Microsoft have released its latest update to Windows 10, called the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update the release has a lot of changes to the OS that makes it well worth upgrading to.
Microsoft are rolling out the update in phases, starting today devices like the new Surface Pro should receive the it via Windows Update but most devices won’t see the update yet. It’s probably best to wait for Windows Update but if you want the update now and are a few ways to get the upgrade.
You can check to see if the update is available for you by going to Settings, Update & Security and clicking on Check for Updates. If the download doesn’t start then you can try one of these options:
Windows 10 Update Assistant
Head over to the Upgrade Assistant page and click on Update Now which downloads the update tool, run it and then it will guide you through the upgrade process. The time it takes to update depends on your device specs.
[At the moment the tool is only offering April’s Windows 10 Creators Update (build 15063) and not the Fall Creators Update (build 16299) Microsoft will be updating the tool at 6pm BST / 10am PT]
If you are unsure about the update I would wait until it gets installed via Windows Update but if you want to get started now you can use the tool. If you want to know what’s new with the update checkout my detailed post and here is my video guide to what is new.
Windows 10 installation media
You can make your own bootable DVD, flash drive or ISO of Windows 10 via the Windows 10 media creation tool. Go to Microsoft’s download page and download the installation tool, the program downloads an ISO of Windows 10 and then enables you to create a bootable device. This way you can apply the update to multiple devices without having to download the image each time.
If you like testing out Windows 10 then you can sign up to the Windows Insiders program, you can then select the Release Preview ring as you pace to receive builds. This will give you the latest production version of Windows 10 but not the test builds (you can switch to the fast ring for that).
Here is my look at the changes in the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update
Ian Dixon is a Microsoft MVP (Most Valuable Professional), founder of TheDigitalLifestyle.com tech site and producer of the weekly The Digital Lifestyle Show podcast. Ian has been writing and talking about Windows for over 10 years and has over 20 years in IT as an IT Manager. Ian has thousands of followers on Twitter and Facebook and over 4 million views on his YouTube channel.