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Upgrading Your Operating System is Not Difficult

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Our computers are constantly evolving and one of the most important requirements is upgrading the operating system. So how do you go about upgrading your operating system?

There are many ways to learn more about operating systems, including online courses, but upgrading a system isn’t that difficult. Here is a look at how to safely upgrade a Windows OS.

1.    Back up all of your data. This is extremely important in case you experience a failed installation or some other problem during the upgrade process.

2.    Perform a degramentation on your hard disks. Repeat this process until there are no remaining fragmented files.

3.    Create a new folder where the new operating system will be placed. It’s a wise idea to use a new directory for the install so your files will remain intact until you are certain that the install of the new operating system is working correctly.

4.    Reboot your computer after completing steps one through three.

5.    Place the new operating system install disk into the CD drive. This disk will auto-run and begin the install processes. You will be required to enter information at this time, including the serial or registration number of the new operating system.

6.    Reboot the computer again, once the installation process has completed. This will ensure that you are starting from a known state, and you will be able to identify any potential problems with the new system.

7.    Once again, perform a disk defragmentation process. This will provide more free space.

8.    Examine all programs on your computer and make sure that all of your software is running correctly. You may need to perform updates and fixes on some of them.