How to get your Windows 10 copy immediately!

Windows 10 was unveiled officially by Microsoft on 29 July 15. This is by far the first and only FREE upgrade version if you are an existing owner of Windows 7, Windows 8 or Windows 8.1. With more than 190 countries of users expected to receive the Windows 10 upgrade, it would bound to take some time before it can reach you even if you have signed up for a copy earlier.

You would likely be seeing the screen below and wondering when your Windows 10 copy will come even though your computer is certified to be “good-to-go”! The minimum requirement is quite low, so most computers should be able to quality.

Validating PC     PC Ready

There are actually 2 ways to go about getting your Windows 10 copy immediately. Let me guide you through the step-by-step process and wait no further:

Method 1: Getting your Windows 10 copy via Microsoft Update.

    1. Go to the folder “C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution\Download” and delete all the files inside. **Note: You are to delete the files inside and NOT the main Download folder”.
    2. In the directory address bar, enter “Control Panel\System and Security\Windows Update” and you should be directed to the Windows Update window.
    3. Right click at the bottom of your desktop screen and click on “Command Prompt (Admin)”.
      Command Prompt in Administrator Mode
    4. In the command prompt, type “wuauclt.exe /updatenow”.
    5. Now, look at the Windows Update window that you have opened in Step 2. It should be downloading your Windows 10 copy and the rest should be pretty straight forward.
      Downloading Windows 10
    6. Enjoy your Windows 10!

However, if due to any reasons that Method 1 does not work for you, you may proceed to Method 2. This method would require you to download the “Media Creation Tool”.

Method 2: Getting your Windows 10 copy via Media Creation Tool

  1. Go to http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10 and download the tool. **Note: Please download the correct version via the direct link of 32-bit (x86)-17.3 MB or 64-bit-18.7 MB.
  2. Double click on the MediaCreationTool.exe and choose “Upgrade this PC now”.
    MediaCreationTool-Upgrade
  3. Click Next and download will begin.
    MediaCreationTool-Upgrade
  4. The steps from this stage onwards are pretty straight forward.
  5. Enjoy your Windows 10!

This will be the end-state after a successful installation when you type “winver” to check on your Windows version.

Windows 10 Installed

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