How to get or download Windows 10 Anniversary Update

Microsoft will start the gradual rollout of the Windows 10 Anniversary Update or Windows 10 version 1607 Build 14393.10 today on 2nd August, and all Windows 10 users must be quite excited, and looking forward to updating their computers. Let us see how you can get the Windows 10 Anniversary Update installed quickly on your PC.

Microsoft will be gradually rolling out Windows 10 Anniversary Update to all customers gradually over a period, and you too will soon 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 toΒ download Windows 10 Anniversary Update –

  1. Manually frequently check if it is available via Windows Update
  2. Use the Media Creation Tool
  3. Use Windows 10 Upgrade Assistant
  4. Use the latest Windows 10 Disc Image to download and install it.

1] Get Windows 10 Anniversary Update via Windows Update

get download Windows 10 Anniversary 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 your operating system search for the Windows 10 Anniversary Update. If it is found available, the download will start, and you will be able to install it.

2] Download Windows 10 Anniversary 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 Anniversary Update.

Download Windows 10 Anniversary Update

Starting today, this tool will download the new ISO for Windows 10 Anniversary Update, which will be v1607, as Microsoft is expected to release the new ISO right away, and they will announce it, once they release the new ISO, so stay tuned for this news.

3] Install Windows 10 v1607 using Windows 10 Upgrade Assistant

Windows 10 Upgrade Assistant 4

You can also use the Windows 10 Upgrade Assistant to upgrade your PC and install the new Windows 10 version.

4] Download and use latest Windows 10 ISO

You can download and use the latest Windows 10 Anniversary Update ISO file to fresh install or upgrade.


  1. The Windows 10 Anniversary Update is expected to be available from 10AM PT | 12,00 PM CST | 1.00 PM EST | 6.00 PM BST | 10:30PM IST | 7.00 PM CET, with newer machines getting the update first.
  2. To find out whether the MediaCreationTool you downloaded will download the old or new Anniversary Update file, right-click theΒ  exe file > Properties > Details tab. If it’s still showing 10586 then it will download the old ISO. A version 14393 will download the new Anniversary Update ISO.

Till then, enjoy this video from Microsoft!

Let us know if you see the Anniversary Update! πŸ™‚

If you want to delay the installation of Windows 10 Anniversary Update on your computer, you may use the Defer Upgrades option in your Settings. You also have the option to uninstall Windows 10 Anniversary Update.

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  1. Juan Figueroa

    Downloaded it and still is the old ISO.

  2. Microsoft will announce once they release the new ISO, so stay tuned.

  3. Nil

    anyone got the update??

  4. GG

    sir is iso available latest

  5. Connor Furlong

    No update yet…

  6. Warren Hillsdon

    Do you have to download the entire ISO to see if its the new one?

  7. Asim Minhas Rajput

    is update come ?? or when its comes πŸ™

  8. Asim Minhas Rajput

    when the ISO file available .. ;(

  9. Asim Minhas Rajput

    yup u have to download .. but the best why to w8 some time and the third party uplod the iso then download

  10. Androyx96

    I didn’t downloaded the entire ISO.. I just used Fiddler to get the url where the file is downloaded from: I noticed by the path and the name that it was still the “old” version

  11. Saul G

    They’re taking there jolly good time releasing even the ISO with the Anniversary Update and my Windows Update keeps saying my PC is up to date πŸ™ Come on hurry with this Microsoft! I’m in Israel and it’a already 12:40 PM here and I want to use Microsoft Edge with AdBlock Plus and Google Translate Extension already! Please don’t make me wait until October to get it!

  12. Fuzzee Lowgeek

    I downloaded it and it says version 10.0.10586. Guess it’s still the old iso?

  13. Caleb

    Yes. Best to wait till we get some confirmed news.

  14. Caleb

    We should wait for some confirmed news.

  15. Saul G

    What is going on with Microsoft??? Does anyone know? They promised us this update August 2nd! It’s now August 2nd Pacific Time where Microsoft world headquarters is in Washington State! Not even the ISO Or the Media Creation Tool is available Online now anywhere! There’s the promise that Microsoft Edge is supposed to be able to use extensions now! I want to use Microsoft Edge without all the Adds and also be able to translate webpages in it! When is this update if ever gonna become available??? Why isn’t it online now??? Please someone answer!

  16. dg33k

    Firstly, the official update will roll out in stages to reduce server load, so you shouldn’t be checking Windows Update every other minute. Secondly, you can simply check the Version details of the Media Creation tool to see if it has been updated without downloading the ISO.

    This is just a premature and futile article.

  17. Just wait until 12:00PM Redmond Time, that’s when my Patch Tuesday updates come in.

  18. Saul G

    How do you check the version details of the media creation tool without downloading the ISO?

