Does Free Win 10 Upgrade Icon Missing on Your Desktop

Windows 10 Upgrade Icon Missing

Microsoft has been providing free upgrade to Window 7 and Windows 8 users. A free Win 10 upgrade icon was already placed on your desktop and most of you must have upgraded to Windows 10. However there are still many who don’t find an upgrade option on their desktop. The Windows 10 upgrade icon is missing from the desktop and there fore such people can not upgrade to free Windows 10. Here is a solution to troubleshoot the cause of non appearance of the icon on the desktop. 

To resolve the issue of missing free win 10 upgrade Icon look for your Windows update file KB3035583 from your ‘Add and remove program’ in the Control Panel. If this update is not available, By clicking here. download the same and install it. You should also ensure availability of KB2919355 file which is very important for the Windows 10 upgrade.
Check Windows Update for an updated version of KB2976978  for Windows 8.1 or KB2952664 for Windows 7 SP1 also. If the same are not available download and install it.
Now restart the system and the free win 10 upgrade icon will be available. If it is still missing, proceed as follows.
Now open the command prompt as Administrator and type ‘dism /online /get-packages | findstr 3035583’ and enter. If the file 3035583 is installed properly, you will see the package identity in the command prompt.
Sometimes, simply uninstalling the KB3035583 update and reinstalling it may make the icon appear in the taskbar. Remember to reboot.
If still the problem of free win 10 upgrade Icon Missing is not resolved to try the following to s suggested by the Microsoft.
Open the notepad. copy paste the following and save it in C: drive as Win10Upgrade file name with cmd type of file. Your file will look like

REG QUERY “HKLMSOFTWAREMicrosoftWindows NTCurrentVersionAppCompatFlagsUpgradeExperienceIndicators” /v UpgEx | findstr UpgEx if “%errorlevel%” == “0” GOTO RunGWX reg add “HKLMSOFTWAREMicrosoftWindows NTCurrentVersionAppCompatFlagsAppraiser” /v UtcOnetimeSend /t REG_DWORD /d 1 /f schtasks /run /TN “MicrosoftWindowsApplication ExperienceMicrosoft Compatibility Appraiser” :CompatCheckRunning schtasks /query /TN “MicrosoftWindowsApplication ExperienceMicrosoft Compatibility Appraiser” schtasks /query /TN “MicrosoftWindowsApplication ExperienceMicrosoft Compatibility Appraiser” | findstr Readyif NOT “%errorlevel%” == “0” ping localhost >nul &goto :CompatCheckRunning :RunGWX schtasks /run /TN “MicrosoftWindowsSetupgwxrefreshgwxconfig”

Now open the command prompt as Administrator and run the Win10Upgrade file by typing C:/Win10Upgrade.cmd.
If still the problem of missing free win 10 upgrade icon is not resolved, try installing the Windows 10 from download Windows 10 ISO.

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