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Windows 10 Tip: Watch 360° videos with the Windows 10 Creators Update

Question: Windows 10 Tip: Watch 360° videos with the Windows 10 Creators Update

With the Creators Update, the Movies & TV app* expands your viewing horizon from 2D video to 360 video. You can explore new immersive 360 video content from partners like GoPro, Baobab Studios, LIFE VR, NextVR, Littlstar and more. Go skydiving with a bombsquad, see a rocket launch from up close, visit Portugal, watch the NBA games from the best seats courtside, or even climb Mount Everest; a few of the many immersive experiences featured in the app. Stay tuned as content refreshes frequently. Want to create your own stories? Windows 10 supports a variety of 360 cameras for capturing your own content, so now you can also watch your personal 360 video creations in the Movies & TV app.

Here?s how to get started:

Launch the Movies & TV app, and head to the ?360 videos? section.

Click on a video to start playing it. If you?re viewing from your Windows 10 PC, simply drag your mouse around to view the 360 videos.

If you?re on your Windows Phone or Windows 10 tablet, you can swivel around in all directions to enjoy 360 of video. Come Holiday 2017, you can take it up a notch and step into mixed reality entertainment with your Windows Mixed Reality headset.**

Have a great week!

*App availability and experience may vary by region and device; some content sold separately.
**Headsets sold separately.


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Preferred Solution: Windows 10 Tip: Watch 360° videos with the Windows 10 Creators Update

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I've used it in the past to identify and fix everything from blue screens (BSOD's), ActiveX errors, corrupt files and processes, dll/exe/sys errors, recover lost memory, Windows update problems, defragging, malware removal etc.

You can download it direct from this link (This link will automatically start a download of Reimage that you can save to your computer.)

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Question: 360° videos

I don't see a browser section to post so I posted's deals with the internet.

For those of you that Facebook and have issues with Chrome playing 360 videos ......which I've had for a long time now. Here's a quick fix....and I would never have guessed this. Just enable "hardware acceleration" under advanced settings for Chrome. It works and I couldn't believe it.

Answer:360° videos

Good tip...

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Hey everyone, if you haven't heard about the new game coming out called, WatchDogs, they are having a companion app coming to ios and android, but not windows! Can you please click to tweet this link, . If you don't have a twitter, then can you go to their publishers' facebook page here, . It would really mean a lot to me and I know others would greatly appreciate it. Please spread the word that people have windows devices and that they want to use the companion app!

Answer:Help get Watch Dogs Creators to make an App for WINDOWS


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Hey everyone, if you haven't heard about the new game coming out called, WatchDogs, they are having a companion app coming to ios and android, but not windows! Can you please click to tweet this link, . If you don't have a twitter, then can you go to their publishers' facebook page here, . It would really mean a lot to me and I know others would greatly appreciate it.

Answer:Help get Watch Dogs Creators to make an App for WINDOWS

Agreed! AGREED!

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: AMD A4-3300 APU with Radeon(tm) HD Graphics, AMD64 Family 18 Model 1 Stepping 0
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 7671 Mb
Graphics Card: AMD Radeon HD 6450, 1024 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 943865 MB, Free - 729015 MB;
Motherboard: Foxconn, A75M
Antivirus: Norton 360, Updated and Enabled

For the past week, I haven't been able to watch any videos. When I try to play a video from my hard drive, it only plays audio with no visual at all. When I open up YouTube on Chrome, I get the same problem, except very rarely I when I get audio and visual. I tried opening up YouTube on Explorer, and it actually works, except if I go fullscreen the visual will cut out again and I'm left with only sound. The weirdest part is my user is the only one with this problem on the PC, the other two users can play videos from YouTube and the hard drive just fine. Is the only solution to just make a new user and transfer all of my data on to that?
Can someone help me out on this? Thanks

Edit: For the videos I've tried playing from my hard drive, they're MKV, MP4, AVI and WMV, and I've tried playing them on Windows Media Player, VLC, Media Player Classic, and Divx Player, and I have the latest Klite Codec stuff installed.

Edit 2: I made another user and dragged all of my documents etc over to the new one, tried to play a video and it didn't work. Could... Read more

Answer:Can't watch any videos, Windows 7

By far the simplest fix is to use System Restore to roll back Windows to a point in time when everything when your computer was functioning correctly. It allows you to undo system changes without affecting your personal files, such as e-mail, documents, or photos.

Video: Fixing a problem using System Restore​
If that doesn't help, try restoring an earlier system image or backup.

No suitable restore point, backup, or image available? Kick yourself -- you missed the easy solution, and you're left with digging through Windows' many settings.

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I downloaded Windows 10 and was pleased. I was the most "pain free" Windows upgrade that I've ever had. Unfortunately Ever since, when I try to watch a video on (say) YouTube, I get a message that there has been an error and to try again later. This is very annoying as the person who recommended that I update to 10 used ease of playing videos as a selling point. Thanks for any help.

Answer:Why can't I watch videos with Windows 10?

Are you using edge? try chrome

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you tube etc wont play video - black screen only but audio is playing

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Hello to everyone!
I tried to post this at the audio and video forum but I got no aswer so I am trying here as well. Hope that's ok. Well, the thing is that I can't watch youtube videos. When I visit the YouTube page and I play some videos I can hear the sound but there is no image. This happens with Mozilla. If I browse with Chrome, the YouTube videos play fine. I have updated the plugins of Mozilla and reinstalled the Adobe Flash Player but this doesn't seem to solve the problem. Any ideas?
Thank you!

Answer:Windows 7 / Can't watch YouTube videos


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Hello to everyone!
My problem is that when I visit the YouTube page and choose some videos to play I can hear the sound but I don't see the actual movie or clip (there is no image). When I visit other sites with videos the video streaming seems to be ok. Any ideas?
Thank you!

Answer:Windows 7 / Can't watch YouTube videos

Try to uninstall Flash Player and re-install it.

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I cant watch utube videos or popcorn time or even news videos !

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I believe something is running in the background of my computer.  I'm not sure if it is a virus, malware, or just too many process and applications running in the background.  My computer takes way longer to start up than it use to and when I try and watch videos it will cut in and out and jump around like my memory is full or somthing is running hard in the background.  This didn't use to be like this.
I've already looked at the fixed article here.  And did as much as I could before posting this.  There was one small issue that was deleted but the problem didn't seem to go away.  I can't remember what the bug was.
I typically run Avast Antivirus, Microsoft Security Essentials and Scotty WinPatrol on startup.  I will also run biweekly to monthly CCleaner, Malwarebytes, Ad-Aware, Spybot-Searchanddestroy.  Can you guys give me a recommendation as to what I should run at startup and as a weekly scan?
I will follow instruction and am thankful for any help in advance.

Answer:Windows 7 Slow can't watch videos in VLC Player

G'day Help!ugh,
You are running more than one Anti Virus.  (Avast Antivirus, Microsoft Security Essentials, AdAware,) This will cause great confusion in your pc's system.
Please read THIS topic, Post no.2 by Queen Evie for an explanation why more than one is undesirable.
I would also uninstall , Spybot-Search and destroy, as SuperAntiSpyware has largely taken its place and is recognized as being far more effective.
  SUPERAntiSpyware    (this tool is recommended by bleepingcomputer )
Personally I would keep MSE, but that choice is yours.
Uninstaller Information:
Spybot Search & Destroy can be removed in Control panel/Programs/uninstall a program
Let us know the outcome.

