Windows 10 Creator Update is out. Usually, you would have got the update, as they are supposed to be installed automatically if you have chosen automatic update option. However, there are slight chances that you did not get Windows 10 Creator update yet on your PC.
If the automatic update is On and you haven’t got the Windows 10 creator update, then there might be some compatibility issue which is stopping the update from happening. This may include hardware incompatibility.
If you are not sure if you have got the creator update, you can check for the Windows version on your PC to confirm. The version of Windows creator update is 1703. To check for Windows version:
- Hold the Windows Key and Press R to open 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. Windows 10 Update Assistant can help with the update. Even if you have not updated Windows 10 in a long time, Windows 10 Update Assistant will directly update it to the latest version.
Note: Windows 10 Update Assistant is not available on Window Enterprise and Windows Education versions.
Downloading Windows 10 Update Assistant
- Sign in to Windows using a 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 creator version using Windows 10 Update Assistant
- Run the downloaded Windows 10 Update Assistant exe file.
- If the User Account Control prompts you to make changes to 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 creator update (or the latest version of Windows) installed on your computer already, you will view 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 CPU, Memory, and Disk Space are found compatible for upgrade.
- Windows 10 Update Assistant now carries out a 3 step upgradation process. First it downloads the update, verifies the download, then updates Windows. This may take a while, and you can continue working while the update takes place.
- 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 is displayed, prompting you that Windows 10 Update Assistant will reboot your computer to complete 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.
- Once the update is finished, your User account will be displayed. If your User account is not displayed, click on I’m not <User Name> to select your account. After selecting account, click Next.
- The next step lets you turn 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 taken for Windows 10 creator update is less than an hour. The time taken may vary according to your internet download speed. The creator update file is around 4.4 GB.
Checking & Confirming If You Got Windows 10 Creator Version
- Hold Windows Key and press R
- In the Run window, enter winver and click on Ok.
- In the About Windows window that opens, confirm Version 1703 (OS Build 15063).
Uninstalling Windows 10 Update Assistant
Windows 10 update Assistant gets installed in the following folder: C:\WindowsUpgrade. You can keep it for further upgrades or remove it through these steps:
- Hold Windows Key, then press R.
- In the Run window, type control panel, then click on Ok.
- In Control Panel window, click on Programs and Features.
- Look for Windows 10 Upgrade Assistant, select it and click on Uninstall.
- A new window conforms if you want to uninstall Windows 10 Update Assistant, click on Uninstall.