If you are installing Windows 10 on a PC running Windows XP or Windows Vista, or if you need to create installation media to install Windows 10 on a different PC, see Using the tool to create installation media (USB flash drive, DVD, or ISO file) to install Windows 10 on a different PC section below.

Note: Before you install Windows 10, check to make sure your PC meets the system requirements for Windows 10.

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The vast majority of software updates are applied over the internet, so an internet connection is often a requirement.

In the case of smartphones and tablets, software takes the form of apps.

For tips on locating your product key, check Find your Office 2010 product key or Enter the product key for your Office 2007 program.

I have come across this problem with updates, I go to check for updates and it comes back with the following: Install new windows update software; to check for updates you must first install an update for windows update. I click to update button, it begins to download the update then it flashs an error message, but so fast you cant read it and ends with this message: Check for updates for your computer; always install the latest updates to enhance your computers security and preformance.

We also recommend going to the PC manufacturer's website for any additional info about updated drivers and hardware compatibility.

If you have Office 2010 or earlier and choose to perform a clean install of Windows 10, you will need to locate your Office product key.

In Driver Easy, you can click on the driver and get the name of your current driver.

Then you can locate the device in Device Manager using this name.

In most cases, unless you have chosen a setting that allows automatic updates, the device notifies you when a software update is available and gives you some information on why the update is important.