Microsoft has just released Windows 10 October 2018 Update to the compatible devices. Windows 10 version 1809 is gradually rolling out and if you don’t want to wait any longer, here’s how you can get the new tidbits right now.
As expected, Microsoft is rolling out the Windows 10 October 2018 Update in stages. That means the update will only show up on devices that are part of the first waves but you can manually check for updates, use Media Creation Tool or ISOs to download and install Windows 10 October 2018 Update now.
In Version 1809, you’ll get the highly anticipated File Explorer with a dark theme, Cloud Clipboard, new Snipping experience, Start menu improvements, and more.
In this article, you’ll learn different methods to download and install the Windows 10 October 2018 Update on your PC.
How to get Windows 10 October 2018 Update with Windows Update settings
When the update is ready for your device, a notification will pop up but if you can’t wait, you can manually check for updates and force Windows 10 version 1809 download.
To download and install Windows 10 October 2018 Update, do the following:
- Open Start menu and tap on Settings cog icon.
- In Settings app, navigate to Update & Security page.
- Click ‘Windows Update’ and tap on check for updates button.
- Windows check for updates and download it in the background.
- After the PC finishes the download process, simple click Restart now to install the update.
As compared to the previous updates, Microsoft has made it easier for users to manually download the feature updates. The Version 1809 will install just like any cumulative update but the installation duration is longer.
How to get Windows 10 October 2018 Update with the Media Creation Tool
Back in 2015, Microsoft released Media Creation Tool to help you download and install Windows 10 updates manually. You can also use it to clean install feature updates.
If the version 1809 is not showing up via traditional check for updates method, you can use Media Creation Tool to install Windows 10 October 2018 Update:
- Download the Media Creation Tool from the Microsoft support website.
- Double-click the file to start the process.
- Follow on-screen instructions.
- Select Upgrade this PC now option.