Here’s a step by step guide on how to force upgrade Windows 10 Anniversary Update on your PC right now without waiting for the rollout to complete.
Windows 10 users, unless you’ve been living under a rock, then you’re probably more than aware that Microsoft is in the process of rolling out the Windows 10 Anniversary Update globally. Update version 1607 is making its way to compatible devices via Windows Update, but as you may be aware, depending on the type of device in question, and the location or region of that device, it may actually reach others first, and to you later.
If you aren’t the patient type, and want to force that update immediately without waiting, then you can do so right now with our easy workaround.
Microsoft’s Windows 10 is currently accessible on over 350 million machines around the globe, and with the latest Anniversary Update version 1607 build 14394.10 packing some major new changes and improvements to the OS, you can avoid being just another number when it comes to those who haven’t received the update as yet. So, without any further delay, here’s how to force upgrade your PC to get Windows 10 Anniversary Update right now without having to wait for Microsoft to roll it out in your region, to your PC .
Force Upgrade Windows 10 Anniversary Update:
Step 1: On your computer in question, go to Settings > Update & Security > Windows Update and select Advanced options.
Step 2: Here, uncheck the Defer upgrades option.
Step 3: Navigate to the URL here.
Step 4: On that page, click on the Get the Anniversary Update now button.
Step 5: Clicking on that option will force the download of the Windows 10 Update Assistant. Run the downloaded tool and then click on Update Now.
Step 6: The tool will then run a compatibility check on the installed PC. Let it run through that process before clicking Next to allow it to start downloading the update.
Step 7: The tool should now begin downloading Windows 10 Anniversary Update.
Step 8: When it has finished downloading, it will then automatically begin the updating process as seen in the screenshot below.
Step 9: When it has been finalized, click on the Restart Now button to reboot the computer.
Step 10: The restart will continue the process of installation. This could take a fair bit of time, and may actually result in the computer restarting automatically multiple times.
Step 11: Once installation is complete, you will get a screen similar to the one seen in the screenshot below. It’s then a case of following through the on-screen steps and finalizing the required settings that you want on your PC.
Step 12: Once those settings have been finalized, Windows will then greet you with the familiar looking Windows 10 login screen, meaning that the update has been successful and you can now enjoy everything that the Windows 10 Anniversary Update has to offer.
Of course, if you want to actually extend that excitement, then you can just sit and wait patiently for the Windows 10 Anniversary Update to come flooding through to your computer via Windows Update. But, where’s the fun in that, right? Enjoy the new Windows 10 experience.
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