Updating To Windows 10? Know These First!

Windows 10 comes with a more balanced design, richer features and more advanced security updates.

Luckily, you can get hold of Windows installer with ease by visiting their website.

But before updating to the latest Microsoft system, you have to know the possible issues and errors you might encounter when upgrading and using it.

With that in mind, we listed the things you have to know beforehand.

The Kernel Security Check Failure Error

Most users who upgraded their operating system to Windows 8.1 or Windows 10 have experienced the Kernel Security Check Failure or Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) error. It is crucial that you know some annoying errors that come with updating your system.

Aside from upgrading of Windows 10, it can also be caused by the corruption of your data files. Below are some steps you can take to fix the issue:

  • Install the latest Windows Updates. Scan your computer with antivirus and hardware diagnostic software.
  • Use Safe Mode and Clean Boot State feature.
  • Uninstall, reinstall or update corrupted drivers.
  • Scan your Hard Disk for errors.
  • Use Windows Memory Diagnostic to test RAM. Check for possible problems.

Click here to read more about the Kernel Security Check Failure.

Installation Without Product Key

Good news is you don’t actually need to pay a cent to upgrade to Windows 10. Microsoft allows anyone to install it without a product key. It will continue to work normally with only a few limitations.

You can choose to pay when you want to upgrade to a licensed copy of Windows 10 afterward.

Windows 10 Needs Enough Disk Space

Updating to Windows 10 means you must have at least 10 GB – 16 GB of free space. If your computer is running low on free space, you might not be able to completely install Windows 10.

Start with running a simple disk cleanup wizard or use software that can help you do a disk cleanup. You can also move some files to a cloud storage service and delete old files. You can also invest in a USB flash drive or external hard disk. These storage devices can help you finish the upgrade without a hitch.

Updating without Internet Through ISO

Remember to disconnect to the Internet if you’re using the ISO media to upgrade. Simply, open Action Center, then click Airplane Mode.

Recovery Drive for Windows Update

Windows update can either break or make you. To help you safeguard the future state of your computer, make sure to create a Windows recovery drive. This will help you restore your system to a pristine state if you ever encounter a problem while upgrading the system.

It comes as well in the form of USB flash drive or a bootable DVD. Ahead are some steps you can take to fix the issue:

  1. Set up the Recovery Drive while your system is at its finest. Insert your USB flash drive or DVD into your computer. Open Control Panel in icon view, click the icon for Recovery, and click the link to “Create a recovery drive.”,  Or you can search Create a recovery drive in the Cortana search box.
  2. Check the box “Backup system files to the recovery drive.” Then, click Next.
  3. Select your device (USB drive or DVD) and click Next.
  4. Confirm the warning message: “everything on the drive will be deleted. If you have any personal files on this drive, make sure you’ve backed up the files“, and click Create.
  5. Wait until the message that “The recovery drive is ready” appears, then click “finish”. It may take a long time.