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Microsoft: Don’t Install the Windows 10 Creators Update!

Dave Parrack 27-04-2017

Microsoft is currently rolling out the Creators Update to Windows 10 users. The Windows 10 Creators Update adds a host of new features A Peek Into the Windows 10 Creators Update Microsoft just announced the next major Windows 10 upgrade. The Creators Update will come to 400 million users in Spring 2017. Here are the highlights of Wednesday's Windows 10 event. Read More , 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 How to Get the Windows 10 Creators Update Now The Windows 10 Creators Update will roll out in April. Are you eager to try it? Or would you rather avoid it? We'll show you how to get Windows 10 1703 on your own schedule. Read More 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 Why You Should NOT Get the Windows 10 Creators Update Yet Just because it's here, doesn't mean you have to jump on it. The Windows 10 Creators Update could harbor trouble. We explain why you should delay this Windows update and how to do it. Read More 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!

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  1. Ohanzi
    May 2, 2017 at 4:13 am

    Too late... already installed.. no issues as of now...

  2. Simms
    May 1, 2017 at 9:24 am

    Too late, did my install a day after it was released. No issues so far.

  3. mcctaft
    April 30, 2017 at 12:30 am

    This is...not encouraging. Microsoft 10 has done what no other OS has done before: made me think about permanently switching to Ubuntu, without any Windows dual boot!

  4. Randy
    April 29, 2017 at 1:16 pm

    Funny thing is over 6 months was never able to get the Windows 10 1607 patch to complete an install. Even when I wiped out my lenovo p500 laptop and re-install from ISO. So I rolled back to the 1511 install and have just had that nagging 1607 update. I installed the creator update from iso and it completed. In fact I also installed upgraded our Acer from 1511 to creator.

    Keep in mind that countless Microsoft forum posts and calls to Microsoft support got me no where. The people could not read their own install logs and even though they said they would escalate the issue nothing happened. So ... this is what i expect from Microsoft .... why I don't trust American car companies (exclude Tesla). All smoke and mirrors and no one at the helm taking ownership. After my Windows laptop dies I am getting an Apple.

  5. m-p{3}
    April 28, 2017 at 4:49 pm

    Too late, got the ISO and made a clean install. I was due for a reinstall anyway.

  6. David
    April 28, 2017 at 3:13 pm

    After the update some of my programs would not "save" or "save as" and just closed when "save" was selected, this included Wordpad.

    Rolled back to previous version and all is well again.

  7. Mike H
    April 28, 2017 at 12:08 pm

    Creators version on 2 PCs and 1 cheap laptop........No Problems ..... but it takes a longish time to make the install

  8. Jeff
    April 28, 2017 at 9:33 am

    It's started to roll out at our company and oddly enough it has a conflict with IBM personal communications (PCOM) tn3270 software (it locks on a blank screen/exits dirty). The Microsoft rollout has been very slow which is good for us as we have to provide work arounds until MS comes up with a patch. IBM is aware and working with MS on the issue, and IBM is also working toward it's own workaround, but no news yet. Glad to hear they aren't pushing hard and fast on this just yet, as we have many PCOM users.

  9. Lessar
    April 28, 2017 at 7:28 am

    What a click bait title...

  10. mihai c
    April 28, 2017 at 6:54 am

    I've installed the update and it actually solved some bugs from before.
    i still have one annoying bug, when i alt tab during game session in lol ,night mode gets turned on and of.

  11. Ruslan
    April 28, 2017 at 4:49 am

    Installed via the update tool from Microsft's site and everything is ok...

  12. Kevin
    April 28, 2017 at 12:09 am

    I work in IT at a University and prefer to be apprised & aware of what may happen for users before they come for help. So, I have a Dell Latitude E6420 with Win10 on it and I installed the Creator's update the first time I saw it was available on 4/6/17.

    I've only noticed one quirk that didn't hppen before the update, where when I wake it an sign on from sleep, it takes an excessively long time for the WiFi card to make a connection.

    At first I thought I neede to connect manually, but if it sits for a while, it does eventually and automatically connect to the known network that I want it to connect to.

    It hasn't bothered me, so I really haven't done any troubleshooting other than forgetting the WiFi network and re adding it - but that didn't help.

    I haven't even looked at system logs for clues yet, but will this weekend - since I now see that the Creator's update has been such an issue for some.

  13. Vincent
    April 27, 2017 at 9:06 pm

    Thank you Microsoft. Sadly it's a bit too late. I've installed it on both my desktop and my laptop I'm noticing these "issues". My laptop is unable to wake up from sleep mode. If I try to wake it, it starts for a second, after which it instantly shuts off. Also, the next time I try to boot, it takes 2+ minutes.

  14. Jim Carter
    April 27, 2017 at 8:11 pm

    No problems after 2 dozen installs. Not one complaint from any of our hundreds of customers.

  15. Jim Carter
    April 27, 2017 at 8:09 pm

    Just finished another install with no issues. Not a single peep from any of our hundreds of customers about any problems.

    • Marc
      April 28, 2017 at 12:23 pm

      You should post this more often. These kinds of posts bigly enhance trust in Microsoft.
      I never had any problems with windows 10 and neither have our thousands of customers.
      It's true, believe me.

      • Mike
        April 28, 2017 at 10:22 pm