New Lappie and Windows 10 update problem..

Tarun17

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Hey guys,

I just bought a new laptop (acer aspire a515-51g) and it came with Linux (endless os)..
I installed a copy of windows 10 which was lying around and after installing it I tried installing the drivers... everything was fine but the NVidia drivers didn't install.. it said that its not compatible with this version of windows. I ran winver and saw that my build was build 10240 and pascal gpus (mx150 in my case) are not compatible so, I thought that I will update my windows but the problem is that I am on a bandwidth cap 2.5 gb/ day and this was the reason I disabled windows update services when I first installed windows.

so, can I just get the fall creators update manually (because windows update fails as soon as my data expires and starts over again) like in an iso file or esd or something so I can download it over a period of two days..

And also it is possible to update directly from the 10240 build to the new 1709 build?

PS: clean install is also an option if it already comes with the update installed i.e., windows 10 iso build 1709?
 

mazboy

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My experience tells me that you probably won't be able to update directly from 10240 to 1709. Also, even if you use the latest version of the Win10 Install USB (https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10) you will still have 30-60 minutes online time to get all the latest updates and drivers.
The best thing to do is install the aforementioned Win10 over whatever you have in it now, following these directions: http://www.tomshardware.com/faq/id-3567655/clean-installation-windows.html

Win10 will probably find and load the best drivers for all the hardware on your laptop, so before you go looking for more, see if the computer works like it is supposed to. If it does, don't try to find other drivers: you can't fix it if it ain't broke.
 

mazboy

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My experience tells me that you probably won't be able to update directly from 10240 to 1709. Also, even if you use the latest version of the Win10 Install USB (https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10) you will still have 30-60 minutes online time to get all the latest updates and drivers.
The best thing to do is install the aforementioned Win10 over whatever you have in it now, following these directions: http://www.tomshardware.com/faq/id-3567655/clean-installation-windows.html

Win10 will probably find and load the best drivers for all the hardware on your laptop, so before you go looking for more, see if the computer works like it is supposed to. If it does, don't try to find other drivers: you can't fix it if it ain't broke.
 

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After you install Win10 from the above source, and it then proceeds to find and install all available updates and appropriate drivers, you will have Win10 Version 1709 Build 16299.192, Fall Creators Update
 

Tarun17

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so what will be the build without updating ? (limited bandwidth not looking forward to updates)
 

mazboy

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There is no build that won't requiring connecting to Microsoft for updating after the basic OS install. Your computer will be connected to the internet for 30-120 minutes while this is happening (depending on your connection speed). There is no way to stop this: if you try, you will bork the install. It's just the nature of the beast.
 
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