Microsoft Corporation is asking users to avoid installing the latest Windows 10 Creators Update manually. Ironing out the kinks for the new software to work just as intended on every device remains a work-in-progress. For now, the Windows giant has withheld the update from several devices. Problems have been identified via the company’s user feedback channels.
The Windows 10 Creators Update landed in early April. New features accommodate the growing community of creative PC users, according to Microsoft. The Creators Updates seeks to cater to users of AI tools, 3D-modeling and printing, virtual reality programs and much more. It was met with a surge of excitement from platform users whom had waited eagerly for its availability. The company boldly claims it to be “the quickest way to get ideas in motion.”
However, some might have been too eager to get the software running on their devices. To their dismay, their actions have led to certain connectivity issues on their PCs. In an unexpected turn of events, Microsoft has asked its loyal fans not manually install the Creators Update. Those who consider themselves advance-level owners are welcome to attempt the task. However, Microsoft strongly recommends users to wait for the software to be readily offered on their Windows PCs.
Newer gadgets gain preference while Microsoft issues the Creators Update out in phases. Recently launched machines can handle the update better in addition to making the most of its new features. Of course, this will also ensure that initial feedback is more inclined to be positive. Those with older machines might not be able to make the most of the update, which could turn in less supportive reviews.
At the moment, a vital part of the Creators Update’s success is withholding its availability from select devices. This is according to John Cable, Windows Service and Delivery’s program management director. Cable assures the public via a blog post that Microsoft is working on rolling the update out to more devices based on its feedback.
It’s all a “controlled rollout approach,” Cable explains. Limiting devices the company know will have issues with the update is a major part of it. “We dicide what to block based on our user impact,” the director wrote. Blocking problem devices is a “ high priority.” While the Creators Update is getting off the ground, the Windows giant wants to make sure older machines are adequately catered.
Hold your breath – Microsoft
There is an easy solution to the problem though, and it only involves waiting. Microsoft points out that customers who download the update via the Software Download Site “bypass many of these blocks”. The US tech firm insists that. “unless you’re an advanced user who is prepared to work through some issues,” users will be best waiting for the update to be offered automatically on their machines.
The specifics of the update problems aren’t all too clear. However, sources are quick to cite certain connectivity issues. From the feedback that is already received, some people report difficulty with Bluetooth devices. They either pose issues or fail to connect to their machines. Microsoft has traced the problem down to devices with a certain line-up of Broadcom radios.
Users are assured that once everything has been resolved, these devices will no longer be on the company’s blocked device list. Around 10 percent of Windows-run machines are cleared for the update, research suggests. Not surprising, Microsoft gave preference to premium hardware like its own Surface Book laptops and Surface Studio. Even the Surface Pro tablet takes proirity over most machines.
The warning is greatly appreciated. However, one could wonder why a manual download option would be allowed given the complexities.
Another big push for the Windows 10 operating system is still coming our way this year. 2017 will see the release of yet another Windows oprating system upgrade that could innovate the way creative and gaming PC users utilize their machines. Above all else, Microsoft wants this update to lay out the foundation for a new, incoming age of computer users.
Changing PC landscape
Currently, the PC landscape is transitioning. Microsoft understands modern applications demand more from PCs. Many machines are lagging behind, failing to keep with widespreading technologies that demand more capabilities from the everyday computer. There is a growing need for PCs that come compatible with 3D design and printing technologies, support for virtual and augmented realities, and greater graphics processing.
Microsoft claims the Creators’ Update is the start of making all of this easily accessible for the average PC user. The company seeks to secure the creative, professional and gaming userbase that is coming to fore. Game Mode is but one aspect of what promises be a widely enabling update.
2017 Creators Update – A gamer’s bliss
It is nothing new for the PC gamer. The irritation of a poorly performing system while running a game is a well known feeling. A browser could be running in the background or any other moderately demanding tool. Notifications being pushed through can and often interrupt gameplay as well. Microsoft understands that the list of PC functions that can diminish your gaming experience is expansive. Sudden, unexpected stutters and freezes that occur at the height of gameplay are enough to make any gamer drive a fist through their machine.
However, Microsoft claims that its next system patch will come with a decent solution for issues of this nature. It will come in the form of a setting called “Game Mode”. According to Peter Orullian, the Group Project Manager at Microsoft Xbox Group, “Game Mode” takes a page from Microsoft’s experience with the Xbox One console.
In the instance of gameplay. the Xbox One allows gamers to run tools like Pandaro and Twitch in the background. Top priority was put into making sure that these apps didn’t diminish game performance while running. Orullian admits that the same technology will made available on this year’s updated Windows 10 platform. Better yet, “Game Mode” will run entirely behind the scenes with little minimal effect overall other active applications.
Orullians assures fans that Microsoft has no intention “to make the PC into an Xbox.” Just that, in most cases, “Gamers may not be aware of stuff that’s running in the background.” Game Mode comes as a solution to that problem.