Windows 10 Upgrade Options
One of the things that we often mention on this blog is that with Windows 10, Microsoft pulled a fast one on us, by making sure that whether we like it or not, we are going to have this one Operation System going forward. So, instead of releasing Windows 11, the company released Windows 10 Version 1803, thus undercutting the usual finickiness that used to see the world’s biggest O.S alternating being being loved and being hated. Just think of the jump from Windows XP to Windows Vista, and then from there to Windows 7 and you will understand what we mean. So, what are the Windows 10 version 1803 Upgrade options that are available out there?
What Options are there for Updating to Windows 10 Version 1803?
If you missed the free ride, when Windows was offering the upgrade to Windows 10 for free, then don’t expect any miracles from this article. Indeed, our aim here is to show you how you can upgrade from the previous version of Windows 10 to the latest version of Windows 10, version 1803.
If you are still on Windows 7, or, worst still, Windows XP, then you are pretty much done for. Your only option now is to go buy Windows 10. One of the things that we need to mention is that all the Windows 10 version 1803 upgrade options that are outlined below assume that you have a valid Windows 10 license.
Otherwise, you will need to fork out some money to buy the necessary licenses. Here, in any case, are some of the Windows 10 version 1803 Upgrade options that are available out there;
- Upgrading Via Windows Update
The great thing is that most people do not actually need to do anything in order to get their computers updated to Windows 10 version 1803. If you have enabled Windows Update to run automatically, the update media will be downloaded in the background on your computer.
Once that is done, you will get the usual prompts, telling you to either immediately approve the update or to schedule it to a later date. If you are fortunate, the upgrade to Windows 10 version 1803 will run smoothly and, at the end of the day, you will notice that in spite of the hassle, nothing much will have changed on your computer.
- Upgrading Via USB
If, for one of several reasons, your computer fails to complete the automatic upgrade to Windows 10 version 1803, you have the option downloading the Windows 10 installation media onto a USB and making the update from there. The process of doing this is something that we talk about in the article in the provided link.
Needless to say here that you need to go to the Windows 10 download page, choose the Download tool now option under Create Windows 10 installation media and, after running the downloaded tool, choose the option to create an upgrade USB.
Note that the USB that you are going to use needs to be at least 8GB in size. It also needs to be empty, as anything that’s on it will be overwritten during the process.
- Upgrading to Windows 10 Version 1803 via ISO
This is another Windows 10 version 1803 upgrade option that’s available out there. The steps are, more or less, similar to what we described when creating an installation USB. The only difference is that with this Windows 10 version 1803 update option, you are going to burn the installation media onto a blank DVD.
Another difference is that you are going to first save the ISO file to your PC. You can then use the DVD burner on your PC to create as many CDs as you want. A number of programs are available to mount the ISO file. These include Windows Explorer and Power ISO.