The Windows 10 Fall Creators Update has arrived. Here’s how to get the Fall Creators Update download now on your notebook, desktop or tablet today instead of waiting for Microsoft to offer it to you.
As it did with its other major updates to Windows 10, Microsoft is making the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update available to users through Windows Update. The more confident the company is that your PC will upgrade successfully, the earlier you get the update. This keeps most users from getting an upgrade that may not work correctly yet. It also means that some users – who know what they’re doing – have a harder job getting the update on their system. That’s unfortunate because the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update adds support for virtual reality headsets and on-demand access to the files you keep on OneDrive.
There are three ways for you to get the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update download now. Which is best for you depends on how you want to update your PC.
Get the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update Download with Update Assistant
The Windows Update Assistant is for users that just want to install the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update today instead of waiting until Windows Update downloads it for them. For this reason, it’s important that you back up all your photos, videos, music and documents before you use it. If Microsoft isn’t offering the update on your PC yet, it’s possible that your PC’s maker may need to release a software fix before users are upgraded automatically.
Click here to go to the Update Assistant.
Click on Update Now.
Your web browser will ask you if you’d like to download and install the Update Assistant. Click on Run.
Click on Yes when asked to install the Update Assistant.
Now, wait for the Update Assistant to check out the software on your PC. If you don’t have the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update installed yet, it will download it for you. You can continue working while it prepares the update, but you will need to stop for a half an hour to let the update finish.
Get the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update Download with Windows Insider
The second way to get the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update now is through the Windows Insider program. Windows Insider lets anyone with Windows 10 installed test new versions of Windows before they’re released.
Go to the Settings app.
Click on Update and Recovery.
Click on Windows Insider Program in the menu on the left.
Now, click on Get Started.
Link your Microsoft Account to the Windows Insider Program by clicking the +.
Check to make sure that the drop-down box says Release Preview. If it doesn’t, change it to Release Preview yourself. If you choose any other option you will begin receiving updates for the next major release of Windows 10. Those updates can be buggy. Click on Confirm.
Wait for your PC to restart and the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update should download normally through the Windows Update area in the Settings app.
Get the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update Download as an ISO
The third way to get the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update download is to create an ISO file. Whereas the Update Assistant downloads the files you need only for the update, an ISO file contains an entire image of Windows 10. These images are useful for PCs ruined by Windows 10 Fall Creators Update problems. This download will take longer than just a normal update and you will need to store the image on a flash drive or burn it to a DVD.
Click on the Download Tool Now button under Create Windows 10 Installation Media.
Click on Run.
Click Yes when asked for permission to install the Download Tool.
Now choose whether you’d like to create installation files or just upgrade your current PC. Again, installation media is the best option for users that are having trouble with Windows 10 already. You must have a flash drive with 8GB of free storage or more and have installed Windows on your system before. If you just want the upgrade, Select Upgrade This PC now. If you want to start fresh with an all-new installation of Windows 10, select Creation Installation Media and click Next.
Connect your USB Flash Drive. Select USB Flash Drive and click Next.
Now, select your flash drive in the list and wait for the download to finish. Once it’s done, you can boot your PC from the flash drive and use it to install the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update and a new copy of Windows 10. Back up every photo, file and document that’s important to you before continuing. Also, it’s a good idea to find disc copies of Microsoft Office and any software that you purchased outside of the Windows Store. You will need to reinstall that software again.
Open the Settings app and click on Update & Security.
Click on Recovery in the menu on the right side of your screen.
With the flash drive still in your PC, click on Advanced Startup. Your PC will boot directly from the flash drive so that you can use the Fall Creators Update download files you just created to install a fresh copy of Windows 10.
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