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Microsoft recently activated the Get Windows notification on eligible Windows 7 and 8.1 devices. Some users don’t see the notification, despite running Windows 7 SP1 or Windows 8.1, both of which qualify for a free upgrade to Windows 10 Is Your Computer Compatible with Windows 10 & Can You Upgrade? Is Your Computer Compatible with Windows 10 & Can You Upgrade? Windows 10 is coming, possibly as soon as July. Are you eager to upgrade and will your system be eligible? In short, if your computer runs Windows 8, it should also run Windows 10. But... Read More .

If that’s you, let us show you how to enable the Get Windows 10 upgrade notification. We’ll also show you how to cancel the upgrade in case you changed your mind.

Are You Eligible for the Upgrade?

Only specific versions of Windows are eligible for the free upgrade to Windows 10 When Does Windows 10 Come Out, How Can You Get It & What Happens to the Technical Preview? When Does Windows 10 Come Out, How Can You Get It & What Happens to the Technical Preview? Windows 10 is coming soon. Still confused about how the upgrade will work and wondering about the timeline? We have some answers, although more questions remain. Read More , including genuine versions of Windows 7 (Starter, Home, Professional, and Ultimate) and Windows 8.1 (Phone, regular, Pro, and Pro for Students).

If you are running Windows 7, be sure you have installed SP1. Windows 8 users have to upgrade to Windows 8.1 Update. In both cases, install all the latest mandatory updates and reboot your computer.

Windows 10 Upgrade Editions

If you are running a different version of Windows and would like to upgrade to Windows 10, you could try to get a cheap Windows 7 or 8 license How to Get a Cheap Windows 7 or 8 License Now to Upgrade to Windows 10 for Free How to Get a Cheap Windows 7 or 8 License Now to Upgrade to Windows 10 for Free Worried about the future of your old or pirated Windows copy? Now is the time to snatch a cheap Windows 7 or 8 license to secure yourself that free upgrade to Windows 10. We show... Read More .

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Did You Install Optional Updates KB3035583 & KB2952664 / KB2976978?

The Get Windows notification is delivered through an optional update, which was considered adware Has Microsoft Installed Adware on Your PC to Promote Windows 10? Has Microsoft Installed Adware on Your PC to Promote Windows 10? Windows 10 is coming and Microsoft is going to great lengths to ensure each and every Windows 7, 8, and 8.1 user is fully aware. Is update KB3035583 essentially adware? Read More  by some users. To check whether the optional update KB3035583 and KB2952664 (Windows 7) / KB2976978 (Windows 8.1) were installed, access Windows Update Windows Update: Everything You Need to Know Windows Update: Everything You Need to Know Is Windows Update enabled on your PC? Windows Update protects you from security vulnerabilities by keeping Windows, Internet Explorer, and Microsoft Office up-to-date with the latest security patches and bug fixes. Read More via a Windows search or the Control Panel.

If necessary, apply the updates, then reboot your computer. You might also see a Windows 10 is coming soon announcement in the Control Panel.

Get Windows 10 Control Panel

Once you successfully reserved Windows 10, you should see what’s shown below under Windows Update.

Windows 10 Reserved

Note that if your computer belongs to a domain and/or is administered by someone else within a school or business network, chances are they didn’t clear Update KB3035583 to be installed on computers within the network. Speak with your IT department to see whether you may upgrade to Windows 10 and what the procedure is.

Run the Microsoft Compatibility Appraiser

In response to users who didn’t see the upgrade notification, Microsoft community moderators compiled a list of reasons why it may not show up. One of the reasons is that your PC was determined to be incompatible with Windows 10; in that case you won’t see the Get Windows 10 app until after July 29th.

For those of you who might not be seeing the notification in error, they also compiled a script which will ensure your device meets the conditions for running Windows 10 and then will turn on the Get Windows 10 app.

Briefly, open Notepad, and copy & paste the code below.

