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Do not install the Windows 10 Creators Update, unless your PC tells you to

LiveMint logoLiveMint 27-04-2017 Vishal Mathur

The second big update for Windows 10, called Creators Update, started rolling out to users globally on 11 April. However, this has not been without its fair share of problems, as the latest piece of software is apparently creating trouble on certain older computing devices it is installed on. Microsoft has suggested that anyone who wants to jump the gun and manually download as well as install the Creators Update should refrain from doing so for the time being. Instead, the company suggests that you install the Creators Update only when the notification for downloading and installing the same shows up on your PC.

Also Read: Windows 10 Creators Update: Microsoft’s bid to make your PC even smarter

At present, the latest Windows 10 update is facing compatibility issues with certain hardware configurations—and the older machines, in particular, may not be able to handle the latest version. For instance, Windows 10 users have reported on the Microsoft Community pages that they have already run into problems with certain variants of the Broadcom Bluetooth LE radio hardware, and the new drivers are leading to issues when connecting with wireless accessories.

At present, Microsoft has identified the hardware and peripherals that are not compatible with the Creators Update, and are blocking availability of the latest update to these identified devices. “We decide what to block based on user impact, and blocking issues are a high priority for us to address as quickly as possible,” said John Cable, director of program management, Windows Servicing and Delivery, in an official statement.

One of the steps that Microsoft will take is working with the hardware manufacturer directly to fix the driver issues and then roll out the new update version again.

Microsoft uses telemetry data that is accumulated from machines on which the software is updated, to detect any installation or hardware compatibility issues, and can block machines running incompatible or potentially problematic hardware from downloading the software till the problem is fixed.

As per the data by advertising statistics fim AdDuplex, 10% of Windows 10 machines globally are now running the Creators Update. Data suggests Microsoft’s own hardware is getting it first—about 30% of Surface Books have been updated to the latest Windows Creators Update and about 25% of Surface Pro 4 devices are also running the latest software.

The Windows 10 Creators Update brings in enhancements and new features for the Edge web browser, new Parental Controls, a redesigned Settings app, a new Gaming section with Game Bar, Game DVR as well as the Game Mode, enhanced security and a greater push for 3D content, among other updates.

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