Microsoft has started serving free upgrade of windows 10 to those users who have reserved for the update. And if you have miss to reserve your spot for the free upgrade there is still a way to get the free upgrade. Although the Microsoft may be serving free upgrade to all the genuine windows users in course of time.
It should be noted that this method is for those users who has Windows 7 SP1 and Windows 8.1 Update. Bofore starting the steps below you will need to check if there is any pending update so check for windows updates and intall it first then follow the following steps.
Navigate to “C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution\Download” folder (You may have to substitute C drive letter with the drive Windows is installed on) and delete all the files. Press the Windows key to open Search and type “Windows Update”, which would open Windows Update. Users can also navigate to the particular setting from the system’s Control Panel.
Again, press the Windows key to open Search bar and type “cmd”. This will give a drop down of Command Prompt along with other related options. Do not select the Command Prompt option, but instead select Run as Administrator by right clicking on the option. Once the Administrator: Command Prompt box is opened, type “wuauclt.exe /updatenow” but do not press enter.
Go back to previously opened Windows Update menu, and click on Check for updates option placed at the right side of the screen. Once clicked, Windows Update should show “Checking for updates…” Meanwhile, go back to the Command Prompt box and then press enter on the command typed before. You would then see Windows Update say it is downloading Windows 10.