Microsoft’s much awaited Windows 10 started rolling out yesterday to the users across the world; for those who don’t know, the update came as free for anyone who had Windows 7 or above. Reports have suggested that there were over 7 million people who reserved their copies for the Windows 10. As Microsoft promised, the update started seeding, however, due to an insanely crowded system, some users started having issues updating their Windows. One of the most common issue that was being faced was the lack of notification that told users that Windows 10 is ready to be downloaded.

Thankfully, a workaround was discovered that forced the existing Windows into downloading the update without much hassle. All you need is a bit of knowledge regarding Windows and the patience for the update to complete itself. So without further ado, let’s get to the process.

Note: The method has been tested on both Windows 7 and Windows 8/8.1.

  1. Navigate to C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution\Download and delete all the files that are in that folder. Don’t worry about messing things up.Untitled
  2. Now press the Windows key and open up Windows Update by searching it.
  3. Once it’s opened, simply leave it there and open a Command Prompt using Admin rights.
  4. Go to the Command Prompt and type the following command; make sure you don’t press enter after typing.

    wuauclt.exe /updatenow

  5. Now go back to the Windows Update and click on ‘Check Updates’.
  6. Once done, go back to Command Prompt and press enter.

You’ll get a message saying that the update has started. Congratulations, you have successfully initiated the updating process. in case of any queries, feel free to let us know.