  19. Saul G

    Dang! That’s 10PM Israel time πŸ™

  20. dg33k

    Right click on the exe > Properties > Details tab. You will mostly see something like 10.0.10586.117. This should change to 10.0.14393.10 for the anniversary update.

  21. Saul G

    Also if Microsoft rolls it out in stages like they did when they first released Windows 10 I would’ve had to wait until the middle of September to get it here in Israel. And it came out in July of last year. So if they go at the same rate with this I’ll be waiting until October at the earliest to get it from Windows Update. I sure hope they have an ISO file that people can download so we don’t have to wait until Windows Update finally comes around to us

  22. Farmers (Mansfield)

    Shouldn’t have to – check the version of the MediaCreationTool you downloaded. If it’s still 10586 then it will download the 10586 iso. A version 14393 one should become available at some point.

  23. Saul G

    Thank you so much for this information

  24. Karl Walker

    Right click on the Media Tool -> Properties -> Details Tab…if it’s no longer build 10.0.10586.117 and more… then its there!

    Generally 1st Tues of the month and 3rd Tues of the month is release/security update times.
    Hence 2nd August was mentioned.

    As I’ve noticed, updates/security patches/community updates come out 6pm GMT onwards, so 4 hours from now. πŸ˜‰

  25. Saul G

    You must be an hour earlier then Israel wherever you are. So if what you say is true about 6PM where you are that will be 7PM for me here in Israel. Praying that you’re right

  26. Matteo Contrini

    The release time has always been for Microsoft at 10 AM Seattle time, or 6 PM GMT/UTC.

  27. Saul G

    10 AM Seattle or Pacific time is 8PM Israel time. So if that’s so then I have about 45 minutes to go from the time of this reply. Dam I hope it hits my Windows Update then or they actually have an updated media creation tool with the update on it by then. I’m anxious to use Microsoft edge without the adds and be able to use the google translate extension on it. Right now I can’t even enjoy Edge because of that

  28. You can also mount the ISO and type in command elevated mode:
    dism.exe /Get-WimInfo /WimFile:X:sourcesinstall.esd /index:1
    X => Mounted Drive

  29. Gakou

    New Windows Media Creation Tool has arrived ! πŸ™‚

  30. Saul G

    Do you mean in the administrator command prompt window? And will this command actually download the anniversary update?

  31. Suraj ES

    media creation tool now in 14393

  32. Suraj ES

    now working on windows update

  33. Ben Garrod

    YEY, it’s out!

  34. Dexter Morgan

    You need to have the latest MediaCreationTool.exe version this version:

  35. Unfortunately the command only gets the correct ISO build version.

  36. Fuzzee Lowgeek

    It’s on guys, it’s on!

  37. It’s 12:25PM Redmond time and not there yet. I’m in Pittsburgh PA. Don’t worry, we’ll get through this together.

  38. Ray46

    It is available in the United States right now. I don’t know when it will be available in Israel. Check it during the day.

  39. Jonas Schumacher

    I’m trying to activate via troubleshoot and I’m getting the error:

    Unable to activate Windows
    We can’t reactivate Windows as our servers aren’t available right now. Wait for a few minutes or try adding your Microsoft account again.

  40. Dan

    Using the “Learn More” link under “Check For Updates” took me to MS page that downloads Windows Upgrade Assistant for Anniversary edition; it checks your device’s compatibility, and if good begins 90 minute process of downloading gigabits of upgrade; download done, next takes a while and several auto-restarts but I got a terrific Windows 10 version 1607!

    I should add that this is on Dell PC/laptops with server 2012 or newer; on Windows 7 dual core 64bits, such as Acer Aspires, by hook or by crook the 1607 version will download through all methods tried, yet version 1511 restarts each time with no intention of installing downloaded 1607 files. So I’m seeing perhaps a “wait until later” issue with 64 bit devices still sporting server 2008R.

    Again, it’s working well on devices with server 2012, very good throughputs and WIFI ability as well. Cheers!

  41. Saul G

    Running this tool and this version now from Israel. Hope it works here and doesn’t just put back on the same old Windows 10 without the update. Will report back after the tool does it’s thing on my lappy here. Praying I get the new Windows 10 with the update

  42. Saul G

    It worked πŸ™‚ I got it at long last πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ Finally able to use Microsoft edge with no adds and can translate foreign text now as well! Thank You Thank You!!! You’re all the best!!!!

  43. Saul G

    Got it now finally at long last! Now I am writing this on the new Microsoft Edge with no ads on it now and I can even translate foreign text in Microsoft Edge. Thank You so much to all here who helped me to get it and not have to depend on Microsoft to finally get around to letting me have this through Windows Update

  44. Hope you will whitelist this site and not block our ads. πŸ™‚

  45. Brandon Parks

    So I uninstalled the update because it interfered with some programs that have recently updated to work correctly with this update. Is there any way to reinstall it?

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