5 Ways to Update to the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update

Dec. 19, 2017 / Updated by Bessie Shaw to Windows 10

Windows 10 Fall Creators Update comes to its release. October 17th, 2017, the Patch Tuesday of Microsoft Windows, is another thrilling release date after the Creators Update this spring. The Windows 10 Fall Creators Update (version 1709 with OS Build 16299.19) comes with tons of amazing new features, such as Fluent Design System, Windows Mixed Reality, Eye Control technology, new Windows Inking, new Photos App, Videos, Music, 3D Paint, etc.

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As one of the Windows 10 committed users, you may be on the edge of your seat and can hardly wait to update your system to the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update. The update, as usual, will be promoted to users in succession over a long period. In order to have a better experience of the Fluent Design System, this post will show you top 5 ways to update to the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update:

Top 5 Ways to Download and Install the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update

Following are five methods in order of complexity for you to update to the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update.

Way 1. Purchase the Latest Windows Computer

It is the fastest way to make Windows 10 Fall Creators Update available on your computer because those who keep the latest Windows 10 supported hardware, like Acer Switch 7 notebook, HP ProBook 430 G4, Surface Laptop, etc. will receive the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update notification earlier. If you just need a new Windows laptop or desktop in this holiday season, go and purchase the latest PC that supports the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, though it may be a little dear.

Way 2. Become a Windows Insider and Update to Windows 10 Fall Creators Update Right Now

Windows Insider Program is developed to help improve the Windows OS development, users can tell the Redmond giant what they think. Once you join the program, you will be one of the first to taste the new Windows 10 Fall Creators Update features by downloading Windows 10 Insider Preview builds.

Note: You need to create a Microsoft account before joining the program.

Configure the Windows Insider Program in Windows 10 Settings

Step 1. Use Windows shortcut keys Win + I to launch Settings.

Step 2. Go to the Update & security menu.

Step 3. Click the Windows Insider Program tab.

Step 4. Click the Get started button.

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Step 5. Click the Link an account to add your Microsoft account and click the Continue.

Step 6. Select the Windows content you need from the drop-down menu and click the Confirm button. Note: You need to read the details on the screen carefully:

  • Just send me early updates (or Active development of Windows): You will receive the Slow or Fast ring.

  • The next version of windows (or Just fixes, apps, and drivers): You will receive the Release Preview ring of Windows 10 Fall Creators Update only.

  • Skip ahead to the next Windows release: You will receive the Fast ring only, which may bring about many bugs.

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Step 7. Select the Fast/Slow ring from the drop-down menu. Note: The Fast ring may contain bugs in the OS and will release earlier while the Slow ring is comparatively stable but you will receive the update later than the former.

Step 8. Click the Confirm button.

Step 9. Click the Confirm again to pass the terms.

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Step 10. Click the Restart Now button.

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After the PC reboot, let's go to receive the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update download.

Receive Windows 10 Fall Creators Update

Step 1. Go to the Settings.

Step 2. Go to the Update & security menu.

Step 3. Choose the Windows Insider Program tab.

Step 4. Check the "What kind of content would you like to receive" and the "What pace do you want to get new builds". Make sure you've selected the one you need.

Step 5. Choose the Windows Update tab.

Step 6. Click the Check for updates button on the right side.

Step 7. Wait for the download and follow the on-screen instruction to install the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update.

Note: It may take hours to download and install the update. Don't shut down in case the computer runs into problems like black screen issue, 100% disk usage problem, UNEXPECTED KERNEL MODE TRAP BSOD error, etc.

Way 3. Use Windows Update Assistant to Download and Install Windows 10 Fall Creators Update

Microsoft has developed Windows 10 Update Assistant to help users to check the latest version of Windows 10. You can go to Microsoft official site to download the utility and run it on your Windows computer, which should be licensed officially. Note: The Update Assistant is not available on Windows 10 Enterprise editions.

Step 1. On the Update Assistant page, click the Update now button to get the Windows10Upgrade9252.exe download.

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Step 2. Run the Windows10Upgrade9252.exe on the PC. Click the Update now button after the automatically check for updates.

Step 3. After the compatibility checking, click the Next button.

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Step 4. Click the Minimize button.

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Step 5. Save your other work and click the Restart now button.

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It may take over one hour to install the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update and you should wait until the process completes. Then you need to choose the privacy settings as your require and follow other on-screen instructions to finish the update installation.

Way 4. Use Microsoft Media Creation Tool to Install Windows 10 Fall Creators Update

Since Update Assistant does support the PC running Windows 10 Enterprise, in this case, you can use Media Creation Tool to download Windows 10 Fall Creators Update. Note: Make sure you have a Windows license to activate the new update.

Step 1. Download Media Creation Tool from the Create Windows 10 installation media page of Microsoft.

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Step 2. Run Media Creation Tool on your computer, you'll see the Getting a few things ready screen.

Step 3. Click the Accept button to accept the terms.

Step 4. Click the Next button.

Step 5. Select Upgrade this PC now and then click the Next.

During the checking, wait until the PC restarts finish.

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Step 6. Then the tool will download the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update. It may take a period of time. Click Next buttons until it comes to the Ready to install screen.

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Step 7. Click the Install button and wait until the installation completes.

Also, you can use Media Creation Tool to create installation media for another PC, like a Windows 10 Fall Creators Update USB Bootable Flash Drive, DVD, or ISO file.

Way 5. Receive Windows 10 Fall Creators Update Promotion in Settings

If you're not so eager for the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, you can wait until you receive the update notification. Then go to Settings to get Windows 10 Fall Creators Update.

Step 1. Use Windows shortcut keys Win + I to launch Settings.

Step 2. Go to Update & security menu.

Step 3. Choose the Windows Update tab.

Step 4. Click the Check for updates on the right side. Then Windows will automatically download the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update.

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Step 5. Click the Restart now button to finish the installation.

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The PC will automatically restart several times until the process completes.

Now you have a fresh Windows 10 Fall Creators Update installed on your computer. You can go and enjoy the amazing features. Congratulations!

What You Need to Do Before You Manually Update to Windows 10 Fall Creators Update

Some users may encounter some computer issues after the Windows update, such as high memory usage/leak issue, Microsoft Edge not working problem, no WiFi available, etc. One of the culprits of this is missing or corrupted drivers. To prevent such issues, it's recommended to use Driver Talent, the professional Windows driver manager, to backup important drivers on the PC. Also, it will keep your Windows 10 Fall Creators Update up-to-date by downloading the latest drivers compatible with Windows 10 Fall Creators Update.

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The utility is available via the button above.

Launch Driver Talent, and then click the "Scan" to detect faulty drivers. Go to the "Backup" menu, to back those vital drivers up. Go to the "Restore" menu to create a system restore point so that you can restore the system if necessary.

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After the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, you can click the "Update" button in the "Download & update" menu to download and install the latest hardware device drivers.

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All of the five methods above are the common solutions to update to Windows 10 Fall Creators Update. Hope you can enjoy yourself with the new Windows 10 Fall Creators Update. If you encounter any problems of downloading/installing the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, or if you come across black screen after Windows 10 Fall Creators update, you can reach the comment section below or describe your questions via the technical support menu on this page. More solutions for your Windows 10 computer please see Windows 10 section on this site.

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