By default you can do the update the update from the settings option or you need to download the media creation tool to make the ISO image and then install from this free image file.
UPDATE : Creators and Anniversary ISO no more available from the website, but Fall Creators version 1709 is now available.
ISO file size : 4.38GB
Link Validity : 24 Hours
Here we will tell you on how you can get the full offline installer for Windows 10 Fall Creators Update 1709
Please make sure that you follow exactly said below, else there may be some issue.
Open this link https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10ISO in the mobile default browser or any web browser that you wish.
You will see that desktop version page is entirely different from the mobile page.
Here you can see a drop down menu choose Win10 and hit “Confirm“.
Next screen will ask you which version you need that is 64 Bit or 32 Bit, to make sure the Bit version, go to the PC or laptop that you are using and search for “about”
Or if you are running Windows 8.1 or lower versions, just go to the Control Panel > System or just paste this code in the address bar like shown below and it will open up the system info
Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\System
Note : You can’t install 64 Bit in a 32 Bit PC or laptop but the 32 Bit can be installed in a 64 Bit version PC or laptops.
How to directly download the ISO file to PC or Laptop with IDM or Internet Download Manager ?
Note : You can also use downloader that comes integrated in all the browsers.
Since Chrome and Microsoft Edge is the popular browsers that users use we will be using both in this guide.
Step 1 : Start Google Chrome, then right click and choose “Inspect “ or for quick access press Ctrl + Shift + I
Step 2 : Switch to “Toggle Device Toolbar” like shown below and enter this url https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10ISO in the address bar and choose the creators version or any other version you like to get the offline installer.
Note : If you directly open that link in chrome it will be redirected to media creation tool.
Step 3 : Hit confirm and you will be asked to choose the region and language, choose it as per your country and hit “Confirm”.
Step 4 : Choose between 64 or 32 Bit as per your laptop or PC and it will start to download the ISO file to your system.
Step 5 : Choose the “Show all” as shown in the pic above and copy the link address.
Step 6 : Paste it to IDM and hit “Start Download” button and wait for IDM to finish the downloads.
Do note that the link address is valid only for 24 hours, so make sure you complete it before that. Or copy it some cloud services like pCloud and then download the file as you wish.
For Microsoft Edge Browser Users
All the steps are same except you need to use Function 12 (F12) to open the Inspect Element and toggle to “Emulation” tab and set the settings like the one shown below, else you will find hard to read whats written in that webpage.
Firefox don’t support this type of downloading! So Mozilla users may need to choose either Chrome or Edge browser for getting the ISO file.
So why offline installer is better than default update option ?
Simple, once you download the ISO or image file you can run it any times and transfer it to any other PC or laptops and install it. But in-case of online installer if you pause it several times or if you encounter an error, Windows will again start from the 0.00KB or from start.
We recommend the offline image or ISO if your data plan is not unlimited.
So do you loose any drivers if you are updating from Creators build 1703 to 1709 ?
After I updated to latest build audio driver was having some problems, so I installed the driver specific to my laptop.
Do Windows 10 keep older version of OS ?
Yes, its around 21GB and you can delete this file from disk clean-up tool, if you are not thinking of downgrading.