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Windows 10 Upgrade – University of Reading

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Windows 10 Upgrade

Have you received a device message like this? This means you can upgrade your computer to Windows 10:


Essential Information

Key points:

  • The upgrade is started from Software Center on your computer. For detailed instructions follow the Accessing Software Center guide in the Detailed Instruction section below.
  • Connect to the University network with a cable. If you have a laptop without a wired connection port then please contact the IT Service Desk.
  • Ensure the power cable is plugged in and the power is switched on.
  • Detach any USB driven devices from the computer before upgrade. With the exception that the keyboard, mouse and Dynadock can be left connected to your computer.
  • Consider upgrading overnight. It can take up to 4 hours to complete. Make sure you leave your computer in a secure location.
  • Factor in around 30 minutes for the first log in after the upgrade has taken place.
  • As a precaution, back up any important data before starting the upgrade.

Detailed Instruction

Follow the guides below to prepare your computer for the upgrade and then complete the upgrade.

(the above guides require a login)

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Getting Started

Want to know what's new in Windows 10? We have provided start guides for people new to working with Windows 10:

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