How To Force Windows 10 Update

Following the announcement of Windows 10 launching worldwide, Microsoft has announced that Windows 10 will be rolling out in phases, which means that there will be a lot of users waiting for the update to reach them in the coming days and perhaps even weeks.

However, thanks to a new trick you can now force your device to update to the latest Windows release, Windows 10, by simply following these instructions:

  • Make sure your system is set to receive and install Windows Updates automatically

  • Navigate to C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution\Download folder and delete everything in this folder

  • Run Command Prompt in Administrator mode and type wuauclt.exe /updatenow
  • Wait few minutes and check for updates in Windows Update
  • Windows 10 should appear ready to be downloaded or downloading
Reminder: Your Windows 7/8.1 should be a genuine copy, as well as all the previous updates installed from Windows Update.

That's it, you can now install Windows 10 on your PC or Tablet. Although users will be receiving either Windows 10 Home or Windows 10 Pro depending on their existing Windows edition.