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  1.    21 Jun 2017 #41
    Join Date : Jul 2015
    Posts : 9,373
    Windows 10 Pro

    @rosawoodsii,

    Creator's Update is just the latest major build of Windows 10. You don't "need" it, but the more you put off the major updates, the further behind your system will become and eventually Microsoft will stop supporting the version of Windows 10 that you stay on (in a couple of years). You say you've read several threads about problems caused by Creator's Update - but remember there are more than 400 million devices running Windows 10. One has to assume that many millions of those devices have automatically updated to Creator's Update with no problems (including the dozen computers on my home network). People don't typically post on forums just to say they have no problems.

    Macrium Reflect is probably the BEST choice for imaging. Remember, though, the backup image is only as good as your ability to restore it, so make sure to create a rescue drive for Macrium Reflect and that your computer will boot from it.
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  2.    22 Jun 2017 #42
    Join Date : Jan 2015
    UK, Midlands
    Posts : 10,975
    Win 10 Pro (1703)

    As regards features, there's probably nothing you need. Control of Windows updates is a bit better, worse in one way; one useful feature is night-time dimming (although there are free programs that do that, and several have reported problems with it). Additions focus on VR and 3D.

    Best bet is to act defensively- anticipate the worst and prepare for it, and hopefully it won't happen. But if it does, hopefully you have a relatively painless recovery.

    So if you are using the Anniversary build currently (14393) - the one before the Creator's build (15063) - then create a full Windows disk image (Macrium options Backup, Backup Windows e.g.) at your earliest convenience- don't think 'Oh, I'll just install a few more programs then create an image' - and make sure you update the image before upgrading.

    To see your version number:
    Windows key + R, winver

    Normally routine updates are trivial, although a few particular ones have caused problems for a number- e.g. in the month or so following the Anniversary Upgrade last year.
    Last edited by dalchina; 22 Jun 2017 at 02:02.
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  3.    22 Jun 2017 #43
    Join Date : Aug 2016
    Posts : 9
    Windows 10 Pro 64

    Others here will be able to give a better explanation, but it's a major update/refurbishment of Windows - free if you already own Windows 10.

    Here's a link to a Windows blog which says something about it.

    What’s new in the Windows 10 Creators Update - Windows Experience BlogWindows Experience Blog

    best,
    Chris
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  4.    22 Jun 2017 #44
    Join Date : Jan 2017
    midcoast Maine
    Posts : 24
    Windows 10

    I have Version 14393.1198.
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  5.    22 Jun 2017 #45
    Join Date : Jan 2017
    midcoast Maine
    Posts : 24
    Windows 10

    I have Version 14393.1198. I'll creat a backup before doing anything else. Thanks for the help.
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