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?  
Richard ChristensenRetired computer technicianAsked:
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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.
dbruntonQuid, Me Anxius Sum?  Illegitimi non carborundum.Commented:
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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Richard ChristensenRetired computer technicianAuthor 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.
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.
Richard ChristensenRetired computer technicianAuthor Commented:
Thanks a lot for your help.  Much appreciated.
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