With less than 24 hours left for the official launch of Windows 10, it seems, Microsoft has finally started rolling out Windows 10 via Windows Update.
It appears that Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 PC users who previously registered for the free Windows 10 upgrade have started receiving Windows 10 installation files via Windows Update.
Some of our readers are reporting that their PCs have downloaded GBs of files over the last couple of hours, indicating that Microsoft has opened the floodgates.
Readers are also telling us that they can now see install.esd file under $Windows.~BT\Sources.
Back in the first week of June, when Microsoft started sending desktop notifications asking users to reserve their free upgrade to Windows 10, Microsoft did say that the Windows 10 Upgrade Advisor will automatically download Windows 10 installation files around the 29th of July.
If you have also registered for the free upgrade and can’t see Windows 10 upgrade/install files on the system drive, it’s because the update will roll out in waves, and might take up to a few weeks to appear on your system.
That said, make sure that you haven’t turned off or disabled Windows Update, and also manually check Windows Update once.
And if you are sure that Windows 10 has been downloaded on your PC, you can use our how to create Windows 10 ISO from ESD file to create your Windows 10 bootable ISO from the install.esd file located under $Windows.~BT\Sources but don’t perform the clean install before upgrading to Windows 10.
Ayush Pandey says
Hello. I had downloaded the windows 10 technical preview iso file more than 1 month ago. It didn’t include the cortana. Now I have the same iso file. I had installed it on a virtual machine. But now it has been uninstalled.
I want to install windows 10 now but not with the free upgrade with the Get Windows 10 App. I want it with the same iso file. My question is :
If I install the same iso file on my pc now, will I get the cortana support after installing updates from windows update.
Will I be able to use the latest build of Windows 10.
Thanks. Please reply. #I_love_windows_10