Force the Windows 10 update / upgrade

If you cannot wait, you can force the Windows 10 update / upgrade?

Windows 10 logo
Windows 10

You can do this with just a few easy steps:

  1. Navigate to “C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution\Download” and delete the previously downloaded updates
  2. Open Windows Update by hitting the Windows key, typing Windows Update and clicking on it.
  3. Open up the command prompt by hitting the Windows key and typing in cmd. (Don’t hit enter. Right click and choose “Run as administrator.”)
  4. Type (but do not enter yet) “wuauclt.exe /updatenow” — this is the command to force Windows Update to check for updates.
  5. Back in the Windows Update window, click “Check for updates” on the left hand side. It should say “Checking for updates…”
  6. While this is happening, switch back to the command prompt and enter the command you already typed in.
  7. You should now see Windows Update say that it is Downloading Windows 10

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Force the Windows 10 update / upgrade
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