If you have been postponing the upgrade to the Windows 10 Anniversary Update, if you have time, you should upgrade now, if nothing else, then to get more features in the latest Microsoft Edge. Many are claiming that Microsoft Edge is so far the best browser the software and hardware company has ever developed. A big problem with Microsoft Edge so far has been that you cannot install extensions. These days, without extensions, a typical browser is rendered useless. With the Windows 10 Anniversary Update, the ability to add extensions has been incorporated into Microsoft Edge.
On many computers the Windows 10 Anniversay Update has downloaded and installed itself but there are many users who are technically aware enough to stop their operating systems from upgrading to the latest Windows 10 OS. The first major update to Windows 10 was rolled out to all the users on August 2, 2016 and ever since then the Anniversary Update has been gradually installing itself.
If you think that your system hasn’t been upgraded to the Windows 10 Anniversary Update there might be two reasons:
- You need to restart or reboot your computer
- Your system hasn’t yet updated
Microsoft has been rolling out the Windows 10 Anniversary Update really slow and there are millions of laptops and computers in the world that haven’t yet been upgraded. Also, if you just recently upgraded to Windows 10 from Windows 7 or Windows 8/8.1 it still might take some time for your computer or laptop to automatically upgrade to the Windows 10 Anniversary Update.
Wondering whether your system has upgraded to the Windows 10 Anniversary Update or not? The best way of finding that out is launching Microsoft Edge and checking out whether you can install extensions or not. If you still cannot install extensions in Microsoft Edge, it means your system hasn’t upgraded to the Windows 10 Anniversary Update.
In case your computer hasn’t upgraded yet, one thing you can do is
Click on the Windows 10 start icon and in the search bar, start typing update.
This will bring up the Check for updates link for you. Click it.
This section will allow you to upgrade to the Windows 10 Anniversary Update if it is available for your system. After that you will need to restart your system.
If the Check for updates section doesn’t help much you can also manually install the update file. For that, go to the Windows 10 update history page and from there download the EXE file. Once you run it, it will start downloading the source files and you can keep on doing whatever you are doing.
Although it is always advisable to keep your operating system updated constantly for various patches and security issues that are addressed in the latest version, this update can be installed mainly for getting the ability to install extensions in Microsoft Edge because this might be the only reason why you are still not using Microsoft Edge.