Download Windows 10 Anniversary Update (Version 1607)
Microsoft has released the much-anticipated Windows 10 Anniversary Update. The Anniversary Update is now available for download or upgrade through all official channels. Here’s how to download Anniversary Update of Windows 10 using the various official mediums available.
The Anniversary Update of Windows 10 is also known as the Redstone 1 (or RS1, or Windows 10.2, or Windows 10 Version 1607) as it comes from the RS1 development branch. The official build number of Windows 10 Anniversary Update is 10.0.14393. Threshold 2 version was 1511 coinciding with the month and year it was released on. Similarly Redstone 1 version is 1607.
Although Microsoft stopped calling major updates as Service Packs, some people may see the Anniversary Update as equal to Windows 10 Service Pack 2 (SP2). The first major update was released back in November last year as Windows 10 November Update (also known as Threshold 2 or TH2). Similarly, Threshold 2 may be seen as equal to Windows 10 Service Pack 1.
What’s New in Windows 10 Anniversary Update?
We have extensively covered what is coming in the Windows 10 Anniversary Update. Here’s a gist of some of the new features.
- Windows Hello biometrics security support for apps and Microsoft Edge web browser
- Improvements to Microsoft Edge web browser including extension support
- Better Windows Ink integration
- More deeply integrated Cortana with various improvements
- Natively run Linux Bash shell in Windows 10
- Redesigned Start Menu
- Improvements in the Action Center and Notifications
- Improvements to Virtual Desktop with support for open app pins
- Addition of a new Activation Troubleshooter
- New dark theme
How to Download Windows 10 Anniversary Update?
If you already have Windows 10 installed, Windows Update should automatically pick up the update. If it still hasn’t, you can manually force it to download Windows 10 Anniversary Update. To do so, open the Settings app > Update & Security > Windows Update. Now, click on Check for new updates button.
Windows Update should now display the new update listed as Feature update to Windows 10, version 1607. Now click on the install button to download and install the Anniversary Update on your PC.
If you still cannot see the update, wait for a few hours before you try again. Most probably, Microsoft servers are overwhelmed by the huge number of people downloading the update.
Alternative Ways to Download Anniversary Update of Windows 10
If you do not want to install Anniversary Update via Windows Update or if you are facing problems downloading Anniversary Update using Windows Update, you have alternative ways to download it.
First, you can click on the Learn more link just below the Looking for info on the latest updates? in Windows Update. It will take you to Microsoft Support website. Here, you’ll find a download button labeled as Get the Anniversary Update now.
When you click on it, it will download the Windows 10 Update Assistant which will help you download and install the Anniversary Update on your PC.
If you are using an older edition of Windows such as Windows 7, or Windows 8, or Windows 8.1, you can upgrade your PC directly to Windows 10 Anniversary Update using the Windows 10 Media Creation Tool.
How to Find Out My PC is Running Windows 10 Anniversary Update?
Press Windows Key + X and from the menu select Run. Type
winver and press Enter. You will see the following dialog box.
If you have successfully updated your PC to Windows 10 Anniversary update you will notice the version number displayed as Version 1607.