Today is July 29, the date Microsoft launches final version of Windows 10. Not like the past version of Windows, Microsoft is now rolling out Windows 10 upgrade in phase, which means not everyone will get the update on the same day. But nevertheless, we have a free trick for that, you can force download Windows 10 free upgrade right away. How? Detailed below!
Although Microsoft started rolling out pre-downloading Windows 10 upgrade for existing users in 190 countries and for those who ahve reserved a free copy. Brings with it Cortana voice assistant for PCs, Microsoft Edge web browser, New Photos, Videos, Music, Maps, People, Mail & Calendar apps, alongside Windows Continuum, Windows Hello for secure logins, a new Start Menu button and more.
If you are in the same boat as many others whose Windows 10 upgrade hasn’t automatically started downloading yet, you can follow the tutorial below to force Windows Update to download the update for you right now.
How to check if your PC isn’t already downloading the Windows 10 upgrade? Navigate to C:\ drive and see if it has a folder named $Windows.~BT (you may have to enable Hidden items to do so). If it is there, you are all set, but if isn’t there, you will need to follow the instructions below to force Windows 10 downloading.
- Must be running genuine copy of either Windows 7 SP1 or Windows 8.1 Update.
- Must have all the previous updates installed from Windows Update.
- Make sure your PC meets all other Windows 10 requirements, you can check those here: How To Prepare Your PC For Windows 10 The Right Way [Guide].
Step 1: Make sure you have reserved your free copy of Windows 10. If you haven’t done yet, you can follow the instructions here on how to reserve your free Windows 10 upgrade.
Step 2: Run Windows Update, and make sure you are set to receive updates automatically.
Step 3: Navigate to C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution\Download folder and delete everything in this folder. Don’t panic, it won’t ruin your system.
Step 4: Now run Command Prompt utility in Administrator mode. Simply search for ‘cmd’ from the Start Menu/Screen, right click, and then click on run as administrator.
Step 5: Type this command and press enter: wuauclt.exe /update now.
Step 6: After few minutes, check for updates in Windows Update. You should now see Windows 10 being downloaded on your PC. The size of this download will however vary depending on the version of Windows running. Download time will also vary depending on your internet speed using with your computer.
Step 7: Once downloaded, it will start ‘Preparing for installation’ after which you can install the update.
Did this trick work for you? Share your experiences and enjoy Windows 10 on your PC. After the download is complete, you can follow our instructions here on how to install Windows 10 on your PC: developing……!