Jump the Queue and Get Windows 10
Windows 10 was launched on 29th July and Microsoft is providing updates in waves to prevent server overload. When the update is ready for you Windows Update will prompt you to install it. But if you don’t want to wait we know how you can jump the queue and get Windows 10 now.
The update is only available for qualified Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 devices. *
- Delete existing updates from Windows update folder
Go to “C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution” and delete all the folders inside the SoftwareDistribution folder. This will only delete past update filed from your computer and would not harm it in anyway.
- Open Windows Update
Open Windows Update, you can do it easily by typing “Windows Update” in the search bar of Start Menu. You can also open Windows Update through Control Panel by accessing the System and Security option.Do not check for Windows Update Now.
- Open Command Prompt as Administrator
Type “cmd” in search bar of start menu. Right click on cmd and then “Run as administrator”.
- Type command in Command Prompt
Type the following command but DO NOT press enter.
- Check for updates
Now go back to Windows Update and click on “Check for updates”. Once Windows update starts checking for updates switch to Command Prompt and press enter. Windows 10 update should start. If the update fails and Windows is still checking for updates, re-type the command in Command Prompt and press enter to start Windows 10 update.
* Windows 10 Upgrade Offer is valid for qualified Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 devices, including devices you already own. Some hardware/software requirements apply and feature availability may vary by device and market. The availability of Windows 10 upgrade for Windows Phone 8.1 devices may vary by OEM, mobile operator or carrier. Features vary by device. Devices must be connected to the internet and have Windows Update enabled. Windows 7 SP1 and Windows 8.1 Update required. Some editions are excluded: Windows 7 Enterprise, Windows 8/8.1 Enterprise, and Windows RT/RT 8.1. Active Software Assurance customers in volume licensing have the benefit to upgrade to Windows 10 enterprise offerings outside of this offer. To check for compatibility and other important installation information, visit your device manufacturer’s website and the Windows 10 Specifications page.
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