Some versions of Windows 10 display a notification to install the latest version

Applies to: Windows 10 Pro released in July 2015Windows 10, version 1511, all editionsWindows 10 Home

Versions with automatic Update Assistant

If you're currently running Windows 10, version 1507, 1511, 1607, 1703, 1709, or version 1803, you can expect to receive a notification that states that your device must have the latest security updates installed and then offers to update your device.

Windows 10 version 1809 dialog, notifying the user to

To check your version of Windows 10 in the search box on the taskbar, type winver and then select Winver to open About Windows. To learn how to update to the latest version of Windows, or learn more about the “end of service” status for these versions of Windows 10, see the frequently asked questions.

This update notification is also offered directly to Windows Update Client for some devices that have not installed the most recent updates.

Responding to the notification

We recommend updating all of these earlier versions to the Windows 10, version 20H2 to continue receiving security and quality updates, ensuring protection from the latest security threats.

Windows 10, version 1507, 1511, 1607, 1703, 1709, and 1803 are currently at end of service. This means that devices running these operating systems no longer receive the monthly security and quality updates that contain protection from the latest security threats.

If your installation stops before completion, see Troubleshoot problems updating Windows 10. If you'd like to get info about any error codes that appear, see Get help with Windows 10 upgrade and installation errors.

You can also Submit Windows 10 upgrade errors using Feedback Hub to request guidance for upgrading or contact a member of our support team.

Removing Update Assistant

If update 4023814 is listed in View installed update history or the Windows 10 Update Assistant is shown in Programs and Features, your computer has already installed update 4023814 or a standalone version of the Windows 10 Update Assistant.

To uninstall Windows 10 Update Assistant, use one of the following methods:

Method 1

Right-click Start, click the Apps and Features item in Settings, click Update Assistant, and then click Uninstall.

Method 2

Run the following command from an administrative command prompt:

C:\Windows10Upgrade\Windows10UpgraderApp.exe /ForceUninstall

Note It can take a few minutes for the uninstall process to complete.

Method 3

Run the following two commands from an administrative command prompt to remove the Windows 10 Update Assistant folders:

rmdir /q /s %SystemDrive%\Windows10Upgradermdir /q /s %SystemDrive%\Windows\UpdateAssistant


  • Removing these two folders uninstalls the Windows 10 Update Assistant from the system.
  • If you cannot remove the folders by using these commands, start Task Manager (taskmgr.exe) and end the Windows10UpgraderApp.exe process. Then, try the commands again.
  • If you are a Windows Update for Business customer and wish to prevent a feature update, see Deploy updates using Windows Update for Business.

Known issues



In August 2018, update 4023814 was installed by Windows Update as the Allow Telemetry group policy for Windows Update for Business devices wasn’t honored by the Windows Update service.

The issue has already been resolved. You can block the detection of the update 4023814 by setting the Select when Preview Builds and Feature Updates received policy. See Deploy updates using Windows Update for Business for more information.

File information

The English (United States) version of this software update installs files that have the attributes that are listed in the following tables. The dates and times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). The dates and times for these files on your local computer are displayed in your local time together with your current daylight saving time (DST) bias. Additionally, the dates and times may change when you perform certain operations on the files.