Windows - Upgrading from Windows 7 to Windows 10

This document provides users with information on the minimum requirement needed in order to upgrade their computer from Windows 7 to Windows 10. Additionally, it also provides users with specific information on how to upgrade their computers from Windows 7 to Windows 10.

In order to upgrade your computer from Windows 7 to Windows 10 please make sure that your computer meets the following requirement: 

NMSU ICT Recommended Minimum
  • Processor: 2.5 GHz Dual Core or more (i.e. Intel Core2Due, Core-i or AMD Dual core, faster/newer is better).
  • RAM: 4 GB (for x64 8 GB)
  • HDD:120 GB (this leaves about 80gb for everything else).
  • GPU: any discrete (i.e. extra graphics card) GPU, Intel (on-board, on-die) graphics.
  • Display: 1024 x 768 minimum (although thats not much of an improvement on 800x600) 
Official Microsoft Recommended Minimum 
  • Processor: 1 GHz or faster processor  or System-on-Chip
  • RAM: 1 GB for 32-bit or 2GB for 64-bit.
  • HDD: 16 GB for 32-bit OS 20 GH for 64-bit OS.
  • GPU: DirectX 9 or later with WDDM 1,0 driver.
  • Display: 800x600

To upgrade your personal devices from Windows 7 to Windows 10:
Faculty/Staff can use this Link  to go to Microsoft and learn how to upgrade to Windows 10.

Students can click on this Link and complete the following steps or use the first option above. 

  • Step 1: Click on register
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  • Step 2: Under Account Verification, enter your full "NMSU email address" and click Continue
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Note: After clicking continue, a verification email will be sent to the email address provided in step 2.
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  • Step 3: Login to your email and select "complete your registration"
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  • Step 4:  Complete account registration by providing information for "required fields" then select Register
Note: Password is not the same as my.NMSU password

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  • Step 5: Click on the Students tab to select Microsoft. After, click on Windows 10 to add to cart. 

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  • Step 6: Navigate to the top right corner of your screen and click on the cart icon 
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  • Step 7: After selecting the "cart icon", navigate to the bottom right corner of your screen and click Check Out
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  • Step 8: Read User Acceptance Form and provide "required information" for the fields shown below "NMSU Email and Signature(type name)". After, click on Accept to complete purchase.
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Keywords:Windows 7 upgrade, Windows 10, Minimum requirement for windows   Doc ID:97326
Owner:Ahmed D.Group:New Mexico State University
Created:2020-01-24 12:53 MDTUpdated:2020-01-27 17:49 MDT
Sites:New Mexico State University
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