Jul 30 2015
Windows 10 Free Upgrade Not Upgrading? What to do. Tips

If you are like many, your Windows 7, 8, or 8.1 is not upgrading as you expected.

This free upgrade which you are allowed to take advantage for one year is supposed to have been released yesterday July 29, 2015.

If you click the “Get Windows 10” icon in your system tray it should alert you to start the install.

Some users are reporting an error:

 “WindowsUpdate_80240020 OR WindowsUpdate_dt000” (1)
Which appears after the download is complete and then the installation is starting.   If you repeat the steps below, some users have been able to install, but it does appear to be an issue.

The window shows:

Your upgrade is reserved!

There’s nothing you to do right now. You’ll get a notification on your PC or tablet when the Windows 10 is ready to install.

So how do you force the Windows 10 upgrade, as Microsoft is rolling out Windows 10 in waves, which means it could be weeks before you are able to download the new operating system.

1. Launch the hard drive which houses your Windows operating system. This is usually the C: drive.

2. Navigate to C:WindowsSoftwareDistributionDownload and delete all the files within the Download folder. This should give you a clean start with Windows Update.

3. Open up the Windows Update app by hitting the Windows key and simply searching for “Windows Update”. Hit enter to launch the app.

4. While Windows Update loads, open the command prompt by hitting the Windows key again and searching for “cmd“.

5. But do not hit enter – instead right-click on the item and choose “Run As Administrator.”

6. Once the windows opens, type – but do not hit return – “wuauclt.exe /updatenow” (but without the speech marks).

7. Back to the Windows Update window, click on the “Check for Updates” button in the menu on the left-hand side, beneath Control Panel Home.

8. Once you have clicked the menu option a progress bar should appear with Windows telling you it is now “Checking for Updates…”

9. While this loads – quickly navigate back the command prompt window and hit enter on the command you typed in earlier.

10. Now Windows Update should tell you that Windows 10 is available and that the installer is being downloaded.

There are reports that Microsoft has disabled this from working.

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