Windows 10 Creator Update is out. Usually, you would have received the update, as they are typically installed automatically if you have selected the automatic update option. However, there’s a slight chance that you have not yet received the Windows 10 Creator update on your PC,
If the automatic update is on and you haven’t received the Windows 10 Creator Update, there might be a compatibility issue preventing the update from occurring. This may include hardware incompatibility.
If you are unsure whether you have received the Creator Update, you can confirm by checking the Windows version on your PC. The version for the Windows Creator Update is 1703. To check the Windows version:”.
- Hold the Windows key, then press R to open the Run window.
- Type winver and click on OK.
- In the About Windows window that opens, look for the version,
If the Creator Update is not installed, you can update Windows 10 to its latest version. The Windows 10 Update Assistant can assist with this update. Even if you have not updated Windows 10 in a long time, the Windows 10 Update Assistant will directly update it to the latest version.
Note: The Windows 10 Update Assistant is not available for Windows Enterprise and Windows Education versions.
Downloading Windows 10 Update Assistant
- Sign in to Windows using an User account with Administrator privileges.
- Go to the Microsoft Windows 10 Update
- Click on the Update Now button to get the Windows 10 Update Assistant file (Windows10Upgrade9252.exe) on your PC.
Updating Windows 10 to the Creator version using the Windows 10 Update Assistant.
- Execute the downloaded file of the Windows 10 Update Assistant.
- If the User Account Control prompts you to make changes to the device, click Yes.
- In the new window that appears, you will be viewing the running version of Windows on your PC, along with the latest version available. Click on Update Now to begin the update process.
Note: If you have the Creator Update (or the latest version of Windows) already installed on your computer, you will see the following message: ‘Thank you for updating to the latest version of Windows.‘
- Your computer is then scanned for device compatibility,
- Click on ‘Next’ after the CPU, Memory, and Disk Space have been found compatible for an upgrade.
- The Windows 10 Update Assistant now carries out a three-step upgrade process. First, it downloads the update, verifies the download, and then updates Windows. This may take a while, but you can continue working while the update is in progress.
- Once the update is ready, you will have to restart your PC to apply the updates. Click on Restart now to apply the updates, or you can postpone the restart by clicking on Restart later.
Note: If you leave your PC unattended, it will restart automatically after 30 minutes, once the Windows 10 Update Assistant has finished updating Windows.
- After you click on ‘Restart Now’, a message will display prompting you that the Windows 10 Update Assistant will reboot your computer to complete the update.
- While the updates are being applied, your PC will restart several times and it might take a while. Remember not to turn off your computer or switch the power off.” The comma before “or” is not needed.
- Once the update is finished, your user account will be displayed. If your user account is not displayed, click on ‘I’m not ‘ to select your account. After selecting your account, click ‘Next’.
- The next step lets you turn the privacy setting On or Off. When done, click Accept.
- You can choose if you want to use Cortana or not by clicking Use Cortana or Not Now, respectively.
- New apps are provided by Windows to be used as default apps; click Next if you agree, or click Let me choose my default apps.
- When setup is finished, the final message thanks you for installing the latest version of Windows 10. Click Exit to begin using Windows.
- As soon as your computer’s Desktop is displayed, a notification on the bottom right corner shows that you have upgraded your Windows 10.
Note: The total time required for the Windows 10 Creator update is typically less than an hour. However, the duration may vary depending on your internet download speed. The update file for the creator is approximately 4.4 GB.
Checking and Confirming If You Have the Windows 10 Creator Version
- Hold the Windows Key and press R.
- In the Run window, enter winver and click on Ok.
- Confirm Version 1703 (OS Build 15063) in the ‘About Windows’ window that opens.
Uninstalling Windows 10 Update Assistant
The Windows 10 Update Assistant is installed in the following folder: C:\WindowsUpgrade. You may choose to retain it for future upgrades, or if you prefer, you can remove it by following these steps:
- Hold the Windows Key, then press R.
- In the Run window, type ‘control panel’, then click on ‘Ok’.
- In the Control Panel window, click on Programs and Features.
- Look for Windows 10 Upgrade Assistant, select it and click on Uninstall.
- A new window will appear asking if you want to uninstall the Windows 10 Update Assistant. If so, click on ‘Uninstall.’