Use Windows 10 Update Assistant to upgrade your Windows 10

You can use the Windows 10 Update Assistant to install newer versions of Windows 10 on your PC. We have seen how you can to get or download te latest Windows 10 versions via Windows Update or the Media Creation Tool. Now let us see how you can use this Windows 10 Upgrade Assistant to update your PC to the latest Windows 10 version easily.

Windows 10 Update Assistant

Visit Microsoft.com and click on the Update now button as shown below. If you click on the Download tool now button, it will download the Windows 10 Media Creation Tool.

You may also visit the Updates History Page and click on the Get the Update now button. The choice is yours.

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Anyway, clicking on the Update now button will download a Windows10Upgrade exe file to your computer. Click on it and you will see the Windows 10 Update Assistant open up.

Windows 10 Update Assistant

Click on Update Now to proceed. The tool will check if your device is compatible and ready for the upgrade.

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If your device is compatible, you will be informed accordingly.

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Clicking on Next will start the update process.

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Since it is expected to take a while, you may go get a cup of coffee or you may minimize the window and continue with your work, while your computer updates itself to the latest version of Windows 10.

Once the process is completed you will be asked to restart.

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After several restarts, you will see the following screen on your desktop:

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Uninstall Windows 10 Update Assistant

Once you have upgraded successfully, you may want to uninstall the Windows 10 Update Assistant, maybe after a few days.

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To do this, open Control Panel > Uninstall a program. Here double-click on Windows 10 Update Assistant to uninstall it.

Let us know if this went smoothly for you.

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Anand Khanse is the Admin of TheWindowsClub.com, a 10-year Microsoft MVP Awardee in Windows (2006-16) & a Windows Insider MVP. Please read the entire post & the comments first, create a System Restore Point before making any changes to your system & be careful about any 3rd-party offers while installing freeware.

23 Comments

  1. Christian

    … N I C E !!!!

  2. Francisco Jose Ugarte

    No problems!! Installed succesfully.

  3. Katrin

    “several restarts”? How many times do I have to restart my computer?

  4. Michael Schindler

    ´til the update is finished.

  5. You do not have to restart manually. It will automatically get restarted – I think it’s 3 times maybe…

  6. Dan

    Last Wednesday I said my anniversary update worked smoothly on server 2012 prior Windows 10 upgraded devices, had trouble on server 2008r servers; the latter always took several goes in re old Windows 7 service pack 1 download/installs, turned out same was true w/anniversary update…guess some older 64 bit devices just take more attempts before “getting it”, time-consuming and frustrating but worth it. Cheers!

  7. userw6803

    Not successful using the direct download Upgrade Now button. It appeared to be working well, but then posted an error Ox80070057. Researched it and decided to use the Media Creation Tool download button to a flash drive. The MCT took 30 minutes to complete. Then opened the flash via File Explorer, My Computer, and clicking on the flash drive opening it’s files. Clicked on “setup.exe” and the Anniversary Update began downloading. Took about one hour completed without any problem. Many are saying the MCT is the way to go for problem downloads. Try it maybe you will like it too!

  8. _rand0m

    A E S T H E T I C

  9. Brian

    I had an issue with the Upgrade Assistant (failing) and so downloaded the MCT, but that fails too. It gives me a message saying “You can’t install Windows on a USB flash drive using Setup”. If I boot from it – it also tells me I cannot update from a USB flash drive and will only let me do a clean installation. I don’t want to do this as my Windows 10 installation is only a few months old anyway, so I am not going through the whole process again reinstalling my software. I guess I’ll just wait for the official automatic update and hope I don’t get issues with that!

    I am of the impression this garbage doesn’t even get that I am already running Windows 10 as there is large text at the top of the error message saying, “This PC can’t run Windows 10” even though it passed the test instantly when trying the Update Assistant. It is a Core i7 with 16GB RAM and has a 500GB SSD.

  10. Brian

    I fixed the issue. Windows has always thought I was running Windows To Go and so thinks I am running Windows from a USB flash drive, which I am not and never have. I had to go into the registry and change the value from 1 to 0 for PortableOperatingSystem and then the update installed without issue. Thanks for the info though and yes, I am right up-to-date now. 🙂

  11. userw6803

    The current MCT is now 1703 15063.0 I downloaded it to a USB yesterday 4/7/17. I stand corrected.

  12. Amey Sunu

    I installed anniversary edition and everything downloaded perfectly,was installing suddenly the assistant got hanged and disappeared.I even restarted the pc but no use.I don’t see any changes.What to do?

  13. Amey Sunu

    Please reply fast

  14. Romanov

    Maybe you want to run the Upgrade Assistant again and see. Or else you could use the Media Creation Tool to upgrade.

  15. Amey Sunu

    I ran Upgrade Assistant again.It again starts a new download.But unfortunately I wont be able to afford a 6.7 GB internet again.Is there any other way??

  16. Amey Sunu

    I was downloading Windows 10, rather I was upgrading Windows 10 to the anniversary edition so I don’t think Media Creation tool would help.

  17. jo jo

    why i always have this problem after dl using windows 10 update assistant?

  18. jo jo

    l couldnt download any software and how to change built-in admin to admin?
    looking for the ans.. thanks a lot..

  19. Dalton Trader Blu

    I have a issue every time i try to update it keeps giving me a error code 0xc1900107 idk what that is i have troubleshoot and everything i built my gameing computer and idk what is going on i just wanna play my game that runs on a 64 bit only but mine is a 32 with a 64 bit base processor so ik it can run it but i need the update but the update isnt working help please!

  20. Suzy Lana

    You can directly upgrade from windows xp to windows 10by purchasing a genuine product key from vanskeys. the key in this site is really cheap, you can go to get one.

  21. Tony Kean

    Amey Sunu Media Creation Tool will help , best to download the Tool onto a USB Stick then Boot your computer into Safe mode , Then run the creation tool from safe mode, it may take about 6 – 8 hours though , that’s how long mine took, it also gives you the option to upgrade or download a separate copy for another computer

  22. Can someone help me please? It downloaded… verified… but now it’s back to 0% downloading?

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