Do Not Manually Install Windows 10 Creators Update, At Least Not Yet

Windows 10 Creators Update

Microsoft released the Windows 10 Creators Update a while ago and the update has been rolling out to a few users for the past two weeks.

As usual, there are no shortages of bugs when it comes to Windows updates and the issue is so serious this time that Microsoft is warning users against manually updating to the Creators Update.

In a blog post, the company said that they have discovered a few bugs, thanks to the millions of users who already have the update running. Microsoft says that they are rolling out the Creators Update in phases, starting with newer devices.

The company says that they receive numerous feedback from the users but they set their focus on the issues that are being reported so as to improve the overall experience of the user.

Depending on the individual issue, the company does one or more of the following:

  • Document the issue and provide users more information on the issue, potential user impact, and (in some cases) specific guidance including troubleshooting or workaround/remediation guidance.
  • Update Windows itself, or work with a PC, accessory, or ISV app partner to post a driver or compatibility update.
  • Deploy a “block” to prevent further rollout of the Creators Update to impacted devices until an issue is resolved.

John Cable, Director of Programme Management, Windows Servicing and Delivery, says “blocking availability of the update to devices we know will experience issues is a key aspect of our controlled rollout approach. We decide what to block based on user impact, and blocking issues are a high priority for us to address as quickly as possible… we want to limit the number of customers exposed to that issue.”

The blog post goes ahead to state that those who download the update from the Software Download Site bypass many of these blocks.

Microsoft recommends that you wait until the Windows 10 Creators Update is automatically offered to you, unless you’re an advanced user who is prepared to work through some issues.