The Windows Fall Creators Update is slowly rolling out starting October 17, and if your device isn’t getting the new version through Windows Update, you can now use 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.
Upgrading using the Windows 10 Update Assistant
If you can’t wait until version 1709 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.
Then double-click the file to launch the tool, and click the Update Now button.
Windows 10 Update Assistant
If your device passes the hardware and software check, the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update will download, and then simply click the Restart Now button to begin the installation.
Your computer will reboot and the update will apply.
As always it’s 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:
- Windows 10 version release history tracker
- Windows 10 Fall Creators Update new features