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windows media player lag and i cant watch videos on the net e.g utube
need help

my sistem is a sony vaio pcv-rx201 intel rentium 4 1g ram 80g hdd 117hdd

Answer:windows media player lag and i cant watch videos on the net

ooo and run win xp home

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This is a continued post from here.
I have windows 7 64 bit.
My computer is slow to boot.  I can't play simple videos.  We found proxies set-up in firefox.  Eset barely boots in MS Explorer.  Anything in MS explorer is slow and takes a few minutes to run.  I only have one antivirus running that I know of.  I've backed up my comp but I don't have the original OS disks.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.  DDS.txt posted below and Attach.txt attached in that same post.
Also, thanks in advance for any help you guys give me.  You guys are all awesome. 

Answer:Windows 7 Hunting... can't watch videos in VLC Player

DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_AMD64
Internet Explorer: 11.0.9600.16518  BrowserJavaVersion: 10.51.2
Run by XXXXXXX at 20:06:04 on 2014-03-10
Microsoft Windows 7 Professional   6.1.7601.1.1252.1.1033.18.3993.1662 [GMT -7:00]
AV: Microsoft Security Essentials *Enabled/Updated* {641105E6-77ED-3F35-A304-765193BCB75F}
SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Outdated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
SP: Microsoft Security Essentials *Enabled/Updated* {DF70E402-51D7-30BB-99B4-4D23E83BFDE2}
============== Running Processes ===============
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Program Files\Fingerprint Sensor\ATService.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k RPCSS
c:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\MsMpEng.exe
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Program Files\IDT\WDM\STacSV64.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k GPSvcGroup
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkService
C:\Program Files\Dell\DW WLAN Card\WLTRYSVC.EXE
C:\Program Files\Dell\DW WLAN Card\bcmwltry.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\SPBA\upeksvr.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNoNetwork
C:\Program Files\Dell\Dell Data Protection\Access\Advanced\Wave\Trusted Drive Manager\TdmService.exe
C:\P... Read more

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could watch videos on facebook etc when i had windows 8 but not now im on 10 so frustrating. Brian

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I have some files shared on a Windows computer and I would like to be able to watch the files directly from that computer on my Linux computer which is connected to a TV in another room. I'm able to access the files with the samba client but when I try to open it with kaffeine media player, it seems like it trys to play, but I see no video and hear no sound. I also tried playing the videos in MPlayer, but the program just starts to transfer the file to my computer instead of just playing it right there. I know I could stream my videos from my Windows system using VLC, but that means I'd have to go to my Windows machine and pick out the files to stream. Does anyone know if there are any more efficient ways of doing this? Any suggestions will be appreciated. Thank you!

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So I updated to the Creators Update 2 weeks ago. And now 3 days ago it removed my public update version of Windows 10 how can I reroll back without the public update?

Answer:How come when I updated to the Windows 10 Creators Update it deleted the Windows 10 Public Update?

Originally Posted by Windows Central Question public update version of Windows 10 What is " public update version of Windows 10 " ?
I suppose you meant the Anniversary Update which began on August 2nd, 2016 ?
Anyway, each time you upgraded from one version to a new one, Microsoft allows you only 10 days to decide if you want to keep the new version or not.
Within the 10 days you can revert back to the previous build as long as you have not deleted the windows.old.
In your case, you are over your 10 days limit.
The only way to go back to your previous build is .....
1. IF you had created an iso file of your previous build.
If you have, you can then use the iso file to revert back to previous build.
2. If you have done a system image backup of your previous build.
If you have, you can do a system image restore to go back to your previous build.
Otherwise, Creators Update version 1703 is there to stay.

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This has not happened before the update. My gtx 560 was able to watch up to 1440p on youtube and using the "source" option on twitch. I have formatted my hard drive twice and I am still getting the same lag. I have also used CCleaner at first I thought it worked, looked at a video and it was working fine but going to watch another and it lagged again. The audio will sometimes keep going then it will freeze while the buffering screen shows up even though it has already cached most of the video already. Any Suggestions?

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I often do video re-encoding for 4K Videos to reduce their ridiculous sizes that can reach up to 30 GBs for 90 minutes .

Usually it took 24 hours to convert a 1 hour 4K movie to H265 2K (I7 CPU + NVIDIA Acceleration) , I know is too much but still , I have seen worse results on lower specs (I3 CPU + No Acceleration may take well over 5 days) .

Now after creators fall update same videos and encoders , I might get at best 20% of encoding per day (Checking on I3 and I couldn't do an estimate as it never finishes)

I did try to update my drivers to latest and even downgrade to earliest but no use ..

Any suggestions ?

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This focused security investment combines the best of Windows Defender ATP and the Windows security stack. We integrated Windows 10?s new prevention technologies, enhanced our built-in sensors to better detect script-based attacks, added new response capabilities and opened up powerful analytics.

So now, let?s see what we are lighting up in more detail:
Windows security features working in unison ? Get visibility into security alerts coming from the combined stack of Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR), Windows Defender Antivirus (AV), Windows Defender Firewall, Windows Defender SmartScreen, Windows Defender Device Guard and Windows Defender Exploit Guard. See events reported across the stack in each machine?s timeline. Here are some of the new things Security Operations (SecOps) would be able to achieve:
See alerts and events from Windows Defender SmartScreen that show if an employee within the company clicked on a specific URL despite receiving warning message
See Windows Defender Device Guard events surfacing attempts to run unauthorized applications that have been restricted from running in the organization
See applications blocked or audited by the Windows Defender Exploit Guard protection rules
See Windows Defender Antivirus detections and Windows Defender Firewall blocks
View security events and alerts information for sessions taking place within the Windows Defender Application Guard isolated containers (Figure 1)
In addition, we are providing a central... Read more

Answer:Windows Defender ATP Windows 10 Fall Creators Update now open for public preview

As usual, Microsoft makes an announcement that does not include a lot of pertinent details that will result in mass confusion.

This is for Windows Enterprise and Education only; it will not be shipped with Windows Home and Pro versions.

In fact, Windows Defender ATP is not included with Enterprise and Education by default. ATP requires the purchase of a subscription.

Pay attention to Microsoft's caveat:


Some information relates to prereleased product which may be substantially modified before it's commercially released. Microsoft makes no warranties, express or implied, with respect to the information provided here.

They list Windows Pro and Pro Education, but ATP cannot be purchased for Pro at the home-use level. It is for enterprises and other institutions that have opted to use Windows Pro at the volume level.

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In the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, Device Portal now offers several new tools from across Windows to help you location test your UWP, explore Mixed Reality, build new hardware peripherals and test your apps new installation pipeline. It?s a little bit of goodness for everyone, and we?re excited to share these with you.

If you?re not familiar with Device Portal, you can check out the blog posts below to see what other tools you can find in Device Portal, or look at the new to learn how to enable it.

And as always, all of these tools are backed by a REST API, so that you can use it from a scripting or client application environment using the Device Portal Wrapper.

Location Based Testing
Most of us don?t have the travel budgets to test our apps across the world ? but pretending to travel is almost as good! The Location tool in Device Portal lets you easily change the location that Windows reports to apps. By tapping the ?Override? check box, you can swap out the device location for whatever you set using the map or lat/long text boxes. Be sure to uncheck the box when you?re done so that your location (and timezone) come back to reality ? every vacation must end?

Figure 1: The News app keeping me up to date with local headlines!​
This also works for web pages in Microsoft Edge, letting you test your webpages in different parts of the world.

