Well folks, today is the big day for Windows users. The free upgrade to Windows 10 is now available. And if you’re wanting to upgrade your system, you can look down in the system tray for the little windows 10 icon and select it to follow the prompts through to the upgrade.
However, if you’re like me and you got sick of seeing that little upgrade icon – so you took steps to radically remove it, there are other ways to go about getting your update.
As Mark Groves pointed out over in the Geek Beat Slack Chat, you can also do the following command to check for updates:
Start > run >wuauclt.exe /updatenow then go to windows update and check for updates
And if all else fails, never fear – Microsoft has made the Windows 10 download available as an ISO file that you can load onto an external drive and upgrade as many systems as you like. Note: You will have to log into a Microsoft account to access the page.
When you start the process Windows will walk you through a few steps, and then you’ll be magically running the long awaited update that promises a better world, cleaner burning fuel, and calorie free deserts. Enjoy!