Don't want to wait any longer to get your hands on Windows 10? Here's how to force it to download.
July 29th 2015 was yesterday and as promised Microsoft has begun the huge roll out of downloads for their newest operating system Windows 10. If you've already reserved your free copy of Windows 10, then you have two options. Option 1 is to wait patiently until it is automatically downloaded onto your computer. You could be waiting hours, days or a few weeks at this point. Option 2 is to take charge and force Windows 10 to be downloaded onto your computer now.
If you don't want to wait on Windows 10 to download whenever they decide to let it, then I can show you how to force your system to download it for you.
First make sure that you have reserved your free copy of Windows 10.
Here's how to reserve your free copy of Windows 10. If your running Windows 7, 8, or 8.1; then you may have noticed the Windows Icon poping up in your notifications tray. All you need to do is click on that icon. A new window will pop up with instructions on how to reserve your copy of Windows 10. That's it.
Once that's done you will want to make sure that you have your system set up to receive updates automatically.
To check if your version of Windows is set up to receive updates automatically, all you have to do is navigate to control panel>system and security>windows update>change settings.
Next navigate to C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution\Download folder and delete everything inside the folder. This wont harm your computer or data in any way.
After you've done that you will need to open up a command prompt with Administrator rights. A simple way to do this is search for "cmd", right click the icon for it and select "Run as Administrator". Once it opens you will need to type in wuauclt.exe /updatenow and hit enter.
Wait a few minutes and then check for updates. Now Windows should begin downloading Windows 10. Once it has completed the download it will run "Preparing for Installation". After this you can install the update and then install Windows 10 on your computer.
If you have any questions about any of this or if you get stuck, feel free to comment on this article or contact me through my websites contact page. Enjoy Windows 10!