How to Download and Upgrade to Windows 10 Creators Update Version 1703?
UPDATE (Apr 13, 2017): Article updated with new information regarding automatic "Windows 10 Creators Update" download via Windows Update and how to block/prevent it.
As Microsoft promised earlier, the company has released the final RTM version of Windows 10 Creators Update to public. Its a new version of Windows 10 operating system which comes with many new features, changes, improvements and bug fixes.
For your information, the build number of Creators Update is build 15063 and the version number is 1703. So its the same RS2 (RedStone 2) build which was released to Windows Insiders group on March 20, 2017. If you are a Windows Insider and you have installed build 15063 recently, you are already using Creators Update build.
Windows 10 Creators Update can be downloaded, installed and upgraded in 2 ways:
- OPTION 1: Automatic upgrade via Windows Update
- OPTION 2: Manual upgrade or clean installation via official Microsoft tools
Let's talk about both options in details!
OPTION 1: Automatic Upgrade via Windows Update
Microsoft has started rolling out Windows 10 Creators Update to all existing Windows 10 PCs via Windows Update. But the roll out is being done in phases, starting with newer machines first. The first phase will download the update on newer devices which were tested by Microsoft with their OEM hardware partners. After that Microsoft will start expanding the update release to remaining devices. According to Microsoft the complete process of Windows 10 Creators Update roll out may take several months.
So if the Creators Update is not showing on your Windows 10 PC yet, wait for some time and it'll be automatically offered to you on your PC via Windows Update. You can also manually check for the new update using Settings -> Update & Security -> Windows Update page. If it finds the new update, it'll automatically start downloading and installing the update for you. The update will be labeled as "Feature update to Windows 10, version 1703".
RELATED: If you don't want the automatic upgrade to Windows 10 Creators Update on your Windows 10 PC and want to block/prevent the Creators Update, you can take help of various methods given in following exclusive article:
OPTION 2: Manual Upgrade or Clean Installation via Official Microsoft Tools
If you don't want to wait for the automatic Windows 10 Creators Update download via Windows Update program, you can manually download and install the update using 2 official Microsoft tools:
- Windows 10 Update Assistant
- Windows 10 Media Creation Tool
If you are already using an older version of Windows 10 operating system in your computer such as Anniversary Update and don't want to lose your personal files and installed apps, you can upgrade to Windows 10 Creators Update using Windows 10 Update Assistant also known as Upgrade Assistant. It'll assist you in downloading and upgrading to Windows 10 Creators Update easily.
If you are using Windows 7, Windows 8 or Windows 8.1 and want to upgrade to Windows 10 Creators Update, you can upgrade using Windows 10 Media Creation Tool. It'll help you in upgrading your previous Windows version to the latest Windows 10 version.
And if you don't want to upgrade your machine but want to perform a clean installation of Windows 10 Creators Update, you can download the offline ISO file of Windows 10 Creators Update using the same Media Creation Tool and then either create a bootable USB drive or burn the file to a DVD. Then you can install a fresh copy of Windows 10 Creators Update in your PC.
To download Windows 10 Creators Update Upgrade Assistant or Media Creation Tool, you'll need to go to following official Microsoft web page:
You'll find 2 buttons on the above mentioned page: Update Now and Download Tool Now. If you are confused between these buttons, following information will help you in choosing the right one:
Click on "Update Now" button, If:
If you are using an older version of Windows 10 operating system in your device and want to upgrade to Windows 10 Creators Update, click on "Update Now" button on the above mentioned link. It'll download Windows 10 Update Assistant Tool on your device which will help you in upgrading your device to the latest version of Windows 10. It'll first check your device for compatibility and then it'll start downloading required setup files of Windows 10 Creators Update. Once the download is finished, it'll start upgrading your device to Windows 10 Creators Update.
Click on "Download Tool Now" button, If:
If you are using Windows 7 or Windows 8/8.1 in your computer and want to upgrade to Windows 10 Creators Update or if you are using Windows 10 older version and want to perform a clean installation of Windows 10 Creators Update in your computer, then you'll need to click on "Download Tool Now" button on the official link given above. It'll download Windows 10 Media Creation Tool which will help you in upgrading to Windows 10 Creators Update as well as downloading offline ISO file of Windows 10 Creators Update for clean installation. You can also create bootable USB flash drive of Windows 10 Creators Update using this tool.
To learn more about how to use Media Creation Tool, visit following article:
You can also use following alternative method to download Windows 10 offline ISO files directly on your device which can also be used to upgrade to or clean install Windows 10 Creators Update:
NOTE: If you receive "Something Happened" error message while running Media Creation Tool, the troubleshooting tips given in following tutorial will help you in fixing the issue:
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