Microsoft says you should not manually install the Creators Update

By: Costea Lestoc
2 minute read

Surprisingly or not, it seems that Microsoft advises you not to install the Windows 10 Creators Update.

Skip the manual installation of Creators Update

Before Microsoft began the rollout of the update a couple of weeks ago, there were plenty of voices saying that users should not rush into installing it. Now, the Director of Program Management, Windows Servicing and Delivery, John Cable himself, recommends on a blog post that users shouldn’t manually install the Creators Update. He advises them to wait until the update is going to be automatically offered, because it seems that the update has been causing some issues for users.

Creators Update potential issues

The very first phase of the update’s rollout targeted new devices, and these were the most likely to be able to run smoothly the OS update without any problems. Microsoft is using the feedback provided from the first batch of updated systems in order to decide when it’s going to begin the next rollout phase.

Cable explained pretty clear the fact that the company is blocking the rollout process for devices that will likely have troubles with the Creators Update. He said that the blocking the availability of the update for devices that are known to experience problems is a key aspect of the company’s controlled rollout approach. According to Cable, Microsoft decides 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.

Things don’t have to be badly understood, as Microsoft isn’t categorically telling you not to manually install the update, but the company does say that users must be prepared for facing some potential issues.

As a conclusion, if you haven’t yet been offered the Creators Update and you still haven’t manually installed it, it’s better to wait a little longer, until it’s totally safe and ready for your system.


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