1.    4 Weeks Ago #1
    Join Date : Aug 2015
    Posts : 247
    windows 10

    Just downloaded Windows 10 Update ... which one is it


    I have had Windows 10 Anniversary on my secondary laptop since last spring. Wanting to get the Fall Update that became available at the beginning of the 17th of this month, I took it upon myself to download it manually. I went to the Microsoft site and clicked on Windows 10 Creators Update now available. Nothing happened. So I clicked on the Create Windows 10 installation media and downloaded what I thought to be the Fall update.
    But now I have it downloaded and ready to go, I'm wondering what I have. Is it the actual Fall update or have I simply downloaded the Anniversary update again?
    Whichever one I have, it's sitting there on that computer ready to be installed or I can decline. Is there a way to know exactly or what do you folks suggest for me to do? If it is indeed but the Anniversary update, will it hurt to reinstall it or should I decline?
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  2.    4 Weeks Ago #2
    Join Date : Oct 2014
    Arnold, MD
    Posts : 28,956
    Triple boot - Win 10 Pro, Win 10 Pro Insider (2) - (and a sprinkling of VMs)

    Quote Originally Posted by Maggidon View Post
    I have had Windows 10 Anniversary on my secondary laptop since last spring. Wanting to get the Fall Update that became available at the beginning of the 17th of this month, I took it upon myself to download it manually. I went to the Microsoft site and clicked on Windows 10 Creators Update now available. Nothing happened. So I clicked on the Create Windows 10 installation media and downloaded what I thought to be the Fall update.
    But now I have it downloaded and ready to go, I'm wondering what I have. Is it the actual Fall update or have I simply downloaded the Anniversary update again?
    Whichever one I have, it's sitting there on that computer ready to be installed or I can decline. Is there a way to know exactly or what do you folks suggest for me to do? If it is indeed but the Anniversary update, will it hurt to reinstall it or should I decline?
    If you just downloaded the Media Creation Tool and the properties look like this, you have a copy of the existing 15063 Creators Update from March, 2017. The new one is not yet available. You would be just installing the CU overtop the CU.

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	2017-10-17_06h43_49.png 
Views:	3 
Size:	24.8 KB 
ID:	158469

    These words will change to something like Fall Creators Update.

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	2017-10-17_06h50_09.png 
Views:	4 
Size:	40.6 KB 
ID:	158470
      My ComputersSystem Spec
  3.    4 Weeks Ago #3
    Join Date : Sep 2015
    Staffordshire
    Posts : 362
    Windows 10 Pro

    Not ready yet, checked the MCT a short time ago as misleading info is being given out on a couple of sites saying it's ready.
      My ComputersSystem Spec
  4.    4 Weeks Ago #4
    Join Date : Aug 2015
    Posts : 247
    windows 10
    Thread Starter

    I hadn't saw the the Media Tool Properties ... having clicked on "install" I am but installing the older version over the top of the older version. Cute!
    I had thought the Fall Update had become available at midnight last night (October 17th) but obviously my thought was in error. Hopefully there will be no negative effects by installing the last major update (the spring one) over itself.
    So when will one be able to manually download the Fall Update?
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  5.    4 Weeks Ago #5
    Join Date : Sep 2015
    Staffordshire
    Posts : 362
    Windows 10 Pro

    Good question, probably no point in using the MCT until the page title changes to Fall Creators Update.
      My ComputersSystem Spec
  6.    4 Weeks Ago #6
    Join Date : Aug 2015
    Posts : 247
    windows 10
    Thread Starter

    Makes sense! Thank you for the reply. Hopefully installing Windows 10 on top of itself doesn't catch the computer on fire.
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  7.    4 Weeks Ago #7
    Join Date : Aug 2016
    S/E England
    Posts : 4,488
    10 Home x64 (1709) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)

    Quote Originally Posted by Maggidon View Post
    Hopefully installing Windows 10 on top of itself doesn't catch the computer on fire.
    Quite the opposite - it's often recommended as a method of repairing problems...

    Repair Install Windows 10 with an In-place Upgrade


    We now know the launch time: 10am Pacific Time (6pm here in the UK).

    How to get the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update
    Beginning today at 10 a.m. P.T., the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update will start rolling out...
      My ComputersSystem Spec
  8.    4 Weeks Ago #8
    Join Date : Aug 2015
    Posts : 247
    windows 10
    Thread Starter

    It's still installing on my other machine but obviously, I'll have to re-download the actual update I was after. :-)
      My ComputerSystem Spec

 


Similar Threads
Thread Forum
Solved How to delete update 1703. (downloaded but not installed yet)
Hello friends. Windows sneakingly managed to fully download the update 1703 to my pc. I had deferred it, I set wireless as metered connection and I lost the battle, the update is downloaded and ready to be installed. But I cant find it in windows...
Windows Updates and Activation
Downloaded Win 10 update and my C: is FULL!
What files can I delete after installing the new Win 10 Updates? I'm running a Dell Inspiron 14 3000 series with 32G eMMC.
General Support
Threshold Downloaded but Update Failed to Install via WU and MCT
Windows Update says it downloaded the update but every time it runs, it fails. The failure message is almost immediate. there is no error # associated with the failure. Only the generic, "There were problems installing some updates, but we'll try...
Windows Updates and Activation
Windows Defender Update KB2267602 Stuck at 17% Downloaded
I began to use my SP3 this morning and received a notification that I was to address an issue with Windows Defender. I followed the prompts to update the definitions, after a very brief 9 file scan that also "hung" during the process. I am hung...
Windows Updates and Activation
Solved So I downloaded windows through windows update but it forces me to ins
I saw since yesterday the option to upgrade to windows 10 pro. Today I started downloading it. I know of the ISO method and have downloaded that to just in case but this way through windows update seems more smooth and safe or am I wrong? I...
Windows Updates and Activation
Our Sites
Site Links
About Us
Windows 10 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 10" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:34.
Find Us
Twitter Facebook Google+ Ten Forums iOS App Ten Forums Android App



Windows 10 Forums