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"
:CompatCheckRunning
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
:RunGWX
schtasks /run /TN "\Microsoft\Windows\Setup\gwx\refreshgwxconfig"

Here are the original instructions from Microsoft Answers:

  1. Click File, and then Save As
  2. In the File name box, change the file name to ReserveWin10.cmd
  3. Then click the dropdown next to Save as type, and select All files (*.*)
  4. Select the folder you would like to save the file to. For this example, let’s choose to save the file to the C:/Temp folder. Then click Save.
  5. Open an elevated command prompt. (From the Start screen or Start menu, type Command Prompt in the search box, and then in the list of results, right-click Command Prompt, and select Run as administrator.)
  6. Finally, run the file from the location you saved to in Step 6. In this example, you would type the following in the Command Prompt window and hit Enter: C:/Temp/ReserveWin10.cmd

Alternatively, and at your own risk, download the script provided by Bradley Hughes via Dropbox. Below are the instructions from Microsoft Answers:

  1. Go to https://www.dropbox.com/s/0u0au9xgy6ss18p/win10fix_full.zip?dl=0 and download the file.
  2. Copy the win10fix_full.bat file to anywhere else like desktop.
  3. Right click the file and click run as administrator.
  4. Follow the screen instruction until you come to main menu screen.
  5. On main menu screen do step 1 first and check if you have all updates installed and and then press any key, which will take you back to main menu.
  6. Now do step 2, which only takes about a second and should have the icon in the Taskbar.

The script can take up to 30 minutes to complete its scan. As mentioned earlier, make sure that you have installed the required Windows updates, otherwise the script will fail in an infinite loop.

Also note that the above code and the Dropbox script only work for the English language versions of Windows. The Microsoft community moderators provided an alternative script for non EN versions, see link above.

How to Cancel the Upgrade

So you reserved your Windows 10 upgrade, but changed your mind? Maybe you don’t want the installation files to take up space on your hard drive or you’d rather wait on the installation until it’s clear that Windows 10 will be a stable operating system.

Keep in mind that even if you have a reservation and the files have been downloaded, you won’t have to install Windows 10 on launch day and it won’t happen automatically.

If you’d still like to cancel the reservation, open the Get Windows 10 app from your system tray, click the hamburger menu in the top left, navigate to View confirmation, and click Cancel reservation .

Cancel Windows 10 Reservation

If you want to also get rid of the Get Windows 10 app How to Get Rid of Windows 10 Upgrade Notification in Windows 7 & 8 How to Get Rid of Windows 10 Upgrade Notification in Windows 7 & 8 Windows 10 is coming and Microsoft wants everyone to upgrade. The Windows 7 & 8 popup reminder ensures that even the last person will be aware of this option. Here's how you can remove it. Read More , we have covered that in detail.

The Upgrade Reservation Is Optional!

Don’t fret if you have no way of activating the Get Windows 10 app. It is not necessary to reserve your free upgrade! Eligible users will be able to upgrade to Windows 10 for free until at least July 28th, 2016. The reservation ensures that you will be able to upgrade on July 29th Windows 10 Upgrade - Free Doesn't Mean It Won't Cost Anything Windows 10 Upgrade - Free Doesn't Mean It Won't Cost Anything There's a catch to the free Windows 10 upgrade. Microsoft understands its audience all too well; they are more likely to pay for the freedom of control, rather than for extra features. Read More , 2015 by pre-downloading installation files and thus avoiding server overloads on launch day.

Even if you have reserved Windows 10, you don’t have to install it immediately Should You Upgrade to Windows 10? Should You Upgrade to Windows 10? Windows 10 is coming, but should you upgrade? Like almost every change it's mostly good, but also comes with drawbacks. We've summarized them for you, so you can make up your own mind. Read More .

Have you reserved your upgrade, yet and are you intending to install Windows 10 on July 29th?

Image Credits: paper carton torn Via Shutterstock

  1. Nicolasa Geissler
    November 20, 2016 at 4:40 am

    Thoughtful ideas . I loved the information . Does someone know where my business might get a sample WV DoR IT-140 example to fill in ?

    • Tina Sieber
      November 20, 2016 at 10:15 am

      Nicolasa, is it possible that you scrolled a little too far and left your comment under the wrong article? The above piece is on Windows 10 upgrade notifications. I'm afraid I can't answer your question as I'm not sure what you're referring to.

