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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.
- 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”.
- 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!