Microsoft started rolling out its Windows 10 Anniversary Update to users who already upgraded to Windows 10 for free in the past year. Only those who had a valid license for Windows 7, 8 or 8.1 were given this opportunity, but the dead end for the upgrade was July 29, so if you missed this term, now you will need to pay $119 for the Home Edition or $199 for the Pro Edition, in order to enjoy the first major update to Windows 10. However, if you are waiting for Windows Update to be available for your device, don’t get frustrated if it won’t show up soon.
The Windows 10 Anniversary Update comes with a few important changes. First of all, Cortana has received new attributions, Microsoft Edge supports add-ons and Surface owners can take advantage of Windows Ink, which will make the stylus a very useful accessory. There are many other improvements and new features such as virtual desktop pins, dark theme, Activation Troubleshooter, Windows Hello biometric authentication support, Start menu overhaul etc.
However, if you get tired waiting for Windows 10 Anniversary Update, you can manually download it by opening the Settings menu and going to Update & security > Windows Update. Now, you will click on Check for updates and your PC will be prompted to scan for the latest updates, then the update will be downloaded and installed automatically, so you won’t have to do anything. The installation process will complete after you’ll restart your PC.
If you will experience problems with this method, then you should manually download the Anniversary Update ISO, so you will just have to run the file and after opening the Windows 10 Update Assistant, you will go through the update process.
The other two methods that will help you get the Anniversary Update involves enrolling in the Windows Insider Program or manually installing the update using the Windows 10 Media Creation Tool – the later includes build 14393.0.