Reserve your copy of Windows 10 and check compatibility

There is a way to reserve your copy of Windows 10 ahead of the official release. If you are running Windows 7 or Windows 8.1, you will have a notification on the taskbar to reserve your copy.

 
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To reserve a copy of yourself, update your version of Windows 7 or 8.1 to the latest patch available. If you have Automatic updates enabled, you might be already on the latest patch from Microsoft. If not, download it from the Microsoft site here.
 
This update enables additional capabilities for Windows Update notifications when new updates are available to the user. It applies to a computer that is running Windows 8.1 or Windows 7 Service Pack 1 (SP1).
Once it is done, you will have this notification on the system tray, click on the prompt. Navigating through the bunch of screens will get you a form to fill up the email address.
 
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Once Windows 10 is released, you will receive a mail notification regarding your interest. Once available in July, Windows 10 will be downloaded in the background.

To check if your system is upgrade ready, right click on the same icon in the taskbar, click on “Check your upgrade status”. On the next screen, click on Your PC is ready link. This will show if your PC is ready for Windows 10 upgrade.

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You might not receive the warnings as above. Then you are good to go. If you receive errors similar to the above, you might have to check for updated drivers for the devices or download compatible apps.

You might encounter issues when the update rolls out on July 29th. However, it should be minor.

Did you run the check? Was is successful or any compatibility issues reported? Do let us know.

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