Windows 10: Is it safe to go ahead and download the Creators Update?

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  1. Jesse Williams's Avatar
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       28 Mar 2017 #1

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


    Is it safe to go ahead and update to the Windows 10 Creators Update through the Windows 10 Update Assistant?

    Thanks! :)

    Windows 10 Creators Update now available via Update Assistant tool - MSPoweruser
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  2.    28 Mar 2017 #2

    Based on previous experience of upgrades, I'd opt to wait up to 3 months for MS to push out the next big update.
    However, you have Home, and can't defer upgrades, but could block all updates.
    PCs can be rendered unbootable for various reasons by these major changes.
    Note: MS will not have tested this with your particular combination of hardware and software.

    However, the way to play it safe, if you're prepared to spend the time, is
    a. Create a system image (disk image) using e.g. Macrium Reflect (free). (That you are hopefully doing routinely anyway so you can recover from many kinds of problems relatively quickly and painlessly without technical help).

    b. Try the upgrade

    c. If ok, create a new base image and continue happily, marching triumphantly into the setting sun.

    d. If it fails, your disk image gives you an additional (or perhaps your only) recovery option.

    You will be able to monitor people's experience on the relevant thread in News on this forum, e.g.
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  3. Jesse Williams's Avatar
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       28 Mar 2017 #3

    I have Macrium Reflect on one of my computers, and it is backed up to it.
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  4.    28 Mar 2017 #4

    It's worth checking on what the creator's upgrade offers.. which you've probably done.
    3D & VR, display dimming, more control of updates, some Edge features, possibly blue-light reduction...
    Probably won't let users block some critical updates with metered connections.
    Extended 'out of hours' period.
    Active hours up from 12 to 18 hours.
    etc...

    I.e. is there anything of value?
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  5. Jesse Williams's Avatar
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       30 Mar 2017 #5

    Those links to download the Creators Update are all dead (meaning they don't do anything). So, I will probably just wait until it is officially released on April 11th to download it from Microsoft, unless y'all know how to do it now. I am a Windows Insider but I don't have the Insider versions on any of my PC's anymore. But waiting may be the better option to keep my computers secure and safe.
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  6. Bree's Avatar
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       30 Mar 2017 #6

    Jesse Williams said: View Post
    Those links to download the Creators Update are all dead (meaning they don't do anything)..
    To be strictly accurate, they were live for about 18 hours until MS realised they'd been discovered, so they pulled them.
    Update: 18 hours after the ISOs appeared on Microsoft's servers, it seems they've now been pulled, returning 404 errors when trying to download.
    http://www.theverge.com/2017/3/28/15...load-iso-files

    Personally I'm waiting for the MCT to be updated so I can make the combined x86/x64 iso. Then I can update as many machines as I like for just the one download.
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  7. Jesse Williams's Avatar
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       30 Mar 2017 #7

    Bree said: View Post
    To be strictly accurate, they were live for about 18 hours until MS realised they'd been discovered, so they pulled them.
    http://www.theverge.com/2017/3/28/15...load-iso-files

    Personally I'm waiting for the MCT to be updated so I can make the combined x86/x64 iso. Then I can update as many machines as I like for just the one download.
    @Bree, yes I agree. That's what I will wait on too. The Media Creation Tool to be updated.
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  8. Bree's Avatar
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       30 Mar 2017 #8

    Jesse Williams said: View Post
    @Bree, yes I agree. That's what I will wait on too. The Media Creation Tool to be updated.
    Useful fact: the current MCT will continue to make the 1607 iso long after 1703(?) is released, you'll need to download a new one. I have a collection of previous MCTs and even the 10240 one still works (I used it to made an iso last month).
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  9. slicendice's Avatar
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       30 Mar 2017 #9

    @Jesse Williams, the links are live at the Insider Preview site:

    Advanced Download of Windows 10 Build 15063 for Insiders

    You need to login with your insider registered account, in order to get access to the files.
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  10.    30 Mar 2017 #10

    I'd say it's safe to download it... the question is what happens then...
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