If you’re not too keen on waiting for the next Patch Tuesday to get your hands on Microsoft’s upcoming Windows 10 Creators Update, you can manually install the new version of the OS through the company’s website. Microsoft announced last week in a blog post that it would make the update available as a manual upgrade about a week prior to the official release, and it’s made good on the promise by enabling it through the Windows 10 Update Assistant. Go here to download Assistant if you don’t already have it, and follow the instructions to update to version 1703.
The update has been available for more than a week now to members of the Insider Program, but this is the first time it’s available in an official capacity for users who are running a non-beta version of Windows 10. So if you’re no longer interested in continuously receiving automatic updates to new test versions of Windows 10, you can disable that feature in the settings panel and enjoy the Creators Update in all its glory. It’s not a major upgrade, but there is a 3D-focused version of the classic Paint app, a new Game Mode for optimizing PC settings, and some additional gaming features that better bridge the gap between the Windows 10 and Xbox platforms.