Some notes on what this tool can and cannot do:
This doesn?t change the locale... Read more

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Ever since upgrading to Windows 10 Home x64 Fall Creators Update, what appears to happen is Windows Explorer will work correctly for up to 7 days from logging in but it seems like it is running out of resources or something since as little as 2 days or up to 7 days, it appears that Windows Explorer will not work correctly in displaying things as shown below when I open a folder or if I right clicked on a item as the later will only show a bunch of arrows instead of the actual items.

I have already tried killing and restarting the explorer.exe and dwm.exe processes but the results is still the same as only a reboot will fix it. Anyone has any ideas how to fix this and what is causing it?

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Hi Similar to other posts I have had this problem, but have been unable to solve it. I have updated the drivers, disabled and re-enabled the fingerprint reader device, removed my set of fingerprint scans, and tried setting up the new ones, either by creating a new account and/or PIN before starting the scan (Windows Hello then doesn't continue with the setup sequence), and by doing the scans and then creating the PIN (Window Hello exits without saving the scans or PIN). As suggested on other posts, it may be a problem with how the fingerprint works with the PIN, but in my case does not seem to be solvable. I have tried removing all cached information via the BIOS. Is there anything else I can try other than just hoping future updates will sort the problem?John P70, Xeon E3-1505 v5, 20ERCTO1WWWindows 10 Home 64-bit, version 1703, build 15063.54Finger print reader driver Synaptics WBDI(SGX enabled) version 5.1.325.26

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It was an amazing day today at Build 2017. With the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, we continue to grow the Windows platform so that Windows is home for all developers. As I reflect on the day, I want to highlight how Windows and VS are creating the best end-to-end development process and enabling developers not only to maximize their code reuse, but also to create experiences that are engaging, powered by intelligence and connected across devices.

.NET Development Improvements
With today?s announcement that .NET Standard 2.0 for UWP and XAML Standard will be coming later this year, .NET is now the most complete cross-platform development framework. This combination, along with Visual Studio, makes it easier than ever before to write fully native and full-featured apps for all your target platforms in C#, including Windows, iOS, Android, Linux and, of course, the cloud!

.NET Standard 2.0 and XAML Standard
.NET Standard 2.0 is expanding the UWP surface by over 20,000 APIs to make sure your code is more interoperable than ever. We also know that about 70% of NuGet packages are API compatible with .NET Standard 2.0. Your most requested APIs for UWP, such as Reflection and SqlClient, will be fully accessible to you from the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update. In addition, XAML Standard allows you to keep much of your UI code common and still maintain a native look and feel across Windows, iOS, and Android. Your experience on Windows will automatically provide Fluent UI an... Read more

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Following the install of the Windows 10 Creators Upgrade I have tried removing the Windows OLD folder using CCleaner.
It results in some of my 3rd party apps such as "Chess Titans" not working. something to do with Direct X.
I have checked and have the latest version (12) of Direct X
Any suggestions?

Answer:Removed Windows.old folder after installing Windows 10 Creators Update

Hmm ... You should always use the buit-in Disk Cleanup Utility to remove the Windows.old folder. Maybe CCleaner messed up somewhere...
See if you can carry out a system restore and perhaps get the Windows.old folder back on your system.

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Since its original debut with the Windows 10 November 2015 update, Windows.UI.Composition has been empowering developers to build fast, beautiful, sweet user interfaces in UWP and has been providing enhancements with every subsequent Windows release. At Build 2017, we revealed what all of this continuous work has been leading up to: The Fluent Design System (aka ?Project Neon?).

Moving from classic ?Flat Design? to Fluent Design requires the visual and performance capabilities that the Composition APIs offers along with the interop features that let you draw on this power from your XAML layer. In case you are not yet familiar with the concepts behind the Composition APIs, here?s a quick refresher on what the Composition APIs are all about.

The Windows.UI.Composition namespace allows Universal Windows Platform (UWP) developers to use a new Visual Layer that will get them closer to the metal, graphically speaking, while still using familiar technologies like XAML and C#. By getting closer to the metal, actually down to the system compositor level, developers are able to get great visual performance and custom UI experiences. By working through the XAML layer, developers get the ease of use they have come to expect out of UWP. This is basically a best of both worlds scenario that puts great responsibility in the developer?s hands. And with great responsibility, as we all know, comes great power.

So why do you need all these graphical and UX superpowers? In a... Read more

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My computer came preinstalled with Windows 10 on it. It already had the Windows 10 Upgrade Assistant on it, which bumped it up to the regular Creators Update.

When the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update comes out, and I go to install it through the Upgrade Assistant, will it wipe away my HP OEM added features?

It didn't wipe it away when I updated it to the regular Creators Update.

The reason why I am asking is because this computer runs so well, that it doesn't need to be clean installed. My prior computers probably would, because the OEM added features weighed them down and made them slow.

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The PCs we?re sharing today range in a variety of form factors and price points, so whether you?re an artist, student, or gamer, there?s a device for you. Purchasing a new Windows PC is a great way to take advantage of all the new features in the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update and Microsoft Store can help with free workshops and personalized assistance to get your PC set up. To learn more about what?s new in the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, visit this blog post.

11 Windows PCs that light up the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update
Acer Spin 5
Acer Predator 21 X
ASUS Zenbook Flip S UX370
ASUS Transformer Mini T102HA (Available at Best Buy, com or Amazon)
Dell Inspiron 15 7000 2-in-1
Dell XPS 13 2-in-1
HP Omen 15 (Available at Microsoft Store and com)
HP Spectre x360 13??
Lenovo Yoga 920
Lenovo Legion Y720 Tower
Samsung Galaxy Book 10??

Acer Spin 5

Lightweight and portable, the Spin 5?s versatile, convertible form factor makes it a great platform to create and share content, while also utilizing productivity. The Spin 5 features 8th Generation Intel Core processors, up to 16GB of DDR4 memory and up to 13 hours of battery life. It also works with an optional Acer Active Stylus that offers creativity and stability through Windows Ink. (13-inch & 15-inch models starting at $799.99) Available from
Acer Predator 21 X

The Acer Predator 21 X is packed with a 7th Generation Intel Core i7 processor, five cooling fans and dual NVIDIA GeForc... Read more

Answer:11 Windows PCs that light up the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update

A couple of those look interesting to me, but as you know I game, and I can tell you that 8 grand for a "Pre-fab" gaming PC or Laptop is criminal.

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For the past several months, I?ve shared insights on our roll out approach for Windows 10 Creators Update (version 1703). We?re now moving from a targeted offering to full availability for all compatible devices running Windows 10 globally via Windows Update. Similarly, our commercial customers should feel confident to deploy this release broadly across their organizations.

Predictable semi-annual release aligned with Office
In response to feedback for a more predictable feature update model, we are moving to a new twice-yearly release cadence called the Semi-Annual Channel that replaces the Current Branch (CB) and Current Branch for Business (CBB). As we announced in April, Windows has aligned with Office 365 ProPlus to simplify IT deployment cycles, targeting releases in March and September. Both feature releases will be serviced for 18 months from the date of release. The Creators Update marks the first of our Semi-Annual Channel releases.

Empowering organizations to decide when and how to deploy
The new Semi-Annual Channel update cadence and life cycle model provides commercial customers with greater predictability and simplicity to take advantage of the latest capabilities and integrated security, as quickly as is practical for their organization. This predictable release cycle enables enterprises to plan combined servicing of Windows and Office and create deployment plans tailored to their needs.

