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Upgrade Manually to Windows 10. Forced Upgrading Options

Upgrading to Windows 10 may be an easy job… unless you stumble upon an activation error. Many errors of the kind have already been reported by users, attempting to switch to Windows latest. Users that have upgraded for free to the most recent version of Windows OS from Windows 7.1 or Windows 8.1 may have encountered a non-activated state and need to check if a valid license is available for their systems.


Force Update to Windows 10 via Media Creation Tool

Experts at Microsoft remind users that the upgrade to Windows 10 is one of the biggest software events in the last several years, so patience is acquired. If the Windows 10 notification has not arrived yet, it may appear in just a few days or weeks. However, the Media Creation Tool can be used by impatient and tech-educated users.

Check the Windows 10 Upgrade Status

Also, make sure to check your upgrade status.

If a free upgrade to Windows latest from Windows 7, 8, or 8.1 is already reserved by the user, but the update notification is not present yet, the upgrade may be initiated manually.

First, you may want to make sure that the Windows Update is set to download and install updates automatically. This is how to do it:

  • Go to Windows Update from the right edge of the screen or by pointing to the lower right corner of the screen and moving the mouse pointer up, then go to Settings -> Change PC settings ->Update and recovery.
  • Select Choose how updates get installed.
  • Review the Important updates and select whatever option is suitable for you.
  • Under Recommended updates, choose the option Give me recommended updates the same way I receive important updates.
  • Under Microsoft Update, select the Give me updates for other Microsoft products when I update Windows, and then select Apply.

Now the automatic updates should be enabled, and it is time to launch the Command Prompt in the Administrator mode. Once there, type in the following command:


That action is supposed to initiate the Windows 10 download.

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