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

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

Versions with automatic Update Assistant


If you're currently running Windows 10 version 1507, version 1511, version 1607, version 1703 or version 1709, 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 1809 to continue receiving security and quality updates, ensuring protection from the latest security threats.

Windows 10 version 1507, version 1511,version 1607 and version 1703 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.

Windows 10 version 1709 is not yet at end of service. 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.

Preventing Notification


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. You can uninstall Windows 10 Update Assistant by running the following command. It can take a few minutes for the uninstall process to complete.

C:\Windows10Upgrade\Windows10UpgraderApp.exe /ForceUninstall

Otherwise, you can suppress the notification by manually deleting the following folders:

  • C:\Windows\Updateassistant
  • C:\Windows10upgrade

If you cannot remove these folders, start Task Manager (taskmgr.exe), and end the UpdateAssistant.exe process and the Windows10UpgraderApp.exe process. Then, you can try to delete the folders 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


Symptoms

Workaround

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.