How To: Use the Windows 10 Update Assistant to Install the Anniversary Update


Although Windows Update is the easiest method for getting the Windows 10 Anniversary Update which was released yesterday, you still may have to wait while the update continues to roll out to more than 350 million devices around the world.

However, the second easiest method will bump you to the head of the upgrade line so that you can immediately install this second major update to Windows 10 and get your system up and running Version 1607 (OS Build 14393.10).

By the way, the Windows 10 Update Assistant is even easier to use than the popular Media Creation Tool (MCT) from Microsoft.

First, a couple of notes about using the Windows 10 Update Assistant:

- This process automatically retains your files, apps and desktop software so no clean install options is available using the assistant.

- Once the update is complete you will have to go through an abbreviated Out of the Box experience to finish up the upgrade.

- There are no options to save a separate ISO when using the Windows 10 Update Assistant but you can always use one of the other options to grab an ISO for safe keeping after you are done with the upgrade.

So if you are ready to get your system on Windows 10 Anniversary Update then this gallery will show you how to download the Windows 10 Update Assistant and give you a look at the upgrade process from start to finish.

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