  2. James Hepple
    August 31, 2015 at 9:52 pm

    I have a windows 8.1 laptop.Today is 31st Aug. still waiting for install notification. I have the
    message "you upgrade has been reserved"

  3. Jaime Orrego
    August 24, 2015 at 10:49 pm

    I have Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 and have been upgrading it. Does anyone know if the language packages are required before upgrading to Windows 10?? They´re taking quite a bit to download and install :-(

  4. Arun Kumar
    August 16, 2015 at 10:44 am

    After upgrading windows 10 my windows update icon does not show

  5. Arun Kumar
    August 16, 2015 at 10:44 am

    After upgradin windows 10 my windows update icon does not show

  6. Lindsay Peterson
    August 1, 2015 at 5:57 pm

    Ok everyone, this is what you need to do if you have Windows 8 (Not Windows 8.1).

    First, you need to go to the Store (app on the start menu) and download Windows 8.1 and install it.

    (You NEED Windows 8.1 in order for you to download the updates needed for the Windows 10 reservation prompt.)

    Once you have Windows 8.1 installed, go to the Windows Updates and keep checking for updates until there's no more updates available.

    Restart your computer after you have updated everything, once you've restarted then you need to go to your desktop and at the very bottom right hand corner of the screen there should be a Windows logo that will prompt you to reserve Windows 10.

    I hope this helps.

  7. Joseph Coffin
    July 31, 2015 at 7:15 pm

    I have Windows 10 reserved and i got the comfirmation email. I have to check and see if i have those updates. But i dont have that panel in the control panel about how it is reserved and it will tell me when its ready. Im using Windows 7. I may have to download those updates and restart my PC. Could be there then but not sure.

  8. Scott Highmoor
    July 31, 2015 at 11:21 am

    I've already reserved my copy, i have a confirmation saying so. Though when i click the icon it still greets me with the instruction screen (That windows 10 is coming soon and to reserve blah blah...). It's now the 31st and i was supposed to receive a notification on the 29th. No notification yet why is this? I would like to upgrade to windows 10 thanks... >:(

  9. Pocho Parado
    July 30, 2015 at 9:44 pm

    If you reserved your free upgrade, it’s on the way. You’re part of the largest software upgrade event ever and we’re managing it so everyone has a great experience. Your notification to upgrade could come as soon as a few days or weeks. Absolutely can’t wait? Tech savvy users can use the Media Creation Tool to install immediately on one or multiple devices.

    http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10

  10. Aleksandar Ilic
    July 30, 2015 at 7:47 pm

    Im updating my computer hole day and i still dint have the icon.I checked and i have the KB30... update and still dont have it!Please help me!!!

    • Dan Alvarez
      July 31, 2015 at 6:24 am

      I have tried so many methods on the internet, but not a single one worked. But I found the solution myself. Run Command Prompt in administrator and type "sfc /scannow" (w/o quotes). wait until finished, then restart computer. This method worked for me.

      • Dan Alvarez
        July 31, 2015 at 6:25 am

        dont forget to press enter after typing sfc /scannow

        • Ben Kocher
          July 31, 2015 at 1:35 pm

          Ive had the same problem. Going to give this method a shot! Thanks in advance (Whether it works or not)

        • Ketan Doshi
          August 2, 2015 at 10:55 am

          Was the problem solved as because I am also facing the same problem.

        • Ben Kocher
          August 3, 2015 at 9:08 am

          It turns out my copy of windows 7 wasn't activated! Just went to my start menu, typed activate, activated windows online and it worked!

  11. ShaiLove Shah
    July 30, 2015 at 6:53 pm

    I have reserved Windows 10 already but suddenly the icon of windows from task bar has disappeared.

  12. Devon Farrier
    July 30, 2015 at 3:46 pm

    I'm getting a weird problem. I have the notification in my bar but when I click on it it, it just asks if I want a notification when the upgrade is ready. I'm on win 8 right now. Anyone have any ideas?

    • Suraa AK
      August 1, 2015 at 1:27 pm

      I have the same problem, im trying do to what another person said "Dan Alvarez
      31 July, 2015
      I have tried so many methods on the internet, but not a single one worked. But I found the solution myself. Run Command Prompt in administrator and type “sfc /scannow” (w/o quotes). wait until finished, then restart computer. This method worked for me."

  13. AS Goutam Gou
    July 30, 2015 at 3:23 pm

    same problem win 10 icon on taskbar disappeard after restaring on 29-7

  14. Kent Escoto
    July 30, 2015 at 2:14 pm

    before ,i already have a confirmation saying iam already reserved and the windows ico was there but after how many weeks ...the icon was gone and i cant upgrade to windows 10

  15. Souvagya Rout
    July 30, 2015 at 7:27 am

    I hav windows 7 home premium.

