Here’s how you can reserve free copy of Windows 10 for yourself ahead of its official release this summertime. Complete step-by-step guide on how to do can be discovered here.

Some users on Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 have actually currently received a notice from Microsoft to reserve their copy of Windows 10 in time for its official launch this summer season. Whether you have actually received the message – – or not – directions on ways to get your free copy of Windows 10 reserved can be discovered below.

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Note: You will certainly have to have actually a really activated copy of Windows 7/8.1 to reserve your free Windows 10 copy.

Step 1: If you’re on Windows 7, then it’s essential that you have Service Pack 1 set up – – download from Windows Update. If you’re running Windows 8, then you need to have the most current 8.1 update installed, which can also be grabbed from Windows Update. Second of all, you need to have the March upgrade, labelled as KB3035583, set up on your PC also. You can download the update straight from here.

Note: If you have Automatic Updates allowed on your PC, then it’s extremely most likely that you have the March upgrade installed currently. If not, then get the update from the link which we have actually provided above.

Step 2: In the lower best corner of the Windows system tray, after installing the March update, you should be seeing a new Windows icon prompting you to ‘‘ Get Windows 10. ‘Click on it. Refer to the screenshot below for more details on what it resembles.

Windows 10 update prompt

Step 3: Once you’ve clicked the prompt, you’ll be greeted with a bunch of screens on how Microsoft prepares to obtain Windows 10 to Windows 7 and 8.1 users free of cost. Go through the screens till you reach the last one requesting for your email address.

Step 4: Enter your email address. See to it this is a valid and a working one due to the fact that this is where you’ll be sent a verification e-mail concerning your interest in Windows 10.

Step 5: With the e-mail address entered, hit the ‘‘ Send confirmation’ button and you’re done.

Now when Windows 10 is out in July, it will automatically download for you in the background.

Wish to cancel your Windows 10 reservation? Here’s how you can do that also:

Step 1: Click on the Windows icon in the system tray.

Step 2: Now click on the three horizontal lines on the top left hand-side corner.

Step 3: You’ll be presented with a bunch of options. Click on ‘Cancel Reservation.’

Step 4: Now simply confirm your choice and your Windows 10 reservation will be cancelled.

Now you just need to wait for the 29th of July. This is the date when Microsoft will officially start presenting last Windows 10 updates. It is necessary to note that some users might not be seeing the ‘‘ Get Windows 10′ ′ icon despite having actually set up the required upgrade for reserving a Windows 10 copy. Because Microsoft has actually just begun sending these notifications out, simply be patient as it can spend some time to reach you.


These notices symbolize simply how tough Microsoft is trying to move individuals from Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 to the new OS, particularly after the abysmal efficiency of Windows 8 on touch based devices. The software huge intend to have Windows 10 working on 1 billion devices in next two to 3 years.

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