Windows 10 Creators Update: Negative and positive feedback from early adopters

Madalina Dinita
by Madalina Dinita
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Microsoft has officially started rolling out the Windows 10 Creators Update to early adopters. The official release date of the new OS version is April 11th, but if you’re dying to get your hands on it earlier, simply download Microsoft’s Update Assistant and follow the on-screen instructions. The tool with guide you through the Creators Update install process.

Feedback from early adopters is mostly positive and they confirm that performance has been improved in many areas.

Windows 10 Creators Update user reviews

Positive feedback

  • Faster upgrade process

Users confirm that the Creators Update installs faster than the Anniversary Update. Of course, your internet connection speed affects the install process, but overall all users should notice that upgrading to the OS takes less time now.

The upgrade went really fast, even on my SSD it was faster than going from November to Anniversary. The initial setup stage was fast as well. The upgrade was done in no more than 10-15 minutes.

  • Search is faster

The Windows 10 Creators Update almost reads minds: search results now appear almost instantaneously.

One thing I will say though is that search is now FAST. Like SUPER fast, like it’s reading your keystrokes before you even make them. I do have indexing enabled, but even on my SSD previously it’d still be almost a second before results come up, now they’re instantaneous.

  • The Taskbar, Action Center and Start menu feel much more responsive than the Anniversary Update.
  • Users can uninstall Onedrive much easier now.

Onedrive can be uninstalled! I can’t believe they enabled us to remove onedrive!!

  • Enhanced gaming performance

Users confirm that the new Game Mode adds moderate performance increase especially in games that use Vulkan.

I’ve seen a minor-moderate performance increase in games with Game Mode supported […] I’ve noticed that with multi-threaded games in particular, workloads seem to be spread out more across all the cores […].

Negative feedback

  • Black screen on install

Should you encounter black screen issues during the upgrade process, give your PC a few minutes. If nothing happens, perform a forced shutdown. Power your computer back on and it should go straight to the “Installing apps/preparing your PC/We’ve got updates for you” screen.  It will reboot once again and everything should work perfectly.

  • No brightness control

Windows 10 Creators Update is not perfect yet, but Microsoft still has a few days to fix the bugs that slipped by its Insider Team. According to user reports, there is no brightness control on particular laptop models.

I recently updated a 2016 Razer Blade Pro with an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 to the Windows 10 Creators Update and lost display brightness control. I was able to verify that this is related to the current version (and perhaps some earlier) of the GeForce driver, because when I forcefully uninstalled it from Device Manager and restarted, brightness control was back with the driver from Windows Update. Once GeForce Experience updated the driver again, brightness control was again lost.

  • Bloatware like Candy Crush still exists. The good news is that you can simply unpin these apps and programs from the Start menu and they won’t reinstall automatically.
  • The Windows Store is laggy

Store is very inconsistent in downloading apps right now no idea why. Will have to wait for 11th to iron out these things

Overall, the majority of Windows 10 Creators Update users are satisfied with the smooth update and the refinements Microsoft added to the OS.

Have you installed the Creators Update on your computer? Use the comment section below to tell us more about your experience.


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TRION Worlds RIFT is my favorite online MMO game. Been playing since the day it went live. (Six and a half years ago?) Anyway, not only would RIFT terminate as soon as it was opened, the TRION Worlds connection through GLYPH (which has NEVER been a problem) became an ATTACK SURFACE FOR HACKERS!

I had to unplug my machine from the network, wipe the hard drive, and do a clean re-install of Windows 8.1 in order to stop whoever was stealing my personal information. Not even Bitdefender could stop it! I knew for certain they were using GLYPH as the attack surface by watching the network traffic on the Ethernet adapter. As soon as I was logged into GLYPH, the network traffic went through the roof!

No “improvements” are worth having an online video game client turned into an ATTACK SURFACE for hackers! I don’t give crap if the “search feature” can read my mind or not. If it has exposed my computer to some unknown hacker, Microsoft can stick “Windows 10 Creator” up their A$$.

I was thinking some more update ideas Microsoft may can do it.

-improved recycle bin storage (up to 40000 megabytes)
-improved Cortana assisting
-parental controls (including age rating. Young child, child, teen, and senior. Control webpages if not suitable for certain ages.)
-An ad remover for annoying or inappropriate ads.
-improved cmd. (more commands, such as execute, start or stop processors, and more.

These ideas could help make computing easier. I hope these updates makes this update better. 🙂

Having the same brightness control issue on my ASUS G752VT with GTX 970M. Soon as I installed the creators update, brightness settings won’t change from 0 to 100%. I have the GeForce Driver 381.65 released to support the Creators Update but still no brightness control. Going to revert back soon as possible.

The update went smooth for me, took just a little less time to install than Anniv. on my decent desktop system — about just under 1 hour which included the fast download. Still waiting to be impressed. lol

I have not got the update yet even though I have the upgrade assistant . It shows that I am on the latest version of windows.