Tech Reviews Explains How to Upgrade from Windows 7 to Linux


You may have your own reasons for not upgrading from Windows 7 to Windows 10. If that is the case, there is no reason to fret over it. You have ample alternatives for upgrading to a new operating system. According to Reviews, you can install a Linux operating system on your PC for free. This will enable you to avail the benefits of a supported operating system that is still getting updates together with the full power of Linux. Let’s get started.

The Upgrade

  1. Choose the Linux distribution- To install Linux, you need to download a Linux distribution such as Ubuntu or Linux Mint. Then, you have to create a live media using a USB drive or disc. Make sure to back up all your files.

If you wish to check how the Linux OS works, you have the option to install Linux OS on your PC without affecting your whole system. All you have to do is install it on a different partition from your primary partition where the Windows 7 OS is installed. Then, you can dual-boot it alongside your Windows 7 without affecting anything on your PC.

Get it installed as the primary OS after you are satisfied with its features and usability. Your hardware would be fully supported but you might need to install certain hardware drivers to get the maximum gaming performance.

  1. Configure the browser- Once the installation part of Linux distro is completed on your PC, it is time to install your desired internet browser. Most Linux distributions come preinstalled with Mozilla Firefox, and Google Chrome is also made available for installation. This will ensure that you have full access to the internet, including streaming websites like Netflix, Disney+ and quite a few others 
  1. Security features- Like using other operating systems, you have to be cautious while downloading and running strange software or strange commands on your terminal. Linux is supported and bundled together with automatic security updates and you do not have to worry about installing any antivirus software. Free and open-source Linux distributions have all the features that you are looking for.
  1. Installing software on Linux- Since you are in the habit of using Windows you have to understand that Linux works differently. Most of what you need may have already been pre-installed out of the box; a modern internet browser, an image editor, a video player and more. For other software, you will have to check out the package manager application on your particular Linux distribution.

Just like Playstore on Android devices, you can install applications on your Linux PC which will be updated automatically along with your Linux distribution’s base software. Applications other than what you can get from the Linux package manager like Google Chrome, Skype, Dropbox, Steam, Slack, Spotify can also be downloaded from their official websites.


According to Reviews, Linux is an excellent alternative to Microsoft Windows 7 as it is a stable and user-friendly operating system with useful utilities.

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