Microsoft will start offering Windows 10 Creators Update on 11th April 2017, and I am sure that most of you must be looking forward to installing it as soon as it is made publicly available. This post shows the various ways you can get the Windows 10 Creators Update installed quickly on your Windows 10 v1607 PC.
Microsoft is planning to roll out Windows 10 Creators Update v1703 to all customers in multiple phases. The Enterprise customers can get the update starting from 5th of April, as opposed to 11th of April for the other Windows 10 users.
Once the update is offered to your device, you will see a notification that there is an update available for your computer. If you do get to see it, click on it and carry forward the upgrade process. But if you want to expedite this process, you have four options to download Windows 10 Creators Update.
- Starting from 11th April, manually frequently check if it is available on Windows Update
- Use the Media Creation Tool
- Use the latest Windows 10 Disc Image to download and install it
- Use Windows 10 Update Assistant. Starting on April 5th, you can get the Windows 10 Creators Update via Update Assistant.
Let us take a look at these options.
1] Get Windows 10 Creators Update via Windows Update
From the WinX menu, open Settings and click on Update and Security. Next, click on Windows Update.
Click on the Check for update button and let Windows Update search for the Windows 10 Creators Update. If it is found available, the download will start, and you will be able to install it.
The Windows 10 Creators Update is expected to be available from 10 AM PT, with newer machines getting the update first.
2] Download Windows 10 Creators Update via Media Creation Tool
If you do not want to wait, you can use the Media Creation Tool. The Windows Media Creation Tool will allow you to download the Windows 10 ISO directly from Microsoft, without having a product key. You can use it to create an installation media or upgrade your PC to Windows 10 Creators Update.
Just make sure that you are downloading the latest Windows 10 ISO from Microsoft. To find out whether the MediaCreationTool you downloaded will download the old Anniversary Update or new Creators Update file, right-click the exe file > Properties > Details tab.
3] Download & use latest Windows 10 ISO
You can download and use the latest Windows 10 Creators Update ISO file to fresh install or upgrade.
4] Using Windows 10 Update Assistant
You can also use the Windows 10 Update Assistant to upgrade your PC and install the new Windows 10 version. Starting on April 5th, you can get the Windows 10 Creators Update via Update Assistant.
If you want to delay the installation of Windows 10 Creators Update on your computer, you may use the Defer Upgrades option in your Settings. You also have the option to uninstall Windows 10 Creators Update via Settings if you face issues.