If you are formatting your computer or you simply want to upgrade from your old Windows 10 operating system, but you don't have any installation CDs, it will show you in a simple (explained step by step) and completely legal, how to download Windows 10 for free in Italian, using the tools that Microsoft itself makes available for downloading the ISO image, which for those who do not know it, is the content of the entire CD in a single file ready to be burned.
Windows 10 one of the most successful and appreciated Microsoft home operating systems, after the success with Windows 7 and partially with Windows 8 which was much less long-lived.
I have divided this guide neatly into several sections where I will show you all the methods that you can use for download Windows 10 for free on your PC and install it. Consider the case where you simply want to download Windows 10 and want to burn it, or if you already have a PC with previous versions of Windows (7 or 8 or 8.1) or you come from Linux distributions, so you need to download the ISO image directly, or a way to recover the ISO image of Windows 10 in case you have another computer with Windows 10 installed, in this way if you have a mobile connection you can save data for downloading.
Download Windows 10 for free
Minimum requirements for Windows 10
A fundamental thing before trying to install Windows 10, evaluate the minimum requirements to run this operating system correctly, so as to avoid installing it on a machine that is too old or not adequate. THE minimum requirements for Windows 10 are the following:
- 2 GB of RAM
- 20 GB of free hard disk space
- A processor of at least 1 GHz (dual core or higher recommended) equipped with support for PAE, NX and SSE2
- A graphics card with support for Microsoft DirectX 9 and WDDM drivers
These requirements are simple enough to comply with: all PCs released after 2008 should be able to run Windows 10 without any problems. If you want to get the most out of Windows 10 for advice to keep you onfollowing requirements, so as to fully appreciate the potential of this operating system:
- Quad-core processor or better
- 8 GB of RAM
- SSD of at least 128 GB
- Hard disk of at least 1 TB
- Dedicated graphics card with at least 1 GB of video memory
By meeting these requirements, you can run Windows 10 to the maximum without compromise.
Once you have assessed the minimum requirements and therefore the possibility of downloading and installing Windows 10, I advise you to make a backup of the data on your computer if you deem it necessary, so that you can restore it on the new operating system.
This operation is only a precaution since with the simple update of the operating system you should find all the data exactly as before, but it can happen that you lose everything with a few hitches during the installation, for example a blackout of the electricity.
The easiest way to make a backup of data is to save it or to a Pen Drive Usbo burn it to a DVD, if it is a few GB or to store everything on an external hard disk.
Upgrade to Windows 10 from Windows 7, 8 or 8.1 for free
If you come from Windows 7, 8 or 8.1, the free update period (offered by Microsoft for all genuine license holders) ended on July 29, 2016, therefore it is no longer possible (or almost) to update for free from these old operating systems, you will necessarily have to buy a retail license of Windows 10.
The only way to update to Windows 10 starting from Windows 7, 8 or 8.1 make use of assistance technologies (dedicated to the visually impaired, blind, deaf, deaf and dumb etc.). This is the only case in which Microsoft allows you to update for free even beyond the offer date. If you are among the users who use assistance technologies, simply visit the following dedicated web page and click on Update now to start the update procedure.
LINK | Free upgrade to Windows 10
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Once you upgrade your computer to Windows 10 you have 30 days if you want to restore the old operating system, in case Windows 10 was not pleasant and functional to use like your old operating system. To do this, just go to "PC Settings" and click on "Update and Security" and click on the "Recovery" item in the left sidebar.
How to download ISO Windows 10
If you simply want to download the ISO of Windows 10 and then burn it or create a pen drive with the operating system inside, visit the following Web page.
LINK | Windows ISO Download
Once the site is open, just select all the fields as shown in the image below and start the download by clicking on Download.
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You can customize the ISO to download by choosing the version, type, edition and type of architecture needed.
