Now Windows 10 May 2019 Update, version 1903 is available. You can upgrade the new version by Windows 10 Update Assistant if your device hasn’t received the update through Windows Update. Browse the official website of MiniTool to get more details.

About Windows 10 Update Assistant

The accessible and user-friendly tool designed by Microsoft - Windows 10 Upgrade Assistant, which allows you to download and install the latest version of Windows 10 on your computer by a few mouse clicks and the process won’t make your files lose.

Even though many other users out there have installed the Windows 10 update without incidents, I strongly advise that you had better take the time to do a system backup before I go further.

The latest updates can be downloaded and installed on your device by the Windows 10 Update Assistant. Feature updates such as, the Windows 10 May 2019 Update (version 1903) offer new functionality, which can help keep your systems secure. After you download Windows 10 Update Assistant, you’ll get these new updates automatically.

In addition, you can update Windows 10 yourself if you want to check for quality updates or if you don’t want to wait for an automatic update. And you can defer updates — go to Windows 10 servicing options if you’re an IT Professional.

Tip: If you need to know which version of Windows 10 is installed on your system, you can click the Start button, select Settings option, navigate to System and select About to check.

How to Upgrade to the Latest Windows 10 Version  by Windows 10 Update Assistant

Windows 10 version 1903 provides all the latest feature improvements and security enhancements for your Windows device.

The latest Windows 10 version on your Windows PC can be installed by several methods. Of course, the most common method is to use the built-in feature named Windows Update, which is available from the Settings menu.

But if you are one of the unfortunate people whose Windows device or computer is stubbornly refusing to get the official Windows Update from the Microsoft servers, then fret not, you can try the following solution – Windows 10 Update Assistant.

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You can run the tool yourself by just visiting the Windows 10 software download website and following the instructions on the site for installing the latest version of Windows 10. Here is how to use Windows 10 Update Assistant to upgrade to the latest version of Windows 10.

Step 1: You need to visit the official website and click the Update now button on the page. Then the 719-bytes exe file will be downloaded to your computer.

download the exe file

Tip: You can also download the Media Creation Tool from the same Windows 10 download page, which allows you to download the full ISO image of Window 10 version 1903 and create physical install media on a USB drive or DVD for a clean install.

Step 2: When you run the tool, you will see the main screen of the tool. It will check for updates automatically and then you can click Update Now to start the process.

click Update Now to start the update process

Step 3: Then there will be some requirements test for your device, which means it will check if the CPU and memory configuration is up to par and if there is enough available disk space. If all appears well, you can click Next to continue.

All of your files will be safe and right where you left them during the whole upgrade process. And you can choose when to start your update. Also, if you don’t like it, you can go back to the previous version of Windows 10 anytime.

Step 4: Then Windows 10 Update Assistant will start to download files. Since this installation will take some time, you can click Minimise and continue to do your own work.

Windows 10 Update Assistant will start to download files

Tip: All of your files will be safe and right where you left them during the whole upgrade process. And you can choose when to start your update. Also, if you don’t like it, you can go back to the previous version of Windows 10 anytime.

Step 5: When the update process is completed, you will be prompted to click Restart now to allow the changes to take effect. If everything goes well, your computer should be running the latest available Windows 10 version after the reboot.

restart your computer to allow the changes to take effect

Tip: You can also choose Restart later to allow the changes to take effect later.

Further Reading:

What’s new in this new version? What can you get in this version after you update it?

In addition to security and performance improvements, the update includes new features such as new lightweight themes, Windows Sandbox for application testing, and the ability to pause updates (including the Home version).

Here are some other features of Windows 10 version 1903:

  • Speed improvements (thanks to better spectre fixes)
  • Cortana and the Search Bar are separating
  • The Start Menu support searching all Your PC’s files
  • Windows 10 lets you uninstall more built-in applications
  • 7 GB of your PC’s storage reserved for updates
  • A less cluttered default Start Menu
Tip: If you are worried about the safety of Windows 10 version 1903, read the post - Is It Safe to Install Windows 1903? Perhaps, This Post Gives You Some Tips.

Back up Files Before Updating by the Free Software - MiniTool ShadowMaker

Before upgrading to the latest version of Windows 10, you had better make sure that you have backed up important data and system. This operation will help you restore files and recover your system when the system crashed.

I will introduce the third-party free backup software: MiniTool ShadowMaker for you. The program has lots of advanced backup features which allows you to back up important data and system in simple steps.

Here are more details about MiniTool ShadowMaker. This free backup software is designed for Windows 10/8/7, which can provide data protection & disaster recovery solution for you.

This freeware is flexible, which enables you to back up files, Windows operating system, disk, and partition automatically to an external hard drive, flash drive, thumb drive, pen drive, NAS, etc. on a regular basis.