Starting with the Windows Insider Program for Business, IT Pro ... Read more

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Spoiler (Highlight to read)IMPORTANT!!IMPORTANT!!Friends from Lenovo,Yesterday I did the update to the new version of Windows 10, called Windows 10 Fall Creators Update or Windows 10, version 1709, and after the update was done I find out that the hotkey driver, that controls the Fn commands on the keyboard of my Lenovo ThinkPad X220, doesn`t work correctly with this new version of Windows 10. Therefore, I would like to know what can I do to fix this issue, so the hotkey commands work properly again in my notebook, or if it is going to be an update of this file (8jvu43ww.exe) that I could install in my notebook to fix this issue. Could you please tell me what can I do to make the Fn commands work properly with the new update of Windows 10 (Windows 10 Fall Creators Update) or if it is going to be an update of the hotkeys that is compatible with the new version of Windows 10?I look forward to hear your comments, and I hope you already have an idea, an answer to solve this issue. Yours truly,Cristin Palau

Answer:Lenovo ThinkPad X220 Hotkey Update for Windows 10 Fall Creators Update

Intel 2nd gen CPU machines are not supported in Windows 10. 3rd gen (X230) is the first one.

__________________________________ThinkPad (1992 - 2012): R51, X31, X220, Tablet 8.Do you care about privacy and security ? Leave Google behind

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It's dej? vu all over again.

The correct behaviour of windows update over a metered connection is to offer the choice to download, or wait until on a non-metered connection.

The initial build of the Anniversary Update broke this, it skipped offering you a choice and went straight to trying to download - which of course stuck at 0% because... well... it's a metered connection! TenForums, and @Slartybart in particular were the only place on the internet that had found this bug, documented it and offered workarounds.
Set Wireless Network as Metered or Non-Metered in Windows 10
(this was in fact the very post that convinced me to register here).

Well, guess what - 15063.0 is broken in exactly the same way. After upgrading my first machine to Creators Update 15063.0 and checking for updates there's no 'Download' button - it just hangs at 0%.

The workarounds were: For Defender updates check for updates in Defender itself. Started from there an update would always be downloaded - even on metered connections. For Cumulative Updates, temporarily turn off metered connections. The stalled update would immediately start downloading. That bug in 1607 wasn't fixed until August 23, 2016 with KB3176934 (OS Build 14393.82).

Turning off metered connections has got me up to 15063.13 now. Until there's a new Defender definition available I won't know if the bug has been fixed (again). OK, there is, and it has.

It's disappointing that MS repeated their mistake of last time, but at least ... Read more

Answer:Windows Update with Metered connection fails: Creators Update 15063.0

Hi Bree,

I just did a clean install using the Insider 15063.0 ISO and my Creator updates are download OK through my metered wifi connection. I am currently on 15063.14 version 1703 (after updates).

However, on one of my rigs, I did encounter a problem where Windows Update was trying to download a driver and it turned out to be a Conexant audio driver. So, what I did was go to the device manager and updated the driver from there. Once done, my updates started to flow. After that, I went through every device and manually checked for updates and I found several PCI components that download updated drivers.

Sorry to hear you are having problems.



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Microsoft Announces New Monthly Cumulative Update for Windows 10 Creators Update

Microsoft rolls out new cumulative updates every month on Patch Tuesday, including here not only security fixes targeting vulnerabilities in Windows 10 and installed Microsoft software, but also OS improvements and other tweaks refining the overall experience.

Today, the company announced that it would publish a second cumulative update for businesses running Windows 10 Creators Update, this time including non-security fixes.

Microsoft says that although it wants to release one such cumulative update every month (in addition to the security release on Patch Tuesday), there might be cases when more than a single extra cumulative update is shipped, depending on the bugs that it needs to fix.

These updates will be listed as ?Updates? in WSUS and Configuration Manager, with certain exceptions when critical issues affecting organizations are targeted, so the updates will be flagged as ?Critical Updates.?

Customers who use Windows Update for Business won?t have these updates installed automatically if options to defer quality updates are in place.

You can simply ignore these updates
The software giant explains that Windows 10 users getting these updates will be allowed to deploy them just like the updates that are shipped on Patch Tuesday, but at the same time, be provided with options to deploy each of them only to a subset of devices.

?This enables the organization to ensure that... Read more

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Since the update, Microsoft is pushing strange Update Packages to me. Before the Update, everything was fine, now the Text says i.e.:
for AMD64 based systems KB4051963

but what the heck, I do have a x64 based system (Intel).

I don't now now if it is just the text what is wrong or if MS is really pushing wrong Update packages onto my computer.

Anyone having a similar issue?

Answer:Since Windows 10 Fall Creators Update (1709) - Update Packages weird

It’s OK, it’s just the way MS have worded the update. It’s fine to download & install.
amd64 based is just meaning that it is x64 based windows instead of x86 (32 bit). AMD owns the IP for 64-bit processes that we all use. Doesn't matter if it is AMD or INTEL .

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Hallo,nachdem Windows 10 update 1709 geht einiges nicht mehr am X121e.Lenovo Companion App meldet "Lenovo Companion hat einen Fehler festgestellt, Aktualisierung"Wenn man Aktualisierung aufruft wird SystemInterfaceFoundation.exe heruntergeladen.Bei der Installation dauert die Ferigstellen Phase sehr lange und ein Neustart wird gefordert.Beim nchsten Start zeigt Companion die gleiche Nachricht.Msiexec hat mehrer logs in user.AppData.Local.Temp angelegt.Ein Fehler ist aber nicht zu sehen.Die Logs sind leider zu **bleep** und kann man nicht anhngen.Product: Runtime x64 for Power Manager -- Configuration completed successfully.Es gibt noch ein paar andere Probleme am Laptop.Beim Herunterfahren muss man immer zum Abschluss den Netzschalter drcken, weil die Netzlampe anbleibt.Windows scheint wichtige Lenovo driver berschrieben zu haben und ich wei micht wie man das beheben kann.Hat jemand eine Idee, wie ich weiterkomme?  

X121e, Samsung SSD 840 EVO 500GB , Intel Centrino Advanced N 6250 AGN, Windows 10 Pro

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Hi! When Windows update has just installed all the pending updates, the start menu don't show the option "update and restart", only "restart", "shutdown" and "sleep". It's normal?? I have Windows 10 PRO Fall Creators Update 64 bits.

Answer:Windows 10 Fall Creators Update (1709) don't show update and restart

Originally Posted by NSchwender

Hi! When Windows update has just installed all the pending updates, the start menu don't show the option "update and restart", only "restart", "shutdown" and "sleep". It's normal?? I have Windows 10 PRO Fall Creators Update 64 bits.

Sounds normal to me. Since all of your Windows Updates are up to date, there aren't updates to restart to.
Next week the first Tuesday of the month will probably have cumulative updates as well as other updates available sometime during the week and when the computer is ready to download and then install them you should see the option to update and restart shown again.

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My internet data is limited to 1GB/day. Although Microsoft providing Windows 10 FCU iso and its link valid for 24 hours only, unfortunately i can't proceed with that one.
Now i found esd file to update windows 10 FCU from CU. Here is the link, [link redacted]
It it good download from that site. Thank you in advance..

Answer:Is it safer to download ESD file to update to Windows 10 Fall creators update

What kind of trouble are you having downloading the link from Microsoft?
I deleted the link because it's not a good idea to download the link from a third party when Microsoft itself publishes the files. It's extremely difficult to know for sure if any third party is adding malware or something else into the files.

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Hi, there is problematic Update for Microsoft Word 2016 (KB4011039). Is there a way of blocking its installation having uninstalled it? Update causes problems with text in merged cells which can be very annoying. Thx in advance.

