The Windows 10 Fall Creators Update rolls out today across the world. We teach you how and where you can receive the update.
Roll out of feature rich Windows 10 Fall Creators Update to devices starts 5 pm UTC. The update is expected to roll out in phases to devices starting from newer devices. Microsoft has taken the phase out approach to ensure a seamless update process.
“the key to our phased approach is actively listening to all available feedback mechanisms and making the appropriate product updates during the rollout.”
Microsoft also recommends waiting till the update hits your device automatically, through Windows Update. The update will roll out automatically to you through Windows Update if you have opted to have updates installed automatically on your device. But if you are an IT Admin or don’t mind waiting here is what to do. So here are the two main ways to get the updates.
- Manually Check to see if you are eligible for the first phase roll out
- Manually download installation media with the help of the Update Assistant
Manually Check – to see when Windows 10 Fall Creators Update rolls out
To Manually Check to see if you are eligible for the first phase roll out;
- Open the Settings page >
- navigate to Update & security >
- Windows Update >
- click Check for updates
If the update status reads your device is up to date but you aren’t on the new version then you wait till it becomes available. or alternatively go ahead with step 2.
Manually download installation media with the help of the Update Assistant
There are two ways to about this.
- Using the Update Assistant. (which is the recommended, and you get to keep everything. )
- Download and run Media Creation Tool (this performs a clean installation or reinstall of Windows 10)
Visit the Microsoft Software Download Site and select the related operating system options.
If you are an active Windows Insider chances are you are good to go. Otherwise these options should get you the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update. You shouldn’t do this if you are afraid of breaking your PC. Are you going to wait or take the leap? Share with us.