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Microsoft Urges Users To Hold Off On Manually Installing Windows 10 Creators Update

27 April 2017, 7:57 am EDT By Des Luna Tech Times
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Like taxes, Windows 10 Creators Update is inevitable. The only thing you can control is when to get it.

Right now, Microsoft advises you to wait. Although already available for manual installation, Microsoft advises the casual users to wait for the Windows 10 Creators Update to be offered on their devices. The company is still in the process of optimizing the software before it begins its next phase of the rollout.

It Is Better To Wait

Microsoft posted on its Windows blog reminders regarding the Creators Update. In essence, Microsoft advises everyone to hold off manually installing the update on their devices. The company urged everyone to just wait until the phase when it is "automatically offered" to the users (via Windows Update), unless the user has advanced know-how.

The reason is Microsoft is still ironing out the kinks in the update. Like early versions of most software, the update will have bugs and other performance issues. For example, Microsoft identified an issue with a Bluetooth accessory on PCs that use a certain series of Broadcom radios, thus resulting to connectivity problems. Upon identification, Microsoft proceeded to advise the users (via Windows forum) regarding the problem. Also, the company proceeded to block devices with this Broadcom radio Bluetooth from updating. (In the future, once the solution is found, Microsoft will lift the block.)

Microsoft got this issue from the Feedback Hub app. As Microsoft wrote, the first rollout of the Windows 10 Creators Update was for newer devices via the Software Download Site. In essence, the early adopters became a sort of beta testers. They provided feedback (positive and negative) via the Feedback Hub. On Microsoft's end, they wanted to "focus more on the issues users are reporting so [they] can improve the overall experience over time."

Whenever there's an issue, Microsoft does any of the following:

• Document the issue and provide information and troubleshooting guidance via the community forum.
• Develop a driver/ compatibility update by updating Windows itself, or working with a hardware partner.
• Block the affected device until a solution becomes available (like the Broadcom Bluetooth case).

How To Get Windows 10 Creators Update

There are two ways to get the Windows 10 Creators Update: automatically and manually.

Automatic. When the next phase rolls out, the Windows 10 Creators Update will inform the user via a prompt. Microsoft added an expanded option for the user to choose the time to install.

"You will have the ability to specify a time that is convenient for you, snooze pending updates for a few days, and expand the 'active hours' time window during which you don't want to be disturbed by an update," wrote Microsoft.

Manual. Advanced users can opt not to wait and install the update via the Software Download Site using the Update Assistant. Or they can download and run the Media Creation Tool (which will perform clean installation).

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