Windows 10 version 1809 download using Update Assistant

Windows 10 version 1809 download using ‘Update Assistant’

The Update Assistant tool has been updated to install the Windows 10 October 2018 Update (version 1809), and here's how to use it.

Windows 10 version 1809, October 2018 Update, is now on over six percent of devices, and if your device hasn’t received the update through Windows Update, you can force the new version using the “Update Assistant” tool.

The Windows 10 “Update Assistant” is a tool that Microsoft makes available for devices which for unknown reasons are not getting the new update. The tool works very similar to the Media Creation Tool, but with the difference that you can only do an in-place upgrade.

How to upgrade to Windows 10 version 1809

If you can’t wait until version 1809 is offered to you automatically, you can go to the Microsoft software support download page, and download the Update Assistant clicking the Update Now button. 

Quick Tip: Before proceeding, make sure to use this guide to avoid problems and errors during the upgrade process.

Then double-click the file to launch the tool, and click the Update Now button.

Windows 10 version 1809 Update Assistant
Windows 10 version 1809 Update Assistant

If your device passes the hardware and software check, the Windows 10 October 2018 Update will start downloading, and then click the Restart Now button to begin the installation. Your computer will then restart, and the new version will install automatically.

As always it’s recommended that you make a full backup of your computer before proceeding. You can also use the following resources to learn more about the October 2018 Update:

Update November 13, 2018: The October 2018 Update was originally released on October 2, but due to serious problems with the operating system, Microsoft was forced to paused the rollout and starting November 13, the update is once again available for download.

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Mauro Huculak is a Windows How-To Expert who started Pureinfotech in 2010 as an independent online publication. He has also been a Windows Central contributor for nearly a decade. Mauro has over 14 years of experience writing comprehensive guides and creating professional videos about Windows and software, including Android and Linux. Before becoming a technology writer, he was an IT administrator for seven years. In total, Mauro has over 20 years of combined experience in technology. Throughout his career, he achieved different professional certifications from Microsoft (MSCA), Cisco (CCNP), VMware (VCP), and CompTIA (A+ and Network+), and he has been recognized as a Microsoft MVP for many years. You can follow him on X (Twitter), YouTube, LinkedIn and Email him at [email protected].