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unblocking automic down loads in Windows 7

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3 or 4 Years ago I went in and blocked Windows 10 downloads due to having Windows 7 ultimare. Now of course I want to downloaded 10. Problem is I can't find where I blocked it. Any ideas, fool proof plans as to who to find it/? Was about 6months to a year in to 10's launch, what time period was that? A little help! Please.

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You do NOT want to download Win10 this way -- believe me!  My guess is that you want to Upgrade to Win10,which is fine -- but the worst possible way to do that is to download it through Windows Update.  That fails more often than any other way.


A better way is as follows: 

1) Use this link on another PC to download and create Win10 install media:

2) insert that into your PC (do NOT boot from it), find the folder containing the media, select the setup.exe file, right-click that and select Run as Administrator.  This will start an in-place Upgrade which could then take a couple of hours to complete.

If you are presented with a window asking for a product key, down near the bottom is a entry you can click to skip that. Do NOT enter a product key, as it will reuse your existing key and when you finish and get back online, Windows will automatically reactivate.

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