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New Microsoft video shows how to upgrade to Windows 10 Mobile from Windows Phone 8.1

New Microsoft video shows how to upgrade to Windows 10 Mobile from Windows Phone 8.1
After an unexpected number of delays, Microsoft today finally started rolling out Windows 10 updates to Windows Phone 8.1 devices. Unfortunately, not all current Windows Phone 8.1 handsets are getting the Windows 10 update. That's because, as Microsoft puts it, "many older devices are not able to successfully upgrade without an impact on the customer experience."

Right now, these are the smartphones that can be officially updated to Windows 10: Lumia 1520, Lumia 930, Lumia 640, Lumia 640 XL, Lumia 730, Lumia 735, Lumia 830, Lumia 532, Lumia 535, Lumia 540, Lumia 635 1GB, Lumia 636 1GB, Lumia 638 1GB, Lumia 430, Lumia 435, BLU Win HD w510u, BLU Win HD LTE x150q, and MCJ Madosma Q501 (this one's a Japan-only handset, that's why you probably never heard of it).

As you can see, some important handsets - like the Lumia 1020, Lumia 925, or Lumia 630 - aren't getting the official update. We don't know if things will change in this regard, but we're going to let you know as soon as Microsoft announces anything about this. Until then, for those who can update their Windows Phone 8.1 device, Microsoft released a video - embedded below - showing how the update is done. You'll need to use the Update Advisor app - if you don't have it, you can download it for free from Windows Store - and simply follow the instructions on screen. 

Once the update is complete (preferably over a Wi-Fi connection), a Get Started app can show you what's new in Windows 10. Did you receive the update? If yes, are you happy with your Windows 10 phone now?

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posted on 17 Mar 2016, 19:29

1. iusshpandeh (Posts: 250; Member since: 23 Jul 2014)


MS is leaving Lumia 920 and 1020 ans other older Lumias + Lumias with 512 MB of RAM! 920 is already way old! And 512 MB doesnt handle Win10Mob very well! So, those who want Windows 10 Mobile on their unsupported phone can get it via Windows Insider ONLY! ( As For Now)

posted on 17 Mar 2016, 19:46

2. nenadmitrovic (Posts: 58; Member since: 01 Aug 2014)


For now. As for 925

posted on 18 Mar 2016, 03:10

5. Wiencon (Posts: 1814; Member since: 06 Aug 2014)


C'mon man, they will get the update, maybe not Lumias with 512MB but 1020 has 2GB and runs very well the preview version. L920/925/1020 were the finest phones ever on WP, they just SHOULD get the update

posted on 19 Mar 2016, 06:07

10. CyberAngel (Posts: 49; Member since: 31 Jul 2012)


You mean the Snapdragon S4 is not that good on RedStone
=> you can use the "Insider" applied 10.0.10586.164 aka 164
which is the same as the "Final" production version, but ...
you will NOT get the *later* versions of W10 Mobile

posted on 17 Mar 2016, 20:04

3. Zylam (Posts: 666; Member since: 20 Oct 2010)


Nice, been waiting for months for the Windows 10 update for my Lumia 1020... And they update a bunch of low end phones. Great work on the "promised update" Microsoft.

Burn to the ground windows phone /Mobile.

posted on 18 Mar 2016, 01:57

4. OdysseasP (Posts: 63; Member since: 08 Aug 2014)


If I remember correctly, the head of the software engineering department in Microsoft had stated a few months ago, that it is in their plans to upgrade the Nokia Lumia 1020 to Microsoft Windows 10 Mobile, but it would take them some extra time in comparison to other Nokia & Microsoft handsets because they had to partition the internal storage of the phone in order to be able to accept the update. In fact, he was using a Nokia Lumia 1020 as his personal phone, also stating that Microsoft will try to bring Windows 10 Mobile to as many Nokia & Microsoft phones as possible but some of them might need extra work due to various issues, such as is the case with the Noia Lumia 1020 which needs partition. Of course, in the end nothing may happen. But don't rule out Nokia Lumia 1020 just yet.

posted on 18 Mar 2016, 05:49

6. Mikele (Posts: 43; Member since: 19 Nov 2013)


Very unfortunate I bought great Nokia Lumia 1020 for it's photography power and now the end for such a power machine has come!! MS is just an uninspiring mobile competitor, who's decisions to have left out such model like 1020,925 and 920? Well I have been expecting the their useless surprises how could they move forward? Android OS here I come!!!!

posted on 18 Mar 2016, 06:33 3

7. iusshpandeh (Posts: 250; Member since: 23 Jul 2014)


My Lumia 1020 runs Windows 10 Mobile but no Marshmallow on my Samsung Galaxy S4, whichI got exactly same day!

posted on 18 Mar 2016, 23:43

8. EcoCare (Posts: 403; Member since: 30 Jul 2014)


Even if your S4 is running Jelly Bean it's still more advanced than Windows 10 Mobile. Sorry. I had to.

posted on 19 Mar 2016, 06:04

9. CyberAngel (Posts: 49; Member since: 31 Jul 2012)


I have a Samsung S4 Active
tried Lollipop (5.0), it sucks! - KitKat (4.4) is okay. M or N: not coming!

I also have a Lumia 1520
Tried WP 81, W10M, will test RedStone, etc

Android N will catch up the Windows 10, but
I should then buy a newer phone ... :-(

posted on 20 Mar 2016, 07:30

11. EcoCare (Posts: 403; Member since: 30 Jul 2014)


I'm surprised you like your Windows phone - good for you.

It's been years for me with Android again after using my Huawei W1. It hasn't received even Windows 10 Preview yet, and now Microsoft said 512MB RAM phones don't get the update. Heck, even Instagram is still in beta. My faith has lost.

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