A major upgrade of Windows 10 was released more than two weeks ago on 2nd of August. This is Windows 10 version 1607. But you are yet to get the Anniversary update?
Considering that the user base of Windows 10 is about 400 million devices, the update will without doubt go for an extended time.
But if you are not the patient type, it is possible to accelerate this update. It is still a possibility to defer the update if you would rather keep calm till all the bugs are fixed.
And if IT is your piece of cake for deploying Windows 10, a whole new set of tools are available at your disposal.
The following are some of the options to go for…
On a countdown for the update
Just as it was with the earlier Windows 10 updates, Microsoft is releasing this upgrade in patches. The devices that will get it first are those that are theoretically better placed to run it.
Official communication is yet to be provided on how long the whole Windows 10 devices will get the update. One thing to note is that you will not be officially notified regarding the update. Immediately it is ready, Windows Update will schedule a restart time.
By approximation, the update will consume your 30 – 45 minutes depending on how fats your internet connection is. You are able to schedule the update to take place 5 days later on but it’s not possible to postpone it.
Speed up the update
The challenge with waiting for an update is that it may come in at an inappropriate time.
In such a situation, you are better placed if you manually get the update. To do that, just visit the Windows 10 download page and then click on an Update Now button.
Keep the update on hold for a while
If you are running Windows 10 Pro, Education editions or Enterprise, you can delay the upgrade by following these simple instructions.
“Go to Settings > Update and Security > Advanced Options and click the Defer Upgrades check box.
Utilizing the deployment tools
If you are an IT guru and your job is to deploy windows 10, Microsoft now avails you with a new set of useful features.
To give a better control of the whole process, you will still be required to make an approval of the update before any deployment. Devices that are operating on your network will start getting the update once you have approved it.