Is it safe to go ahead and download the Creators Update?

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  1. Posts : 35,557
    Win 10 Pro (21H2) (2nd PC is 21H2)
       #21

    Personally, I would rather download the ISO file and upgrade myself rather than having Windows Update do it.
    Absolutely- was just looking at a thread where a user with a data cap was declining downloading one to do an in-place upgrade repair install... if you download it once, you can do repeat attempts (if necessary), multiple PCs, future clean installs or in-place upgrade repair, + create a bootable medium.
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  2. Posts : 4,666
    Windows 10 Pro x64 21H1 Build 19043.1151 (Branch: Release Preview)
       #22

    Does it matter if you download the ISO or the update files? Personally I prefer the update files as they are delivered as an .ESD-file, which is a lot smaller than the ISO.

    The 64-bit ESD is ~3GB, while the ISO is ~4GB, depending on edition. Both contain exactly the same information.

    But before starting the upgrade process, I would create an ISO of the ESD-file using the tools and guides we have available here at TenForums:

    ESD to ISO - Create Bootable ISO from Windows 10 ESD File

    Easy peacy, 1, 2, 3...DONE! ...and you saved 1GB on data usage on metered connection.
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  3. Posts : 7,257
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
       #23

    I've always used the clean install vis ISO method going back to Windows 7. It just means less things can go wrong if you're trying to upgrade over an existing OS.
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  4. Posts : 4,666
    Windows 10 Pro x64 21H1 Build 19043.1151 (Branch: Release Preview)
       #24

    swarfega said:
    I've always used the clean install vis ISO method going back to Windows 7. It just means less things can go wrong if you're trying to upgrade over an existing OS.
    Yep, I DO clean install every now and then too, but usually I don't...I seem to have been able to keep the system clean for a very long time now. I do however NOT need the ISO for a clean install, for me the setup files are enough (Well, essentially that is the full ISO anyways, except no bootable media) :)
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  5. Posts : 11,210
    Windows / Linux : Arch Linux
       #25

    slicendice said:
    Does it matter if you download the ISO or the update files? Personally I prefer the update files as they are delivered as an .ESD-file, which is a lot smaller than the ISO.

    The 64-bit ESD is ~3GB, while the ISO is ~4GB, depending on edition. Both contain exactly the same information.

    But before starting the upgrade process, I would create an ISO of the ESD-file using the tools and guides we have available here at TenForums:

    ESD to ISO - Create Bootable ISO from Windows 10 ESD File

    Easy peacy, 1, 2, 3...DONE! ...and you saved 1GB on data usage on metered connection.
    Hi there

    while undoubtedly correct -- where in W.Europe, Australia, NZ, Singapore, Japan, USA or even Russia these days do you have to put up with "Metered Connections" -- and surely if some Dinosaur operators are still peddling these types of contracts isn't it time you switched -- even a lower speed Satellite Internet connection will be cheaper in the long run than this metered rubbish.

    Out in the Boondocks Satellite connections (albeit slower than cable etc) are usually available and without metering - are probably far cheaper than than initial "Cheaper monthly fee" for a metered approach.

    If you really have to put up with equivalent of C19 connections in C21 - just take yourself to an Internet Cafe and download the ISO to USB !!! plus complain to your regulatory authority about lack of competition in Internet access as most countries in the Western Sphere have some type of "Restraint of Trade" conditions to prevent people being forced into unrealistic and expensive contracts.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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  6. Posts : 4,666
    Windows 10 Pro x64 21H1 Build 19043.1151 (Branch: Release Preview)
       #26

    @jimbo45

    I have 350/25Mbit (could get up to 1/1Gbit) WAN over Optical Fiber, 2 x 100/50Mbit LTE (metered and no data transfer caps, unlimited SMS, unlimited MMS, unlimited Phone calls within my country)

    For all this I only pay about 70.00€/Month, which is a bargain.


    EDIT: I am excited to get my hands on 5th Generation Mobile Data Connection, once available. According to specs, we should reach speeds of up to 300Mbit and in the future even Gbit speeds should be possible. So please don't say, metered connections suck, because they don't. They suck in the US, that I know. No offense intended to anyone.
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  7. Posts : 4,666
    Windows 10 Pro x64 21H1 Build 19043.1151 (Branch: Release Preview)
       #27

    Everybody who are afraid of upgrading to Windows 10 Creators Edition should visit this page:

    Windows 10 release information

    And wait for Version 1703 to reach Current Branch for Business status (Not only RTM or Current Branch), then it is safe to upgrade. Check that page every time you are wondering whether to upgrade or not. Safest is to always wait for the CBB-status.
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