How to get Windows 10 version 1703 (Build 15063) before April 11th, 2017?

If you have a computer with Windows 10 version 1607 (Build 14393) and want to update it to Windows 10 version 1703 (Build 15063) before April 11th, 2017 (every second Tuesday of the month Microsoft releases updates through Windows Update), here’s what you need to do:

  1. Navigate the web page and click Update now button.

2. Save the Windows 10 Upgrade Assistant when you’ll be prompted.

3. Run the Windows 10 Update Assistant after the download completes. Click Update Now button after you have been notified that the latest version is 15063.

4. After the successful check is completed, click Next to start downloading the Windows 10.

5. Shortly Windows 10 starts downloading. You may want to click Minimize button to not be distracted by the Windows 10 Update Assistant window on your computer’s desktop.

6. When download completes, click Restart Now to start the update.

7. The update proces takes a considerable time thus be prepared to display patience. After the update process is completed and you have logged in Windows 10 version 1703, click Exit button to close the Windows 10 Update Assistant.

8. Enjoy the (New) Windows 10!

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Blog of the Week: Anniversary Update on 3 Month Schedule

by Ed Tittel, on September 14th, 2016

An interesting item popped up from Mary Jo Foley at ZDNet yesterday. Basically, it reveals that the Windows 10 Anniversary Update rollout will keep trickling out until early November. That’s right: Anniversary Update on 3 month schedule stretches the delivery of Version 1607 until 1611. Here’s the footnote, which MJF kindly pasted into her article.


Now THAT’s what I call “extended release!

How to Skip Anniversary Update on 3 Month Schedule Slowing Your Access

Of course, you don’t have to wait until MS decides to deliver the Anniversary Update automatically. Other options let you install it on your schedule. But before you jump on them, consider that MS is holding back on some machines for what it deems good reasons. The company is using telemetry readings to stagger the update to give them time to address potential compatibility issues. Goodness knows, plenty have already been reported for the AU already.

What if you’re bound and determined to get the upgrade on one or more of your PCs? Then, you have several options for manual upgrade:

Use the Windows 10 Update Assistant

Use the Media Creation Tool and elect the “Upgrade this PC now” option

Grab the Windows 10 ISOs for whichever version you wish to upgrade. Use a tool like Rufus to build a bootable USB drive (or simply right-click the ISO file, mount it on your system, and click  “setup.exe”)

Thus, there’s no shortage of choices (and associated methods) to update sooner, rather than later. Those prepared to troubleshoot compatibility issues that result should feel free to exercise them. Those who’d rather avoid such travail might best wait for MS to offer the update through the Windows Update service.


The article was originally written by Ed Tittel and published by IT Knowledge Exchange on September 14th, 2016. It is reproduced on this blog with an author’s permission.

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