Windows 10: how to force the installation of the Anniversary Update?

Microsoft has kept its word. The American giant has indeed deployed yesterday the famous Anniversary Update of Windows 10 and therefore the very first major update of the system. She brings a lot of notable changes and so she was eagerly awaited by all our tile-crunching friends. If you are part of it and if you want to install it now without waiting, it is perfectly possible.

Basically and as mentioned in this article, Microsoft has opted for a gradual deployment in order not to saturate its servers. The good news is that it is entirely possible to “force” its installation.

Windows 10 How To Force The Installation Of The Anniversary Update

It is quite possible to force the installation of the Anniversary Update of Windows 10. Everything is explained here.

How? 'Or' What ? By way of Windows Update, of course!

It is possible to force the installation of the Anniversary Update of Windows 10

If the Anniversary Update is not offered to all users, it is quite possible to request its installation by relying on the update center.

To do so, you must start by accessing the settings menu through the start menu or through the action and notifications center. The famous sidebar, that's it. Then you will need to go to the menu dedicated to updates and security.

Windows 10 will show you a window made up of two elements: a sidebar on the left and a content area on the right. Make sure you select the Windows Update menu on the left and then start the search by clicking on the button on the right side.

There, you will have to wait for a few minutes while your computer connects to Microsoft's servers. It will then start downloading a patch called “feature update”, a patch with version number 1607. Congratulations, you are getting the Anniversary Update from Windows 10.

A little tip in case of problem

The procedure is also quite long. Everything obviously depends on your connection and your computer, but you will still have to wait a good hour before the end of the operation.

If you don't know what to do during this time, then nothing is stopping you from saving your documents, as a precaution.

So what if the update is not offered by Windows Update? Don't panic, all you have to do is click on the little “find out” more link in this same window to be referred to a page on one of Microsoft's sites.

This famous page will include a button titled “get anniversary update now”. You will simply have to click on it to retrieve a utility allowing you to launch the procedure without waiting. Hard to be simpler, right?

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