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    How can I check if my computer is ready for Win 10 without reserving it?

    I would like to check my Win 7 Pro computer (actually, I would like Microsoft to check my computer) to see if it's ready for the Win 10 upgrade. I have not received the option to reserve the upgrade (not sure why), but I'm not actually going to install the first iteration anyway, so I can't use the link provided in the reservation request.

    Is there a way to access that link without actually reserving Win 10?

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    I also have Win7 Pro and this is what Microsoft included in their messages
    For compatibility info, see the Windows 8.1 Compatibility Center.
    http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/windo...Language=en-US

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    Yes, that is the way.

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    From your post I assume you haven't got the system tray icon yet ?

    You need to be running IE 11 and have Windows Updates set to Install automatically as well as a genuine copy of Windows.

    To check that MS recognizes your install as genuine - go Start - type activate windows - press enter and see what it reports.

    Even if you reserve Win 10 you still have control over when to upgrade - I've reset my Windows Updates back to Check for but let me decide...
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    'S15',

    Even if you reserve Win 10 you still have control over when to upgrade - I've reset my Windows Updates back to Check for but let me decide...
    You are right, up to a point... If one Reserves, MS will do the DL for you. Then, yes, you decide when to perform the install. But, how you changed your WU settings has no bearing on this. Once the installer has been downloaded you just initiate the installation from where the download of the installer is stashed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drew1903 View Post
    'S15',
    You are right, up to a point... If one Reserves, MS will do the DL for you. Then, yes, you decide when to perform the install. But, how you changed your WU settings has no bearing on this. Once the installer has been downloaded you just initiate the installation from where the download of the installer is stashed.
    Yes, but I would still have to authorise the download and if it comes in the form of an update, then I'll have the final say as to whether it downloads or not - or will it come in another format ?

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    You can also run the Windows 8.1 upgrade assistant. If you can upgrade to Windows 8.1, its highly likely you can run Windows 10.

    http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/p/?LinkId=321548

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    Yes, expect it to come via WU, same as the Beta Builds. BUT, remember, that is just the installer put in your machine... does not auto-install or self-install. You have to go to the downloaded file & initiate the install when you choose (w/in the 1st 12 months).

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    Thank you all for your replies.

    I have not gotten the system tray icon yet. But I think Sudo's reply might explain why. I have installed IE 11 (just last night), and all the updates from Windows Update, but I have the Windows Update set to only look for updates when I choose, and to download and install them only when I give permission. I don't like to allow automatic updates.

    However, I did go to the link that cmptrgy provided, and then chose Upgrade to Windows 8.1, and then chose the Windows 10 tab, and scrolled down to the Reserve Windows 10 button near the bottom (but didn't select it). If I select that, will I then get the option to check my computer for compatibility, or will I have to change my Windows Update settings first? I don't really want to reserve Win 10 at this time, but I'd still like to verify compatibility.

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    This article gives details of compatibility https://www.microsoft.com/en-gb/wind...specifications and the Win 8.1 Upgrade Assistant will give you a reasonable idea of what is likely to run okay in Win 10 http://windows.microsoft.com/en-gb/w...oad-online-faq

    You can click on the task bar icon, then on the hamburger symbol top left and then on Check your PC which will examine your hardware without reserving Win 10.

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    Sudo, are you talking about the task bar icon that I don't have?

    I've verified that I have an authentic version of Windows 7 Pro installed on my computer.

    I've installed Internet Explorer 11 and made it my default browser.

    I've installed all Windows Updates.

    I've set Windows Update to automatically download and install updates.

    And I STILL don't have the icon I need to reserve Win 10 (which I don't really want to do) or to check my computer for Win 10 compatibility (which is all I really want to do).

    So what next?
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    Use coreinfo.exe from sysinternals.com. "To install a 64-bit OS on a 64-bit PC, your processor needs to support CMPXCHG16b, PrefetchW, and LAHF/SAHF.", say Microsoft: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/wind...specifications

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    Only those computers that MS find are Win 10 compatible are receiving the gwx icon, so perhaps there is something about your machine that it doesn't like.

    However, for all of those users who have yet to receive the gwx icon, MS will be downloading to those on 29th July where they will be able to check their PCs for compatibility.

    As you say you don't want to reserve it and there is a 12 month install window, give it a couple of weeks and then you will be able to check if you still haven't got the icon before then.

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    Success!

    The Get Windows 10 icon suddenly appeared in the System Tray. No, I don't know what I did to make this happen, but there it was when I booted today.

    A computer check shows memory, processor, data and files are OK for upgrade, but the answer came back so quickly, I question the thoroughness of the test. It also says to "check this report later for updates about your apps and devices", so I guess the test is not yet conclusive.

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    Of my two Win 7 laptops, one was instantaneous whereas with the other, it sneaked in a couple of days later while I wasn't looking when using the laptop.

    I get the same when I click on Check your PC and still waiting for it to give me more info.

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