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
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:
- Windows 10 version release history tracker
- Windows 10 October 2018 Update: All the new features and changes
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.