To upgrade to the October 2018 Update skipping the queue, you can use the Media Creation Tool to perform an in-place upgrade, which is virtually the same as using Windows Update or Update Assistant, and during the process, your files, apps, and settings will not be affected.

How to upgrade to the Windows 10 October 2018 Update

If you can’t wait to automatically get the October 2018 Update, you can use the Media Creation Tool. Alongside the video tutorial, here are also the written steps to upgrade: If you’re looking to upgrade as quickly as possible, or your device is having problems getting the update automatically, this hands-on video outlines the steps to properly upgrade your system to the October 2018 Update. You can also check these tips to avoid common problems during the installation process of Windows 10. If you want to start with a fresh copy of Windows 10 with the October 2018 Update, you can use these instructions. Update November 13, 2018: The October 2018 Update was originally released on October 2, but due to serious problems with the operating system, Microsoft was forced to pause the rollout, and starting November 13, the update is once again available for download. All content on this site is provided with no warranties, express or implied. Use any information at your own risk. Always backup of your device and files before making any changes. Privacy policy info.