Microsoft, off late, has become the leader in the world of technology when it comes to the world of software and IT.
With Microsoft progressing at such a rapid pace now, the company has been moving forward from being an IT and software focused firm to now being a company which focuses on the world of tech at large.
Hardware has been another area of major interest for Microsoft recently.
With the Windows 10 OS now out for PC, the next in line are the next major hardware for the Microsoft, which are the surface devices, which unlike the windows phones are actually profit making devices.
Windows based mobile phones have recently cost Microsoft a loss of over 7.6Billion USD, while it has now resulted in a loss of over 7,800 employees across the world.
Microsoft has now unleashed upon the world their latest Operating System on the 29th of July.
Windows 10 OS has changed things heading forward.
The company is now working on the direction of setting up a future for the world of Operating Systems.
Here are some notes that have been officially released by Microsoft for the users of Surface and Surface Pro devices:
Before you begin
Here are a few things to do before upgrading your Surface to Windows 10.
- Get the latest updates. Make sure you’re running Windows 8.1 Update, and install all the latest Surface and Windows updates.
- Back up your files. When you upgrade to Windows 10, you’ll keep your Windows settings, personal files, and most apps. But it’s always a good idea back up your personal files before upgrading your Surface.
- Create a USB recovery drive. It’s a good idea to create a Windows 8.1 recovery image on a USB drive.
- Make sure you have enough free disk space. Windows 10 requires the following:
- 32-bit operating system: 16 GB disk space
- 64-bit operating system: 20 GB disk space
- Connect to the Internet. You’ll need to be online to download and activate Windows 10.
- Plug in Surface. Your Surface needs have at least a 35 percent charge to download and install Windows 10. It’s also important to keep your Surface plugged in to ensure that it doesn’t go to sleep during the upgrade.
Installing Windows 10
- Ready to get started? To get the latest version of Windows on your Surface, you’ll need to download and install it through Windows Update.
- If you reserved Windows 10: If you used the Get Windows 10 app to reserve the upgrade before its release, you’ll be notified when it’s ready to install.
- If you didn’t reserve Windows 10: You can still get the upgrade even if you didn’t reserve it. Once Windows 10 is available for your Surface, you’ll be notified through Windows Update that it’s available for download.
- When you’re notified, just follow the on-screen instructions in Windows Update to download and install Windows 10.