Windows 10: Best Method For Installing the Anniversary Update?
Best Method For Installing the Anniversary Update?
I've finally decided to install the Anniversary Update on my desktop PC after being wary of the missing drives / RAW format problems reported on this forum - although I've seen no recent reports of problems.
What's the best update method - just let Windows automatically update or install from an ISO file? If the latter method , is it basically just like doing a repair install where you re-install Windows again? How up to date is the current ISO and will there be many updates after installing using this method?
I've already done a full Macrium Reflect backup so prepare for problems!
I like to download the ISO file, mount it, then run setup.exe from the mounted ISO file. This way I can make a Windows 10 installation USB flash drive from the saved ISO file later, and I get a much faster upgrade because it is still coming from my SSD. The ISO file from Microsoft is 14393.0. After installation it will pull the cumulative update to 14393.447 and a couple other small updates.
Last edited by NavyLCDR; 08 Dec 2016 at 13:30.
I use Media Creation Tool to fetch the ISO and then send to USB stick. Then just do a regular clean install.
...that's 14393.447 on the PC build - 14393.448 on the Mobile build.
...After installation it will pull the cumulative update to 14393.448...
Oh, and its the USB made by the Media Creation Tool that I like to use.
I'd much prefer to download the ISO file containing a install.wim as this is useful in case you need to point dism to a source when the store is corrupted.
Furthermore, AU being a major upgrade edition I prefer performing a clean install in this case.
After that's done, there are maybe four or five updates that WU will pull in to this date.
Thanks for your help. I just downloaded the file Win10_1607_EnglishInternational_x64.iso for my UK English (GB) installation. This file has the following details:
Details for image : g:\sources\install.wim
Index : 1
Name : Windows 10 Pro
Description : Windows 10 Pro
Size : 14,440,586,483 bytes
WIM Bootable : No
Architecture : x64
Hal : <undefined>
Version : 10.0.14393
ServicePack Build : 0
ServicePack Level : 0
Edition : Professional
Installation : Client
ProductType : WinNT
ProductSuite : Terminal Server
System Root : WINDOWS
Directories : 19112
Files : 103893
Created : 16/07/2016 - 23:09:37
Modified : 16/07/2016 - 23:10:13
I assume to upgrade to the AU I just mount the ISO file, run setup.exe then choose to keep all settings - is that correct?
I note the advantages of a clean install but it's a lot of work to plough through reinstalling everything. I'll just try the upgrade first.
I think it will also offer a choice in what to keep but basically, yes, your good to go.
I assume to upgrade to the AU I just mount the ISO file, run setup.exe then choose to keep all settings - is that correct.
Direct download site:
Thanks to all for your help. The AU upgrade was fine and there is no problem with the drives (there has been a possible problem with missing drives / RAW format).
However, I do have a problem with OneDrive which I can't configure in my main user account. - see OneDrive Problem After Anniversary Upgrade
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