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How to install Windows 10 Spring Creators Update?

By Alexandra Bagratian | April 17, 2018 |

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‘Spring is the time of plans and projects’
Leo Tolstoy

Progress is unstoppable, and the Windows 10 Spring Creators Update release is on the way. The official name and date are yet to be announced, but one thing is for sure: this major update for Windows will bring a whole bunch of improvements and developments.

Why should you install the Spring Creators update?

According to what we know, the update in question is set for success:

  1. First, the OS user interface, web apps, Bluetooth, and Edge are becoming better.
  2. Second, you will find startup, graphics, and sound settings easier to tweak and tailor.
  3. Besides, wireless file sharing and mixed reality are being raised to a whole new level.

The list above is by no means exhaustive – those are just the known features of the upcoming update thus far. And the best thing is, it is free.

How to install Windows 10 Spring Creators Update?

Here are 3 easy ways how you can get the Spring Creators Update:

1. Become a Windows Insider

The official launch is yet to come, but you are free to join the Windows Insider programme and enjoy the desirable update:

  1. Click the Start button, select the gear icon, and open the Settings app.
  2. Click on the Update and Security section.
  3. Once in it, navigate to the left pane.
  4. Locate Windows Insider Programme and click on it.Become a Windows Insider to install the newest major update.
  5. Click Get started. To sign up, you will need to use the Microsoft account linked to your Windows 10.
  6. A drop-down menu will appear. Select the ‘Just send me early updates’ option. Confirm your choice and restart your PC.
  7. After the restart, go to Update & Security. An update called ‘Feature update to Windows 10, version 1803’, which is Spring Creators Update, should be here. It will be downloaded automatically.

If you cannot see it, click on Check for updates. Your OS will find the update and let you install it on your PC.

Update your OS to let the Apring Creators update come through.

If you do not want to become a Windows insider or if you can’t receive the update through the Windows Update center, proceed to the following method.

2. Download the Spring Creators Update manually

This way might seem a bit complicated, but if you carefully follow the instructions below, you will have no difficulty installing the Spring Creators Update on your PC:

  1. Go to the Microsoft website and download the Windows 10 1803 build 17133 ESD file. Then you should turn it into an ISO file. For this purpose, use any reliable tool from a trustworthy source.
  2. Now use the ISO file and the Microsoft’s Windows USB/DVD download tool to create bootable USB installation media.
  3. Boot from your installation USB drive and follow the on-screen prompts to get Windows 10 Spring Creators Update.

If these manipulations seem too complex after all, consider using the following method. Anyway, you need this awesome update, don’t you?

3. Use Update Assistant

If the update tricks above do not turn you on, just wait for the official release and use the Update Assistant tool to get things done:

  1. Go to the Microsoft official website and download Update Assistant (click on the Download tool now button on the screen).
  2. Run the tool and click Update Now. Now brew yourself up a nice cup of tea – the tool will do the job itself.

What can you do for now?

The Windows 10 Spring Creators Update release was initially penciled in for the April 10, 2018. However, due to some mysterious bug, it was put off, so all we can do is wait. So, be patient if you wish to get the final version.

To alleviate the situation, you can make your current version of Windows much more likeable. In addition, you are welcome to speed up your PC and enhance its security by using the multifunctional Auslogics BoostSpeed software.

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What to do after the official release of Windows 10 Spring Creators Update?

As soon as Microsoft rolls out the final version of Windows 10 Spring Creators Update, feel free to install it through Windows Update or by using Update Assistant. After doing that, check if you are using the latest driver software for your devices. If it is not so, make sure to update your drivers to prevent compatibility issues, errors, and crashes.

For this reason, you can use the built-in Device Manager tool:

  1. Press the Windows logo + X shortcut on your keyboard.
  2. Select Device Manager from the list and click on it.
  3. You will see a list of your hardware.
  4. Locate the device which driver you wish to update.
  5. Right-click on it and choose to update its driver software.
  6. Let your system search for the updates online.

After updating your OS, make sure to update your drivers.

As you can imagine, locating which drivers are outdated is tricky. You can update all of them one by one, but it is ridiculously time-consuming. And on top of that, Device Manager may fail to find the versions needed.

In a situation like this, you can try to update your drivers manually. This path is not an easy one though: you should figure out which drivers are out of date and browse for the new software yourself. Be careful not to install the wrong driver for a device: this may cause your hardware to malfunction or become totally unresponsive.

With that said, we suggest that you use a special tool. For example, with Auslogics Driver Updater, you can update all your drivers to their manufacturer-recommended versions by clicking on just one button.

Update all your drivers to make your hardware work properly.

Do you have any ideas or questions regarding this issue?

We are looking forward to your comments!

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