Answer:Excluding update for Word 2016 - Windows 10 Creators Update

Enable or Disable Automatic Updates in Office 2016 Windows 10 Windows Update Activation Tutorials

I don't know if this applies to Office updates too
Hide or Show Windows Updates in Windows 10 Windows 10 Windows Update Activation Tutorials

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Is 2014 ThinkPad X1 Carbon 20A7CTO1WW compatible with Creators Update? This model is not listed on the list from March:'m running Anniversary Update without problems.

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I know that you can still update manually but I think it is strange that my main PC hasn't received the update yet while my laptop has.

Answer:Anyone else that hasn't received Fall Creators Update yet via Windows Update?

Windows 10 Fall Creators Update phased rollout approach - Windows Experience Blog

You better wait

The company recommends users to wait for the Fall Creators Update to be offered via Windows Update, though there?s no estimate as to how much this wait could last as it all depends on the number of bugs and issues that the company finds in the new OS version.Click to expand...

You might not have been offered the upgrade, because of the software/hardware you have. Like AMD causing black screen during boot.

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What makes Windows 10 Creators Update the best version of Windows 10 ever? Quality. Our dedicated focus on customer obsession ? listening and responding to user and partner feedback ? are key to the quality improvements in Windows 10. The top areas we consistently hear about through our feedback channels are around power, performance, and reliability. These fundamentals are key elements that users look for in a device and value because they impact their everyday use, like longer battery life, faster web browsing, streaming videos longer and device stability. Knowing these elements are important to a great user experience, we?ve continued to invest in these key areas to deliver an even better user experience with the Creators Update. As a result, the Creators Update is the most performant and reliable version of Windows 10 ever! I?m excited to share a number of improvements in fundamentals that Windows 10 devices enjoy after updating to the Creators Update from the Anniversary Update.

Improvements in quality for everyday tasks

Battery life improvements
With the Creators Update, we delivered battery life improvements ? both big and small. I?d like to showcase a few of our efforts:

Together with our device partners, we?re striving to make it so you?re able to get every ounce of battery life out of your PC. The new performance power slider feature lets you quickly trade performance of your device by switching to battery saver or best performance mode levels, ... Read more

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Oh my, I come onto this forum for the first time trembling in my socks. My question has to do with what Windows update (Creators update) does with the Windows.old directory. Some are saying it will vapourize after 10 days, some say after 30 days. Mine has passed the 10 day mark so obviously it doesn't disappear at that point.
I realize I can remove it with Disk Cleanup but do you happy folk recommend doing that? Windows is working flawlessly. Also, something I find kind of weird and wonderful. I had about 48 Gigs free on my drive before the update. I have 42 now. But the Windows.old Directory is showing 32 Gigs. Something in the Math isn't adding up. If I remove this .old Directory, that will put me at roughly 70 Gigs free. Something isn't make sense with the numbers. Any idea as to what I'm missing?

Answer:Windows.old folder in Windows 10 Creators Update

As a matter of abundant precaution, I'd suggest you wait and let Windows 10 delete it for you automatically after the time period is over.
If you need more information, get it here - Delete or remove Windows.old folder after Windows Upgrade
And oh, sometimes the math in Windows just doesn't add, so I wouldn't worry much about it.

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Windows 10 Creators Update rollout: First phase update
April 25, 2017 10:00 am
By John Cable / Director of Program Management, Windows Servicing and Delivery
As we previously announced, the first phase of the rollout targets newer devices. Based on testing work done with our OEM hardware and ISV app partners, we believe these devices will have the best possible update experience and help us decide when it?s time to begin the next phase of the rollout.

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Hi everebody, i recently bought a HP Stream Laptop 14-ax007nl with a 32GB hd. I tried to install the new Windows creators update, but i always get in return an error message saying that's no room enough on my hd to complete the installation. Has anyone tried to do the same thing with the same machine? If so, how was the problem worked out? Many thanks in advance for you answers. JayBlue 

Answer:Windows 10 creators update

Hi,There are a couple of options.First lets perform a disk cleanup and try to create space on drive. Right-click on the drive c: in any folder and click on properties.  Now click on disk cleanup and wait while the space gets calculated, In the next window click on clean up system files and wait for further calculation. Now in the window that appears mark all the unnecessary file (such as old updates, temporary files etc...) and press OK and delete the files. See if there is enough space for installation.Insert a Usb pendrive with at least 10 GB of free space and start computer. During installation of the update if there is not enough space it should give you the option to use the drive for installation purpose. After the installation is complete you can remove drive.Take a look at this link: it helps,David 

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I am using a Gateway model DX4860 with windows 10 ver. 1607. Is this compatable with the windows creators update?

Answer:Windows 10 creators update

Hi,Yes, you can. The details are here:

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As we all know , Microsoft is preparing for its next major windows 10 update dubbed as Creators Update, with new advancements in security , performance and feature. Here are a few features we expect to see:
:> Security intelligence across devices, networks and cloud.
:> Best-in-class modern IT to streamline management
For complete details refer to :
official MS page :

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After installing The latest Windows 10 Creators update I found that the internet will not work. It is connected both wifi or lan but nothing will work ( skype etc etc ) and no web pages will open eventhough connected. I get the same results on my laptop and on my desktop but it is a s thoughthere is no internet even though they show connected. Any ideas would be most appreciated Thanks- Korat

Answer:Windows 10 Creators Update

I could walk you through the steps to reset your network, or I could just point you to the Microsoft article that walks you through the steps: once you're back online, make sure you run a virus scan with a good antivirus program, just to make sure. How To Ask Questions The Smart Way

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it looks like the Windows 10 Creators Update will be releasing on April 11, but if you can?t wait that long there are ways of getting the latest major update for Windows 10 right's available via the Windows Insider program (which is free and only requires a signup) do need a Microsoft Account though

I prefer downloading the iso through the Insider website...current build there is 15058 (but I believe MS is up to 15061 now)...

anyone try it out yet?...any major issues?

Answer:Windows 10 Creators Update

I've got it installed on a Surface Pro 3, the latest build seems to have ironed out most of the issues I've seen. The only nagging one for me, which won't apply to many, is that Edge becomes unresponsive after coming out of sleep and has to be restarted. The nicest thing for me, tile folders, makes the Start Screen much cleaner if you have a ton pinned to it like me.

Also it seems a bit sleeker and better on battery. Just a observation, nothing formally tested. The big deal will be we see how the upgrade process works.

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There's a big new update to Windows 10, which will be released via Windows Update on the 11th April. However, you can manually upgrade using the Upgrade Assistant Tool - just click "update now" on the page below:

Here's a little more information on what this update contains:

ArsTechnica have a good roundup of some of the features too:

Answer:Windows 10 Creators Update - Now Available

Oooh nice, will be doing this later....

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Wow! My wife was playing a game on her pc (The games was downloaded months ago and she wasn't online) when bang - the computer screen went black and after a short time a message came on-screen to not shut off the computer and that Microsoft Windows updates where being installed and that the computer would restart several times. This happened at 2:00 pm and finally finished updating at 4:00 pm. It turns out that Microsoft went ahead and installed the Creators update without even asking - bang and away it started.

No option to opt-out of doing it, they just did it. She will never use any of that stuff.

She hasn't spent much time on it since the upgrade so we don't know if the printer still works, or if her games are still working or if everything is still working.

I sure wish they would give people the option to opt-in or out instead of just doing it. Doesn't seem right to me!

Your thoughts please...

