Windows 10 Anniversary Update
Windows 10 Anniversary Update now available for PC usersMicrosoft

Microsoft's Windows 10 Anniversary Update is now available for PC users across the globe, although Windows 10 Mobile users will have to wait for a while to get their hands on the latest version. The update brings version 1607 with OS build 14393.10.

You do not have to go looking for the Anniversary Update, as it will automatically download and install when it becomes available for your device, provided you have chosen to get updates installed automatically on your system. Microsoft says the Anniversary Update is available in all regions where Windows 10 is available.

Alternatively, you can manually get the update on your PC if you cannot wait for the rollout to hit your region. Below are a couple of methods to install the Anniversary Update.

Using Windows Update

  • Head over to Settings>> Update & Security>> Windows Update
  • The options you get under Windows Update, just click Check for updates
  • The Anniversary Update will be available with a note reading, "Feature update to Windows 10, version 1607." Click update to download and install it

Microsoft has, meanwhile, released the ISO files for the Anniversary Update allowing users to download the update. The ISO files offer users with an option to upgrade multiple systems when they have limited bandwidth.

Windows 10 Anniversary Update ISO files

32-bit download

64-bit download

Pre-requisites

  • Ensure that you are having a stable internet connection.
  • Your PC, USB or external drive must be having sufficient storage for download.
  • A blank USB flash drive or DVD with 4GB space in order to create a media.
  • Windows 10 Product key in case you are installing the update for the first time or if your PC does not have Windows 10 pre-installed.

System requirements

  • You will create either a 64-bit or 32-bit version of Windows 10. For this on your PC, go to PC info from the PC settings or System in Control Panel and look for System type.
  • Ensure your PC meets the system requirements for Windows 10.
  • You need to choose the same language when installing Windows 10.
  • Also choose the same edition of Windows. To check the edition your PC is currently running, head over to PC info in PC settings then look for Windows Edition.

Use media creation tool to install Windows 10

  • Select Download tool now, then select Run (Run the tool as administrator)
  • Go through the licence terms then select Agree
  • On the page for What do you want to do?, select Create Installation for media for another PC then select Next
  • Select your preferred language, edition and architecture (64-bit or 32-bit) for Windows 10
  • Connect a blank USB flash drive with 4GB space

After the installation media is created, do the following steps;

  • Connect the USB flash drive or insert the DVD on the PC to install Windows 10
  • Restart your system and then press any key to boot from the USB flash or DVD
  • Head over to the Install Window page, select your language, time and keyboard preferences then select Next
  • Select Install Windows

How to update your PC with Windows 10 Anniversary Update using ISO file

If you want to use Windows Disk Image Burner to create an installation DVD, head over to the location where the ISO file is saved. Right-click the ISO file and select Properties. Go to the General tab, click Change and select Windows browser for any programme you want to use to open the ISO file and select Apply. Finally, right-click the ISO file and select Burn disc image.

If you want to install Windows 10 from the ISO file without using DVD or, flash drive, you can do it. All you have to do is mount the ISO file to perform an upgrade of the current Windows 10 OS. To mount the ISO file, perform the following steps;

  • Head over to the location where you have saved the ISO file, right-click the ISO file and select Properties
  • Click Change on the General tab then select Windows Explorer for the programme you want to use to open ISO file then select Appply
  • Right-click the ISO file and select Mount
  • Double-click the ISO file to check the files within then double-click setup.exe to start Windows 10 setup.