Windows 10 free upgrade

I want to get the Windows 10 free upgrade.

I have a duly activated copy of Windows 8.1 on my computer.  The "Get Windows 10" app doesn't appear on my taskbar.  I go through all the troubleshooting routines suggested by Microsoft, and it could be that I have somehow missed an update somewhere along the line.

It tells me to search for KB 3035583, 2976978, 2919355.  I use the string "dism /online /get-packages | findstr 3035583" running as administrator on the command line, and each time nothing happens.

I tell Windows update to report about needed updates, and it finds nothing.

So, where do I go from here?
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Go to the Microsoft Link below and force the upgrade that way. I have used this link and it works.

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

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bas2754Commented:
Is your copy of Windows 8.1 either retail or OEM edition or is it from a volume license.  If you used. MAK key to install and run it then it is Volume license and will not qualify for the upgrade.

Also if it is joined to a domain you will have to use an offline installer to do the upgrade even if it is OEM or Retail.
Thomas GrassiSystems AdministratorCommented:
If the computer is a Domain computer you must disjoin from the domain first.

Change from Domain to Workgroup
In AD delete computer from Computers and Users
Restart Computer

Run MediaCreationTool64 select upgrade now.
Takes about 2 to 3 hours to complete upgrade.

Once you log on to Windows 10 you can then change it back to the domain.

Just did this tonight. Worked great
McKnifeCommented:
Thomas, the domain disjoin is not needed, simply using the ISO file is enough.
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
@chaz4 - Thanks and I was happy to help.
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