Upgrading Windows 10


Maintaining a recent version of Windows 10 is important for both features and security. ASCTech periodically requires upgrades to a current Windows 10 Version, it is preferred you upgrade on your own schedule to avoid any disruptions in your work.

Keeping current means all Windows features are available and systems have the latest bug and security fixes. 

This article will help you upgrade Windows on your own, and this article will be kept up to date as ASCTech makes new versions available.

April 19th, 2022

On April 19th, after 7pm, Windows 10 machines will upgrade to the current version (21H2). We strongly encourage you to self-upgrade in advance if you are not on 21H2. A feature update can take 1-2 hours. Keeping current means all Windows features are available and system have the latest bug fixes.

The option to defer a short while will be available.


We encourage you to upgrade to the most current Windows 10 Version, Version: 21H2, via the following method:

  1. Ensure your device is plugged into power (if a laptop) and has a Internet connection
  2. Open the Windows Start Menu (or click on the search bar typically found on the bottom left of the screen) and type/look for “Software Center” >> Open Software Center
  3. Go to the "Operating Systems" Tab >> Look for the "ASC - Windows 10 21H2 Feature Update"
  4. Click "Install”
  5. At this point, please allow up to a couple hours for the update to take place. 


  • You will need a minimum of 20GB of available storage on the hard drive. Contact ASCTech, if you need assistance.
  • If you have issues finding the update option in Software Center, please contact ASCTech for assistance.
    • If the Software Center application does not look similar to the screenshots below, your Software Center application may need updated first -- please contact ASCTech for assistance.
  • A PDF version of the screenshots below has been attached for better clarity. Refer to the "Attachments" section within this webpage.

Screenshots to find your current Windows 10 Version, finding out how much available space you have, and how to update are provided below;

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Step 2: **If you are on a version number that is less than 21, please consider upgrading. (I.E: If you're on Version 1909, you will want to upgrade to 21H2)


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If all goes well, you should return to the Windows logon screen. Upon signing in after an upgrade, please allow a ~ 5 minute buffer for your account to set up for the new Windows 10 version. 


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