Approximate time to read: <1 minute

Windows 10 is being made available to users on a slow rollout basis. Not content with waiting? Here’s how to force it to be available.

For the first part, there are separate instructions for Windows 7 users and those on Windows 8 or above.

Windows 7

  • Press the Start button.
  • Choose Run (if that’s not present you’ll need to look for and launch “Command Prompt” from your “All Programs” list).
  • Type in “regedit”.

Windows 8+

  • Type “regedit” into the search box on the start screen.


  • Once the Registry Editor is open drill down to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE / SOFTWARE / Microsoft / Windows / CurrentVersion / WindowsUpdate / OSUpgrade.
  • Right-click on the key name, select “New” and then select “DWORD (32-bit) Value”.
  • A new value is created called “New Value #1”. Rename it “AllowOSUpgrade”.
  • Double click your newly created entry and give it a value of “1”, making sure that the hexadecimal box is ticked.
  • Close Regedit.
  • Head to Windows Update and you should find Windows 10 is now available for you to download and install!

Leave a comment

Talk to me!

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Scroll Up
%d bloggers like this: