The Fall Creators Update for Windows 10 has finally arrived, so let's learn how to isntall. Currently, the Fall Creators Update is being rolled out in phases, with some areas having it delivered via Windows Update before others. For those who want it immediately, though, it is possible to use the Windows 10 update assistant to download and install it automatically.
This article will provide instructions on installing the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update using both methods. We will also have articles coming soon that explore some of the new features of the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update.
The easiest way to install Fall Creators Update is to just use Windows Update. Unfortunately, this feature update is being rolled out in stages so while it may be available to some people, it may take some time to become available for you.
The easiest way to check if its available is to check for new updates. If the Fall Creators Update is available, you will soon be on your way to installing it on your computer.
If no matter what you do, you cannot get the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update to show up up in Windows Update, then you can always use the Windows 10 Upgrade Assistant to install it for you. The Windows 10 Upgrade Assistant is a Microsoft program that checks if your computer has the hardware requirements necessary to install the latest feature update and then downloads and installs it for you.
To download the Windows 10 Update Assistant, go to the https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10 URL and click on the Update now button. This will prompt you to download a program, which you should allow.
Once it is downloaded, run it and click on the Yes button at the UAC prompts, as this program needs elevated privileges to properly run.
At this point simply follow the prompts to begin downloading and installing the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update. It should be noted that while the update is being downloaded, you can cancel the installation. Once it begins to install, though, you can no longer cancel this process.
When the update has finished installing, just reboot and let Windows finish the update process.
If for some reason you are not sure if the Fall Creators Update is already installed, you can always check the build and version number in the About your PC settings screen. To access this, screen simply type About in the start menu search field until the About your PC option appears and then select it or click here if using Edge: Get Your Windows Version.
If Fall Creators Update is installed, your Version number will be 1709 and your Build number will be 16299.19 as shown below.