On 02 October 2018 Microsoft announced the latest Windows 10 1809 feature update, October 2018 update for everyone. But after install, upgrade windows 10 version 1809 number of users report a number of problems. With regular Cumulative Updates Microsoft bug fixes to sort out the issues. And finally, the Windows 10 1809 (October 2018 Update) is now officially available after initial problems and gradual, cautious rollout phase, and is automatically delivered to users.
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Download Windows 10 1809
Microsoft is now offering the Windows 10 October 2018 Update automatically to the compatible devices. In an updated support document, the company says that the phased rollout of Windows 10 October 2018 Update has begun and more users should start getting it.
We are now starting our phased rollout to users via Windows Update, initially offering the update to devices we believe will have the best update experience based on our next generation machine learning model,” Microsoft explains in its support document updated earlier today.
For several weeks Windows October 2018 Update is available for automatic download. This approach only targets devices that are considered fully compatible. Microsoft has also re-enabled the manual download option through Windows Update.
Manually Install Windows 10 1809
So If you are still not installed October 2018 update, you can wait for Windows 10 feature update to Automatically available through Windows Update. When your device is compatible, you’ll soon get a desktop notification confirming that the update is ready. You are then able to pick a time that won’t disrupt you to finish the installation and reboot. Or you can follow steps below to force install October 2018 update now.
Force Windows Update to install October 2018 Update
While it’s recommended to wait until you receive a notification automatically indicating that the Windows 10 October 2018 Update is ready for your computer. But can always use Windows Update to force the installation of version 1809. To do this
- Press Windows + I to open Settings
- Click on Update & Security
- Here from Windows Update section, Click the Check for updates button
- Feature update to Windows 10 version 1809 will be automatically downloaded.
- Once the update is downloaded, you will need to restart your device.
- You can choose to restart it instantly or schedule a later time.
- It will take around 15 to 30 minutes to apply the updates.
- After completing the process this will advance your Windows 10 build number to 17763.
Windows 10 Update Assistant tool
If you face any difficulty while installing October update (such as update stuck downloading & installing, Feature update to Windows 10 version 1809 failed to install with different errors) via windows update. Use the Microsoft’s own utility “Update Assistant tool” to manually install the new feature update.
To get started, head to the Windows 10 Download page and click the Update now button to download the Update Assistant tool.
Right click on Windows 10 Update Assistant tool and run as administrator then click on update now.
Now From this point on the process of upgrading is straight-forward. First assistant tool will check your system for compatibility and download the update.
Note that doing it this way, your current your files, apps, and settings will be kept. It’s also worth mentioning that you can cancel the update by clicking in mind you can cancel the update while it’s running if you have second thoughts while it’s running.
The assistant will automatically restart your computer after a 30-minute countdown (the actual installation can take up to 90 minutes). Click the “Restart now” button at the bottom right to start it immediately or the “Restart later” link at the bottom left to delay it.
After your computer restarts (a few times), Windows 10 will go through the final steps to finish installing the update. That’s all you have successfully installed windows 10 October 2018 update on your system.
Using Windows 10 media Creation Tool
Also, you can use the official Windows 10 media creation tool to manually upgrade, install windows 10 1809 on your system now. To do this again head over to the Microsoft download page and download the media creation tool.
- Double-click the file to start the process.
- Accept the license agreement
- And be patient while the tool “gets things ready”.
- Once the installer has set up, you will be asked to either Upgrade this PC now or Create installation media for another PC.
- Select Upgrade this PC now option, And follow on screen instructions
The Windows 10 Download and installation process could take a while, so please be patient. Eventually, you will get to a screen prompting you for information or to reboot the computer. Just Follow the on-screen instructions and when it’s finished, the windows 10 version 1809 will be installed on your computer.
If you are an experienced user and want to do a clean install, you can use the link below to download a full ISO image of Windows 10 version 1809 then create physical media (USB drive or DVD) for doing a clean install.
According to the company, latest feature update version 1809 bring number new features that include Your Phone app, dark mode coloring to File Manager, AI-based 3D inking feature, Windows search preview, New snipping tool (Snip & Search), Cloud-based Clipboard history, Timeline is now available for Android and iOS and more. You can check out everything that is new with this new version here.