    Still didnt get any notification •____•

  16. Jeet Jaswal
    July 30, 2015 at 4:41 am

    hi, i'm using hp pavilion dv6 6gbram, i5 basically its compatible but im trying to upgrade from win8.1 to win 10 since yesterday. everything goes right from the download to installation but after restarting. it shows me errorCode C1900101 and goes back to win8 again. please if anybody is familiar with the issue help me out.
    thanks

  17. miatia.kelly1
    July 30, 2015 at 1:24 am

    Can someone please tell me what to do please

  18. miatia.kelly1
    July 30, 2015 at 1:19 am

    I have windows 7 I have reserved for a free upgrade of windows 10 but have not received the notification yet. What should i do? Should i be worried? I do wish to get windows 10.

  19. Trent Brown
    July 29, 2015 at 10:14 pm

    Ive installed the updates KB3035583 & KB2952664 / KB2976978 and restarted my computer. now i no longer have the get windows 10 app icon. and did not get the notification to upgrade to windows ten. what should i do?

  20. E. A. Bartholomew
    July 29, 2015 at 1:46 pm

    I'm stuck at trying to install the optional updates. They just don't download at all. I've been staring at a scrolling bar and "Downloading 2 updates (0 KB total, 0% complete)" for about 15 minutes.

    • E. A. Bartholomew
      July 29, 2015 at 1:48 pm

      Oh, I guess I just needed to post this comment, because as soon as I did, it started. It knew I was complaining about it.

      • Nick Anastasiadis
        July 29, 2015 at 3:42 pm

        Same here, dude... I don't know I've been waiting for over 10 mins.... How long did it take to you?

  21. Rahul Paswan
    July 29, 2015 at 7:21 am

    I have both windows updates and windows 7 service pack 1 even then there is not any notification of windows 10 registration in notification bar.

  22. tonyblairs68
    July 28, 2015 at 11:05 am

    but i have seen lots of articles about windows 10 upgradation . according , to them windows 10 is free for non genuine or genuine then why should i dont get that upgrade
    thnx india

    • Tina Sieber
      July 28, 2015 at 10:25 pm

      Microsoft was very explicit about Windows 10 upgrades not being offered to non genuine copies of Windows, read here.

  23. Zak Alford
    July 28, 2015 at 5:57 am

    I tried the alternative way, because the first way didn't work for me! I Downloaded the script using this link (http://www.zdnet.be/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/win10fix_full.zip) suggested by Arvin Torrente (My special thanks for you) then I followed the instructions posted in this website and everything is working like charm.

    Thanks for the post! Zak Alford

  24. Arvin Torrente
    July 26, 2015 at 6:49 am

    I tried the script it didn't work. I got an error message saying:

    'the system was unable to find the specified registry key or value '

    then a bunch of findstr: Cannot open X

    then the last line is

    'The system cannot find the batch label specified - CompatCheckRunning

    I've installed the 2 necessary updates in Win8.1.

    I've tried Win10TP on my device so I'm pretty sure it's compatible.

    • Arvin Torrente
      July 26, 2015 at 7:12 am

      UPDATE: The dropbox link doesn't work anymore for me so I look for an alternative.
      http://www.zdnet.be/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/win10fix_full.zip Same file different download link.

      First method worked. Reserved now. Thanks for this blog.

      • Anthony Lund
        July 27, 2015 at 6:46 pm

        That was amazing, I've been fighting, trying to figure this out since the day everyone else got their notification. Option one on that fixed it instantly. Thank you.

      • ?????? ??????????
        July 29, 2015 at 10:07 am

        OMG, man, I love you. Thank you very much!

      • Robert Junge
        July 29, 2015 at 8:01 pm

        What windows do you have? I did exactually what you said, Wanted me to right click and select run as administrator.. I right clicked and it didn't say anything about running as administrator.

    • Chris Jameson
      July 26, 2015 at 3:52 pm

      I'm in the same boat. Legit copy of Windows 7 Pro, fully updated, the above updates are there... But I get the same errors running this script, and can't get to the dropbox one.

