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Windows 10 Creator upgrade...

by rcrosby57 / April 8, 2017 5:26 PM PDT

Will this upgrade be installed automatically, or it can be installed manually? What are the pros and cons for this upgrade? What I have heard about it, it seems it is more who are artistic and like to play games. I am not an artist and I play very little on the games.

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I do not have Pro...
by rcrosby57 / April 9, 2017 10:34 AM PDT
In reply to: Yes, To Both...

therefore, I guess I will have the new upgrade regardless if I want it or not. Thank you for the info...it was a big help.

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But If You Really Want to Install It Manually..
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / April 9, 2017 10:41 AM PDT
In reply to: I do not have Pro...

...and that's something I usually like to do, then you can still do that. You still have the option to download the ISO file to your computer on Tuesday, disconnect your computer from the internet, then install the update/upgrade while offline. Or, you can choose to run the Update/Upgrade Assistant tool which upgrades the computer automatically while on the internet. And remember, for most, the Creator Update took four months for some to receive, depending on the age of your computer, compatibility, etc.

That allows you a little bit of control, but not much.

Hope this helps.

Grif

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I will keep that in mind...
by rcrosby57 / April 9, 2017 10:56 AM PDT
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Try Clicking on Links In My Post Below
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / April 9, 2017 11:21 AM PDT

The links work for me here. My previous post was removed because I edited it but the same items are in the post below.

Hope this helps.

Grif

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I Also Get A 404 Error When I Click On Your Link?
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / April 9, 2017 11:24 AM PDT

Sorry. I'm not sure why you're email notification is wrong except that my previous post was removed after editing.

Hope this helps

Grif

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The link...
by rcrosby57 / April 9, 2017 11:31 AM PDT

if the link in my email is referring to the one you posted here, I will use the link here.

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Yes, To Both Options..............
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / April 9, 2017 10:35 AM PDT

Yes, it will install automatically, but for most, it won't install immediately upon release Tuesday, April 11th simply because the Microsoft Servers won't be able to handle it. In addition, it is possible to install manually. See the discussions at the top of this forum about the Creator Update release. Also, if you'd like to make sure that it doesn't install immediately upon release, and you've running the PRO version of Windows 10, you can temporarily delay the update install by changing this setting: Click on the "Start" button, then the "Settings" icon, then the "Update and Setting" link, then the "Advanced Options" blue link, then the place a CHECK mark in the "Defer Feature Updates" box.

To install manually, you can either run the "Update Assistant" from the "Microsoft Windows 10 Media Creation Tool" page, or by downloading the Windows 10 ISO, mounting the ISO or burning the ISO image to DVD or USB, then running the Setup.exe file.

As to the additional features, or pros and cons provided by the Creator Update, there are lots of articles about it on the net. One GOOD feature I'm happy to see will be additional options for delaying Windows Updates and Upgrades. Here's just one article:

http://www.computerworld.com/article/3187586/microsoft-windows/review-windows-10-creators-update-is-here-and-worth-the-download-with-video.html

But I don't believe we really have a choice whether the update will be installed on Windows 10 machines. Of course, you can move to a different operating system but if you want Windows 10, you'll eventually get this update/upgrade.

Hope this helps......................

Gruf

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The best part is...
by rcrosby57 / April 13, 2017 7:24 AM PDT

if I don't like the new upgrade, I can go back to the anniversary upgrade.

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Yes, But Only For A Little While...
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / April 13, 2017 11:15 AM PDT
In reply to: The best part is...

Because the updates to Windows 10 are automatic, eventually, you'll have to install the newest version. Either that, or choose a different operating system.

Hope this helps.

Grif

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