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Hi, I updated Windows 10 with "Creators Update" and since then, the Windows cannot identify my notebook - HP 255 G2 and I cannot findy any driver. HP Support Assisstant does not help.  I found a website, where HP shows type of products that were tested for the Creators Update, and HP 255 G2 is not listed. Therefore, it has not been tested yet, I suppose. I do not wonder, therefore, why my OS cannot identify the notebook, but my question is: Is the model HP 255 G2 going to be tested and will it be resolved in order to be recognized by Windows 10 after Creators Update? Thank you 

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Hello,I am willing to try another more time (this will be the last try) to update my system.As you already know, my system is Windows 10, originally installed the Hebrew version and tailored on it the English language.Also installed Office 2007 and other programs installed.Right now, after some updates were recently installed, system's version is 1511 (OS Build 10586.1007).Once made a try to create the Iso file with the tool and tried to update - it did not work. And by the way, the Iso file was a copy of current system.Now I am asking your help to decide which way to go, I face 3 options:
1. The traditional way, in the system's setting 'chk for updates' and so on, this is lot of time and lot of updates.
2. From ""
by pressing the 'update now' button, or
3. From ""
pressing same button, this is the windows Hebrew site.Cannot make a clean install as this will wipe Office and all other programs.Made a new updated image backup with Macrium on a second disk.Cannot boot from usb, no such option in bios settings.So waiting for your help, and if possible, step by step.ThanksMotim
PS. Any antivirus software is not installed, only windows defender.

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I have had GTA V for a while and it always ran smooth on my Lenovo Ideapad Y700 but after this Windows Creators Update GTA has being lagging a lot. I get 300 mbs upload and download speed with google fiber and it still lags in offline so internet isn't the problem and i have 4 GB graphics card as well as upgrading from 8 GB to 16 GB of ram since the update but GTA still runs slow. GTA without creators update with 8 GB of ram and <12 mbs upload and download ran smoother than GTA with windows creators update update with 16 GB of ram and average 300 mbs upload and download. When i say it ran better i mean it ran way better. GTA ran smooth at 1080p with all graphics settings set to max but now it runs lagy at 600X800 with all settings at their lowest. please help i will give further information if needed just ask

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There's a very long thread here about the creators update ... and a boatload of posts scattered elsewhere ...
... all pointing to problems with it.

So how can I ensure that I DO NOT get the creators update?

Answer:How to NOT GET Windows 10 Creators Update

margrave55 said:

... and a boatload of posts scattered elsewhere ... ... all pointing to problems with it.

There are also a 'boatload of posts' saying we've had no problems with it - I'm one.

What version do you have at present? You'll have to get Creators eventually when your current version reaches end of support. The original 10240 release has already done so, 1511 will be next to go.

Some problems are down to known hardware issues. Microsoft blocks PCs with such hardware from receiving Creators Update through windows update. If yours is such a PC it won't be offered to you until Microsoft has fixed these issues. If you manually install Creators Update you bypass these blocks, some of the reported problems are due to manual installs rather than waiting for windows update to say the PC is ready for the update.

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Just wondered if someone could answer a  question I am being prompted to do a Windows 10 Creators Update is this something I need to do.      Many Thanks  Shedval

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If you can?t install the latest Microsoft updates read on!
I have posted on here before because my pc would not update to build 1703 or 1709. I was advised to do a clean install but this is too drastic as you lose your programmes. It has taken months and 14 major crashes because eventually Microsoft activates the update assistant which overrides any option to defer feature updates and you get stuck in a loop. I spent hours researching the problem and watching the pc restore itself to v1607 so many times and I was in despair. I am not a techie and did not see why I should have to solve what is a very big problem.
The Microsoft Community support site has numerous postings from desperate people about this and I have followed all sorts of instructions but nothing worked. Now my grandson has worked the magic for me. He updated the BIOS but it still crashed. He then updated drivers, removed all peripherals like USB speaker connections and connected an Ethernet cable so he could remove the wireless card from the motherboard. Bingo! I now have v1709. It may have been any one of those things or maybe all of them but this has worked for others too so I hope it helps more people.

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When I turned on my Win10 computer I saw a pop-up with something saying there was a new update or upgrade for Win10 'coming' (Windows Creators Update) and that we should check our Security Settings. Does anyone know what that was all about?
What do I have to do? I don't know that much about computers, especially Win10 which I am just starting to use and learn about.

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HP 3D Driveguard for Windows 10 is no longer functionnal in Creators update.Package can install but got message that 3D accelarator is not compatible. After reboot Drivers appear with yellow ! and software fire a error . Only solution is to disable Driver. Please provide an update. Thanks

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Well I downloaded it and I can't make out what all the fuss is about. Doesn't seem much different to me.
Anybody else tried it yet?

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Windows Hello does NOT work on Creators Update on my Kaby lake late-2016 HP Spectre x360 Convertible.The camera gets detected in device manager but Windows Hello cant turn it on. Hopefully HP wont let this just slide like they love to do please HP fix this ASAP, update the drivers.    

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I am in two minds... Should I upgrade to Windows 10 Creators Update now or wait and use the Defer Upgrades option?
Most are saying its good - but seeing the problem some are facing scares me.

Answer:Should I upgrade to Windows 10 Creators Update?

If you are apprehensive, wait. You may set Windows 10 to Defer Upgrades.

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Since installing the creators update (and all subsequent updates) my computer has been running much slower. Not everything is affected and the two most noticeable things are-

1) When bringing up the permission screen for anything that needs admin status - this takes twice as long as it used to both to load and to go back to desktop after approving. Each takes about 7 seconds occasionally more.

2) When opening any browser for the first time (Chrome, Firefox, IE or Opera) again this is taking about double the time it used to

Most other things, including start up and shut down are about the same as before creators update -

My specs are
MS Widows 10 Pro 64 bit
CPU - AMD FX 8350 eight core 4.34 GHz
RAM - 16 GB
VIDEO Geoforce GTX760 with 8GB memory
System and programmes drive is SSD with plenty of space
All other date on additional drives

I run Secure A Plus anti virus

Not sure what I should be looking at specifically for items 1 and 2 above

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Does the ISO version include the Fall update?
Download Windows 10

Answer:Windows 10 Fall Creators Update - ISO available?

Hello, and welcome to Ten Forums.

Yes the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update ISO file is available to download from Microsoft now.

Download Windows 10 ISO File Installation Upgrade Tutorials

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Hey.i was just come I haven't got the new creators fall update???I went to download it manually but on the website there only is the creators original update

Answer:windows creators fall update

It's not available until 10AM PT.

How to get the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update - Windows 10 Forums

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This is my overall experience with the Windows 10 Creators Update.

Everything works well.

It seems fast.

Microsoft Edge is so much better than before when discussing speed and freezing. Microsoft Edge no longer freezes up when visiting other sites other than tenforums, banking accounts, and Microsoft. tenforums, our banking accounts, and Microsoft have always worked well with Edge.

Overall, I love all what they have done with it. It seems very nice and reliable.

Great job, Microsoft!

Answer:Overall Experience with the Windows 10 Creators Update

I don't really use Edge. I use Opera & Chrome more.
As far as the other stuff in Creators Update, it will be a While before I mess with it.
I like the install/setup process more now.
Turned all ads off right off the bat.

