The Creators Update for Windows 10 is available for download using the “Windows 10 Update Assistant” tool starting April 5th. Although the assistant is a tool to force the Windows 10 Creators Update on devices that aren’t getting the update using Windows Update, anyone can use the tool to install the new version of the OS.
The “Windows 10 Update Assistant” is a very simple tool, and you can get it from the Microsoft support website. Once you double-click the file to start the process, you’ll get a message that reads:
One of the best features of Windows 10 is that it keeps getting better with every update. This PC is currently not running the latest and most secure version of Windows 10. This PC is running version 14393. The latest version is 15063.
Click the Update Now button will trigger a system check, the download process begins, and then the installation starts. After the installation completes, which should take around 20 minutes, you’ll need to go through the out-of-box-experience (OOBE) to set your privacy settings and additional options.
If you can’t wait to get the Windows 10 Creators Update automatically through Windows Update when it becomes officially available on April 11th, you can try using the Windows 10 Update Assistant.
Although this is the first official method available outside the Windows Insider Program, it’s always recommended you make a full backup of your computer before proceeding.
You can also use the following resources to learn more about the Creators Update:
Originally published in March, updated on April 2017.