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My copy of windows is activated with a legitimate license. I have updated everything and when I go to Windows Update it says everything is updated too. But I can't see the Get Windows 10 icon on the taskbar. Recently, I have upgraded to 64-bit. Before I upgraded I could see the icon, and after I updated I couldn't. I updated on the 28th of July. Is this because of my upgrade to 64-bit? Or is it because it takes a while to appear after reformatting my computer? Again, everything is updated.

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    It's possible that Windows Update server delay the update. Anyway it doesn't matter, you can just grab the latest ISO rightaway and start upgrading, it will automatically activate as long as you upgrade from 7/8, regardless if you've reserved Windows 10 on that PC – Martheen Cahya Paulo Jul 30 '15 at 10:39
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Download the Windows 10 Media Creation Tool and follow the steps under Run the tool on that page. You should have an Upgrade this PC now button.


A quick amendment to @Fazer87's method #1, which will not work for you but may benefit others:

  1. Make sure you have reserved your free copy of Windows 10.
  2. Run Windows Update and make sure you are set to receive updates automatically.
  3. Navigate to C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution\Download folder and delete everything in this folder.
  4. Now run Command Prompt utility in Administrator mode. Simply search for cmd from Start Menu/Screen, right-click, and then click on Run as administrator.
  5. Type this command and do not press enter: wuauclt.exe /updatenow
  6. Open Windows Update and press Check for Updates.
  7. While this is running press Enter in your Command Prompt window.
  8. Allow the update to download and install.

Source: http://venturebeat.com/2015/07/28/how-to-force-windows-to-start-downloading-the-windows-10-update-files/

  • Well, how to execute Step 1...? – Arjan Jul 30 '15 at 13:07
  • @Arjan, I've now edited my main post. – gkubed Jul 30 '15 at 15:11
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You have a couple of options here:

1) Force windows update to get the Upgrade:

  • Step 1: Make sure you have reserved your free copy of Windows 10.
  • Step 2: Run Windows Update, and make sure you are set to receive updates automatically.
  • Step 3: Navigate to C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution\Download folder and delete everything in this folder.
  • Step 4: Now run Command Prompt utility in Administrator mode. Simply search for ‘cmd’ from Start Menu/Screen, right click, and then click on run as administrator.
  • Step 5: Type this command and press enter: wuauclt.exe /updatenow.
  • Step 6: Allow the update to download and install

2) Download the ISO and install. You can get the by downloading the media creator tool from:

http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10

And using the ISO conversion option. Alternatively, you can use the tool to create install media directly.


3) Try manually opening the "Get Windows" (GWX.exe) app from:

  • C:\Windows\System32\GWX

OR

  • C:\Windows\SysWOW64\GWX (in 64-bit systems only)

If you are unable to run the windows 10 reservation app, try running the following as an administrator (copy to notepad, save as batch file):

REG QUERY "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\AppCompatFlags\UpgradeExperienceIndicators" /v UpgEx | findstr UpgEx

if "%errorlevel%" == "0" GOTO RunGWX

reg add "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\AppCompatFlags\Appraiser" /v UtcOnetimeSend /t REG_DWORD /d 1 /f

schtasks /run /TN "\Microsoft\Windows\Application Experience\Microsoft Compatibility Appraiser"

:CompatCheckRunning

schtasks /query /TN "\Microsoft\Windows\Application Experience\Microsoft Compatibility Appraiser"

schtasks /query /TN "\Microsoft\Windows\Application Experience\Microsoft Compatibility Appraiser" | findstr Ready

if NOT "%errorlevel%" == "0" ping localhost >nul &goto :CompatCheckRunning

:RunGWX

schtasks /run /TN "\Microsoft\Windows\Setup\gwx\refreshgwxconfig"
  • There is no .iso file, only a link to download media creation tool ? – RogUE Jul 30 '15 at 12:26
  • @RogUE - that tool includes a "Optional conversion to ISO file format" option.. its literally the last line before the download link. Will update to remove ambiguity – Fazer87 Jul 30 '15 at 12:28
  • It is an online installer, isn't it? – RogUE Jul 30 '15 at 12:30
  • Seems like Step 1 of option 1 is impossible for the question asker... – Arjan Jul 30 '15 at 13:08

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