Microsoft is gearing up to roll out the Windows 10 Creators Update to everyone starting on April 11th.
If the update is not yet available available for you under Settings -> Update & security -> Check for updates then you can get it manually.
Microsoft also offers the “Windows 10 Update Assistant,” which is a tool designed specifically to manually update a supported device to the latest version of the OS.
This tool is meant to deploy feature updates on PCs, laptops, and tablets, which for any reason didn’t get the latest update through Windows Update. However, you can use the Update Assistant to make the jump to the new version of Windows 10 starting April 5th.
To install the Creators Update using the assistant, do the following:
- Download the Media Creation Tool from the Microsoft support website.
- Double-click the Windows10Upgrade.exe file to start the process.
- Click the Update Now button.
- If you device passes the system check, click the Next button to begin the upgrade.
- Once the update is ready, click the Restart Now button to apply it.
After you’ve completed the steps, the Creators Update will install as it was a regular update keep your files, apps, and settings intact. The installation take about 20 minutes, depending on your hardware and internet speeds. However, you’ll need to go through the out-of-box-experience (OOBE) to configure your privacy settings and a few other options.