Windows 1809 upgrade - transferable ?


New Member
I have windows 1809 upgrade on an extremely slow internet.
I want to use it on two computers instead of downloading it 2 times which takes forever at 1.5mb speed internet

Where or how do I locate the downloaded version ?


Windows Forum Team
Staff member
The upgrades are not really meant to be transferred. Your best bet would be to download the ISO and do an in place upgrade. Download Windows 10

1. Download the Media Creation Tool from Microsoft’s website. It is available for free and weighs around 18MB. Install it on a PC with an internet connection. Note that you need to have Administrator access on the PC you are downloading the files. You will also need to accept the terms and conditions of the Media Creation Tool before progressing.
Media creation tool step 1

2. After installation, you will be asked to either “Upgrade this PC now” or “Create installation media for another PC”. Choose the “Create installation media for another PC” and click “Next”.
Media creation tool step 2

3. You will have to select the language, edition and architecture of the Windows 10 you want to download. Click on “Next” after choosing the option.
Media creation tool step 3

4. You will be given an option to choose the media for downloading the files. If you use a USB flash drive, ensure that it has a capacity of at least 8 GB. Or you can create an ISO file, which you can burn to a DVD later. As per our trial, the “USB flash drive” option is faster to download as well as install. Click “Next” after selecting the USB option.
Media creation tool step 4

5. You will see the download screen with the percentage of files downloaded on the PC. Wait until the download reaches 100%.
Media creation tool step 5

6. Once finished, you will be greeted with a message – “Your USB Flash Drive is ready”. You can also make multiple copies of the downloaded files to other flash drives.
Media creation tool step 6

Now plug-in the USB flash drive to your Windows 10 computer. Open the folder in the drive and select the “Setup” file to start the installer. Upon opening, select the “Install updates now” option and Windows will start installing the updates. Wait for the installation to finish and after that, you are on the latest version of Windows 10.

Also consider using Action1 to remotely install Windows Updates if:
  • You need to perform this action on multiple (hundreds or even thousands) computers simultaneously.
  • Some of your endpoints are laptops not connected to corporate network at all times.
Action1 is a cloud-based platform for software deployment, software/hardware inventory, patch management, endpoint configuration and more. It is free with basic functionality.


Windows Forum Admin
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Don't open the folder to install, boot the machine from the usb .

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