Assuming that your device does not have compatibility issues with the new version of Windows 10, the best way to avoid problems is to perform a clean installation of Windows 10 October 2018 Update, and then reinstall your applications, configure the system, and restore personal files from a backup.
When the Windows 10 Update October, 2018 Update becomes available, instead of a clean installation, you can try the update using the Media Creation Tool. In this case, your applications, settings and files will be saved.
To upgrade using the Media Creation Tool, follow these steps:
Download Media Creation Tool.
Double-click the MediaCreationTool.exe file to launch the tool.
Select “Update this PC now.”
Click “Accept” to accept the license agreement.
Select the option to save files and applications (if it is not already selected).
Click the “Install” button.
After that, a new version of Windows 10 will be installed on your device, and all your settings, applications and files will be saved.
If you are not ready to install the Windows 10 functional update (version 1809), remember that you can postpone the update until a later time or use the instructions to revert to the previous version of Windows.
If you encounter bugs and problems with installing a new feature update, then you can use the discussion form below to ask your questions or ask for help.