Microsoft today officially flipped the switch on the Windows 10 update. The latest version of Windows operating system is now rolling-out to PC’s in 190 countries. But not every machine with a Windows 10 upgrade reservation will get the upgrade instantly, as the company is rolling out the Windows 10 update in waves.
That means even if your computer is ready, you won’t necessarily be able to download Windows 10 right away. It might take days, or even weeks, until you can enjoy the brand new OS with its shiny new features. However, there’s a way to force the Windows 10 update to your computer, and have it downloaded and installed right away.
RedmondPie has published a neat tutorial on how to force Windows 10 update onto your PC. Just follow these easy steps and you should be up and running in no-time.
- Make sure you are running a genuine copy of Windows 7 SP1 or Windows 8.1 Update, and your system is up to date with all previous updates.
- Make sure your system is set to receive and install Windows Updates automatically
- Delete everything in the C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution\Download folder
- Run this command in an instance of cmd.exe ran as administrator: wuauclt.exe /updatenow
- Head to Windows Update and click “Check for updates” on the left hand side. You should now see Windows Update say that it is downloading Windows 10.
- Once the download is complete, it will start ‘Preparing for installation’ after which you can install the update.
The download size will vary depending on the version of Windows you are currently running. Download time will also vary depending on the type and speed of Internet connection you are using.
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