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Windows 10 Fall Creators Update reaches final rollout phase

Microsoft announced yesterday that the most recent update for Windows 10, the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, reached its final rollout phase.

Microsoft released the Fall Creators Update on October 17, 2017 officially after months of testing on the Windows Insider channel.

Microsoft releases new versions of Windows in phases. This is not done primarily to ease the load on company servers but to gather feedback and react to new bugs and issues that come up on devices the operating system is deployed on.

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Windows Update delivers new feature updates for Windows 10 to select devices only. If a device does not match the characteristics that Microsoft selected, it won't get the update through Windows Update immediately. It is still possible to download and install Windows 10 updates manually though.

When a new feature update is released, we begin by targeting a select set of devices that we believe will have the best update experience based on device characteristics and testing done by us and our device partners.

Microsoft expands the list of devices and hardware configurations after the initial phase before distribution enters full availability, the final rollout phase.

All compatible devices running Windows 10 should get the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update offered to them through Windows Update as of yesterday.  Tap on the Windows-key, type Windows Update and select the item from the list of results to open the updating interface on the Windows 10 machine.

Click on check for updates to run a manual check for updates. Windows Update should pick up the Fall Creators Update automatically. The update is downloaded and installed automatically on the machine then.

I suggest that you create a full system backup before you install the update.

Windows 10 users and administrators can download the update using the Update Assistant as well.

Side note: I -- still -- can't update one machine running the Creators Update to the Fall Creators Update.  The PC crashes with a blue screen when the update is applied.

John Cable, Director of Program Management, Windows Servicing and Delivery, revealed that the Fall Creators Update is the fastest release of Windows 10 to reach 100 million devices and that it achieved higher customer satisfaction ratings compared to previous updates.

The initial version of Windows 10 reached 100 million installs after less than two months, no doubt thanks to the free Windows 10 upgrade offer that Microsoft ran at that time. Users with Windows 7 or 8.1 product keys may still upgrade to Windows 10 for free.

Microsoft plans to release the next feature update for Windows 10, Windows 10 version 1803, around March/April of 2018.

Now You: which version of Windows do you run?

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  1. Zen said on January 12, 2018 at 11:12 am
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    LTSB all the way, It’s the only Windows 10 edition that’s worth dealing with.

    1. cryohellinc said on January 12, 2018 at 12:47 pm
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      I can second that. Using latest LTSB, with further tweaks and it performs really well. Nice and clean.

    2. dark said on January 12, 2018 at 7:02 pm
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      yep but you still need to use spybot ab to tame it.

  2. Sophie said on January 12, 2018 at 12:05 pm
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    >>>Side note: I — still — can’t update one machine running the Creators Update to the Fall Creators Update. The PC crashes with a blue screen when the update is applied.

    ………Blue Screens, trouble and quite possibility of a lot of anxiety, then?

    Doesn’t sound as if much has changed with Windows updates. Thanks, but no thanks. I’ll take my chances without.

    1. AnorKnee Merce said on January 13, 2018 at 9:12 am
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      @ Sophie

      The Win 10 EULA states that M$ have the legal right to stop Windows Update support if the OEMs, eg Intel, stop supporting their hardware devices on a Win 10 computer.
      … Eg M$ may stop sending upgrades or send corrupted upgrade files to a 3rd-gen Intel Haswell Win 10 computer through Windows Update = a non-upgradeable Win 10 computer will reach EOL in 18 months’ time = users may then have to buy new OEM Win 10 computers = more profit$ for M$ and the OEM$.

      One possible workaround is to clean install the newer Version of Win 10 = upgrade manually.

      The above may become common practice by M$ in late 2018 or 2019.

  3. lehnerus2000 said on January 12, 2018 at 1:55 pm
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    It usually takes two attempts to install any type of W10 update on my old Toshiba laptop (originally W7 Home Premium).

    Windows Update can’t successfully upgrade from 1703 to 1709.
    It’s tried and failed to upgrade 5 times (no BSOD though).

  4. leanon said on January 12, 2018 at 2:49 pm
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    1. Windows update failed with a loop
    2. Windows 10 Update Assistant failed with unknown error code
    3. Media Creation Tool was a success

    I wont even bother with the first 2 again. Its a good idea to have a copy laying around anyhow.

  5. chesscanoe said on January 12, 2018 at 3:28 pm
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    Windows 10 Version 1709 Build 16299.192 and over 100 programs work just fine for me on my Core M laptop. When Intel and ASUS have a firmware upgrade available, I will be even more pleased.

  6. Anonymous said on January 12, 2018 at 3:44 pm
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    Still on build 14393…

  7. KeZa said on January 13, 2018 at 4:03 pm
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    Still on Xp v17

    Kz from Belgium

  8. Paul(us) said on January 19, 2018 at 11:39 pm
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    10.0.16299

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