Configuration options for updating windows xp pro

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You will get pain from this, so aim for the least pain possible.

Now head to Microsoft's Windows 10 download page and click on the link for the version you need.

The system requirements of Windows really haven't changed since Windows Vista, and starting from a clean hard disk means there's no build-up of programs that start with Windows, slowing it down and using up precious memory. The other key benefits are security and compatibility.

We have touched on the latter above, but suffice to say that in a cross-platform world you want to be able to sync with the latest hardware and software.

You may also see a 'What needs your attention' screen explaining any reason why Windows 10 can't be installed and what you can do about it. You'll see a Windows logo, followed by a language selection.

Keep an eye on the install as it will reboot your computer and if you don't remove the DVD or flash drive it might try to boot from it instead of your hard drive. Finally, Windows 10 will boot, ask you a few questions and then ask you to sign in with your Microsoft ID.

Windows 10 is naturally more secure due to its built-in antivirus and fleet management features, too.

If you do not have a System and Security option in the Control Panel, follow these steps instead.

Introduction Before You Begin Using Windows Security Center Configuring Internet Explorer Configuring Outlook Express Configuring Wireless Network Security Related Information A computer that is connected to the Internet might be vulnerable to an attack.

(It seems unlikely that a seven-year-old PC won't have a DVD drive, but if not you will need a bootable USB drive.) Once again, check that all files and folders have been copied to an external hard drive, USB thumb drive or a cloud storage service.

Find your software installation discs and licence keys.

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