How to get the Windows 10 October 2018 Update v1809

Microsoft will start offering Windows 10 October 2018 Update v1809 soon now, 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 v1809 installed quickly on your Windows 10 PC.

How to get the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update

Microsoft will deliver the October 2018 Update in a phased and controlled rollout to provide a great update experience for all. They will begin the global rollout out via Windows Update in the coming weeks. As with previous rollouts, they will use real-time feedback, machine learning (ML) and telemetry to update your device when data shows your device is ready and will have a great experience. They have enhanced the performance of their machine learning model by incorporating more device signals such as improved driver telemetry and weighting of key features such as anti-malware software as they broaden the phased rollout. They will make the appropriate product updates when they detect issues, and adjust the rate of rollout as needed to assure all devices have the best possible update experience.

Microsoft is planning to roll out Windows 10 October 2018 Update to all customers in multiple phases. Newer machines are expected to get the update first. 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 Fall Creators Update.

  1. Manually frequently check if it is available on Windows Update
  2. Use the Media Creation Tool
  3. Use the latest Windows 10 Disc Image to download and install it
  4. Use Windows 10 Update Assistant. Check if the Update Assistant has been updated to offer Windows 10 October 2018 Update. 

Let us take a look at these options.

1] Get Windows 10 October 2018 Update via Windows Update

From the WinX menu, open Settings and click on Update and Security. Next, click on Windows Update.

Get Windows 10 October 2018 Update

Click on the Check for update button and let Windows Update search for the Windows 10 October 2018 Update. If it is found available, the download will start, and you will be able to install it.

2] Using Windows 10 Update Assistant

Windows 10 Upgrade Assistant 4

You can also use the Windows 10 Update Assistant to upgrade your PC and install the new Windows 10 version. Starting on October 17th, you can get the Windows 10 October 2018 Update via Update Assistant.

3] Download Windows 10 Fall 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 October 2018 Update.

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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 Update file or the new Windows 10 October 2018 Update file, right-click the exe file > Properties > Details tab.

4] Download & use latest Windows 10 ISO

You can download and use the latest Windows 10 October 2018 Update v1809 ISO file to fresh install or upgrade.

If you want to delay the installation of this Windows 10 v1809 Update on your computer, you may use the Defer Upgrades option in your Settings. You also have the option to uninstall Windows 10 October 2018 Update v1809 via Settings if you face issues.

PS: The post has been updated on 3rd October 2018 to now talk about Windows 10 October 2018 Update v1809.

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