Although Microsoft insists on installing the new version using Windows Update, there are numerous ways to get the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, including with the Media Creation Tool that allows you do an in-place upgrade. Using the Media Creation Tool to upgrade to version 1709 is very similar to using Windows Update or even the Update Assistant tool. During the process, a new version of Windows 10 will install, and files, apps, and settings will be preserved.

When to upgrade manually

Usually, you want to go through the upgrade manually if it’s been some time since the update has officially launched and your device is not getting it automatically. This could happen if your PC is having problems and the update gets stuck downloading, the install fails and rolls back to the previous version, or there is a connection problem. Whether you’re having problems getting the update, or you just want to get the new version as soon as possible, this hands-on video walks you through all the steps to successfully install the Windows 10 version 1709. You can also check these tips to avoid common issues during the installation process of Windows 10. If you still prefer doing a clean install of Windows 10 with the Fall Creators Update, you can use these instructions. You can also check out the following resources to learn more about version 1709:

Windows 10 Fall Creators Update: Everything you need to know Windows 10 version release history tracker

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