Windows 10 free upgrade still not showing up?

Windows 10 free upgrade still not showing up? 

       Windows 10 has started rolling out to the world just a few hours ago. To get Windows 7 and 8/8.1 users to upgrade to Windows 10, Microsoft is offering a free upgrade to Windows 10. If you’ve reserved your Windows 10 upgrade, Windows should have already started downloading the OS for you. Even after downloading the whole OS, it may take a while for the installation/upgrade to be available.
If you’re like me and can’t not patient enough for Windows Update to prompt you to update, there’s a quick hack to get it right now. Here’s how to do it:
          Option 1: Using Windows Update and Command Prompt.
  •  First of all, you need a stable internet connection( of course the faster it is, the shorter time you have to wait). 
  • Open Control panel, go to Windows Update and make sure that you have selected "Install updates automatically(recommend)" (click on the Change settings at the upper left to change to that option).
  • Open Run windows (Windows+R) then enter(or copy and paste) this path:
    and hit Enter. It will take you to a folder looks like the picture below. Select and delete all of those files and folders.

  • Open Command Prompt as Administrator
  • Enter wuauclt.exe /updatenow but don't hit Enter right away, just leave it there.

  • Come back to Windows Update, click on Check update on the upper left. Immediately come back to Command Prompt window and hit Enter.
  • Windows Update should detect windows 10 and start the upgrade progress after a few seconds. You should now have the Windows 10 upgrade prompt on your Windows 7 or Windows 8/8.1 PC!

  Option 2: Using Microsoft Media Creation Tool           
      In case the method above doesn't work, you can download windows update helper tool from Microsoft named Microsoft Media Creation Tool.

      This tool helps you upgrade to Windows 10 directly from windows 7/8/8.1. Beside, it's also can create an ISO file and windows setup image DVD or USB. Depend on which version of Windows( 32-bit or 64-bit) on your PC, you can choose the corresponding link below:
       After download this tool, you just have to click and follow all the instructions to download and install windows 10.

  Option 3: Download the ISO image of  Windows 10 from Microsoft          
      If you want to download and install Windows 10 without following those complicated steps like methods above, you can using these direct links below. All of them are from MSDN - Microsoft, so don't worry about virus or speed or anything.

      If you are using a lower version of Windows and want to upgrade to Windows 10, maybe you should check the table below to download the right version of windows 10.


       After finish download the Windows 10 image, you can burn that image to DVD or USB to by using Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool at here and start install windows 10 to your PC normally ( although it's for windows 7 but you can also use it with windows 10 without problem). You can find the tutorial here  to create a DVD or USB with windows 10 installation and continue follow the instructions from here to install windows 10 to your PC.

         To prevent losing data during upgrade/install progress, you should backup important data before start the installation.If you have any question or other methods want to share, feel free to leave comment below. I will do all I can to help you. Good luck!


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  1. Hi there, should the ISO method delete the installed programs? Thanks in advance.

  2. Sorry for my lately reply. I hope it's still help. You should not worry about installed programs because it's still there. If you have downloaded an ISO file, you have to burn it to an USB or DVD and directly click on file "setup.exe" on that then choose upgrade and install it on your current windows. I have installed by that way and all of my programs are working perfectly right now. Except there is a tiny problem is the upgrade progress is really slow because windows have to move all of your installed programs folder to another place to keep it( there for you must be sure that your install partition has enough free space-more than 15GB is recommended). Beside, I recommend you choose "Upgrade this PC now" if you follow the "Using Microsoft Media Creation Tool" method. In my opinion, it's the best way to upgrade to windows 10( even better than the upgrade by windows update method). Good luck!