    • Tina Sieber
      July 26, 2015 at 5:56 pm

      Arvin, I recommend you to visit the Microsoft Community, review their list of reasons why the app might not show up and if none of that hleps you, describe what you've done and what happened. They are better equipped to help you.

  25. chipboundary
    July 25, 2015 at 8:15 pm

    This script does not work, nor does the download from Bradley Hughes

    • Tina Sieber
      July 26, 2015 at 12:39 am

      Did you create the script yourself following the instructions above? Does it run or is there an error?

  26. Ariele Iacopo Maggi
    July 25, 2015 at 3:56 pm

    I have a new pc (a week old) with windows 7 ultimate running on it (140 euro), I have installed all possible updates, even the language pack, but nothing. I can't acces the dropbox, I've tried to contact the customer service by phone, they told me they will call back in a day, but it's already passed. Windows strikes at innocent people again, thank you. Does someone have a link for the non english version of the win10fix tool?.

    • Tina Sieber
      July 26, 2015 at 12:38 am

      Have you rebooted between applying updates and checked for updates again? I had the same issue initially and it simply took a while until the invitation popped up, even though Windows was up to date and I had rebooted multiple times.

      Meanwhile, if you cannot access Dropbox, you can manually create the script using the code and following the instructions above. Good luck!

  27. Cos Lads
    July 24, 2015 at 1:49 pm

    This is just a follow up that the link provided here is 100% working. The only reason it does not work for me initially that resulted in my earlier post for help was that I am accessing the link using the google chrome. I was able to access the link and acquire the notification icon by switching to the internet explorer.
    if you have problem with this as I does initially, use your internet explorer and ensure that it is the latest explorer on your computer.
    Many thanks to Bradley Hughes via Dropbox.

    Below are the instructions from Microsoft Answers:

    Go to https://www.dropbox.com/s/0u0au9xgy6ss18p/win10fix_full.zip?dl=0 and download the file.
    Copy the win10fix_full.bat file to anywhere else like desktop.
    Right click the file and click run as administrator.
    Follow the screen instruction until you come to main menu screen.
    On main menu screen do step 1 first and check if you have all updates installed and and then press any key, which will take you back to main menu.
    Now do step 2, which only takes about a second and should have the icon in the Taskbar.
    The script can take up to 30 minutes to complete its scan. As mentioned earlier, make sure that you have installed the required Windows updates, otherwise the script will fail in an infinite loop.

  28. Cos Lads
    July 24, 2015 at 12:55 pm

    same with me. I have tried the link posted below but cannot access it as it comes with errors loading ito the droepbox

    whttps://www.dropbox.com/s/0u0au9xgy6ss18p/win10fix_full.zip?dl=0

    I have a genuine Window 8.1 with relevant updates.

    Please help.

  29. Charan Reddy
    July 24, 2015 at 4:48 am

    oh my oh my oh my god
    thank you thank you for this method thank you ihad tried all the method and after some reboots i got the notifications oh my god thank you

    come on whoever posted this post ill do whatever to them thank you thankyou

    • Tina Sieber
      July 24, 2015 at 5:03 am

      You're most welcome! Glad my post helped you find a solution. Was it Bradley Hughes' script? And thank you for your comment, I appreciate it. :)

  30. tonyblairs68
    July 23, 2015 at 2:38 pm

    Heloo guys, i have windows 7 SP1 but not genuine is their any way to get windows 10 reservation and its upgradtion for me. i wasted so much time to find that hope you guys help me :)
    Thnx
    india

    • Tina Sieber
      July 23, 2015 at 4:34 pm

      Looks like Microsoft found a way to spot out those non-genuine Windows versions and deny them the Get Windows 10 upgrade route. Good for them.

      I'd recommend you to not waste anymore time. Either make your Windows copy genuine before you attempt to upgrade or -- if you cannot afford a Windows license -- be glad Windows 7 still works, even though it's not genuine and focus on switching to a truly free operating system (Best Linux Distributions) in the long run.

      Good luck!

    • Old Blud
      July 24, 2015 at 7:44 am

      Hey tonyblairs68, I had the same problem i googled it and found a way now I can see the "Reserve Windows 10 app" in my taskbar.
      You just need to download a good windows activator, here's the link
      http://kat.cr/microsoft-toolkit-2-5-2-official-torrent-t9346933.html#main
      Just follow the instructions for activating windows and then update your windows using windows update and you'll see the icon.

