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Windows 10 Creators Update: what’s new, 2 weeks in

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by Peter Krass on 04/26/2017
Blog Category: Devices

It’s been only 2 weeks since Microsoft rolled out its Windows 10 Creators Update for PCs, but in that short time, a lot’s happened. Here’s your solution provider’s update.

> “Millions of customers” are now running the Creators Update on their PCs, writes John Cable, Microsoft’s director of program management, Windows servicing and delivery.

> More specifically, nearly 10 percent of all Windows 10 PCs are now running the Creators Update, according to Ad Duplex, a cross-promotion network for Windows Phone and Win applications.

On some PC systems, adoption is even higher, Ad Duplex says. It finds that Creators Update is now running on nearly 30 percent of Surface Books, and on nearly 25 percent of Surface Pro 4s. 

Microsoft Windows 10 Creators Update menu

> Microsoft has already released firmware updates for Surface Book and Surface Pro 4 users who have installed the Win10 Creators Update, according to tech blog Neowin. The changes include new drivers for audio controllers, speech recognition and video playback.

> The Windows 10 Mobile Creators Update for mobile smartphones has officially begun, according to a tweet posted earlier today by Dona Sakar of Microsoft’s Windows Insider program.

> Microsoft is blocking the Windows 10 Creators Update from installing on certain devices, based on early user feedback regarding issues, according to Cable of Microsoft.

For example, he writes, “our feedback process identified a Bluetooth accessory connectivity issue with PCs that use a specific series of Broadcom radios, ultimately resulting in devices not reconnecting as expected. Once identified, we posted this issue to our Windows community forum, provided user guidance on troubleshooting, and blocked additional devices with these specific Bluetooth radios from updating.”

Cable also points out that users who install Creators Update manually from Microsoft’s Software Download Site may miss out on the blocks. In other words, install from that site at your own risk.

Win10 Creators Update is off to an exciting start. Here’s hoping your customers find it attractive, too.


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