Windows 10 Anniversary Update Won't Arrive Until November For Some Users

My how the tables have turned. It used to be that you couldn’t blink an eye without Microsoft shoving its Windows 10 nag screens down the throats of Windows 7 and Windows 8 users. Now that the free upgrade period to Windows 10 is over, Microsoft is taking it easy on users.

The same goes for Windows 10 users that haven’t yet been auto-updated to the Anniversary Update. When Microsoft initially launched the Windows 10 Anniversary Update in early August, it announced that the update would be handed down to users in waves. Over a month later, some Windows 10 users still haven’t been automatically upgraded to the Anniversary Update.

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As prominent Microsoft blogger Mary Jo Foley points out, the company has made it clear that some users could be waiting another month or longer to receive the update. In an email sent out to the press, Microsoft wrote:

The Anniversary Update will download and install via Windows Update. The download is automatically available to you. It will begin rolling out on 2 August 2016 and may take up to 3 months to reach all users. Internet access fees may apply.

Of course, this is only a factor for everyday users who allow Microsoft to take the lead when it comes to software updates. Enthusiasts can always download the Anniversary Update on their own, whenever they choose.

For those that are still without the Anniversary Update, consider yourself lucky. Microsoft encountered some early teething problems including random freezing, blue screens of death when hooking up Kindle devices, and even malfunctioning webcams. The first issue has since been resolved, but users are still waiting on fixes for the latter two problems.