Windows 10 How To: manually trigger reserved Windows 10 update

Hammad Saleem

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Windows 10 How To: manually trigger reserved Windows 10 update

Windows 10 is rolling out today in several countries across the globe in a phased roll out. If you’re one of those users who reserved it on Windows 7 or Windows 8/8.1, and don’t see the update notification, there’s a good news for you. You can manually start the download by following a few simple steps (via Windows Central). As a disclaimer, this trigger should start the update but may not.,

Before you kick off, make sure you’re ready to install the Windows 10 upgrade. You can check out our guide on how to prepare your system for Windows 10. Head over to C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution\Download and delete the contents of the folder. Next, make sure your system can automatically download and install Windows Update. After you’ve enabled automatic Windows Update, open Command Prompt as an administrator and type “wuauclt.exe /updatenow“. This should start the Windows 10 download on your system. If it doesn’t start right away, head over to Windows Update to see if the update is available for you.

Do note you may experience slow download as millions of users across the globe are downloading the new operating system at the moment. But, it should get you to the other side. 

Thanks for the tip, MrMangoHands