Windows 10 is a service, which means it's always up to date and your PC always has the latest and best features. The Fall Creators Update, which includes additional features and improvements, will automatically download and install when it’s available.
If you want to check for the update now, select the Start button, then select Settings > Update & security > Windows Update > Check for updates. If you’re not seeing the update, hang tight. It'll be available soon.
Here are some things to know about the update:
- The download is about 3 GB. If you use a metered Internet connection, connect to an unmetered network in order to avoid any extra charges
- After the update is installed, when you sign in, you'll see screens indicating your PC is completing setup. These screens are shades of blue and similar to when you installed Windows 10 for the first time.
- Your settings will stay the same and you won't lose any data.
- After setup is complete, your PC will be running Windows 10 Fall Creators Update. To see what version your PC is running, select the Start button, then select Settings > System > About.
If it’s been less than 31 days since you upgraded to Windows 10, you won’t get the Fall Creators Update right away; this will allow you to go back to your previous version of Windows if you choose. After the 31 days have passed, your PC will automatically download the Fall Creators Update.
If the setting to defer upgrades is turned on, you may not get the update immediately. To make sure this setting is off, select the Start button, then select Settings > Update & security > Windows Update > Advanced options, and clear the checkbox for Defer upgrades.
Windows will allow you to reset the update schedule up to five days later. To change this setting, select the Start button, then select Settings > Update & security > Windows Update > Advanced options, and select Notify to schedule restart in Choose how updates are installed. However, you can only use this reschedule option once.
Any update installed on your PC before the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update will no longer be listed in your update history.