a question re upgrading to Windows 10

One of my computers is a core two due with 3 GB of Ram.  The computer came with windows vista and I recently upgraded the computer to Windows 7.  I have done all of the windows updates but do not get the windows flag on the task bar that allows one to reserve a copy of Windows 10 when it is released.  Why do you think this is the case and what should I do if I want to upgrade this computer to windows 10?  
thanks,
capreol
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rindiCommented:
Which version of Windows 7 is installed, under which license? Is it a member of an AD domain?

Domain PC's won't get the message, and also Volume Licensed or similar.
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dbruntonCommented:
Probably because you haven't downloaded the necessary updates.

Have a read of this http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_10-win_upgrade/i-want-to-reserve-my-free-copy-of-windows-10-but-i/848b5cce-958b-49ae-a132-a999a883265b?auth=1

I had to go this way as well.
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capreolAuthor Commented:
It is Windows 7 Home Premium.  I purchased the license key and I believe it was classified as an upgrade to Windows 7...approx. $120.  The computer is not a part of an AD domain.
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Also, the computer may be old enough that it won't run Windows 10. I have 2 Windows 7 machines here of mine. The desktop has the flag and will run Windows 10. The small laptop (underpowered) is fully up to date, not on a domain, does not have the flag and likely won't run Windows 10.

3 GB of memory is not really enough and this appears to be a 32-bit computer.

I suggest you probably need to upgrade to a computer that comes with Windows 10.
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rindiCommented:
The link that was posted by dbrunton includes a further link to dropbox which hosts a batch file which you can run. That file will check if everything is installed and then it also enables that reservation flag if the system is OK for the upgrade.
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capreolAuthor Commented:
Thanks a lot for your help.  Much appreciated.
capreol
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