How to Fix Windows 10 Anniversary Update (1607) Not Showing Up


Microsoft has started handing out the Windows 10 Anniversary Update to all PCs running Windows 10.

This is the second significant update to Windows 10 after the 1511 November Update. The Anniversary or Feature update has tons of updates and features attached to it and brings number of improvements to the operating system.

Users don’t have to do anything to get Windows 10 Anniversary Update unless the Windows Update is disabled, Windows 10 will automatically download the Update when it’s available for your PC. You can also manually check for updates if you can’t wait for Windows 10 to automatically download and install the major Update.

However many users have noticed that the Anniversary Update is not showing up in the Windows Update even after manually checking it. If you are also experiencing this issue then it might be down to the following reasons.

Reason 1

Anniversary Update is not available for your PC now

According to Microsoft the updates is being rolled out the newer computers first. So you might need to wait for a couple of days or go through our how to get Windows 10 Anniversary Update right now guide to get the update right away using Media Creation Tool.

You can also use the Media Creation Tool to download Windows 10 with Anniversary Update ISO and then perform a clean install of Windows 10 Anniversary Update.

Reason 2

You have selected Defer upgrades option

If you have selected Defer upgrades option then the Windows 10 Anniversary Update doesn’t appear. To check if Defer upgrades is enabled or disabled follow the following guidelines:

Step 1: Navigate to Settings > Update & security > Windows Update.

Step 2: Click Advanced options link.

Step 3: Uncheck Defer upgrades option.


Reason 3

Anniversary Update appears as Feature update

When you navigate to Settings > Update & security > Windows Update to check for new updates, the Anniversary Update shows up as Feature update to Windows 10, version 1607. Feature update to Windows 10 is nothing but Anniversary Update.


Reason 4

You are not running latest Windows 10 build

Make sure you have installed all the latest updates and your Windows is updated in order to get the Anniversary Update. Make sure that you’re running 1511 version of Windows 10 in order to get version 1607 via Windows Update.

Reason 5

You might have disabled Windows Update

To check if Windows Update service is stopped or disabled, follow given below directions:

Step 1: Type Services.msc in Start menu search box and then press Enter key to open Services window.

Step 2: Look for Windows Update service entry and double-click on it to open its properties.


Step 3: Under General section, change the Startup type to Automatic and then click Apply button. Finally, click Start button to start Windows Update service.


Step 4: Navigate to Settings > Update & security > Windows Update. Click Check for updates button.

Reason 6

Problems with Windows Update feature

If the Windows Update service is running, you can run the official Windows Update troubleshooter in Windows 10 to automatically diagnose and fix Windows Update issues.