How to get the Windows 10 ISO file from a PC with Windows 10
This procedure can be very useful for those connected by a mobile sim or in any case want to save data traffic, the only requirement to have another PC with Windows 10. In this case, then, you can use it as a "base" to recover the ISO image file of this operating system. All you need to do is download the free tool Media Creation Tool, obtainable from the following links (based on the architecture of the starting operating system).
DOWNLOAD | Media Creation Tool (32-bit)
DOWNLOAD | Media Creation Tool (64-bit)
Once you download this tool, just start it and, in the first window, select the item Create an installation media for another PC.
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Click on Come on; in the window that appears select the Italian language, the edition of Windows 10 to download and the architecture (x32, x64 or Both).
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Note: the downloadable edition depends on the edition of Windows 10 on the PC you are using.
Once you have selected the desired items, press on Come on and in the next screen choose the item ISO file.
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Click on Come on to choose the destination folder of the ISO image and finally start the download! You can repeat the procedure as many times as you want, so as to download even more versions of Windows 10 on your PC for future use.
Create a DVD or USB stick with Windows 10
Once the ISO is obtained, how can I save it on a DVD or on a USB stick? Here you will find out how to do both.
USB flash drive (at least 4 GB)
Get an empty USB stick and insert it into the PC; now you can use Media Creation Toolseen a little while ago to immediately create the USB stick without using other programs, just select UnitUSB flash when required.
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Alternatively you can download the ISO to your PC and create the USB stick using the free Rufus program, downloadable from the following link.
DOWNLOAD | Rufus
Start it and make sure that the parameters are configured as in the image below (you can choose a volume label as desired or use the one recommended by ISO).
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Select Create bootable disc withand set the voiceISO imagefrom the drop-down menu, then click on the small button next to this option to open the file manager and select the Windows 10 ISO image downloaded just before. As soon as everything is ready, just press the button Starts to start preparing the USB stick.
If you want to create an installation DVD, simply download the ISO to your PC and then use a free burning program such as ImgBurn, available from the following link.
DOWNLOAD | ImgBurn
Downloaded this program and installed on your PC, just start it and, among the many voices available, use Write image file to disc.<img class = "lazy lazy-hidden aligncenter wp-image-35458 size-full" data-lazy-type = "image" src = "https://www.giardiniblog.it/wp-content/uploads/2017/11 /ImgBurn.jpg” alt=”burn iso windows 10″ width=”667″ height=”460″ data-lazy-/>
In the new window click on the icon in Source, select the Windows 10 ISO in the file manager, insert a blank DVD into the burner, make sure that the burner is correctly selected in Destinationthen go click the button below to start burning.
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After a few minutes you will have your DVD ready to perform a new installation of Windows 10 or to update a PC.
Windows 10 installation and configuration
Start the installation of Windows 10 by inserting the DVD or USB Pen Drive created or simply starting the update from Windows 7, 8 or 8.1.
- Refresh: to upgrade your computer with Windows already installed by installing Windows and keeping the files, settings and applications
- Customize: to perform a custom installation by installing Windows cleanly.
At this point your computer, after the first part of the installation operations, will restart and begin the initial configuration procedure of the operating system, in which you can choose "Use quick settings" to speed up the whole procedure or customize them at your choice one for a.
In the next step, indicate whether your computer will be used for personal use or a company computer you work with and click on Next.
Now on the next screen, if you want, take advantage of the cloud features that Microsoft makes available by entering your Microsoft email index (Hotmail, Outlook and Live). If you have used this feature, the username and password of your computer account will be the same as those used to access your email address. If you have ignored this function by clicking on "Ignore" instead you can create a common standard local account.
After this last step, now the computer should restart and the Windows desktop should finally appear, now you will be asked if you want to make your computer discoverable in the network to which it is connected or not. Finally the configuration procedure is finished and your Windows 10 is ready to use.
Where to buy Windows 10 on a budget
If you want to buy Windows 10 for a little, Amazon can prove to be an excellent resource, in fact on Amazon you can not only buy items but also a lot of software at discounted prices.
If you are interested, consult the Amazon offers for Windows 10 currently available:
LINK | Windows 10 on Amazon