Microsoft has officially started releasing Windows 10’s Fall Creators update, but it will need a few months until every Windows computers can get it. If you can’t wait anymore, here is how to download the Fall Creators Update from Microsoft right for your computer.
It’s sad for you as you have to wait months for a big Windows 10 update to reach your PC, but the delay has its reason. Microsoft wants to make sure the update works on the PC’s hardware and won’t cause any problems before reaching to Windows Update tool. If the problem comes from some PCs, Microsoft can pause the update for those PCs and then fix it before continuing.
Use Microsoft’s Update Assistant To Get The Update
Microsoft provides the Update Assistant tool whenever a Windows 10 update is released. You can download this tool to manually select the Fall Creators Update, even though Microsoft hasn’t released it to your device yet. Microsoft notes that this tool is only for advanced users that are using an officially licensed, or “genuine“ version of Windows 10.
Next, visit Download Windows 10 page and click on “Update now” button to get the Update Assistant. Once done, launch it and you’ll be prompted that your computer is not running the latest Windows 10 version.
This dialog is a bit unclear if you don’t know much about the Windows 10’s build numbers. You’ll be told your PC is running “version 15063” if it’s the Creator Update. The tool will offer you to update to version 16299, which is the final stable build of the Fall Creators Update.
Simply click on “Update Now” and the Update Assistant will automatically download and install the Fall Creators Update on your computer. You can also minimize the window, if you want. It will keep running in the notification area while downloading the update.
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How to Downgrade To Lower Windows 10 Version
If you see the problems after installing the update, you can downgrade to the previous Windows 10 version that you had installed. Simply go to Settings > Update & security > Recovery and under “Go back to the previous version of Windows 10”, click on the “Get started” button.
Microsoft allows you to roll back within the first ten days. You won’t be able to downgrade if you previously deleted the Windows.old folder or use a software program like Disk Cleanup to help you do that. After ten days, Windows will automatically remove the Windows.old folder in order to free up space, so it’s time you will not get the option of downgrading without reinstalling Windows.
Once you’ve successfully downgraded, wait until Microsoft release the update via Windows Update. The problem will be fixed by the time you get the update normally.
If your computer is running on an Insider Preview build of Windows 10, it’s good time for you to quit the Insider Builds. If you stay on the “Fast Ring,” Microsoft will start pushing you the unstable versions of the next Windows 10 update. You may like switching to the “Slow Ring,” “Release Preview”, or quite the Insider Preview builds for now and use the stable version of the Creators Update. Navigate to Settings > Update & Security > Windows Insider Program on the Fall Creators Update and select your Insider Preview settings.