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July 30, 2015

How to get Windows 10 on your PC today

During the local launch of Windows 10 yesterday, Microsoft representatives revealed that over 80 million people signed up for the upgrade to Windows 10 and 5 million who are part of the Windows 10 Insiders are getting it during the first batch. However, many others are still waiting for the update until now.

We were told that there’s also no exact date when Windows 10 DVD installers are going to be available locally. The rest will have to watch as the roll out is delivered in batches (as Microsoft’s servers are being hammered will millions of requests for the update).

However, there is an easy and faster way to get Windows 10 to your PC or laptop immediately.

1) In Windows, go to Control Panel and open up Windows Update. Make sure that all usual updates are already download and installed. If not, go over them first then go back to the start.

2) Open the Search function and type in “cmd“. On the list of results, right click on “Command Prompt” and select “Run as Administrator”. In the new window, type in “wuauclt.exe /updatenow“.

3) Go back to the Windows Update window and click on Update.

4) While Update is running, go back to the Command Prompt window and hit Enter. Wait ’til the Windows Update prompts Downloading Windows 10.

5) Repeat the steps if it does not work. In our experience, takes about 2 or 3 times before the update kicks in.

Note: The installation requires about 5.4GB of free space (another installation on my laptop shows 8.1GB) so make sure you have enough disk space before proceeding with the steps above.

Enjoy the free upgrade to Windows 10 on your PC. Do chime in on the comments section how the experience is so far.

More about the free Windows 10 Upgrade here.


11 Responses to “How to get Windows 10 on your PC today”

  1. Will try now, not really sure if it can resume interrupted downloads though…

  2. Jp says:

    I have tried it but it doesn’t work. When i did the first step in the cmd line. Nothing happens.

  3. evans_01 says:

    no chance sakin ayaw gumana hehhhe

  4. Warning says:

    Make sure to back up everything!

    • Imagi says:

      Well, a good practice nga to back up everything but in my unit, everything remained intact after the upgrade.

      but on the safe side, better to backup nga.

  5. imagi says:

    I’m part of the first batch that got the upgrade via windows update. This month as early as the second week I noticed panay ang update ng windows. So kahapon at around 12:30 ay nag-update/upgrade na and I am now running windows 10.

    During the first 3 hours of use pansin ko mabagal siya (must be downloading additional drivers) but this morning bumilis na ang loading pati ang pag-open ng programs. Edge looks very clean and loads very fast compared to my chrome (but I still need chrome kasi duon ang mga shortcuts ko).

    all in all maganda ang windows 10. gonna explore more later on.

    oo nga pala, may incompatibility ang Edge sa mga older activeX programs. I had to use windows explorer to open it but no problem thus far. sayang nga lang because I would prefer Edge over IE.

    • evans_01 says:

      swerte mo naman naka upgrade ka nah, naka insider po bah kayo ho? hehe ask lang po ^_^

    • Warning says:

      Good for you! Me may error sakin. Sabi couldn’t update the system reserve partition. Hayyyy research nnaman pano ma resolve.

    • imagi says:

      @evans_01 No hindi ako nag-beta testing or insider. naka-switch on lang lagi ang windows update ko.

  6. AA says:

    Nagstart sya magdownload but nag error after a while. I’ll just wait for the advise since I have a confirmed reservation naman

  7. jun says:

    My upgrade just asked for a little more than 2.7GB.
    I am upgrading from Win8.1. Why is this so?

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