How to force Windows 10 to download the Fall Creators Update

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The Fall Creators Update for Windows 10 has finally arrived, so let's learn how to isntall.

The update will be available to download for free by all those already running Windows 10, with the technology giant sending notifications to users once the software is ready to download onto their machine. The Windows 10 Fall Creators Update can be experienced on a wide variety of Windows 10 PCs and on a range of Windows Mixed Reality headsets available for the first time today. The Fall Creators Update also includes changes to Microsoft OneDrive, and IT professionals and users should be aware of the addition of the My People app.

Microsoft has today confirmed that the Windows 10 ARM is nearly ready and the operating system is in the final stage of development for the mobile PCs with Snapdragon processor.

Meanwhile, researchers with Google's Project Zero have warned that users of Windows 7 and 8 face potential hacking risks because they receive software updates less frequently than do Windows 10 users. Called Paint 3D, the new app will be more of a photo editing app with new line and curve tools, and a 2D creation feature.

To download the Windows 10 Update Assistant, go to the URL and click on the Update now button.

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The Fall Creators Update is the fourth major upgrade offered to the operating system, which first launched in 2015. This will prompt you to download a program, which you should allow.

Much of the focus on the Fall Creators Update, at least among enthusiasts, will be on Windows Mixed Reality. Choose details for the Windows 10 ISO you want to download. Once it begins to install, though, you can no longer cancel this process.

You can, however, get the FAll Creators Update right now in three different ways: using the Update Assistant, using the Media Creation tool, or by clean installing using an ISO.

Experiencing mixed reality with the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update doesn't necessarily require a new headset.

If Fall Creators Update is installed, your Version number will be 1709 and your Build number will be 16299.19 as shown below.