How to get the Fall Creators Update today with the Windows 10 Update Assistant
Microsoft begins distributing the Fall Creators Update for Windows 10 on October 17th, 2017, through Windows Update. Not all systems will receive it at once and the update will be rolled out gradually, with newer computers and devices being prioritized over older ones. If you do not have the patience to wait until Microsoft sends you the update, you can use the Windows 10 Update Assistant, also known as the Windows 10 Upgrader, to get the Fall Creators Update right now. Here is how to stop waiting and get the Fall Creators Update on all your Windows 10 PCs and devices, whenever you want:
How to get the Fall Creators Update with the Windows 10 Update Assistant
The first thing you have to do to get the Fall Creators Update is to open your favorite web browser and visit this website: Download Windows 10. On it, there is a section called “Windows 10 Fall Creators Update now available” and a large blue button called Update now. Click or tap on it.
When you push the “Update now” button, you trigger the download of a small 6.23 MB executable file called Windows10Upgrade9252.exe. Save it somewhere on your Windows 10 computer or device. Any location is OK.
Now go to where you saved the executable file and open it.
If UAC (User Account Control) is enabled, you might have to confirm that you want to run Windows 10 Upgrader.
The Windows 10 Update Assistant loads and tells you whether you are running the latest version of Windows 10. As you want to install the Fall Creators Update, you probably do not have the latest version, so you should see something similar to the image below, where it says that “[...] This PC is running version 15063. The latest version is 16299 [...].”
The build 16299 (version 1709) is the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update. Click or tap on the “Update now” button from the bottom right corner of the window.
If your PC meets all the requirements for installing the Fall Creators Update for Windows 10, the Windows 10 Update Assistant automatically starts the download and install processes, in a couple of seconds. If you are in a hurry, you can also start manually by clicking or tapping on the Next button.
Your Windows 10 PC or device begins downloading all the files required to install the Fall Creators Update. As this is a big update, there is a lot of data that needs to get to your PC, so it takes a while until it is downloaded. If you use a laptop or a tablet, make sure that its power cord is plugged in. Then grab yourself a cup of coffee or tea and relax.
Note that, if you change your mind and no longer want to download the Fall Creators Update, you can Cancel at anytime.
If you do that, the Windows 10 Update Assistant creates a shortcut on your desktop, which you can use to continue the process at a later time.
After the Fall Creators Update files are downloaded on your PC or device, the Windows 10 Update Assistant begins installing the upgrade.
After a while, you are notified that “Your PC needs to restart to complete the update.” You can either wait 30 minutes for the automatic reboot to happen, or you can Restart now. Note that this part of the update process can take up to 90 minutes to finish.
When it is time to reboot, or right after you have pressed the Restart now button, you get this message: “You’re about to be signed out.”
Finally, once Windows 10 restarts, the installation of the Fall Creators Update continues. Note that your PC might reboot a couple of times. All there is left for you to do is wait for it to end.
Then comes the final waiting: a minute or two are required for Windows 10 Fall Creators Update to install the latest operating system updates and make the final configurations on your PC.
Once the installation is done, Windows 10 Fall Creators Update logs you in and greets you with a “Welcome to Windows” message like the one below, displayed inside Microsoft Edge. If you want, you can browse this webpage to see what is new in the Fall Creators Update.
The Windows 10 Update Assistant displays a thank you message: you can click or tap Exit, as the installation is over.
Once the Fall Creators Update is installed, Windows 10 shows you that its version is now 1709, just like in the screenshot below. To verify, go to “Settings -> System -> About” and look for the Version field on the right.
That was it! Enjoy your new Windows 10 with Fall Creators Update!
The Fall Creators Update brings several new features and enhancements to Windows 10, so most Windows 10 users will probably want to get it onto their devices as soon as possible. If you did not already get it through Windows Update, now you know how to install it with the help of the Windows 10 Update Assistant. And, as you have seen from our guide, although it does take a while to download and install everything, the whole process is really not that difficult.