are good to get, especially if you are on a budget. These may have Windows 7 in them, it’s not something to worry about because you can upgrade to Windows 10 easily. Therefore you will have brought a computer that was not very expensive, and it now runs the wonderful Windows 10. You can even upgrade to Windows 10 by using the handy in-place upgrade option if you do not want to lose the files on your computer, this can be done with the help of the Media Creation Tool. Read on to find out how to upgrade from Windows 7 to 10 without running into problems during installation.
Your pre owned desktop computers can be backed up, and so you will not lose your important data. Microsoft does improve its upgrade process with Windows 10, but still there is a chance that this upgrade may fail. If you want to avoid issues, you should have a complete backup of the system, this can be used to roll back when any problem occurs. Windows 7 has a System Image Backup tool that can create a full backup of the computer.
Before you begin the upgrade process, you should uninstall any software, like antivirus, security software, as well as a third-party application that may stop you from properly upgrading to Windows 10.
Any hardware that is connected to the computer should be disconnected, like a printer, phone, camera, etc. It is possible that the pre owned desktop computers may experience faults when there are connected devices on it.
Below are the steps you can follow to upgrade to Windows 10:
When the installation has been done, you will have to complete the out-of-box-experience or OOBE, which will complete setting up Windows 10. You can use Device Manager which will help you see that all the hardware is installed properly on the system of the pre owned desktop computers. You can then reinstall the software that you uninstalled before.