As the clock is ticking for your free Windows 10 download, many of you have questions about the best way to upgrade: “Is it safe to download Win 10 by clicking on those interminable popups for it? Or is it better to go directly to the Microsoft site for the download? I’m afraid of clicking on a spam or virus popup.”
If by pop-up, you mean the Windows upgrade notification on your taskbar, it is safe and probably the best way for you to upgrade.
Don’t click on anything that shows up while you have a browser open. Click the Windows icon and this window will open. Either start the upgrade immediately or schedule a later time.
The upgrade shouldn’t affect your files, but make sure you have everything important backed up just in case.