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Windows 10 - Fall Creators Update - How to get it now

You may be in for a long wait before Windows Update makes it available for your computer.

I’ll show you an easy way to install the update now without a lengthily wait before it is your turn (Microsoft will not make the update to everyone at the same time). So I'll show you how to get Windows Update to do its job now and download and install the update. 

Two important things to do before you start the update when it becomes available:

A) Create an image backup of your current version of Windows 10. Should the update fail you can restore the image to your disk drive and try again.

B) Disable any third party Anti-Virus software you may have installed!

How to install the update:

1) Go to Windows Update, by opening the start menu, click on ‘Settings’ / Updates & security or in the ‘Search box’ type: update' and open ‘Check for Updates’. This will prep your system with any last minute minor updates before you install the Fall Creators Update.

Note: Laptop users should not install the upgrade while running on battery power only


Now click on the “Learn More” link.

2) Next it should open a page on your default browser. To continue with the upgrade click on the link as shown below. 

 

3) Click on the "Update now" button.

4) Click on the "Save" button drop down and chose the “Save and run” option.    

Note: This will download a small file located in the “Download” folder (windows10Upgrade9252.exe) which will force Windows Update to start the download of the Fall Creators update. If you choose to “Save” and not Save and run the file, you can run the file immediately or when you are ready by double clicking on the file to start the update process.

5) Once you see the windows as shown below displayed, to start the upgrade process click on the “Update Now” button located in the lower right corner.

6) If you see the message shown below you device is compatible and you can continue by clicking on the “Next” button located in the lower right corner.


7) The Fall Creators update will now start to download. Depending on the load on Microsoft’s servers this could take a while to complete the download.

 

8) The actual update process will start once the download completes. Please note that for whatever reason the update may take a while (appears to be stalled) to get past the 80% point.

 

9) You will need to “Restart” the computer to complete the update. You can force a restart by clicking on the “Restart now” button or wait for the countdown time to reach zero.

 

Note: You also have the option to use Windows 10 Creators Update ISO:

The Fall Creators Update will also available (on or after October 17th, 2017) using the Media Creation Tool.

https://www.microsoft.com/en-gb/software-download/windows10

Reference: https://www.pagestart.com/w10fcugetitnow0925171.html



Hello J W Stuart,

Curious about the preferred method, if any, of installing 1709 to my system.  I clean installed 1703 on 5-4-17 so it's virgin.

Some have suggested downloading the 1709 ISO and creating bootable media. Finish by performing a within Windows Upgrade from File Explorer .....all done OFFLINE

An;y thoughts or improvements on this?

Regards,

Wayne


I've had very good results using the "How to get it now" method on 5 of my computers. Had to wait months for Windows Update to get around to automatically updating one (the 6th computer) of my computers.

However no matter which method you use it always a good idea to create an Image backup (the entire disk drive) of version 1703 before you start the upgrade. Should anything go wrong you can always restore the backup and try again.

=================== Image Backup Software ===================

 

 

How to create an Image Backup to a USB Flash Drive

http://www.pagestart.com/win10flashdrive0929152.html

 

 

How to create an Image Backup of Windows 7, 8 or 8.1 to an External USB Drive: http://www.pagestart.com/win7todo9103161601.html

 

How to move windows 7 to a new larger hard drive

http://www.pagestart.com/acronisnewharddrive01.html

 

 

How to move Windows 8.1 from a Hard Disk Drive (HDD) to a Solid State Disk (SSD)

using Acronis True Image 2013 or 2014 http://www.pagestart.com/win8atihddssd0724101.html

 

 

How to move Windows 7 from a larger Hard Drive to a smaller SSD drive http://www.pagestart.com/win7sddatihim05011201.html

 

 

EaseUS:

Todo Backup Home V10.5 http://www.todo-backup.com/home/home-backup.htm

User friendly interface simplifies the backup process.

Free version: http://www.todo-backup.com/products/home/free-backup-software.htm

Version comparison chart: http://www.todo-backup.com/products/home/comparison.htm

Includes: Incremental backup, Disk/partition clone

User's Guide: http://www.todo-backup.com/download/docs/User_Guide.pdf

Note: Install Todo and then create an "Emergency Disk" (WinPE option is the better of the two choices) before you start creating your first image backup.

Version 10 supports XP, Vista, Windows 7, 8 / 8.1 and Windows 10

 

 

Acronis:

True Image 2018: https://www.acronis.com/en-us/personal/computer-backup/

User interface has become more complex and less obvious, be prepared to read the user's guide before you start. Pay special attention to the "Options" and don't exclude the "System Volume Information" folder from the backup.

Note: Cloning and drive initialization (creating a MBR) are not supported in the trial version. Image Backups and restores are fully functional.

For the trial version, your recovery / restore image process available is when booting from an Acronis Bootable Media CD within the 30 day trial period. THe trial and rescue/restore media will not function after 30 days.

Install Acronis and then create a bootable Restore/Rescue Media CD (WinPE option is the better of the two choices) before you start creating your first image backup.

 

30 day trial: http://www.acronis.com/en-sg/homecomputing/thanks/ati-local/

 

True Image User Guides and documentation: http://www.acronis.com/en-us/download/docs/ati2018/userguide/

2018 supports XP, Windows 7, Windows 8 / 8.1 and Windows 10 (Note: Vista is not supported)

There is also a "Cloud" backup version so you don't need to lug an external USB Drive around if you travel a lot: http://www.acronis.com/en-us/personal/true-image-comparison/

 

 

Paragon:

Free version 14: http://www.paragon-software.com/home/br-free/

User's Guide: http://download.paragon-software.com/doc/BR14Free_en_manual.pdf

Home Version 16 $39.95: http://www.paragon-software.com/home/brh/

User's Guide: http://download.paragon-software.com/doc/Paragon-BR16-Manual.pdf

Support: http://www.paragon-software.com/support/

supports XP, Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8 / 8.1, Windows 10

 

 

Macrium Reflect:

Free version: http://www.macrium.com/reflectfree.aspx

(No technical support available for the free version)

Macrium Reflect Home Edition ($69.95)

http://www.macrium.com/personal.aspx

Support: https://www.macrium.com/get-support

Version 7 supports XP, Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8 / 8.1 and Windows 10 

J W Stuart: http://www.pagestart.com

Never be afraid to ask. This forum has some of the best people in the world available to help.

Where is the last window that says "Windows has encountered a problem and must restore to the previous version of Windows 10"?

Where is the last window that says "Windows has encountered a problem and must restore to the previous version of Windows 10"?

Never had that problem, sorry.

Never be afraid to ask. This forum has some of the best people in the world available to help.

 
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