Microsoft: Don’t Install Windows 10 Creators Update Manually
Ashley Allen / 2 years ago
The Windows 10 Creators Update (version 1703) began rolling out earlier this month, bringing with it a plethora of new art, video, and gaming tools. The update is still in the rollout phase and has only hit around 10% of Windows 10 machines thus far, but Microsoft has advised users to remain patient and resist the temptation to manually download and install the update themselves. Due to potential compatibility issues, the Redmond company would rather users wait for any kinks in the update before it gets pushed to your PC. This has, of course, been exacerbated by the fact that Microsoft has pared down its in-house testing, instead relying on the community-run Windows Insider program to pick through potential faults and bugs, though the company would never admit that.
“Blocking availability of the update to devices we know will experience issues is a key aspect of our controlled rollout approach,” Microsoft says. “We decide what to block based on user impact, and blocking issues are a high priority for us to address as quickly as possible. During the time it takes to address an issue, we want to limit the number of customers exposed to that issue. For example, our feedback process identified a Bluetooth accessory connectivity issue with PCs that use a specific series of Broadcom radios, ultimately resulting in devices not reconnecting as expected. Once identified, we posted this issue to our Windows community forum, provided user guidance on troubleshooting, and blocked additional devices with these specific Bluetooth radios from updating. Once a solution is available, we will update our forum post and remove the block.”
“It’s important to note that when customers use the Software Download Site to manually install the Creators Update they bypass many of these blocks,” the company adds. “Therefore, we continue to recommend (unless you’re an advanced user who is prepared to work through some issues) that you wait until the Windows 10 Creators Update is automatically offered to you. When your device becomes eligible for the Creators Update rollout, you’ll be prompted to make some important choices on your privacy settings before the Creators Update can install.”
Microsoft has not revealed how long it expects the rollout of the Creators Update to take.