Microsoft has rolled out an update to those on Windows 7, Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2012 R2, making it easier for those on the older operating systems to switch to Windows 10.
The optional update — available as KB3112336 on Windows 8.1 and KB3112343 for Windows 7 users — adds improvements to the Windows Update Client, ensuring a smoother transition to Microsoft's latest offering. From Microsoft:
This update enables support for additional upgrade scenarios from Windows 7 to Windows 10, and provides a smoother experience when you have to retry an operating system upgrade because of certain failure conditions. This update also improves the ability of Microsoft to monitor the quality of the upgrade experience.
If you've faced issues with upgrading to Windows 10 before, grab the update from Windows Update and let us know if you're able to switch to Windows 10.