Windows 10 Update Assistant | Upgrade to Windows 10 version 21H1 Update using Windows

The rollout for the next is still some days away but if you can’t resist the urge of getting your hands on the latest version of Windows 10 on your Windows 10 device, you can download it using Windows 10 Update Assistant. Windows 10 Update Assistant can help you configure Windows 10 Feature Update on your PC. Besides installing the updates, it will keep your system secure and provide the latest features and improvements. The program can be easily deployed to Windows 10 PCs that have not yet had the latest update installed.

Install Windows 10 v 21H1 using Windows 10 Update Assistant

The entire process of running the tool is quite simple. You can run the tool yourself by just visiting the Windows 10 software download website and following the instructions on the site for installing the latest version of Windows 10.

  1. All you need to do is visit Microsoft.com

  2. Next, hit the ‘Update now’ button visible on the page

  3. The 729 bytes exe file will be downloaded to your computer.

  4. When you run the tool, you will see the main screen of the tool.

  5. It will let you know if you are running the latest version of the Windows and whether your PC is capable of running it.

  6. Click on Update now to start the upgrade process.

The tool will run a few compatibility checks for your PC and disk space required for installing the update.

If all appears well, the Update Assistant will ping Microsoft servers.

It will offer you two options,

  1. Upgrade this PC now

  2. Create installation media

Chose the first option.

The main highlight of the whole upgrade process is that all your files will be safe and right where you left them. Also, if the method does not work, you can go back to a prior version of Windows 10 anytime.

The install will take some time and your PC will restart several times. The best you can do is minimize the tool and continue to do your work.

In the end, when the process is complete you could either choose to restart the PC the right way or after some time to allow the changes to take effect.

If you are not aware which version of Windows is installed on your system and if you are eligible for the Update you can easily check by clicking the Start button, selecting ‘Settings’ option, navigating to System and selecting ‘About’.

Check the About window to see if you are eligible to install the latest version.

There are a variety of reasons some PCs are not on the latest version of Windows 10. In general, it is often due to them being used in an enterprise setting where a stable configuration is desired, or less likely a domestic user may have used one of the various techniques to frustrate the automatic update process.

Either way, as can be seen by AdDuplex’s recent data above, only 6% of users are currently on the October Update, and a bit more than 80% of the April 2018 update, leaving a significant portion on older and possible unsupported versions of Windows 10.

Now AskWoody.com reports that Microsoft may be readying a fresh push to move this recalcitrant segment to the latest version of Windows 10, after they noticed Microsoft updating the article for KB 4023814 on the 24th December 2018, which describes the notification for installing the latest version of Windows 10.

The Knowledge Base article notes:

“If you’re currently running Windows 10 version 1507, version 1511, version 1607, version 1703 or version 1709, your computer detects the Windows 10 Update Assistant automatically. Then, you can expect to receive a notification that states that your device must have the latest security updates installed and then initiates an attempt to update your device.”

Microsoft has been accused of using “Dark Patterns” in these update notifications and the Windows 10 Upgrade Assistant which makes it difficult for most users to realize that they can turn down the offer or what exactly they are agreeing to. Others have expressed concern about being moved to the Windows 10 October 2018 Update, after a number of high profile data loss issues.

The Windows 10 October 2018 Update has now however been extensive testing over the period of several months, likely making it one of the safest versions to make a move to at present, and it is probably better to move to the October Update now than deal with the bigger jump to a less thoroughly tested 19H1 Update in April next year.

How to Use Windows 10 Update Assistant to Upgrade

There might be users looking for the steps on how to use Windows 10 Update Assistant program to upgrade PCs to the latest version of Windows 10.

As of writing this blog post, the Windows 10 May 2020 Version 2004 build 19041 is available. In this blog post, we will cover steps on how to upgrade your PC to this version using this tool.

Here is how you can do that:

1. First of all, you need to visit the Microsoft web page.

2. On this page, you need to click on the Update now button listed under “Windows 10 May 2020 Update now available.

This will download the Windows 10 Update Assistant.

In case, you want to use Windows 10 Media Creation tool to upgrade, then click on the Download Tool now button available under Create Windows 10 installation media.

3. Now run the Windows10Update.exe file.

When the UAC dialog box appears, click Yes to continue.

4. This will open up the Windows 10 Update Assistant and start checking for the latest version update.

Just click on the Update Now button.

Currently, we ‘re running Windows 10 November 2019 Update and Windows 10 May 2020 is available.

5. Now tool will confirm if your system is compatible with the latest version of Windows 10.

6. If your machine meets minimum requirements for the latest update, the tool will start downloading the latest version of Windows 10.

Since the process going to take time, you can click on the Minimize button this will download the update in the background