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How to Upgrade to Windows 10 Anniversary Update version 1607 using ISO File

Technical Level : Basic

Summary

The Windows 10 Anniversary Update includes exciting enhancements. Starting August 2, users running previous versions of Windows 10 will be able to upgrade to the latest revision multiple ways. One of the most reliable and convenient ways is to use the ISO file. The ISO file provides the option of upgrading multiple systems especially for users with limited bandwidth. In this article, we show you how.


Details

For users running previous version of Windows such as Windows 7, Windows 8.0 or Windows 8.1, you will need to purchase a license for Windows 10 Anniversary Update, if you did not take advantage of the free upgrade offer. For computers already running Windows 10 Home or Pro, you can upgrade to the Windows 10 Anniversary Update for free.

The Windows 10 Anniversary Update is part of Microsoft’s ongoing strategy to deliver Windows as a service.

How to get the Windows 10 Anniversary Update ISO?

On August 2, the Media Creation Tool will be updated so you can download the latest version ISO containing the Windows 10 Anniversary Update. To learn more about how to download the ISO file, check out the following article:

How to download official Windows 10 ISO files

For troubleshooting instructions, please scroll down further.

Starting the Upgrade

Boot to the Windows 10 desktop. If you have the Windows Anniversary Update ISO, you can double click it to mount it then start the upgrade. If you are installing from a DVD or USB thumb drive, insert or connect it, then click the on screen notification.  

Click Run setup.exe

Wait while setup is initialized.

You can select download and install any important updates before upgrading. This is recommended since it can help to ensure a smooth upgrade. If you are not connected to the Internet, select the Not right now radio box instead. Click Next.

Wait while Windows 10 setup checks your system.

Accept the End User License Agreement.

Wait while Windows 10 setup does one final check to ensure your system is ready.

Windows 10 setup will check if you have enough disk space. If you don’t, review the following article for instructions how to upgrade to Windows 10 Anniversary Update on a system with limited space:

How to Install Windows 10 on Devices with Limited Space

Please note, you have the option of choosing what you would like to keep, which includes personal files, apps and settings. If you want to perform a new install or just keep your files click Change what to keep. Once you have chosen the desired options, click Install to begin.

This will be your screen for a little while. During the installation, your computer will restart several times.

After the first restart, Windows 10 setup will resume. You will notice the setup experience has once again been refined from the previous animated circle. This will be your screen for a while. When complete, Windows 10 setup will restart automatically.

Sign into your account.

Wait while Windows 10 completes application updates and post setup tasks.

That’s it, the Windows 10 Anniversary Updates is installed.

You can check Windows Update for Updates, click Start > Settings > Update & security > Windows Update > Check for Updates.

How to prepare your computer before upgrading?

Although updating to Windows 10 version 1607 is a relatively simple process, similar to a repair upgrade; users should perform some basic pre-requisites before initiating the upgrade.

If you are finding it difficult to carry out some of the steps described below, please review detailed instructions how to perform them:

http://windows10forum.com/blogs/entry/3-how-to-ensure-a-smooth-upgrade-to-windows-10-anniversary-update/

When making significant changes to your computer such as updating the operating system, you should always backup.

  • Disable (preferrably uninstall) your Antivirus utility before attempting the upgrade.

  • Restart a few times then try again.

  • Disable General USB Devices (example - Smart Card Reader). You can do this from the Device Manager.

  • If you have any external devices attached to the machine, disconnect them (example, gaming controllers, USB keys, external hard disk, printers, non-essential devices).

  • Load your BIOS the reset the BIOS defaults.

  • Check if there are any available BIOS updates for your system, then apply them.

  • Perform a clean boot, restart then try again.

  • If you are upgrading using the .ISO file, disconnect from the Internet during setup, if you are connected by LAN (Ethernet) or Wi-Fi, disable both then attempt setup again. 

  • If you are updating through Windows Update, when the download reaches 100% disconnect from the Internet LAN (Ethernet) or Wi-Fi then proceed with the installation.

  • If that does not work, try using the .ISO file to upgrade if possible.

  • If you are connected to a domain, switch to a local account.

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Ich habe das MCT für die Version 1511 auf meinem Rechner. Wird dieses automatisch erkennen, dass eine neue Version von MS bereitgestellt wurde und sich selbst updaten?
mfg,
Torsten

Downloaded Media Creation Tool to get ISO today August 2 and didn't get anniversary update.  wtfork

Soo.. August 2 is upon us (and has been for at least 12 hours) - still getting the same old 10586 version. ARGH!

Wouldn't it be wonderful if the Media Creation Tool actually told you what version of Widows 10 you were going to get?  Or wouldn't it be great if you could somehow tell from the windows.iso file what version of Windows 10 it was going to install?

Actually it might be possible to do the latter.  Right click setup.exe in the ISO and select Properties then Details.  I'm not sure what the correct product version is but it isn't 10.0.10586 which indicates the 1511 version.

 

Wouldn't it be wonderful if the Media Creation Tool actually told you what version of Widows 10 you were going to get?  Or wouldn't it be great if you could somehow tell from the windows.iso file what version of Windows 10 it was going to install? 

Yeah. No idea why it doesn't as several different versions are available for download if you know where to look.

As for knowing what you're about to install, I've found checking the setup.exe file properties in the root will tell you which build it is.

You edited your comment, so I'll do the same :p

Just to make it even more confusing, 10586 includes 1511, 1602 and 1604. This because setup.exe historically did not include minor build numbers. Looking at recent insider builds it does now though, so the setup.exe file from today should show 10.0.14393.5 (as I understand it .10 will be delivered separately via WU).


Build 14393.10

version 1607

Ron
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Best,
Andre
Windows Insider MVP
MVP-Windows and Devices for IT
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How to verify if you downloaded or installed the Windows 10

Yeah yeah blah blah blah

Where is the updated ISO? I've downloaded the OLD ISO four times already, getting a bit silly to waste so much bandwidth on something I dont need dontcha think?


It is now 9:48 EST on August 2nd. I have three PCs and a Windows Mobile phone, all running Windows 10.

Much as I would like to get the upgrade sooner than later, I plan to wait until it is available on  WU. This way, I am (hopefully) assured of getting the correct version. A few hours (or days?) will not make a difference in the long run.

ACER laptop Intel I7, 16GB RAM, 1GB Samsung SSD 256 SSD Windows 10 . Lumia 640 WP 10

It is now 9:48 EST on August 2nd. I have three PCs and a Windows Mobile phone, all running Windows 10.

Much as I would like to get the upgrade sooner than later, I plan to wait until it is available on  WU. This way, I am (hopefully) assured of getting the correct version. A few hours (or days?) will not make a difference in the long run.

For most people you are correct, it wont make a bit of difference. I however promised someone they could collect their PC today all fixed and up to date. It's now 4:30 PM and there is still no 14393.10 image available...


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