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How to update your PC to Windows 10 today without waiting

Microsoft has started rolling out Windows 10 to users in 190 countries across the world. While nearly everyone can register to get their free upgrades today, Microsoft is gradually rolling out the

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Microsoft has started rolling out Windows 10 to users in 190 countries across the world. While nearly everyone can register to get their free upgrades today, Microsoft is gradually rolling out the Windows 10 update since it wants enough time to fix all the bugs before it reaches everyone. In other words, you may have to wait a week or two, or even a month, before the update reaches you. There is however a way to force your computer to upgrade to Windows 10 now, VentureBeat reports. Hit the break for the step-by-step process.

Step 1

windows-10-force-update-step-1The first step is to head to the Download folder listed under C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution. You may need to replace ‘C’ with some other letter if you have installed the operating system on another drive. Once inside, delete all the files and folders.

Step 2

windows-10-force-update-step-2The next step is to open ‘Windows Update’. Open the Start Menu, search Windows Update, and then click on it to open the application.

windows-10-force-update-step-2-(1)At the same time, open the command prompt as an administrator. To ensure that you have all the necessary permissions, right-click on the cmd icon and select ‘Run as Administrator’. Once inside type (but do not hit enter) the command “wuauclt.exe /updatenow” (without the quotation marks). This is the command to force Windows to check for updates, but more on that in the next step.

Step 3

windows-10-force-update-step-3Now head back to the Windows Update application and click on ‘Check for Updates’. When it starts checking for updates, quickly switch back to the command prompt and press enter on the command you have already typed in.

If you have followed all the steps to the tee, you will force Windows to start downloading the new Windows 10 update. Bear in mind though, the update is 6GB in size, so ensure you have a fast connection and a huge data cap.

Have you tried these steps out? Let us know in the comments section if it worked for you.

  • Published Date: July 29, 2015 4:22 PM IST
  • Updated Date: July 29, 2015 4:45 PM IST