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Here are a few things you should do before you install Microsoft Windows 10 as your computer's operating system.

Create your Microsoft account

If you have a newer laptop, you probably already have a Microsoft Account. If you need to create a new account, just enter your email address to get started.

Update your version of Windows

If your current version of Windows is not up to date, you won't be able to install Windows 10. In Windows 7, you should be running service pack 1. If you're using Windows 8, you need to have Windows 8.1. To make sure, check Windows Update. It's under Control Panel in Windows 7 and Settings on Windows 8 or 8.1.

Back up important data

Updating to Windows 10 shouldn't impact your data, but it's always a good idea to have your important information backed up. Save pictures, music, videos and documents on an external hard drive, or in cloud storage, like Microsoft OneDrive.

If you need help backing up your data, schedule a reservation with Geek Squad and an Agent will be happy to help you.

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