Looking for a quick and easy way to upgrade your computer to
the latest version of Windows 10 including this month’s Patch
Tuesday release? You can now use Windows 10’s Media Creation
Tool to do the job or even create installation media with
either a USB flash drive or a DVD (if you still have one).
When the Media Creation Tool was originally launched in 2015,
Microsoft updated it once in a while with the option to install
the feature updates. The Media Creation Tool is now updated
frequently and you can also use it to refresh the operating
system with the latest cumulative updates.
Over the weekend, Microsoft quietly updated the Media Creation
Tool with support for August 2020 patch. The Media Creation
Tool currently downloads and installs Windows 10 Build
According to the products.xml file, you’ll be able to download
and install Windows 10 Build 19041.450 using the Media Creation
Tool. This process is called ‘in-place upgrade’ where Windows
uses the OS installer to replace all the operating system files
on a PC and apply the August Patch.
If you are running Windows 10 May 2020 Update and you run the
media installation tool, it will upgrade your OS to Build
19041.450 and this is not a clean install. An in-place upgrade
leaves user files alone, retains settings and preferences, and
your installed apps and data remain unchanged.
This is also useful when you’re unable to apply the August 2020
cumulative updates from Windows Update. Media Creation Tool may
also help you address issues with Start Menu, Action Center,
and even Windows Update, which is exactly what we want when
security patches installation fail.
If you want to keep your files, apps, and other data, head to
the Microsoft’s website
and click on ‘Download tool now’. Navigate to the location
where you downloaded the tool and double-click on the
You’ll be asked to either ‘Upgrade this PC’ or ‘Create
installation media’. Click on the first option, which should be
selected by default, and click on ‘Next’. Once done, Media
Creation Tool will check for updates and install Build
This process could take 10 to 15 minutes depending on your
connection and hardware configuration.