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June 27, 2015

Here’s How to Enable Windows 10 Upgrade

Windows EventMicrosoft recently activated the Get Windows 10 notification on eligible Windows 7 and 8.1 devices. Some users don’t see the notification, despite running Windows 7 SP1 or Windows 8.1, both of which qualify for a free upgrade to Windows 10.

If that’s you, let us show you how to enable the Get Windows 10 upgrade notification. We’ll also show you how to cancel the upgrade in case you changed your mind.

Are You Eligible for the Upgrade to Windows 10?

Only specific versions of Windows are eligible for the free upgrade to Windows 10, including genuine versions of Windows 7 (Starter, Home, Professional, and Ultimate) and Windows 8.1 (Phone, regular, Pro, and Pro for Students).

If you are running Windows 7, be sure you have installed SP1. Windows 8 users have to upgrade to Windows 8.1 Update. In both cases, install all the latest mandatory updates and reboot your computer.

If you are running a different version of Windows and would like to upgrade to Windows 10, you could try to get a cheap Windows 7 or 8 license.

To check whether the optional update KB3035583 and KB2952664 (Windows 7) / KB2976978 (Windows 8.1) were installed, access Windows Update via a Windows search or the Control Panel, if not click the relevant links above.

If necessary, apply the updates, then reboot your computer. You might also see a Windows 10 is coming soon announcement in the Control Panel.

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Dave Thornton

Senior Editor

Senior Editor
Been involved in technology for many years, more than I care to remember. Live in Dundee, Scotland. I like Android, Windows Phone OS, BlackBerry OS and iOS, and love writing about all things techie. Currently have a Honor 6+, Elephone P6000, Nexus 5, Chrombook C720, HTC One M7, Nokia Lumina 625, Microsoft Lumia 435, Blackberry Q10, HTC Hero and iPad mini