So in preparation for Windows 10 I rebuilt my laptop but then I couldn’t get the Windows 10 upgrade icon to appear.
My laptop was running Windows 7 SP1 and before rebuilding, it had the Windows 10 Upgrade icon in the tray. It was running like a dog so I decided to give it a clean build prior to the upgrade.
Everything went fine with the rebuild, all windows updates done and nothing. No Windows 10 icon.
So I followed all the hints here and nothing worked.
I tried the troubleshooter and it gave me a weird answer claiming that the troubleshooter was not supported on my version of Windows.
So I went to triple check I was running Windows 7 SP1 when I spotted “…6 days left to activate Windows”.
Sigh, I must have typo’d the key during installation.
Once I’d re-entered the key and activated Windows the icon appeared within the hour.
Remember kids even professionals are prone to (the extremely rare) stupid human error!