Install Windows 10 Fall Creators Update (1709)

As promised by Microsoft in 2015, Windows 10 benefits from regular and free updates for computers and tablets that have an operating system license. Six months after the March 2017 update, this is the version Fall Creators Update which is offered in the update for all Windows 10 already installed. Numbered 1709, this installation procedure works for all Windows 10: Home (Home), Professional (Pro), Education and Business (Enterprise). Laptop or desktop, 32 or 64 bit architecture, all screens and questions will be the same.

Overall, installing Windows 10 is very easy to perform and hardware drivers will be automatically found by Windows Update updates. The only delicate point is the management of the hard disk to avoid deleting a partition which contains personal files. If you have any questions about this or for any other question, come and ask for free help on the Easy Windows forum.

The process is very similar to theinstalling Windows 10 Creators Update (1703) to some rare novelties which are detailed in this tutorial or on this page of Windows 10 Fall Creators Update FCU New Features Overview.

And as a reminder, we can still do the free upgrade from Windows 7 Where Windows 8.1.

Download Windows 10 Edition 1709

As a prerequisite, you must have a DVD or a USB key with the installation of W10 1709. You can download this setup for free by following this guide, to have it in ISO format for a virtual machine, the burn to disc or make one bootable usb stick.

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Install Windows 10 version 1709

1. Start the computer on the Windows 10 version 1709 USB flash drive or DVD (Fall Creators Update). In the case of a virtual machine, load the ISO file in the VMware, Hyper-V or VirtualBox settings.

2. Confirm the language of the operating system (French), the time and currency format and the type of keyboard used (the French standard for an azerty type keyboard).

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3. Click on ” Install now To start the process.

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4. Indicate the product key. This is the serial number that corresponds to the Windows 10 Home, Professional, Education or Enterprise license. If you do not have a product key (yet), click on the message at the bottom “I do not have a product key” and choose the edition to install (Family, Pro, Company, Education) , or use this temporary license key to be able to install Windows 10 Family: TX9XD-98N7V-6WMQ6-BX7FG-H8Q99

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5. To continue, Accept the license agreement and click on Following.

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6. Click on the type of installation ” Custom: Install Windows Only (Advanced) To manage the hard drive.

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7. Select hard drive from the computer. There is only one choice in the case of a single blank disk or a single empty partition (Disk 0 is the main disk of the computer), otherwise indicate the system drive where Windows 10 will be installed (hard disk or SSD memory).

If you have more than one recognized disc, be careful not to erase the disc that contains the personal files. We can identify them by their size or their name but in case of doubt, cancel the operation and come and ask the question about the forum.

If an operating system was already present on the disk, it is recommended to delete the existing partitions with the exception of the partitions which include personal files (documents, photos, videos, etc.).

To format a hard drive, select the partitions displayed one by one and click on Delete (be careful to have backed up the data before performing this irreversible operation).

To create a first partition on a blank disk, in order to create a second one, click on “New” and indicate the size to allocate. The second partition can be managed later thanks to the Windows Disk Management.

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8. The installation of Windows 10 takes more or less time depending on the performance of the computer or tablet.

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9. After restarting, the configuration begins. The first question is to know in which country the computer will be used : France or other country in the world.

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10. Validate keyboard layout depending on the type of keyboard used (azerty, qwerty, qwertz).

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11. Do I need to add a second keyboard layout? Click on ” Ignore »Unless you intend to use a qwerty keyboard in addition to a qwerty keyboard, for example.

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12. If the PC is connected with an Ethernet network cable, the question will not be asked (unless proxy configuration to inform). If it is in Wireless when the internet connection is established, add the wireless network by name and enter the password (WEP or WPA security key) to connect to it and have an automatic search for Windows updates.

13. On the screen ” Sign in with Microsoft », Enter an e-mail address to connect the Microsoft account to Windows 10. If this address had already been used on Windows 8, 8.1 or 10, on this computer or another, the personalization parameters will be resumed and the configuration will be automatic (for example, the color of the Windows theme).

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To not use a Microsoft account, i.e. stay in local account, you must choose “Offline account” at the bottom left and follow the steps.

14. Write the password from this email address to connect Windows 10.

15. The configuration wizard now offers Configure a confidential code to avoid having to enter the complex password of the e-mail address. Click on ” Set a PIN “To quickly unlock the computer or not to worry about it by clicking on” Do it later “: this avoids entering a long password by indicating only a few quick numbers to type on the keyboard, while maintaining good security. password on the mailbox.

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16. There is an option to link the phone to the computer. Click on ” Later (Bottom left) to do it later or not at all.

17. The screen ” Access your files, wherever you are “Corresponds to the default use of OneDrive, Microsoft’s cloud backup service. To choose ” No “To prevent all documents from being automatically saved on OneDrive and therefore becoming chargeable as soon as the free 5GB is exceeded. It is of course possible to activate this option in the future.

18. ” Do you want Cortana to be your personal assistant?No, if you do not want to be assisted by this voice assistant or “Yes” if you want your computer to talk to you. It’s like Siri on iPhone or Google Now on Android.

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19. This screen is used to configure the protection of personal data. At the factory, everything is activated but you can erase all these functions by switching each of them to “Disabled” and continue with “Accept” :

  • Position : use geographic coordinates to display the weather forecast and facilitate web searches
  • Speech Recognition : to talk to your computer via Cortana
  • Diagnostic data : to send anonymous information to Microsoft about the use of Windows
  • Use of tailor-made diagnostic data : to receive personalized help depending on the problem encountered
  • Relevant advertisements : use your personal information to see targeted advertising

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20. Just a few moments for the session to configure, and then welcome to the brand new Windows 10 Fall Creators Update Desktop!

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