Microsoft says don't manually install Windows 10 Creators Update

Now this is a first. It's barely been a month since Microsoft opened the Creators Update floodgates and reception is rather lukewarm. In the past, Microsoft would be very aggressive in getting users to update to the latest version of Windows 10. This time, however, it is taking things slowly. Almost too slowly for some, which has lead those to manually download and install the update themselves. Which, in turn, has led to not a few broken Windows 10 PCs. Now Microsoft director Program Management, Windows Servicing and Delivery has written a blog post which basically tells users to be patient and wait their turn.

The Windows 10 Creators Update rollout is happening in waves and in limited batches. The reason for this is less about markets and regions, unlike Android. Apparently, this is more about compatibility. Microsoft is purposely blocking and withholding the update from rolling out to devices which have been reported to get broken or unstable because of the update. Usually after someone had the misfortune of finding that out for themselves.

So Microsoft's official advice is to wait for the update notification to arrive on your Windows 10 PC or tablet. By then, your device has been more or less cleared to update. Unless you're on a rather esoteric contraption or have bad luck. The problem is that Microsoft gives users another way to get the update.

On launch date, Microsoft published a blog post explaining how to get the Creators Update. The first and most natural option is "wait for it". But there's also a web page to manually download the update for advanced users. Neither that page nor the update tool gave any warning as to the consequences of manually installing the update.

Even advanced users may not have known the reasons why they weren't getting the update notification. Only Microsoft did and it's only telling the public about it now, weeks after damage may have already been done. An early warning could have perhaps saved some users some stress and frustration. For now, all everyone else can do is wait.

SOURCE: Microsoft