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Microsoft Warns Users Against Installing Buggy Windows 10 Creators Update

Microsoft has asked users not to install the buggy Windows 10 Creators Update if they want a stable computer. This year’s biggest update to Windows was rolled out just two weeks ago. However, now the company is asking users to stop fetching and installing the code manually and wait for the automatic update.

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Older systems most likely to encounter problems

Problems are more likely to be encountered in older systems, which may not be able to handle the Creators update. Microsoft has started updating the latest kits first because such hardware is apparently less likely to face issues. It has also stopped offering the latest Windows 10 upgrade to computers that may break down, notes The Register.

Although the Windows 10 Creator update went live on April 11, some users got the update as early as April 5 with the help of Update Assistant, which can download and install the update quickly and efficiently. When the company offers an automatic update to newer machines, it has control over it and can resolve issues. But computers running the Update Assistant make it difficult for it to pick up on problems.

Microsoft wants users to wait

In a blog post, John Cable, director of program management for Windows Servicing and Delivery, issued a warning.

“We continue to recommend (unless you’re an advanced user who is prepared to work through some issues) that you wait until the Windows 10 Creators Update is automatically offered to you,” he said.

Cable does not outright say that users should not use the Update Assistant. He gave an example of a Bluetooth accessory connectivity issue with PCs that have a specific series of Broadcom radios and face issues in connectivity. After realizing the issue, the company took steps to block the additional devices with those specific Bluetooth radios from updating. After a solution is available, Microsoft will unblock it for those users.

Ideally, Microsoft would want users to wait, but if they are impatient and install it themselves, then the company wants them to post about the problems they come across after the installation.

What the Windows 10 Creator update offers

The Windows 10 Creator update took center stage for the interesting features it came up with. One of the most talked-about features was the presence of the 3D paint app. Further, there is a Game Mode for optimizing PC settings and additional gaming features that allow for an Xbox-like experience on the Windows platform.

Further, Microsoft, which often finds itself on the receiving end when it comes to privacy issues, has promised to tweak the privacy features. Not only is the company offering revised privacy controls, but Terry Myerson, executive vice president of the Windows and Device Group at Microsoft, stated that the operating system will be more transparent on how controls affect a user’s data.

“With both short descriptions about each privacy setting and a ‘Learn More’ button, we are committed to making information about your privacy choices easy to access and understand,” Myerson said.