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

Summary


If you're currently running Windows 10 version 1507, version 1511, version 1607, version 1703 or version 1709, your computer detects the Windows 10 Update Assistant automatically. Then, you can expect to receive a notification that states that your device must have the latest security updates installed and then initiates an attempt to update your device.

Update assistant

To learn how to check which version of Windows 10 you have installed, 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.

After you receive the update notification, be sure to leave your PC plugged in and powered on while the download completes. Restart your PC when prompted.

This update is also offered directly to Windows Update Client for some devices that have not installed the most recent updates. If you are a Windows Update for Business customer and wish to prevent a feature update, see Deploy updates using Windows Update for Business.

Windows 10 version 1507, version 1511, version 1607 and version 1703 are currently at "end of service." This means that devices that are running these operating systems no longer receive the monthly security and quality updates that contain protection from the latest security threats. To continue receiving security and quality updates, Microsoft recommends that you update the system to the latest Windows version, Windows 10 version 1809.  If your device is having trouble installing the latest version of Windows 10, see Troubleshoot problems updating Windows 10 or connect with a member of our support team.

Windows 10 version 1709 is not yet at "end of service." However, it must be updated to the latest versions of Windows 10 to ensure protection from the latest security threats.

Workaround


If this update 4023814 is listed in View installed update history or the Windows 10 Update Assistant is shown in Programs and Features, it indicates that your computer has already installed this update 4023814 or the Windows 10 Update Assistant. Then, you can uninstall the Windows 10 Update Assistant by running the following command. It takes some minutes for the deleting process.

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.

Known issues


Symptoms

Workaround

If some computers don't detect the Allow Telemetry policy, the update 4023814 will be installed automatically in August, 2018.

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.