  31. Alex Rodgers
    July 22, 2015 at 12:49 pm

    Bradley Hughes Script worked!! I have been trying to figure this out for the last 2-3 months, because all my other PC's (lower grade) had the icon, and my main (Super Beast) did not. Very simple to use, and very quick. The only thing I had to do was click the triangle in notifications to actually see it which is normal.

  32. Eric Butler
    July 20, 2015 at 2:22 am

    A big Thank You to Bradley Hughes for you're script fix.. It worked and I was FINALLY able to reserve my win 10 copy!!!

    • Tina Sieber
      July 20, 2015 at 10:15 pm

      So good to hear the feedback on Bradley's script. I hope he realizes how many people he has helped! :)

  33. XxCrazyKilla!xX
    July 12, 2015 at 7:56 am

    I litterally have all the repuirments to get windows 10 and i tried everything to get the windows 10 app but no progress PLEASE HELP ME!!!

  34. ibnu muslim
    July 10, 2015 at 9:20 pm

    thanks.. Bradley Hughes script works for me

  35. Hoang Dang
    July 9, 2015 at 8:31 pm

    Script provided by Bradley Hughes, option 3 worked for me. But it was after I set my firewall to allow edgesuite.net to get through.

    Who knew.

  36. dhanush dr
    July 1, 2015 at 6:36 pm

    script provided by Bradley Hughes via Dropbox really works.
    Awesome Job !!

  37. Chris Clayton
    June 27, 2015 at 5:18 pm

    I have tried the IE fix and a great many others with no benefit at all. I feel exhausted with it now and am giving it a rest for a while but following the MS Community Forum (mainly) in case someone comes up with a short simple fix. MS has suppose to have published a GWX fix but I have not discovered where it is! I want the compatibility app rather than the reservation, to see if there is anything I need to deal with before the launch which I dont know about. Not being all that tech savvy I dont intend to be among the first wave of upgraders.

  38. Bob Lc
    June 22, 2015 at 9:09 am

    I would like to know how to stop Windows update continually reminding me that this is 'an important update'. I have already agreed to the reservation and then uninstalled the update as I don't want it intruding on my desktop all the time!

    • Tina Sieber
      June 28, 2015 at 10:50 pm

      Have you tried to hide that update?

  39. Chris Clayton
    June 19, 2015 at 9:31 am

    Like a great many others I have a Windows 8.1 Tablet PC and meet all the requirements, having checked them over and over again, yet I am unable to get the W 10 upgrade icon and compatibility and reservation app, despite trying all the fixes I have seen published. It is getting somewhat irritating to still see you using words like 'ensure' --- this fix will 'ensure' --- you say, despite the fact that it does nothing of the sort.

    I hope you will continue to explore what is happening and maybe eventually find answers which help all of us.

    • Tina Sieber
      June 20, 2015 at 2:56 am

      Chris, sorry that none of the above fixes worked for you. Have you tried to update Internet Explorer, as suggested by Joe below?

  40. billinrsdca
    June 18, 2015 at 6:23 pm

    I used Bradley Hughes' zip file and finally 'quick-method #2' worked. Thanks!

  41. Joe Bloggs
    June 18, 2015 at 6:09 pm

    Wanted to share my solution to this problem.

    I tired all the solutions to fix this, but none had worked. I had a good pc, required KB patches, all the important updates, and ran several scripts to try and enable the notification....Nothing worked.

    Finally, although not really mentioned anywhere, I updated Internet Explorer. Since I only use Firefox or Chrome, I've never touched IE, didn't need too. It was still at version 9 and only listed as an optional windows update.

    So I updated it to version 11 AND the security patches for it afterwards....couple of reboots later....BOOM there it was.

    • Tina Sieber
      June 20, 2015 at 2:56 am

      Thank you for sharing, Joe! That's a fix I wouldn't have though of.

  42. Commander Sam
    June 18, 2015 at 3:42 pm

    Thanks for this Tina! At one point, there was talk of Windows 10 requiring UEFI (as opposed to BIOS) - has that requirement been dropped now?

    Also, will it be possible to enable Aero Glass effect on window borders or is it confined to the start menu? If it's the latter, do we have any options for changing the appearance of window borders and the top right minimise / maximise / close buttons?

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