Microsoft stopped allowing people to upgrade to Windows 10 for free the regular way, and so you either have to purchase Windows 10 from Microsoft and online web stores such as Amazon or you can try the method in this video to get Windows 10. In the video, I reveal how you can upgrade your Windows 10 from Windows 8.1 for free. I’m not sure you can do this with Windows 8 or 7, but you can give it a try. I know for sure this method will work with Windows 8.1 though. Anyhow, check out how to upgrade to Windows 10 for free in the video right after the break. Enjoy!
I got Windows 8.1, and I need to upgrade to Windows 10 today since it’s just out today. Nonetheless, I had not reserved Windows 10 through Windows 10 reserved app icon, so how am I going to upgrade to Windows 10? My situation isn’t unique in relation to upgrade to Windows 10, but there are other situations that also prevent Windows 7 and 8 owners to have Windows 10 upgrade today! Of course, in due time Microsoft eventually rolls out Windows 10 to most Windows 7 and 8 owners. Still, if you are impatient and want to upgrade to Windows 10 right away, you can watch my tutorial right after the break in which I show you how to upgrade to Windows 10 manually. Enjoy!!!
Have you purchased an ASUS desktop lately? In case an ASUS desktop’s model you have does work with ASUS manager software, then you’re in luck. I’ve found out that it’s very easy for you to upgrade your ASUS’s desktop BIOS with ASUS manager software. Basically, you can visit ASUS’s official website, download the latest BIOS, use ASUS manager software to locate the BIOS you had downloaded, and just let the ASUS manager upgrades the BIOS. Of course, just make sure you don’t turn off your ASUS desktop or play with it during the BIOS upgrade, because your system can become very unstable if you do such things.
Just a caution, you should not upgrade your ASUS desktop’s BIOS or any computer BIOS unless you have a very good reason to. It’s not wise to mess with a BIOS, because you are doing some major change to your computer system and you’re taking a great risk of breaking your system big time. Nonetheless, it’s a given when your computer system isn’t functioning as it supposes to be, maybe the latest BIOS is the antidote to your system’s sickness. Also, make sure you does download the original BIOS and make a backup of it on an external hard drive or a thumb drive just in case that the new/latest BIOS might be a worser problem than the original BIOS. Some computer manufacturers may not allow you to download the original BIOS but only the latest or near latest BIOS, then you are taking a great risk in upgrading your BIOS, hence you might not be able to make a rollback to the original BIOS.
Since Windows 8.1 came out, some ASUS models might experience driver problems. For an example, 8821AE (802.11ac) wireless network card is the wireless NIC for my ASUS desktop/PC, but it got a really bad attitude for Windows 8.1. Instead of working correctly, it would cause Blue Screen of Death on Windows 8.1 and slow down the flow of network traffic that got streamed. Even right after I had upgraded the 8821AE wireless NIC to its latest driver, the problem persisted. Only right after I used ASUS manager software to easily upgrade the BIOS to the latest BIOS that the latest driver for 8821AE wireless NIC would function correctly. Now, I could stream movies and transfer data at 802.11ac, real world, data rate (i.e., not at a marketing or lab measure rate) without a problem. So, in case you got an ASUS desktop/PC and experiencing Windows 8.1 driver problems, you might want to consider of upgrading the drivers to the latest drivers first before thinking of an even more drastic action such as upgrading the BIOS.
Windows 8.1 is now available for you folks to download and upgrade, but you must have Windows 8 already installed before you can get it for free. The upgrade process went smoothly for me, and I think it did take its time in doing so. Everything is now back up and running like a clockwork. There is this exception though, some Windows 8 software/apps will fail to work with Windows 8.1. For one example, I’m using Steinberg’s Triebwerk VST, and this very VST is failing to work with Windows 8.1. Steinberg’s Triebwerk VST uses the eLicenser.net’s software to validate the license key, and eLicenser.net’s software is also failing to work correctly, locking me out of Triebwerk altogether. Luckily, Windows 8.1, just like Windows 8, does allow users to switch the software compatibility mode. To fix the Steinberg’s Triebwerk VST problem, I just located the Triebwerk’s .exe file and opened its property dialog box, selected the Compatibility tab, selected the Windows 8 in the pull down menu form, checked “Run this program in compatibility mode for” box, and clicked the Apply button. After the compatibility fix, Steinberg’s Triebwerk VST is now working beautifully again. Of course, I had to use the compatibility fix for eLicenser.net’s software in the same manner before Steinberg’s Triebwerk VST would work again.
To sum it all up, if you feel scare in upgrading to Windows 8.1 for the reason of your software might not work with Windows 8.1, then I think you should wait till you have enough confidence of doing the Windows 8.1 upgrade. Nonetheless, I think some of your Windows 8 software will not complain when you run them in Windows 8.1’s Windows 8 compatibility mode. Still, it’s best to be paranoid about the safety of your computer, otherwise you might regret and have to do a roll back to Windows 8. That would suck for real! For me, I’m happy that my software are working fine under Windows 8.1. Now, it’s time for me to take a look around to see what are new about Windows 8.1.
OK folks, are you ready to upgrade your Mac OS X Snow Leopard to Lion? I think you have to update your software first before you can upgrade to Mac OS X Lion! See that Apple icon on very top left of your screen? Click on that and move down till you see Software Update, and click on that to update your software. Done? Go check Apple App Store to see if Mac OS X Lion is ready for you to download (i.e., purchase). The news is all over the web that Apple will release Mac OS X Lion today (July 20th, 2011).
Alright, go upgrade your Mac to Mac OS X Lion! Have fun!