Here’s What You Need to Know about Windows 10 Creators Update

Two weeks after Microsoft began rolling out the latest version of Windows 10, the Creators Update is now running on around 10 percent of all PCs using the operating system, according to the Windows Store cross-promotion network AdDuplex.

During the phased rollout, Microsoft has also been watching for ways to improve future updates and avoid or fix compatability issues. One strategy involves using a "block" to prevent ongoing updates on problem devices until an issue can be resolved.

On Monday, Microsoft also released its latest Insider Preview Build for Windows 10 Mobile users. However, the Creators Update will be available to only 60 percent of existing phones running Windows 10, with the remaining, usually older, devices ineligible for the new OS, according to data collected Monday from 5,000 Windows Store apps running AdDuplex software.

Feedback To Help Improve Future Rollouts

The AdDuplex April statistics report noted that Microsoft's Creators Update rollout doesn't appear to be proceeding much differently from the Anniversary Update that arrived in August.

"It isn't easy to compare the velocity with Anniversary Update (due to release timing), but it seems to be more or less similar," the AdDuplex report stated. "So, we can assume that Microsoft is rolling out the update with caution as they did the last time."

As the Creators Update continues to be installed on more devices, Microsoft is watching feedback from users to adjust future rollouts, said John Cable, director of program management for Windows servicing and delivery.

Writing yesterday on the Windows 10 blog, Cable said the phased rollout for the Creators Update is starting with newer devices first, as those are likely to have "the best possible update experience."

Microsoft will work to diagnose and resolve any problems using data provided by users via its Feedback Hub app, Cable noted. In addition to...

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Here’s What You Need to Know about Windows 10 Creators Update

Two weeks after Microsoft began rolling out the latest version of Windows 10, the Creators Update is now running on around 10 percent of all PCs using the operating system, according to the Windows Store cross-promotion network AdDuplex.

During the phased rollout, Microsoft has also been watching for ways to improve future updates and avoid or fix compatability issues. One strategy involves using a "block" to prevent ongoing updates on problem devices until an issue can be resolved.

On Monday, Microsoft also released its latest Insider Preview Build for Windows 10 Mobile users. However, the Creators Update will be available to only 60 percent of existing phones running Windows 10, with the remaining, usually older, devices ineligible for the new OS, according to data collected Monday from 5,000 Windows Store apps running AdDuplex software.

Feedback To Help Improve Future Rollouts

The AdDuplex April statistics report noted that Microsoft's Creators Update rollout doesn't appear to be proceeding much differently from the Anniversary Update that arrived in August.

"It isn't easy to compare the velocity with Anniversary Update (due to release timing), but it seems to be more or less similar," the AdDuplex report stated. "So, we can assume that Microsoft is rolling out the update with caution as they did the last time."

As the Creators Update continues to be installed on more devices, Microsoft is watching feedback from users to adjust future rollouts, said John Cable, director of program management for Windows servicing and delivery.

Writing yesterday on the Windows 10 blog, Cable said the phased rollout for the Creators Update is starting with newer devices first, as those are likely to have "the best possible update experience."

Microsoft will work to diagnose and resolve any problems using data provided by users via its Feedback Hub app, Cable noted. In addition to...

Comments are closed.