It's July 29th and Microsoft has released its new Windows 10 OS for free to Laptops/PCs running Windows 7, 8 or 8.1
If you reserved your copy, you should get a notification for you to upgrade. You can check by clicking on the Windows icon in the system tray (next to your clock/date at the bottom right on the taskbar).
But if you aren't notified yet. You might want to manually check for updates.
Microsoft is slowly rolling out the upgrade to its users, they are doing this in order to handle the huge amount of web traffic to its update servers form people who are eager to get the free upgrade.
So if you haven't gotten it yet, be patient.
If you don't wan to be patient (you are like me) then here are 2 ways to manually get the Windows 10 upgrade...
1. Run the command prompt (with administrative rights) and then type the command wuauclt.exe/updatenow and press enter. This should force the update but if that doesn't work...
2. Just go to this Microsoft link: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10
At the bottom, select either the 32bit or 64bit version (depending on what your computer is running on) and this will start to manually download Windows 10 for you.
Remember these only work for Laptops and PCs running genuine copies of either Windows 7 or Windows 8/8.1
So if these don't work then you might want to confirm you are running a genuine copy.