How to download and install Windows 10 right now
on Jul 29, 2015 at 8:30 AM
“While July 29th marks the start of the Windows 10 rollout, there’s no guarantee that you’ll get the new software today — or even this week — if you sit around and wait for Microsoft’s updater. If you want to be a bit proactive, however, you can download and install the update right now.
Registering with that tool enters users into a queue to download and install the update, but there’s no telling how many other people are in front of yours or how long it will be before you get the update. If you don’t feel like waiting and want to take matters into your own hands, it’s actually pretty simple to skip the queue and install the update right now.
Now, simply visit this page on Microsoft’s website and select the Windows 10 edition you’d like to download. Note that each installation file includes everything you need to install either the Home or Pro version of Windows 10.”
“Use the media creation tool to download Windows. This tool provides the best download experience for customers running Windows 7, 8.1 and 10. The tool includes:”
IMPORTANT: Make a backup prior to this upgrade.
Download and install the appropriate tool from the link above to your pre-registered/pre-activated version of windows that you want to update. For example a pre-registered/pre-activated Windows version 7 Sp-1 64-bit would use ” Download Tool Now ( 64-bit version )”.
After you download and install the file ” MediaCreationtoolx64.exe” The “Windows 10 Setup” dialog box appears: ” What do you want to do? “.
You have two choices: ” Upgrade this PC now ” or ” Create installation Media for another PC “.
Keep the default setting ” Upgrade this PC now ” then follow the prompts.
I elected to keep all my files, settings and apps (programs). After my upgrade everything was intact and working correctly. I didn’t need to re-enter my product key and it activated automatically. It took about 25 mins to download the updates and about an hour to install.
For additional information about these tools see: