Switch from Windows 7, 8 to Windows 10 With this Preparation Tool

Madeleine Dean By: Madeleine Dean
2 minute read

Home » Switch from Windows 7, 8 to Windows 10 With this Preparation Tool

Switching from Windows 7, 8 to Windows 10 – the technical preview – can sometimes create issues for your operating system. To avoid that, some recommended installing the Windows 10 Preparation Tool.
Windows 10 preparation tool
The hardware requirements for Windows 10 remain the same. So Windows 7, 8 users have nothing to worry about in that respect. However, you need certain upgrades to make the switch flawless.

Microsoft has released a tool for that called Windows 10 Preparation Tool. A while ago, some people suggested this was a tool especially developed for that purpose, but it turned out the tool was just the standard tool you get when you enter the Windows Insider Program. Nevertheless, let’s see what it does.

This tool automatically checks various characteristics of your operating system, to see whether your OS version or the languages you are using are supported . Some languages used by Windows 7, 8 users are currently unavailable in Windows 10. Installation of this tool is easy. And once you install it, a message appears on the screen reading:

“You PC is ready for Windows Technical Preview”.

Then, the tool created the following registry key:  HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\WindowsUpdate\WindowsTechnicalPreview

If the requirements in terms of OS and languages are not met, an error message will appear:

“We can’t prepare this PC for Windows Technical Preview. Make sure it’s using either Windows 7 SP1 or Windows 8.1                    Update and a language supported in Windows Technical Preview.”

This compatibility decision taken by Microsoft could be a bold move to somehow “force” Windows 7 users to switch to Windows 8.1, providing a boast for Windows 8 adoption, some Winsupersite readers suggest.

All in all, Windows 10 is coming along very well and it could be one on Microsoft’s most popular operating systems yet.

READ ALSO: Microsoft’s Surface Pro 4 to Get Windows 10 Out-of-the-Box

Discussions

Next up

14 best weather apps to use on Windows 10 in 2019

Madeleine Dean By: Madeleine Dean
7 minute read

It is very annoying when you go out in the park, expecting to enjoy a lovely, sunny day but you return home soaking wet because the […]

Continue Reading

3 Christmas gifts you can take on a plane without any problems

Madeleine Dean By: Madeleine Dean
Less than a 1 minute read

Christmas brings family and friends together. If your friends or family members are taking the plane to come to your place, then make sure that […]

Continue Reading

7 best bandwidth monitors for Windows 10 to use in 2019

Milan Stanojevic avatar. By: Milan Stanojevic
Less than a 1 minute read

If you’re using a limited connection to access Internet on your Windows 10 PC, you should definitely keep a close eye on your bandwidth. Exceeding […]

Continue Reading