Download Windows 10 Fall Creators Update

Today, Microsoft releases the long-awaited major update for Windows 10. The Fall Creators Update brings you new features, an improved interface, and many other innovations. Make sure you bring it in on time.

Curious about what's new in the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update? You can read all about it here.

As with all previous Windows 10 versions, you also have the option to manually download the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update. This can be done in several ways. In this How To we show you which paths you can take.

1 - Download from Windows Update

Users of the current version of Windows 10 can choose to wait for the Fall Creators Update to become available automatically through Windows Update. As with the previous Creators Update, Microsoft will display a message in the system tray when the update is available for download. Then you go to Institutions and choose your Update and secure. Under the item Updates you will see a notification that the update is ready for you to download. If not, click on the button Looking for updates.

2 - Manual download

Downloading the Fall Creators Update is easiest via Windows Update, because then all your settings will be saved and the update will simply be installed over your existing version. But, if you prefer a new ones If you want to install for your PC, that is also possible. In that case, you should use Microsoft's Media Creation Tool. This little piece of software lets you download an ISO file of the Fall Creators Update.

If the ISO for Windows 10 Fall Creators Update is available, follow these steps:

Go to the website

On that page you will find a button halfway down the page called Download utility now. An executable file named MediaCreationTool.exe of about 17 MB. After downloading, start this program.

Once the program is in, double click on it to start the download process. The Media Creation Tool offers you two options: download an ISO file or create a bootable USB stick, both with Windows 10 Fall Creators Update.

Choose at the first question Create installation media (USB stick, DVD or ISO file) for another PC. Don't be fooled that this option is only suitable for another computer, because it also works for your own PC. But Pay attention: Only choose this option if you want to install Windows 10 from scratch. With a full installation, your existing installation will be completely removed. It is therefore a good idea to make a good backup first. That is not so difficult, because in this How To you can read all about it.

After you click Next one clicked, you can choose the version of Windows 10 Fall Creators Update you want to install. This version must be the same as your existing installation. If you have a 64-bit version of Windows 10 Pro, then you should choose it. It is also preferable to keep the language of the operating system the same as your current installation. You should do this to prevent any Windows 10 automatic activation problems. Your Windows installation is linked to your computer hardware, and if you choose the wrong version of Windows now, you may not be able to activate Windows 10.

Press the button Next one to choose between a bootable USB stick or an ISO file. A bootable USB stick must have a storage capacity of at least 4 GB and must also be recognized immediately by the Media Creation Tool. For a DVD, it goes without saying that you must have a DVD burner in your computer.

Download and wait

The installation files for the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update are now downloading. Depending on your internet speed, this will take between 15 and 30 minutes.

Once the USB stick has been created, you can immediately use it - after you have safely disconnected it from your computer - to cleanly install Windows 10. Did you choose an ISO file? Then you can burn that file directly to a writable DVD, by right-clicking on it in Windows Explorer and choosing Burn disc image file. Without a separate burning program, Windows 10 will automatically turn it into a bootable DVD (make sure you have a DVD-R or DVD-RW disc in the drive).

You are now ready to provide your PC with a spotless installation of Windows 10 Fall Creators Update. Do you want to know how to do this procedure step by step? In this How To you can read everything about a clean install of Windows 10.

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