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Technically it’s not NOW now, more like “reserve it now, and get it later” type of now.

In the wake of Computex 2015 havoc, there are some good news that we can all enjoy. Microsoft pushed out a small little tool to legitimate Windows 7 SP1 and Windows 8 users, prompting to “reserve” a free copy of Windows 10 for your PC.

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The trick is that you’ll have to reserve 3GB of space on your system. Once Windows 10 is ready for its prime time, you’ll be upgraded to the latest and (hopefully) greatest Windows instantly.

How to get this update?

You’ll have to satisfy these two conditions

  1. Running on Windows 7 SP1 or Windows 8
  2. Having latest updates from Windows Update

Once you’ve done that, you should have this thing on your taskbar.

zxczxczClick on it and this will show up.

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Microsoft said it’ll be completely free – totally free, a full version of Windows 10, if you reserve it now.

And hey, Microsoft cleared out the air again.

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Yes, it’s completely free.

I don’t have this thing on my PC. What do?

Venture Beat said Reddit user FearGX_ pointed out that this Get Windows 10 thing can be evoked manually by following the steps below.

  1. Open the Control Panel, choose Administrative Tools, and then fire up the Task Scheduler.
  2. Expand Task Scheduler Library, then Microsoft, then Windows, and finally scroll down to expand Setup.
  3. Click the folder GWXTriggers and on the far right hit Run.

Also as pointed out by Venture Beat, you’ll need to have a legitimate copy of Windows 7 SP1 or Windows 8.1, have KB3035583 installed, and have all the latest updates.

 

 


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