Microsoft Botches Windows 10 Creators Update, Urges Users Not To Manually Update It

Manually Installing Windows 10 Creators Update May Freeze Your PC/Laptop Says Microsoft

Microsoft engineers are known for their botched patches and fixes. This time they have bungled up even the most important Windows 10 update. Microsoft had announced that the new update known as Windows 10 Creators Update will be available for all Windows 10 users for manually updating. The Redmond giant had released a Windows 10 Update Assistant tool on April 5 to help users upgrade to the official Creators build.

However, users installing the all important Windows 10 Creators update have reported that their PC/laptops freezing up with some reporting BSOD screens. Now two weeks after Microsoft has made its Creators Update available, it is warning its users against installing it on their own, and is also blocking the update to devices.

According to Microsoft, the latest software update is causing problems on some systems, particularly the older ones, as it is not able to handle the Creators Update. This update has created Bluetooth connectivity issues on some PCs with Broadcom radios. Therefore, the company has decided to stop its rollout to save its users from bricking PCs and is recommending its users to install the Creators Update only when the notification for downloading and installing the same shows up on their PCs.

John Cable, the Director of Program Management for Windows servicing and delivery, warns that blocking this update is our top priority. “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. During the time it takes to address an issue, we want to limit the number of customers exposed to that issue,” John said.

He added: “It’s important to note that when customers use the Software Download Site to manually install the Creators Update they bypass many of these blocks. Therefore, 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. When your device becomes eligible for the Creators Update rollout, you’ll be prompted to make some important choices on your privacy settings before the Creators Update can install.”

Microsoft, who is rolling out the Windows 10 Creators Update in phases, reiterates that it aims to push out the update to newer devices first (as they are less likely to face issues) and gain feedback. The company says that it will be rolling out the update for more devices after gaining feedback and sorting out the problems.