How to Reserve your Free Copy of Windows 10

It’s official now, Windows 10 will be released on July 29th and will be a free upgrade as a promotional offer to Windows 7, Windows 8.1, and Windows Phone 8.1 devices provided the upgrade is done within one year. People can reserve their free upgrade starting today. When your upgrade is ready, the files needed will be downloaded to your PC as soon as it becomes available to make the final installation faster. Finally, after July 29, 2015, you will get a notification on your device to start the Windows 10 upgrade.

Reserve Windows 10

So how to reserve your Windows 10 copy?

If you have genuine Windows 7/8.1 installed and automatic updates turned ON, then you should see a new icon on taskbar which reads Get Windows 10 when you hover mouse over it.

Get Windows 10 Icon on Taskbar

Get Windows 10 Icon on Taskbar

If you haven’t got it yet, make sure to go to Windows Update Settings and make it to install updates automatically (recommended) and then you may immediately perform update and install it.


Windows Update Settings

Windows Update Settings

Windows will prompt for system restart for update to get installed. Restart Windows and then you should see the Get Windows 10  icon on taskbar. All you have to do is click on the icon and follow the simple on-screen instructions to reserve your Windows 10 copy!

Windows 10 Free Upgrade Reserve

Windows 10 Free Upgrade Reserve

Windows 10 Upgrade Reserve Confirmation

Windows 10 Upgrade Reserve Confirmation

You have option to enter you email ID to get confirmation email from Microsoft. All done, you should have reserved your copy now. Are you waiting for Windows 10? Do let us know in comments below.

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Kiran Kumar

Hi there! Kiran Kumar is an Engineer by profession, and loves blogging primarily on Microsoft Windows operating system and also enjoys reviewing software and products. Currently, he is exploring Windows 10 and you will see a lot of articles on know-how about it. When he is not writing for TWP, he enjoys time with his Family, listens to lot of music, enjoys Biking, and occasionally plays racing games on Xbox One.