Qualified Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 devices can upgrade for free. If you need to install or reinstall Windows 10 using a USB or DVD, you can use the media creation tool below to create your own installation media with either a USB flash drive or a DVD. The tool provides file formats optimised for download speed and can be used to create ISO files.
If you’re on an Enterprise edition, the media creation tool and the Upgrade now won’t work for an upgrade. Please see the Volume Licensing Service Center for more info.
To Upgrade to Windows 10, Make sure that you have:
An Internet connection (Internet service provider fees may apply).
Sufficient data storage available on a computer, USB or external drive for the download.
A blank USB or DVD (and DVD burner) with at least 4 GB of space if you want to create media. We recommend using a blank USB or blank DVD, because any content on it will be deleted.
Check these things on the PC on which you want to install Windows 10:
64-bit or 32-bit processor (CPU). You’ll create either the 64-bit or 32-bit version of Windows 10 that’s appropriate for your CPU. To check this on your PC, go to PC info in PC settings or System in Control Panel, and look for System type.
System requirements. See the system requirements before installing Windows 10. We also recommend that you visit your PC manufacturer’s website for information about updated drivers and hardware compatibility.
Language in Windows. You’ll need to choose the same language when you install Windows 10. To see what language you’re currently using, go to Time and language in PC settings or Region in Control Panel.
Edition of Windows. You should also choose the same edition of Windows. To check what edition you’re currently running, go to PC info in PC settings orSystem in Control Panel, and look for Windows edition. Windows 10 Enterprise isn’t available here. Please see the Volume Licensing Service Center for more info.
Windows 10 Pro, Windows 10 Enterprise and Windows 10 Education offer a rich set of fundamentals that you would expect from Windows, and a range of security, deployment and management features. Just like for our consumer customers, we’ll continue to introduce new features and updates in an ongoing manner, including Enterprise Data Protection later this year. You can see more details on each version, including specific features, here. We encourage you to prepare for your deployment of Windows 10 soon.