Microsoft has finally released the much awaited update for Windows 10 that is being called the November update or the Autumn update or the Threshold 2 update. This is the first major update for Windows 10 and contains many improvements in the existing features of Windows 10 as well as some new features that will perhaps not surprise Windows users as these were promised by Microsoft a few months ago. You can see the full list of changes, improvements and newly added features in a blog post made by Microsoft recently. The update will be installed in all the existing Windows 10 users in the next few days except the users who have upgraded to Windows 10 in the last 30 days.
If you have upgraded to Windows 10 in the last 30 days, then you will have to wait for 30 days starting from the date of installation so that you can revert back to earlier version of Windows if that need arises. However if you really really want to update to Windows 10 Threshold 2 right now, then there is always a way. Here are some methods:
1. If you have upgraded to Windows 10 in the last 30 days
In this case, you can downgrade from Windows 10 to the earlier version of Windows that you had first, and then upgrade Windows 10 using the Media Creation Tool from Microsoft. The tool will give you an option to Upgrade existing Windows and then download the latest version of Windows 10 from Microsoft servers.
Alternatively, you can also use the same Media Creation Tool to download a fresh copy of Windows 10 and then clean install Windows 10 with the Threshold 2 update. One of the features of the Threshold 2 update is that Windows 10 can now be activated using your Windows 7 or 8.1 product keys, so you can now perform a clean install without any problems.
2. If you have already installed Windows 10
Users who are enjoying the Windows 10 operating system in their PC, do not have to do anything. The new Threshold 2 update will be delivered through the automatic updates in a few days. So you can just wait and before you realize you would have Windows 10 Build 10586 on your PC.
However, in order to expedite the matters you can choose to get a fresh copy of the Windows 10 ISO version 1511 Build 10586 from the Microsoft Techbench website. This way you can perform a quick and clean install of the new version in a few minutes.
3. If you are running Windows 7 SP1 or Windows 8.1
If you are running Windows 7 SP1 or Windows 8.1, then you are in luck. If you choose to upgrade your operating system to Windows 10 right now, whether using the Media Creation Tool from Microsoft or by downloading the latest version of the Windows 10 ISO from the Microsoft Techbench website. In either case, you will end up having the Windows 10 with the Threshold 2 update on your system.
Conclusion: The popular operating system from Microsoft, Window 10, can not be updated to the latest version in more than one ways. No matter what kind of user you are, you can update to the Windows 10 Threshold 2 update right now.