I don't see the Game Mode working with the majority of our games.
My pc doesn't need it, really, as it's not low-end.
The game recording I don't need, as AMD Crimson ReLive already has it.
The 3D stuff, I'll probably never use.
Problems with my hands due to diabetes, so I won't be drawing with a mouse anytime soon.
That's by no means saying I dislike the Creators Update.
I just did the upgrade install with it yesterday, as soon as it was available.
Then this morning I found out Microsoft released the iso for it, so I did a clean install on my old pc.
I hardly use my old pc, though.

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Hi all Since I installed Windows 10 Creators Update (someday in April) I am having an issue with the mouse cursor being very small in all citrix applications and on some parts of the screen in Word. This totally drives me nuts since i support most of my customers in citrix applications. After browsing the forums with no results whatsoever I decided to roll back to the previous version of windows and give the Creators Update another go in a year or so. Since I couldn't roll back to the previous Version of Windows in the Windows Update app (the option just doesn't show up),  I did a full restore by means of the function provided in the Lenovo BIOS. That did work fine but it just reinstalled with the current Version of Windwos (1703 wich is still Creators Update). So no joy there. How can I restore to the Windows-Version that the Notebook was shipped with? I can see a unmounted partition of 1 GB in size. That sounds promising although a bit small... Any ideas? Thank you Markus

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I want to format my PC. I know I can install windows 10 then do all the updates such as as the creators update. Is there a way for me to create a windows 10 installation DVD with the creators update?

Answer:Reinstalling Windows 10 with creators update

Download Windows 10 Disc Image (ISO File)

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I have attached event log as a .rar file containing Event log.evtx.
Problem is that after upgrading with Windows 10 Creators Update I got lots of errors shown in event log.
If someone can go through the event log and advise how to resolve some or all problems I would appreciate it.
Thank you.

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Releasing today!

This week, Microsoft will begin rolling out its fourth feature update for Windows 10. Unlike its predecessor, however, the Fall Creators Update is a fairly substantial upgrade that should offer useful improvements for just about anyone.Click to expand...
Heres a comprehensive list of whats new, expand it to see it all, it a long list.

What's new/changed in Fall Creators update

"Turn Live Tile on/off"-option now has an icon
Start now uses the new scroll bar style introduced in the Creators Update
All items that do not have a submenu in the app context menus now have icons
Start no longer uses its own blur, but instead uses acrylic
The bottom of the start frame will no longer glitch when resizing vertically
Instead of snapping into size, the start frame now resizes immediately when resizing horizontally
The start menu can now be resized diagonally
The transition between the start menu and start screen is now smoother
"Update and shutdown" has been removed due to not working properly
When pressing a tile, the context menu will now appear prior to lifting your finger again
Cortana + search

Cortana can now be set to open with cards visible instead of the home screen
Cortana can now be kept from showing your content from the cloud in search results
Web results... Read more

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I think there may be a serious bug with it and if anyone else can confirm it, that would be great.
My monitor has multiple refresh rates 60,100,120,144hz. Sometimes I use a custom refresh rate of 80hz for certain games that I set in Nvidia Control Panel. However, none of my games acknowledge any custom refresh rates (the desktop is fine), only the preset ones of 60,100,120,144hz are recognised. I have tried several Nvidia drivers with the same result. This only happened after I cleanly installed the Creators Update. If anyone else could please confirm this, it would be much appreciated.

Answer:Any Windows 10 Creators Update users out there?

Well, after several hours I finally fixed the bug. It was caused by the Creators update GAME MODE.
Turn all this shit off and it reverts back to normal.

Edit - the bug returned, but if I reboot after enableing any custom refresh rates, then it seems to hold.

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Since the Creators Update, despite unticking the 'give me updates for other Microsoft products' option in update Advanced Settings, Windows Update is re-enabling this option and downloading Microsoft Office updates - which I do not want. Is there any way to prevent these updates? It seems illogical to be given an option I cannot use.

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As with the Creators Update, the key to our phased approach is actively listening to all available feedback mechanisms and making the appropriate product updates during the rollout. This allows us to provide a high-quality experience for the broadest set of users at an accelerated rate, while also continually increasing the quality and security of Windows 10. This was our approach with the Creators Update released in April and user feedback on this approach was very positive.

For the best experience, we recommend you wait until Windows 10 is automatically offered to your device. You don?t have to do anything to get the update; it will roll out automatically to you through Windows Update if you?ve chosen to have updates installed automatically on your device. Once the download is complete and the update is ready to install, we?ll check with you, so you can pick the right time to finish the installation and reboot. We do this so we can ensure the update does not disrupt you, and we use active hours to help suggest a good time.

If you don?t want to wait for the update to roll out to you, you can manually check for updates on your personal PC using the steps below. This will only work if your device is eligible to get the Fall Creators Update as part of the initial roll out phase. Alternatively, you can manually get the update today via the Software Download Site. This option is only recommended for advanced users on devices running a licensed version of Windows 10. If ... Read more

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I am not sure where i can post this issue.

I was runninh anniversary update and updated to creators using assistant. Now when i go to file explorer i can see some icons but some the icons are missing on all drives. All i can see is folder icon on some but no text is showing next to icon.

All of my gpu drivers and other devices drivers are up to date.

What do you guys suggest?

Answer:Windows 10 Creators Update issues

This happens with anything I install or anywhere i go for e.g if I open control panel i see only icons no text. If i install the program i see no next button or cancel button. Its quite weird i am not sure on what to do.

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I recently decided to update to the Windows 10 Creators Update.......and one MAJOR change that I do NOT like at all is the change in appearance to the emoji.

Before, they looked like this:
Emojis on windows

Now, they're like this:
Is there ANY way I can change back to the style they were in the link I posted without completing undoing the Creators Update??

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The only thing that I seem to like so far from this update is how the colon for the time in the bottom right corner of the Taskbar got visually fixed!

Let me explain...
The colon that separates the hours from the minutes has been fixed; the distance of the bottom dot to the bottom of the text field must have some space that is equal to the space of the distance of the top dot to the top of the text field. Did I confuse you with that sentence? Let's draw a picture.

This is now correct:

The colon didn't use to have any space at the bottom; it laid on that invisible line making it look a little lazy by not slightly hovering off the ground. Let's draw a picture of what I'm talking about:
You don't notice a difference because you dunno what the hell I'm talking about? Let's compare them side-to-side, so you can see what my crackhead mind is talking about:
Look at the colon on the left clock and compare it to the colon on the right clock. On the left colon, notice how there's an equidistance of blank space above the top dot that looks the same as the empty space of the distance of the bottom dot to the ground? Now look at the right clock... the top dot looks like it has space above it, yet the bottom dot is sitting lazily on the ground! BRO, get your ass up and hover so you can look symmetrical and look more correct, and more eye-appealing.

Finally my clock doesn't have that issue anymore because of the update. I'll take a screen shot of my clock, but I do have a modific... Read more

Answer:The Only Thing That I Like So Far About The Windows 10 Creators Update

I'm so pleased for you! I can't even see that colon without using a magnifying glass.

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Anyone notice how the mail app cant show mail messages from a exchange 2003 server, it syncs the folder layout etc, just doesn't display any items.
Worked before CU, after, nope

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guys this update refuses to download its stuck at 0% download, its the KB4013214 creators update and its causing my cpu to idle around 50 degrees and shows in the task manager cpu usage at 30-40%, is there any way to cancel to stop this download or do i need to reinstall windows? please help me im so stressed by this

my pc specs

my specs

Windows 10 Home 64bit
intel i5 4690k stock clock
maximus vii gene motherboard
8gb ram
gigabyte windforce gtx 970 4gb ram
crucial ssd 256 gb
psu corsair 600 watt

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If your keen to get hold of the latest Windows 10 Creators Update and don't want to wait in turn, then head over HERE and download and install it manually. Just follow the instructions and you can have Microsofts newest offering.


