After a long delay, Windows 10 Version 1607 is starting to show up in Windows Update on many PCs.
Windows 7 has its own updating issues; a recent post in MS Support provides one slow-update–scan solution a troublesome system.
Microsoft sends out a big Win10 AU release
Microsoft has apparently decided it’s time to send out Windows 10 Anniversary Update to the masses — about a month and a half after the update was first posted online.
I’ve heard from numerous Win10 1511 users that Version 1607 suddenly showed up in Windows Update, within the past few days. And that was the case on my systems — two physical PCs and two virtual machines.
Microsoft had said it would release the update in phases, starting with newer machines. But it didn’t arrive on a new HP notebook I support until three days ago. I suspect the slow general roll out was caused by an initial spate of problems with the Anniversary Update.
Obviously, not all problems were squashed. On one older system, the upgrade took under an hour; on another, it failed to install twice. And on the new HP, it took two tries over a couple of days, and the final download/install/setup took several hours.
There are reports different build numbers after Win10 AU installed. The most current version seems to be Build 14393.187 (see Figure 1), which includes the September cumulative update. (You can find your build number by entering “winver” into the Windows search bar and hitting enter when the app shows up in the search results.