How to manually trigger your reserved Windows 10 upgrade

Happy PC user

If you reserved a Windows 10 upgrade, you were probably expecting it to appear this morning. For many people that was the case, but not for all. There are ways around this problem of course -- you can use the free tool Microsoft released today in order to update your PC whenever you like.

However, if you reserved the update, then you probably just want to get your upgrade through that. And rightly so. Fortunately, there’s a simple little trick you can use.

Firstly, there’s no guarantee that this will work. It should, but there are various reasons why it may not. Give it a try, and if it doesn’t work for you, then fire up the free tool and upgrade Windows that way.

All you have to do to force the upgrade is firstly make sure Windows Update is set to automatically download and apply updates, then open a Command Prompt window as an administrator.

In the box type wuauclt.exe/updatenow

Hit enter and that should trigger the Windows 10 download. As you may have read elsewhere, demand for Windows 10 is apparently causing slow downloads for users at the moment, so be patient.

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