Don't rush to install the Windows 10 Creators Update
Most tech sites report that the Windows 10 Creators Update is out, and many don't fail to mention that the release is the official one.
The problem is, that Microsoft has not confirmed that yet, and the past has shown that the first release version is usually not the build that users will get when Microsoft unveils the new version officially.
When? Microsoft has not said so yet, but all things point to April 11, 2017 as the official release date.
The Windows 10 Creators Update brings along with it lots of changes and improvements; that's probably one reason why Windows 10 users are interested in upgrading their machines to the latest version of the operating system.
Another is probably that there is still a drive to get the latest version as soon as it is available, even if it means downloading it before Microsoft confirms that the release is indeed the RTM version of the Creators Update.
There is a high chance that version 15063 is the RTM, but to my best of knowledge, Microsoft has not made an official announcement yet that confirms that.
But even if it is the RTM, it does not mean that it will be the version that Microsoft is going to push out when the Creators Update is unveiled officially. The build has not even reached the Release Preview channel of the Windows Insiders program yet.
The Anniversary Update
It is probably best to look back at the release of the Anniversary Update back in 2016 to understand how Microsoft operates, and what is likely going to happen in the coming weeks.
The release build of the Anniversary edition of Windows 10 was version 14393. It was available prior to release, and users downloaded it in droves just like they do right now. Microsoft did update the build before release, and then again to version 14393.10 as the final release version on August 2, 2016.
Woody over on Infoworld notes that the final release brought along with it a massive number of bugs and issues, and Microsoft pushed out cumulative update after cumulative update to fix those issues.
It seems likely that Microsoft will do the same for build 15063. This means on the other hand that the current build may not be the final build that Microsoft will release. Users who download and install the build will have to download and install cumulative updates that Microsoft releases to update the operating system again if that is the case.
They will also have to deal with bugs and issues in the meantime that get patched before release.
So what should you do?
While you can go ahead and download and install the available build right now on your machine, you better make sure you have created a full backup of the system before you run the upgrade.
There will be reports of bugs and issues, and if you are unlucky, you are hit by one or multiple bugs during or after installation.
It is best to wait in my opinion. You can wait until Microsoft reveals the Creators Update officially, or even better, until it is promoted to the Windows Branch for Business. Yes, that means waiting another four or so months before installation, but it ensures a higher grade of quality as well.
Things may be different if you require access to one of the features introduced in the Creators Update.
Now You: Do you wait, or download the update right away?Advertisement