In addition, there are three types of backup on this software: full backup, incremental backup, and differential backup. You can choose one of the backup types based on your need. Simultaneously, disk management can be enabled. All in all, this software can meet any of your demands.

This Windows backup software offers a Trial Edition that allows 30-day free trial for all backup features. If you want to use it permanently, get its Pro Edition. Now you can download and try MiniTool ShadowMaker Trial Edition to back up your system.

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Now, let's see how to back up your Windows system after you upgrade to Windows 10 latest version.

Step 1: Decide a Backup Mode

  1. Launch MiniTool ShadowMaker.
  2. Keep using the trial edition.
  3. Please choose the computer to manage by clicking Local or Remote and click Connect to enter the main interface.

choose this computer to manage and enter the main interface

Step 2: Choose Backup Source

  1. Click Source under the Backup page and then select the source type - Disk and Partitions.
  2. Select the system disk where Windows 10 is installed from the following combo box and check all the partitions, click OK.

choose disk and partition

choose disk and partition

Step 3: Choose a Destination Path to Store Your System.

  1. MiniTool ShadowMaker allows you to back up your system to an external hard drive, USB flash drive, NAS and more.
  2. Choose one destination path to store your system based on your needs and click OK.

select the drive you want to store the disk image

Note: Please do not save a volume image file to the volume being backed up. The disk that used to store system must have enough storage space.

Step 4: Start to Back up

  1. Go back to the following interface.
  2. You have two options: start the backup process immediately by clicking Back up Now or delay the backup by choosing Back up Later.

back up system now or later

1.You can click Schedule in the Backup page to back up your files automatically. After turning this feature on, it can back up your important files regularly to specify a time point.
2.When your Windows system can’t boot, you can use the created system image to perform a system image recovery, read this post - Easily Restore System Image from External Hard Drive in Windows 10/8/7.

Here are all the steps of how to back up system by MiniTool ShadowMaker.

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In addition to the method mentioned above, here is another method to back up disk data by using MiniTool ShadowMaker, which is to clone disk.

You can also use it to back up the entire computer to the flash drive via disk cloning. This feature allows you to transfer everything to another drive, such as Windows system, files, settings, applications, and data.

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Here are the steps of cloning disk. It’s also easy to operate that just need to click some steps.

Step 1: Connect the USB flash drive to your computer. Please click the Clone Disk feature in the Tools page to continue after launching MiniTool ShadowMaker.

click Clone Disk feature in the Tools page to continue

Step 2: You need to choose the system disk where Windows 10 is installed as the source disk and choose a USB drive as a target disk.

choose the system disk where Windows 10 is installed as the source disk and choose a USB drive as a target disk

1.The process of cloning disk will destroy data on the target disk, so please make sure that no important files are saved on it.
2.The USB flash drive should have enough space to save all the information and data on the cloned system disk.

Step 3: Now this backup software is cloning Windows 10 system disk to the USB flash drive. You can plug the USB drive from the computer after the cloning process is completed. By this way, all the system disk data is backed up to the USB drive.

this backup software is cloning Windows 10 system disk to the USB flash drive

Note: You can choose to back up Windows 10 to USB drive or clone system disk to a USB drive to keep your Windows system from system breakdown. But the latter one is more suitable for the entire disk data protection. Please choose a proper one based on your needs.

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Bottom Line

To conclude, Windows 10 Upgrade Assistant is a very well thought-out and very useful application that offers you one of the easiest ways to install the latest Windows update on your device.

And the free software MiniTool ShadowMaker is the best backup tool for you to back up your system before Windows 10 update in case something wrong happens. If you have any questions and suggestions, please contact us via [email protected] or leave a comment.

Windows 10 Upgrade Assistant Download FAQ

Is Windows 10 still available free?
According to Microsoft, Windows 10's free upgrade isn’t available. But this isn't completely true. There are some ways you can still upgrade to Windows 10 for free and get a legitimate license, or just install Windows 10 and use it for free.
How much is a Windows 10 license?
Windows 10’s Home version costs $120, while the Pro version costs $200. This is a digital purchase, and it will immediately cause your current Windows installation to become activated.
Where can I find my Windows product key?
If your computer came preloaded with Microsoft Windows, the software product key is usually on a multicolored, Microsoft-branded sticker on your PC case. To learn more methods, this post - How to Find Windows 10 Product Key? Here Are 4 Methods is what you need.
How do I get Windows 10 update?
  1. Open the Settings application.
  2. Click the Update and Security section.
  3. Choose the Windows Update tab in the sidebar.
  4. Select Check for updates. If there is an available update, it will be downloaded automatically.
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