Answer:Don't want to wait for Windows 10 Creators Update.


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Next week, Microsoft will release the Windows 10 Mobile Creators Update for just thirteen handsets, but the rollout has already begun for PCs. Last week, Microsoft began to push the latest version of its OS to PCs through Windows Update, but it's not making its way to all machines at the same time.

Microsoft said that "the first phase will target newer devices, especially those we tested together with our OEM hardware partners", before gradually expanding to more devices. Last year's Windows 10 Anniversary Update deployment took several months to complete, and the company has said the Creators Update will take a similar amount of time.

It's not yet clear exactly which PCs Microsoft is prioritizing with the first wave of its rollout, as there's no definitive list of those devices. But if the Creators Update isn't yet showing up for your PC in Windows Update, Microsoft has made it easy for you to jump the queue and upgrade to the latest version right now.Click to expand...


Answer:Have you upgraded your PC to the Windows 10 Creators Update yet?

Updated on two computers. Works very well and love the Smartscreen improvements.

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Get to Know the Windows 10 Creators Update with These 150 Screenshots

The 150-picture gallery
Microsoft Edge is one particular app getting improved, and in addition to features such as pinning tabs aside and more extensions, the browser is also benefiting from new security tools, such as click-to-run for Flash content you come across online.

Windows Defender is evolving to Windows Defender Security Center to group all security features in the OS, while the new blue light filter is there to make sure that you can continue working on the PC during the night by reducing the amount of blue generated by your monitor.

The Creators Update is undoubtedly worth installing, and the huge photo gallery below is supposed to help you get to know the new OS version before you actually proceed with the deployment. There might be other new features that we didn?t get to include in the gallery, but the 150 pics should be enough to help you get an idea of what?s to come in this update.

In the meantime, if you want to try out the Creators Update yourself before it goes live via Windows Update, you can download the preview builds that were released to insiders. Build 15063 is RTM and comes with the same features as the one you?ll get April 11.Click to expand...

Get to Know the Windows 10 Creators Update with These 150 Screenshots

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I previously had Windows Movie Maker 12 and Windows Photo Gallery on My Dell Insperion 5555 that had Windows 10 latest updates 1709 build installed.  Now was uodated to Fall Creators Update and those two proprams are gone. ?    Can I get them back somehow?

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You guys know that Windows 10 has released its Creators update i want to know are you facing any bugs and minor issues with your current AV?

Answer:Windows Creators Update issues with your AV?

I did not notice any problem.
but it is too early to say.

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Hi, Recently downloaded and installed windows 10 creators update. Mostly fine but I have a problem with Picasa3 insomuch as it has an error when I'm trying to scan a photo into it. I can see a review scan with no problem but when I try to scan I get 'An error has occurred while attempting to import. Either the source is unavailable or the destination file is full or read only' I have the same problem on 4 PC's which I've updated. It occurs on any scanner I use to try to import. Any assistance gratefully received as ever. Al

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Hi all

Just had a freeze of my windows 10 when I was out of the room. I was streaming a radio station and left Cent (Chrome clone) browser open and when I came back to the PC the sound was glitching, like repeating a sound very quickly and mouse and keyboard had frozen.

Nothing in Event log other than unexpected loss of power - kernel event. I had to press the hard reset button as nothing was responding.

Have updated the sound drivers on my 64 bit Windows 10 Pro with the latest from Realtek. I had a feeling the screen saver was about to kick in could it be a graphics problem?

Any suggestions welcome. Sorry no dump files as it froze.

Answer:Windows 10 Creators Update crash

Hi banger.

Have you tried the driver verify process to see if it forces out any issues?

Enable and Disable Driver Verifier in Windows 10

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I don't want or use the new material being sent in the update. I just want a basic system, no games, social media and especially the Cordillia or whatever it's called feature. It took forever to turn it off the last time.

Answer:Can I refuse the new Windows 10 Creators Update?

I am not going to persuade you into installing Creators Update.
What are treasures to some can be junks to others.
Each to his own.
You ask a question, I give an answer...................
Have a look at this article/tutorial :How to prevent Windows 10 from installing the Creators Update ? PUREinfoTech

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I have an Ideacentre B550 AIO using Windows 10.  Over the past year I've had a few blue screens of death.  I've tried diagnosing where the problem is, but failed. Now, the PC will not complete the version 1709 (Creators) update.  I get to a point where it says "33% completed" & it freezes and dies.  I've unplugged all peripherals and run the update troubleshooter.  It shows files it claims were fixed, but the next time I run it it shows the same files as being fixed again. Any suggestions about what to do? I'm pulling my hair out over what to do.

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So i think it will be a good idea to collect bugs/issues encountered by our members , and if possible gives solutions/fixes.

Please don't report several time the same issues , if it was already mentioned , just quote it to show that you encountered it.

Answer:Windows 10 Creators Update - MT's Bug Tracker

#1 Start Menu issue
Issue: Start Menu freezes and crashes.
Procedure: try to add my apps icons to the start menu right panel, one app can be added , the second will freeze the menu and it will crashes; the 1st app added before the crash will disappear.

Fix: I cannot manage to find one, tried various methods without success. I reverted to my Windows 10 AU

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Hi there -

Using Win 10 Anniversary Update I had no problem fixing the installation using DISM.

Having done a clean install of the Creator Update and using DISM I get the message: The component store is repairable - The operation completed successfully,
What does this actually mean?
Has the component store being repaired or not? Or does it mean the DISM option has completed the scan?

However, I am unable to repair the installation simple because that the source file cannot be found - or similar, even though I am using the same code as I used before with either an ISO file on DVD or flash drive.

The code I am using is: DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth /source:WIM:G:\Sources\Install.wim:1 /LimitAccess

Your help in this matter greatly appreciated.

Answer:Windows 10 Creators update and DISM

It looks, that Online DISM and SFC scan is broken in CU, but offline should work.

Use DISM to Repair Windows 10 Image - Page 41 - Windows 10 Performance Maintenance Tutorials

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As a regular user, why spends 99% of the internet time, reading and browsing, do I need The Windows 10 Creators Update? I never played a game on PC and not using it for work. Would I notice any difference if I decided to install it? At the moment, everything on my Desktop works absolutely fine.

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I just downloaded the above mentioned update and it looks like some fun things are here. I am interested in giving "Paint 3D" a shot although I am told it's designed for touch screen and I don't use one.
Here's the problem---it has force fed me "OneDrive" which I am not a fan's too obtrusive and even wants me to save everything I do to it.
QUESTION: Is there a way to get it off my computer....NOT turn it off or hide it, but, stop it from popping up every time I want to save something or its appearing in the shell.
I have my own cloud space I'm fond of I don't need another.
All of that said...preliminary observation says this update looks like fun.

Answer:WINDOWS 10 Fall Creators Update

Originally Posted by AFTommy

I just downloaded the above mentioned update and it looks like some fun things are here. I am interested in giving "Paint 3D" a shot although I am told it's designed for touch screen and I don't use one.
Here's the problem---it has force fed me "OneDrive" which I am not a fan's too obtrusive and even wants me to save everything I do to it.
QUESTION: Is there a way to get it off my computer....NOT turn it off or hide it, but, stop it from popping up every time I want to save something or its appearing in the shell.
I have my own cloud space I'm fond of I don't need another.
All of that said...preliminary observation says this update looks like fun.

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