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Upgrade from Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 16170 to Final

by CB123CB231 / April 11, 2017 4:20 PM PDT

I want to upgrade my Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 16170 PC to the final of the Creators Update now that it is out. Except that in Windows Update, it is not showing, and the Update Assistant doesn't show it either.
Please avoid reinstalling, or rolling back to original version. I just want to upgrade to the final.

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Clarification Request
What's the rush ?
by itsdigger / April 11, 2017 4:41 PM PDT

Is your computer running ok ?
I wouldn't care if the updates didn't load until next week.
Everything's running ok here ....

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Yes, but...
by CB123CB231 / April 12, 2017 5:16 AM PDT
In reply to: What's the rush ?

My PC is running fine, but the final version is out, so I thought I could get it in Windows Update, but it says up to date.

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That update is being staggered.
by Dafydd Forum moderator / April 11, 2017 4:23 PM PDT

Due to the pressure on Microsoft's servers. Hang on a little while.

PS. Actually you might have to reload 10 using the media creator tool and carry out previous updates first.

Mod edit.

Post was last edited on April 11, 2017 4:34 PM PDT

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Well, Maybe...
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / April 11, 2017 4:43 PM PDT

It's possible to download the Creators Update ISO from the Windows 10 Media Creation Tool page, and it can be used to upgrade an older version of Windows 10, (I've done it a couple of times in the last day or two with test machines.), but I'm not sure you're going to get away with upgrading such an early Insider Preview build. It's was available/OK in July of 2015 when the original RTM of Windows 10 was released, but you'll have to test to see if setup will allow you to do so. I'm not sure it will activate. Also, you'll need to void yourself from the Insider Preview program.

Basically, you download the ISO, then mount the ISO and run the setup.exe file to upgrade the current installation. (You can also make a bootable USB or DVD, (no need to boot it though), but you'll still need to run the setup.exe to make the upgrade.

The link below might get you headed in the right direction.

Hope this helps.


Post was last edited on April 12, 2017 4:59 PM PDT

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Anything else besides ISOs?
by CB123CB231 / April 12, 2017 5:15 AM PDT
In reply to: Well, Maybe...

I know the deal with activation, and I don't want to risk it. Any other options?

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Re: activation
by Kees_B Forum moderator / April 12, 2017 5:37 AM PDT

What's the "deal with activation"? You want to run an non-activated version? That would be strange.
And why a risk? You can always to back to your latest image.

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No, the deal with activation....
by CB123CB231 / April 12, 2017 5:38 AM PDT
In reply to: Re: activation

I mean that it might remove my licence, and I will not risk that.

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I have never heard that
by itsdigger / April 12, 2017 6:19 AM PDT
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If You're Not Going To Risk The Activation Issue, Then....
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / April 12, 2017 7:18 PM PDT're basically sunk. In order to upgrade to the newest version, you're going to need a boot disk, ISO, or one of the new Windows 10 Version 1703 installers but it may, or may not, require a special activation.

Also, there is a possibility you could wipe the drive and reinstall your previous version of Windows 7, or 8.1, (that's assuming you had such installed prior to your Insider Preview), then use the Windows 7/8.1 authentication key to install the latest version of Windows 10 by simply upgrading at the Windows Media Creation Tool site I listed earlier. Read about the process in the link below:

But that still involves a risk of things not working out right. If you're unwilling to test out the waters, your only way forward is to contact Microsoft and see if they can offer any options.

Hope this helps.


Post was last edited on April 12, 2017 8:01 PM PDT

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Sit tight
by Bob__B / April 12, 2017 11:50 PM PDT

Msft is sending this out in groups.
The first group will be the testers.
The second group will get the improved version and be testers.
The third group will get the more improved version and be testers.....etc/etc.

Be thankful if it does not show up on winupd for 60 days.

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