How to install Windows 10's Fall Creators Update

Do you want to install Microsoft's Creators Update now or wait for it to roll out to all users?

Windows 10 Fall Creators Update will have an updated

How to install Windows 10's Fall Creators Update

Microsoft's Windows 10 Creators Update has officially started rolling out, allowing users to update their systems or download ISO's of latest Windows version, which adds several new features to the OS like Windows Mixed Reality headset support as well as some updates to features like Game Mode.

There are plenty of reasons to want to install this update immediately, be it the desire to use Microsoft's new Windows Mixed Reality VR headsets, their updated "Game Mode" or simply to avoid any chance of a lengthy update procedure at an inopportune time in the future. Many of us will know what it is like for a long update to come at the wrong time, making it more than worthwhile to dedicate an evening to update to Microsoft's latest major build of Windows 10.

Alternatively, some users will want to defer this update until a later date where the stability of this new version is confirmed, though please do not defer updates forever, as this will have security ramifications later down the line. 


More information on Windows 10's Fall Creators Update can be found here. 

 

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The Traditional Method

To start off we will have a look at what we are calling the "Traditional Method" for receiving Windows Updates, Mircosoft recommends this method as it will only deliver their Fall Creators update to when it is part of Microsoft's official rollout.

This means that this update method will not work for everyone right now, though that is not necessarily a bad thing given the buggy launches of some of Microsoft's previous updates.

Regardless, you are here right now to sample Window's 10's Creators Update for yourself, which means you want it right now. So, let's get started. 

 

Are you part of Microsoft's Initial Rollout? 

We will start by conducting a manual update search to see whether or not your system is part of Microsoft's official update rollout, which uses the same process as standard Microsoft manual updates.

First, go into your PC's start menu and click on the "Settings" button, which looks like a circular cog. Clicking on this will allow you to enter Windows 10's setting menu, which is pictured below. 

 

How to install Windows 10's Fall Creators Update  

When inside Windows 10's Settings Menu enter into Microsoft's "Update and Security" menu and then click on the "Check for Updates" button in the "Windows Update" menu. This will also download Microsoft's latest security updates for Windows 10. 

If you are part of Microsoft's official rollout, you will be able to start downloading the update immediately, though you can still use your PC as normal until the update is ready to install.   

If Microsoft's Fall Creators Update is not installed here, users will need to either wait for Microsoft's official rollout or manually install the update (which is covered on the next page). 

 

How to install Windows 10's Fall Creators Update  

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Most Recent Comments

17-10-2017, 16:39:35

Dicehunter
By the looks of it you cannot toggle game mode, Does it automatically apparently.Quote

17-10-2017, 17:01:27

ImprovizoR
I can wait. It's usually not a good idea to install big Windows updates immediately.Quote

17-10-2017, 17:07:05

WYP
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Originally Posted by Dicehunter View Post
By the looks of it you cannot toggle game mode, Does it automatically apparently.
Yeah, there is no option to enable or disable it on my system. It could be toggled when I enter a game but I need to check this.Quote

17-10-2017, 17:14:17

Excalabur50
If you can't disable the game mode then I won't be installing this update as the game mode is currently broken and I can't play MWO with it onQuote

17-10-2017, 17:21:31

WYP
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Originally Posted by WYP View Post
Yeah, there is no option to enable or disable it on my system. It could be toggled when I enter a game but I need to check this.
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Originally Posted by Excalabur50 View Post
If you can't disable the game mode then I won't be installing this update as the game mode is currently broken and I can't play MWO with it on
Yeah, it can be disabled, it has to be done using the game bar though. This should mean that it is turned on/off on a game by game basis.

I used Hearthstone and it was turned off by default.Quote
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