With the first major update for Windows 10 being automatically downloaded and installed for you depending on your Windows Update settings, you might also want to consider performing a clean installation of the new Windows operating system with the media creation tool. The ISO files for the November update are now available for download, provided you are an MSDN subscriber.
Head over to the Microsoft support site to download the media creation tool using which you can create ISO files to get the Windows 10 upgrade. The November update will come as a part of it.
Microsoft says: "If you need to install or reinstall Windows 10 using a USB or DVD, you can use the media creation tool below to create your own installation media with either a USB flash drive or a DVD. The tool provides file formats optimized for download speed and can be used to create ISO files."
Given below are the details needed to guide you through the process to upgrade to Windows 10 via the media creation tool. Before you go ahead ensure that your current Windows version is activated with a genuine licence. Go to Start menu>> then File Explorer and select it from the search result. Right-click This PC then select Properties; here you should see your Windows activation status listed at the bottom. Also, keep in mind that the media creation tool can be upgraded to the Enterprise edition of Windows.
How to upgrade to Windows 10 with media creation tool
Step 1: Once downloaded, run the media creation tool
Step 2: Select "Upgrade this PC now"
But if you want to create media to upgrade a different device, perform the following:
Step 1: Select "Create installation media for another PC"
Step 2: Choose the language, edition and architecture whether it is 6-bit or 32-bit for Windows 10
Step 3: In the tool follow these steps
- If you are using a USB flash drive or DVD, insert it into the device you want to upgrade then run setup.exe
- When the upgrade starts, remove USB flash drive or DVD before the installation restarts your device. If you don't remove it, the device will boot from the media again and restart the installation process all over again
- Once you have created an ISO file, move it to your system, mount it and then run setup.exe
Step 4: Follow the onscreen instructions to finish upgrading to Windows 10
You can, alternatively, choose to perform a clean installation using a USB or DVD.