Thursday, 22 February 2018
Windows 10

How to Reserve Your Free Windows 10 Upgrade

Microsoft is making Windows 10 available as free upgrade for Windows 7, Windows 8.1 PCs. You can reserve your free upgrade now. It will download once Windows 10 is available to install. This is a full version of Windows, not a trial. requires 3 GB download, internet service charges may apply. It is available for a limited time. you have one year from the time Windows 10 is available to take advantage of this offer.

How to Reserve Your Free Windows 10 Copy

If you currently running Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 with the latest updates , you will get a notification pop up in taskbar .

1. To start the reservation process, Click the “Get Windows 10” icon in lower-right corner of your screen.


2. Once you’ve clicked the icon, you will get a window (Get Windows 10 app) that says “how this free upgrade works”. The app will show you some information about Windows 10.

3. To reserve your free copy , Click on “reserve your free upgrade” . That’s all. This reserves your free windows 10 upgrade. It also offer you to register your email address to get confirmation of your Windows 10 upgrade reservation.


Why not seeing Windows 10 free upgrade notifications?

If you don’t see the Get Windows 10  app on your PC, it might be because:

1. Your device isn’t up-to-date with at least Windows 7 SP1 or Windows 8.1 Update

2. Windows Update is turned off or is not set to received updates automatically

3. You’ve blocked or uninstalled the necessary Windows Update functionality.

4. Your device is not running genuine Windows

5. Your device is running Windows 7 Enterprise, Windows 8/8.1 Enterprise, or Windows RT/RT 8.1, which are excluded from this reservation offer.

6. Your device is managed as part of a school or business network.  (Check with your IT administrator)

PCs that we determine cannot run Windows 10 will not see the Get Windows 10 app before July 29th. After July 29th, we’ll enable the icon in the system tray. This is to help ensure that you can easily check your PC’s compatibility if you choose.

Running Windows Update and installing any available updates will fix the first 3 issues.

If you don’t think any of these conditions apply to you, and you’re still not seeing the icon, you can also try running the solution below, which will verify your device meets all the prerequisites and then turn on the Get Windows 10 app:

1. Open Notepad

2. Copy the following text and paste it into Notepad:

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”
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
schtasks /run /TN “\Microsoft\Windows\Setup\gwx\refreshgwxconfig”

3. Click File, and then Save As

4. In the File name box, change the file name to ReserveWin10.cmd

5. Then click the dropdown next to Save as type, and select All files (*.*)

6. Select the folder you would like to save the file to.  For this example, let’s choose to save the file to the C:/Temp folder.  Then click Save.

7. Open an elevated command prompt. (From the Start screen or Start menu, type Command Prompt in the search box, and then in the list of results, right-click Command Prompt, and select Run as administrator.)

8. Finally, run the file from the location you saved to in Step 6. In this example, you would type the following in the Command Prompt window and hit Enter:


The Microsoft Compatibility Appraiser can take 10 – 30 minutes to run, during which the script will continuously provide status reports that it is running. Please be patient.

If the script is failing in an infinite loop, then you don’t have the necessary prerequisite Windows Updates. Besides requiring Windows 7 SP1 or Windows 8.1 Update, you must also have installed:

For Windows 7 SP1:


For Windows 8.1 Update:


You can manually check if you have these updates within your elevated command prompt by typing the command:

dism /online /get-packages | findstr 3035583

(Replace the KB number with whichever update you are looking for.) If you have the update installed, this command will show the package identity. For example, Windows 8.1 users should see this:

C:\>dism /online /get-packages | findstr 3035583

Package Identity : Package_for_KB3035583~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~

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