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  1. Joined : Jul 2015
    Posts : 24
    Windows 8.1 Pro
       29 Jul 2015 #1

    Don't see the upgrade? Try this...worked for me!


    For all who see a failed "Windows 10 Upgrade" in Windows Update;


    1. Go into "C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution\Download" and delete everything in that folder.
    2. Now, run the command prompt as an administrator. Type in "wuauclt.exe /updatenow".
    3. Go to your Control Panel > Windows Update and your Windows 10 will start downloading (5,398.0MB total for me on 8.1 Pro)

    This is working as of 7AM in Eastern time zone.
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  2.    29 Jul 2015 #2

    Hi there

    This doesn't work if you are running the last insider build (10240). I think you have to do this from a "Qualifying OS - W7/8/8.1).

    It worked fine from a W7 Ultimate Virtual machine I'm running.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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  3. Joined : Jul 2015
    Posts : 24
    Windows 8.1 Pro
       29 Jul 2015 #3

    jimbo45 said: View Post
    Hi there

    This doesn't work if you are running the last insider build (10240). I think you have to do this from a "Qualifying OS - W7/8/8.1).

    It worked fine from a W7 Ultimate Virtual machine I'm running.

    Cheers
    jimbo
    @jimbo45 -- Right. Thanks for the clarification. This is for the upgrade from Windows 7, 8 and 8.1 through Windows Update. I was in the insider program, but only installed one early build to test my software with Windows 10 in a VM.
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  4. Joined : Jul 2015
    Posts : 1
    w 8.1
       29 Jul 2015 #4

    5.3 gb ?


    mrpeters said: View Post
    For all who see a failed "Windows 10 Upgrade" in Windows Update;


    1. Go into "C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution\Download" and delete everything in that folder.
    2. Now, run the command prompt as an administrator. Type in "wuauclt.exe /updatenow".
    3. Go to your Control Panel > Windows Update and your Windows 10 will start downloading (5,398.0MB total for me on 8.1 Pro)

    This is working as of 7AM in Eastern time zone.
    my download only 2.7 gb do you guys know why is that ? i have windows 8.1 pro thanks a lot.
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  5. Joined : Jul 2015
    Posts : 17
    Windows 10 & Linux Mint 17.2
       29 Jul 2015 #5

    I did a reformat, and the stupid I con won't show back up ( The update is installed) even tried the BATCH fix that was online long before release! I just don't understand why it won't turn on!
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  6. Joined : Jan 2015
    Posts : 3
    Windows 7, 8 and 10
       29 Jul 2015 #6

    Thanks OP, been waiting since 1201am this morning lol. Will be deleting that folder soon as I get back to my desk.
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  7. Joined : Jun 2015
    Posts : 651
    Win 10
       29 Jul 2015 #7

    I've had zero notification as yet, its now 1947 hrs UK

    I'll try Mr P's solution but only on my laptop, till I know whats going on, both 8.1. Laptop is Pro; hope I get 10 Pro?
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  8. Joined : Jul 2015
    Posts : 24
    Windows 8.1 Pro
       29 Jul 2015 #8

    fwiw, i ran this on a second PC (this time Win 7 Enterprise) and it downloaded Windows 10 and brought me to the "Ready to Install" screen at around 1:00 today (Eastern time).
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  9. Joined : Jun 2015
    Posts : 651
    Win 10
       29 Jul 2015 #9

    mrpeters said: View Post
    For all who see a failed "Windows 10 Upgrade" in Windows Update;


    1. Go into "C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution\Download" and delete everything in that folder.
    2. Now, run the command prompt as an administrator. Type in "wuauclt.exe /updatenow".
    3. Go to your Control Panel > Windows Update and your Windows 10 will start downloading (5,398.0MB total for me on 8.1 Pro)

    This is working as of 7AM in Eastern time zone.

    Does not work for me on laptop (8.1)

    It works but no space between .exe and/updatenow - you have a space in your post
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  10. Joined : Jul 2015
    Posts : 24
    Windows 8.1 Pro
       29 Jul 2015 #10

    elbmek said: View Post
    Does not work for me on laptop (8.1)

    It works but no space between .exe and/update - you have a space in your post
    Space is accurate.

    Just did another client's machine (Win 7 Pro) here is a screenshot.

    Click image for larger version. 

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