NOTE : Article updated on 10 June, 2015 with direct download links for required KBs.
Whenever Microsoft is going to release a new operating system of Windows series, they provide the upgrade assistant tool for ease of users in updating their machines. With Windows 10, Microsoft is now offering Get Windows 10 app, pushed via Windows Updates.
Recommended : Checkout the Windows 8.1 Installation Media Creation Tool.
Using this app, you can checkout whether your system is compatible for Windows 10 or not. Also using it, you can reserve your copy of Windows 10, and thus when the stable build is released officially, on behalf of this app, your system will automatically download it.
We’ve already seen the Upgrade Matrix and paths in this article. So accordingly, the Get Windows 10 app is available for Windows 7 SP1 and Windows 8.1 Update running systems. Even if you’re running these editions and don’t having Get Windows 10 app running, these may be reason behind it:
- Your device isn’t up-to-date with at least Windows 7 SP1 or Windows 8.1 Update
- Windows Updates is turned off or is not set to received updates automatically
- You’ve blocked or uninstalled the necessary Windows Updates functionality
- Your device is not running genuine Windows and activated copy
- Your device is running Windows 7 Enterprise, Windows 8 or 8.1 Enterprise, or Windows RT/RT 8.1, which are excluded from this reservation offer
- Your system is a part of a domain
- PCs that are listed as non-compatible with Windows 10 will not see the Get Windows 10 app before July 29th. After July 29th, they’ll have the Get Windows 10 app icon in the system tray.
Additionally, you must have installed updates KB3035583, KB2976978 installed on Windows 8.1 Update and KB3035583, KB2952664 installed on Windows 7 SP1.
==========UPDATE [10 June, 2015]===========
You can download KB3035583, KB2976978 for Windows 8.1 Update directly using these links if you’re not getting them via Windows Update:
For Windows 7 SP1, you can use these links:
Even if after confirming these points you’re not able to have Get Windows 10 app, here are the steps you need to follow:
FIX : Get Windows 10 App Icon Missing From Taskbar
1. Open Notepad and paste following into its window:
REG QUERY “HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\AppCompatFlags\UpgradeExperienceIndicators” /v UpgEx | findstr UpgEx
if “%errorlevel%” == “0” GOTO RunGWX
reg add “HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\AppCompatFlags\Appraiser” /v UtcOnetimeSend /t REG_DWORD /d 1 /f
schtasks /run /TN “\Microsoft\Windows\Application Experience\Microsoft Compatibility Appraiser”
schtasks /query /TN “\Microsoft\Windows\Application Experience\Microsoft Compatibility Appraiser”
schtasks /query /TN “\Microsoft\Windows\Application Experience\Microsoft Compatibility Appraiser” | findstr Ready
if NOT “%errorlevel%” == “0” ping localhost >nul &goto :CompatCheckRunning
schtasks /run /TN “\Microsoft\Windows\Setup\gwx\refreshgwxconfig”
2. Save this file into C:/Temp folder with name ReserveWin10.cmd and select All files as Save as type.
3. Finally go to C:/Temp and right click above saved ReserveWin10.cmd file and select Run as administrator. You should now see a Command Prompt window executing the script, which may take up some minutes to complete.
After successfully executing the script, reboot the machine. After rebooting the system, you’ll have Get Windows 10 app running on your computer, whose icon will be visible in taskbar notifications area.
That’s it! Go here to learn about cancelling reservation to Windows 10 and completely disable Get Windows 10 app.