Microsoft is currently rolling out the Creators Update to Windows 10 users. The Windows 10 Creators Update adds a host of new features, which could mean you’re keen to get your hands on it. However, Microsoft is warning users not to install the Windows 10 Creators Update manually.
You’ve probably heard quite a lot about the Windows 10 Creators Update at this point. Microsoft has been talking it up for some time, and the company began rolling it out earlier this month. Not everyone is getting the Creators Update at the same time, however, with Microsoft opting for a phased rollout.
Installing the Creators Update Manually
Microsoft’s decision to roll out the Creators Update gradually means that some people are getting a little impatient. The problem is that anyone installing the Windows 10 Creators Update manually risks experiencing some unsolved issues. A situation Microsoft is obviously keen to avoid.
Microsoft knows that some Windows 10 devices will experience issues when installing the Creators Update. With the phased rollout, Microsoft is able to identify those issues as and when they arise, and block affected users from installing the update until the issue has been resolved.
Manual updates negate these checks and balances. For this reason Microsoft has published a blog post recommending that “you wait until the Windows 10 Creators Update is automatically offered to you.” That is “unless you’re an advanced user who is prepared to work through some issues.”
Microsoft Probably Knows Best
This seems like sensible advice, especially for anyone not willing (or able) to troubleshoot issues as they arise. It also backs up our previous recommendation to hold off installing the Windows 10 Creators Update for the time being. On this occasion, Microsoft probably knows best. For a change.
Do you have Windows 10 installed on your PC? Have you received the Creators Update yet? If so, what do you think of it? Have you had any problems? If not, are you keen to install it? Or are you happy to wait until Microsoft says so? Please let us know in the comments below!