Microsoft has started rolling out Windows 10 upgrade in phases to their old users for absolutely free. Yes you heard it right, the upgrade is absolutely free for lifetime as promised by the Microsoft. As the upgrade is rolling out in phases to meet the high demand, it may take up to few days or weeks to get the bite. If you are like me and don’t want to be in a queue then follow this tutorial to upgrade to Windows 10 without waiting.
Notice : Before you upgrade to Windows 10. Let me tell you, there are some minor bugs as Windows 10 has just launched and hence acceptable, but not to worry you can fix them, also read :
Note : If you were unable to reserve the copy of Windows 10, go for Method 2.
Before Upgrading– Make sure you have backup all your files and data just in case.
1. Upgrade to Windows 10 using command Prompt.
You can force the upgrade to download using a command in the command prompt. Here’s how to do it.
- Open Command Prompt as an Administrator.
- Type the following command and hit Enter.
- Wait for some few minutes and open up Windows update from Control Panel.
- Ola! You will see the Windows 10 upgrade prompt in your Windows PC.
2. Upgrade using Windows Media Creation tool
I was one of you who was waiting for some notification for the upgrade, why should I wait ? So I contacted Microsoft and asked for some alternative to get the upgrade right now. They told me about some software- Windows Media Creation Tool to upgrade to windows 10. This helped me to get the upgrade without waiting in the queue.
If you’re on a 32 bit version of Windows 8.1 or Windows 7. then grab the 32 bit Windows Media Creation tool or download the 64 bit Windows Media Creation tool if you’re on a 64 bit version of Windows 8.1 or Windows 7. You can check which version of Windows is installed on your PC, just right click on My Computer or This PC and click on properties.
Download the tool in your PC to “upgrade to Windows 10”, Run the tool and select Upgrade this PC now and click on Next. Windows 10 will start downloading and once the download is finished, you will have three options for the installation. Keep personal files and apps, Keep personal files only and nothing. Select any option, I prefer first option. Windows 10 will start installing and the computer will be rebooted a few times and after some customizations your PC will be upgraded.