Free Download & Update Windows 7/8.1 to Windows 10 Manually

So, Today is the day! Right? 29th July, 2015? Perhaps you have already waited for many weeks for this day when you get your hands on Windows 10, the most latest version of Windows from Microsoft. But there’s a catch. Though Windows 10 Released earlier today on 29th July, 2015, you cannot download Windows 10 in your supported computer (pc/laptop) instantly. Microsoft is slowly slowly rolling out the update in 190 countries, and it may take some time to reach your device. So, even if you are eligible for the update, you need to wait for some days to some weeks to get it.

Well, the good news is, you won’t. You can instantly get your update right now. Yes, it’s not a dream, you can make windows force check your device for updates. If your device is registered for Windows 10 Free Upgrade, windows will instantly detect the update and start downloading the latest Windows 10 for you.

NOTE: You must be registered for getting Free Windows 10 Upgrade. Not all devices will get the upgrade, but if you are running on Windows 7 or Windows 8.1, most probably you are eligible for the Free Upgrade to Windows 10. Check here to know if your device is eligible for the Windows 10 Free Upgrade.

Q: IS THE UPGRADE FULL FREE OR JUST A TRIAL? DO I NEED TO PAY AFTERWARDS?

HERE I CLEAR ALL THE DOUBTS AND CONFUSIONS: THIS UPGRADE IS LIFE TIME FREE AND NOT A TRIAL VERSION OR SOMETHING LIKE THAT. IF YOU HAVE ALREADY RESERVED YOUR FREE UPGRADE YOU CAN ENJOY IT FOREVER. YOU WILL ALSO CONTINUE GETTING UPGRADES YEAR AFTER YEAR FOR FREE, AS WINDOWS 10 IS THE FINAL VERSION OF THE WINDOWS.

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How to Download Windows 10 Manually?

I won’t waste time and straightforward come to the point. How to get the Windows 10 Update right now? There are 2 ways for this, and none of them are risky at all, both are completely safe and verified, and of course both the ways are official methods to upgrade Windows 10.

Before starting, Check for updates once. Go to Control Panel > System and Security > Windows Update and check once for any available updates. You may have gotten the Windows 10 to download right there, though, chances are very rare. Still, be sure of that.

Method 1 is universal for all PC users, and will commonly download the Windows 10, and Method 2 is specially made for your PC. I tried the Method 2 for my PC, and as I type this, my own download is ongoing 11% complete. 🙂 I will add some exclusive screenshot here after I finish upgrading.

Download & Update Windows 7/8.1 to Windows 10 Manually

Let’s start with Method 1 to Force Download Windows 10 Manually:

For those who don’t know, Windows has released its latest software Windows 10 on its website and is available for download. They prepared a tool to download the upgrade and install it. This tool will also help to back up the installation file and save the installation media into USB or DVD Disks, though it is optional. We will download the Update Tool and Run it on our PC. It will check for upgrades and download it.

Requirements:

  • System requirements and Specifications: Click Here
  • A Stable Internet Connection. Prefer unlimited connections, as the size may be up to 3GB.
  • Sufficient Space on your internal/external storage where you are downloading it. [3GB At Least]
  • A blank USB / DVD if you need to create backup media files. This is completely optional. Here’s how to backup everything on windows.
Steps to Upgrade Windows 7/8.1 to Windows 10:
  1. Visit Windows 10 Software Download Page.
  2. Choose your PC 32 Bit or 64 Bit and Click Download Tool Now. It will download a small exe file less than 10MB.
  3. Run that file.
  4. It will ask you Upgrade this PC or Create Update Media for another PC. Choose the first option to upgrade your PC.
    Download & Update Windows 7/8.1 to Windows 10 Manually
  5. Click Next and Follow the on-screen instructions to upgrade your PC. It will start downloading your software for Windows 10.

Note: It may or may not need your Windows Registration Key.

If this works then you are good to go. And, this should work. Still, if it does not work, try out the method 2 to download and upgrade your pc to Windows 10.
Free Download & Update Windows 7/8.1 to Windows 10 Manually

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Let’s start with Method 2 to Force Download Windows 10 Manually:

This method will follow official windows upgrade procedure, with a tweak. The advantage over the earlier method is that the update file will be best suited for your device only, and will be downloaded through your default windows updater, and not via the universal upgrade tool made by Windows. Microsoft recommends this by default and your scheduled upgrade would come via this method only, but we are just applying a simple tweak and speeding up the process making it available instantly. Let’s start.

Requirements:

Similar to the requirements in Method 1.

Steps to Upgrade Windows 7/8.1 to Windows 10:
  1. Open Control Panel > System and Security > Windows Update. Keep this window open.
  2. Open File Explorer > Windows (C:) > Windows > SoftwareDistribution > Download. You will see some files and folders.
    Download & Update Windows 7/8.1 to Windows 10 Manually
  3. Backup all these files into some other drive and delete everything there. To do this step, create a new folder on another drive and copy everything from here and paste there. Next, delete all files and folders from here. Your backup will prevent you from accidental loss of files and help you restore it like previous.
    Note: You may need administrator permissions for this. Grant it.
  4. Now open Command Prompt in Administrator Mode. To do this, Right click on Command Prompt and Click Run as Administrator. You need Administrator permissions for this.
  5. On command prompt type this text: wuauclt.exe /updatenow
    Note: There is a space after wuauclt.exe Follow the picture below.
    Download & Update Windows 7/8.1 to Windows 10 Manually
  6. Press Enter. BOOM! You are almost done!
  7. Now check the Windows Update Window you opened in the first step. You will find it either already started downloading Windows 10 or is ready to download it. Start Downloading and wait patiently to finish!

After it’s downloaded it will automatically notify you to upgrade.

So, wasn’t it very easy to upgrade your Windows 7 or 8.1 PC to latest Windows 10? Why wait? Start upgrading now. Be sure to follow every step correctly. If you have any problems, comment below, I will assist. Thanks.

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Frequently Asked Questions:

Q: Upgrade Failed. What to do?

Ans: Restart your PC. You may find it is updating some files. Then after it restarts, straightforward go to Control Panel > System and Security > Windows Update. You will find either it is rechecking for upgrade available or Windows 10 is ready to download.

Q: It fails downloading with the Microsoft tool in Method 1. What to do?

Ans: Go to control panel language settings and change language to English US. Then retry running the exe file. It will work.

That’s all. Hope all your confusions are cleared, and you are ready to explore Windows 10 in a few hours. All the best for your download. Get Set Go!

Thanks for reading our post on updating Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 to Windows 10 manually. If this post has helped you, then do share the post with your friends and make them taste the software today itself. Keep visiting HiTricks for more tricks.

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Nirmal Sarkar is a BTech Engineering Student from the city of Joy, Kolkata. He is a part time blogger, and likes to write web articles on Android Stuffs and latest Freebies.

4 Comments
  1. Reply
    Nadeem Mehar June 16, 2016 at 12:59 pm

    I have windows 10 install please guide me how to change the language

  2. Reply
    Ayush July 29, 2015 at 8:27 pm

    Why is right click not allowed?

    • Reply
      Nirmal Sarkar July 29, 2015 at 11:27 pm

      Sorry. Our blog language was copied by a few non professional bloggers. So we disabled right click. You need to type the letters as seen into your command prompt.

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