Windows 10 Fall Creators Update Begins Deployment

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Beginning on October 17th, 2017 at 10 a.m. P.T., the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update will begin rolling out to Windows 10 PCs across the world.

You don’t have to do anything to get the update; it will roll out automatically to you through Windows Update if you’ve chosen to have updates installed automatically on your device. Once the download is complete and the update is ready to install, you will be prompted to begin the installation. the update takes roughly 45 minutes or more to complete depending on your computer’s speed.

If you don’t want to wait for the update to roll out to you, you can manually check for updates on your computer using the steps below. This will only work if your device is eligible to get the Fall Creators Update. Alternatively, you can manually get the update today via the Software Download Site. This option is only recommended for advanced users on devices running a licensed version of Windows 10. If you’re using a Windows 10 PC at work, you will need to check with us for details on your organization’s specific plans to update.

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Ways to get the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update

1. To manually find out if your device is part of the first phase rollout, check for updates on the Windows Update settings page.

In the Search tab, type “Settings”. On the Settings page, navigate to Update & security > Windows Update

On the Windows Update page, simply click Check for updates. This will also check if your device is up to date with the latest monthly security updates.

If your device is part of the first phase of roll out, the feature update may begin downloading immediately to your PC. You can still use your PC as you normally would while the update downloads in the background.

Once the download is complete you’ll be prompted to select the best time to complete installation so as not to disrupt what you are doing.

If the update doesn’t begin downloading after you click “Check for Updates” on the Windows Update page, you’ll see a message stating “Your device is up to date.” This means your device has all the updates available for it based on your device’s eligibility at this time. At this point we recommend waiting until the Fall Creators Update is rolled out to your device automatically.

2. Manually update for advanced users

As an advanced user, you have two manual installation options. The recommended method is to utilize the Update Assistant. To do so, click the Update Now button on the Software Download Site. You’ll need a licensed version of Windows 10 to use this method to get the feature update. Alternatively, you can download and run the Media Creation Tool on the same site, which will help you perform a clean installation or reinstall of Windows 10.

We hope you enjoy the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update and the many new features it brings. Click here to learn about all the new features in the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update. If you have feedback about your experience, please use the Feedback Hub app to share it with us. We’ll share more on how we roll out the Fall Creators Update shortly!

Potential Issues

So far, we noticed the following issues occuring after an upgrade. We will update this list as more are discovered:

  1. Dual Monitors: if you have dual monitors, you may need to disable the secondary one. When loading the video drivers, the install may lock up and need to be restarted.
  2. Password Protected Sharing: If before the update you had this feature turned off, it will get turned back on after the update. This may cause issues accessing network shares. To resolve, simply turn it back off.