How to upgrade Windows 10 to the latest version

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    PLEASE TAKE NOTE THAT AN UPGRADE IS NOT AN UPDATE PER SE; SEE THE LINK CREATED BY @Regedit32 BELOW FOR MORE DETAILS ON UPDATING AFTER CURRENT CUMULATIVE UPDATE.

    https://www.windows10forums.com/threads/windows-updates-after-kb4016871-reminder.13030/

    See also: the following links about updating in general (a bit old but better than the info on the MS support site imo!):

    http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/manage-windows-update-windows-10/

    https://www.howtogeek.com/223068/what-you-need-to-know-about-windows-update-on-windows-10/

    To find what version you have: System Settings > System > About:

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    Hi all,

    as the title implies, this is about how to update/upgrade Windows 10 to the latest version using the tool(s) supplied by Microsoft.

    Firstly, the system update tool in the settings manager will only update the installed system and not do a full system version upgrade!.

    Secondly, there are two simple ways to upgrade your system fully, go to the link below and click on "Upgrade now" and run the upgrade assistant installer (it will create a desktop icon for future use). You should also do this each time there is a major update!.
    Once started, simply follow the instructions and sit back while it does its thing. I recommend you close all other applications while doing the upgrade and making a back-up of all your documents and pictures and other files you may have.

    https://www.microsoft.com/en-gb/software-download/windows10

    Your system will need to restart and once the upgrade is complete, I recommend you check all your settings in the setting manager as it is quite possible that some changes have been made especially relating to user privacy!.

    Once you run the tool, it will either want you to continue with an upgrade or you will see this window if your system is already up-to-date!:
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    On the same web-page is another option entitled "Create Windows 10 installation media", with this option, you can create a bootable USB stick or download an ISO file to create a bootable DVD at your leisure. Again you should follow the on-screen instructions after clicking on "Download tool now", be aware that this page is directed toward the UK English version, should you want a different language version, click on the little box that states "Use recommended settings" and make any changes you want regarding language and whether you want a 32 or 64 bit version. (If you choose both, you will need a dual layer disk if you plan to burn the ISO to a DVD or a large USB flash of more than 8GB in size!).

    You can do a direct upgrade (Upgrade this PC now) with the tool or save the ISO file and create your desired bootable media at a later time.

    There are 3 plus signs (+) showing beneath the tool download buttons:

    1. Using the tool to upgrade this PC to Windows 10.
    2. Using the tool to create installation media (USB flash drive, DVD or ISO file) to install Windows 10 on a different PC.
    3. More download options.

    take the time to read through them as they may contain info you need!.

    See the videos and the picture screenshots below:





    IMPORTANT: IF YOU ARE GOING TO BURN A DVD; MAKE SURE YOU BURN IT AT THE SLOWEST POSSIBLE SPEED TO AVOID READ/WRITE ERRORS!.

    See this link if you don't know how to do this:

    https://www.howtogeek.com/howto/14183/beginner-geek-how-to-burn-an-iso-image-to-a-disc/

    Pic 1:

    Insert your preformatted (FAT32) USB stick before you run the app (if you are using a USB stick) and select either Upgrade this PC now or Create installation media if you intend to use the USB stick for another time/different PC!.

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    Remove the tick in the box at the bottom (Use the recommended options for this PC) and click on the drop-down menu buttons if you want to make changes!.

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    Click on Next when done and the following warning will appear!.

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    Choose your media type (USB or ISO file).

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    Make sure that your USB drive is showing correctly!.

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    Click on Next and wait!.

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    When finished this message will appear, click on Finish!.

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    Now set BIOS/UEFI to boot from USB stick/DVD disk:

    BIOS settings:

    https://www.howtogeek.com/129815/beginner-geek-how-to-change-the-boot-order-in-your-computers-bios/

    UEFI settings:

    https://www.howtogeek.com/175649/what-you-need-to-know-about-using-uefi-instead-of-the-bios/

    I hope that this is of use to you. :)

    This is a work in progress and changes will be made when and if new info becomes available!. :)
     
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    Hi @Regedit32,

    I pasted your link with a bit of info into the thread starter above thanks!. :)
     
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    Thank You Wolfie.
    I just bookmarked this page for future reference.
    About 6 months ago a neighbor brought me a laptop with EUFI settings. Company he worked for hated "the odd ball" and were going to throw it out in the trash. He asked and was given it to take home
    Took me 1.5 days to find the info you supplied above and reset to BIOS. Since laptop still had OEM key he was able to get a free laptop
    Keep up the good work! No telling how many days of frustration you have just saved me, and others, from :~D
     
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