Microsoft Says Creators Update Rollout is “On Track”

Posted on May 24, 2017 by Paul Thurrott in Windows 10 with 15 Comments

Microsoft Says Creators Update Rollout is "On Track"

Six weeks after Microsoft first began rolling out the Windows 10 Creators Update, the software giant says things are still very much “on track.” This is an important milestone, as the previous major update to Windows 10, the Anniversary Update, was well off the rails by this point in its own rollout.

“We continue to roll out the Windows 10 Creators Update in stages,” Microsoft’s John Cable explains. “We ensure things look good with the current population before we offer the update to even more devices. Based on the feedback we’ve heard and improvements we’ve made, we’ve been steadily expanding the rollout, making the Windows 10 Creators Update available to tens of millions more devices.”

As you may have seen, recent AdDuplex data bears out this claim: According to that analytics firm, the Windows 10 Creators Update is rolling out at about the same speed as its predecessor, and is now running on about 18 percent of all Windows 10 devices worldwide.

But today’s Microsoft post provides a few more details about how the firm is expanding Creators Update availability too.

“The first major rollout expansion was timed with our May monthly quality update that addressed known issues from user feedback, including the previously mentioned block for Bluetooth accessory connection issues,” Cable writes. “This issue is now resolved, the Windows Community Forum updated, and the specific devices impacted are no longer blocked from receiving the update.”


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Comments (15)

15 responses to “Microsoft Says Creators Update Rollout is “On Track””

  1. PeteB

    When a telemetry opt-out is provided, then I'll believe Microsoft is back on track. Until then, Windows 7 and 8.1.

  2. david.thunderbird

    Looks more like it is off the rails....

  3. brettscoast

    I'd be more worried about the mining of your data from Google and all that encompasses instead of overly worrying about telemetry monitoring used by Microsoft to improve Windows for all. Apart from an unexplained BSOD on my dell after the update was installed the system has been running fine, updated main desktop system with no issues so while users encounter some issues with the creators update I would recommend all users to update their systems when prompted and suitable. Recommend you backup all important data first of course.

  4. Patrick3D

    The Bluetooth issue would explain why my gaming PC just received the update a few days ago, it has a Bluetooth dongle.

    • warren

      In reply to Patrick3D:

      Yeah. My Bluetooth dongle was causing blue-screens in the last couple of Insider Preview updates before Creators Update, as well as the final release. It was pretty bad.... all I'd have to do is turn off my Bluetooth headphones and the machine reboots. The first Insider Preview after Creators Update fixed this.

  5. RossNWirth

    Paul does have you received (not forced) the update on your HP Envy AIO?

  6. alabamaboy

    I still have a SP1 on fast update that can't get past 16197.1000. It's tried at least a dozen times