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

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

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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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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 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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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Windows Ink is about transforming the way we think about computers, from a tool that is great at getting things done, to one that harnesses your personality and your emotions into the things you create. It?s about bringing back the human aspects that a mouse and keyboard (and even touch) cannot express fully, it?s about making personal computers more personal, and an extension of yourself, not just a tool. We want you to feel empowered to create from the moment you pick up the pen, and have the confidence that Windows understands you, knows what you want to do ? by understanding your handwriting, your words and your expression. This is the journey we?re on.

With the Creators Update, Windows Ink is now better than ever! When used with the Surface Dial, it allows you to discover new ways to work and interact with Windows. With Windows Ink, we continue to make it possible for you to do more than with pen and paper. Applications like Photos and Maps have added incredible inking functionality in the last year, and continue to evolve and expand. With Paint 3D in the Creators Update, Windows Ink can now create 3D objects! As we evolve what Ink means to users, we?re also introducing new Smart Ink capabilities to Windows Ink. These capabilities allows developers to understand the ink that is being laid down by the user, using AI to help create, connect and complete user actions on ink. We?ve also improved and added features to the building blocks for Windows Ink, introduc... Read more

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 have two laptops with Win10 Home that I update only sometimes (because the WU service is disabled and because I do when I want to do it).

I just update it and everything was fine but it didn't download the CU patch. Also, I try to force the "Search for updates" but nothing, it says that it's updated. In fact, they updated all the patches of may 2017.

How it works with the CU patch? You have to apply it manually? I was understand that the manually choosing was only for the PRO edition of Win 10.

Thank you...

Answer:Creators Update and Windows 10 Home

Hello, disregarding what you are doing with Windows update, and presuming you have the Anniversary Edition (you don't say which build is installed) then:

MS rolls out each major build over a period of several months. Just think of the huge load on the net and on their servers if they tried to deliver it to everyone.

MS prioritises 'low risk' 'new' computers in some manner.

It may take a couple of months before you are offered the upgrade.

Yes, on any Win 10 PC you can download it and upgrade manually. In fact, that is my definite preference.
Why? It's under my control.
1. I update my disk image of my existing PC. That means I can restore my PC to the same working state it was in from that disk image if something goes wrong.
2. I create a bootable medium of the new build of Win 10.
Why? Because it can be used
- to upgrade several PCs
- for repair purposes
- to reinstall
- to reattempt the upgrade if it fails.

(We strongly and repeatedly recommend the routine use of disk imaging e.g. Macrium Reflect (free) - you can than recover quite quickly even from a failed disk or ransomware without technical help, not to mention user error).

3. I disconnect any unnecessary peripherals, disable my AV, remove one utility I know will conflict.

4. I attempt the upgrade. I prefer to do this without the complication of downloading additional updates at the same time. I will do that subsequently.

A note on restricting Windows updates in general
I set mine to 'notify only' - that is, I g... Read more

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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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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've got quite the issue with my craptop, it's quite the long story.
I've got a Lenovo G580, Model No: 20150; 6 GB RAM DDR3, Nvidia GeForce 635M.
OS: Windows 10, Version 1703, Build 15063.0
It all began with me wanting to get the Creators Update. I had downloaded the Windows update assistant, got all necessary files and began installation. Laptop froze at 32% and did not move for at least an hour. I forced shut it down and then Windows tried repairing itself, then restoring to an older version - both processes failed. Got a clean install of an older version of Windows 10. All was well until drivers had to be downloaded by the system. All drivers that were downloaded were installed and I was prompted to restart. After the reboot, windows logo passed and I was looking at a completely black screen with not back light at all, no mouse curse, no nothing.
Determined that the issue was due to faulty graphics card driver. In order to boot into Windows and actually log on, I had to enter the BIOS and edit the Graphics card options. The only two I've got available are UMA Graphics and Switchable Graphics. Switched to the UMA one in order to actually use my laptop.
I had entered Safe Mode and removed the Nvidia driver that Windows had installed using Guru3D's driver remove tool, downloaded latest driver from Nvidia's website, installed it and then got my next issue.
Logging on, I was welcomed with an error message saying:
nvapi.dll is either not designed to run on Windows or it... Read more

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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I have a PC with an SSD. Despite having the program files on the same disc as Windows 10, I still had a problem with the anniversary update not working, Despite trying several workarounds, It still failed part-way through and reverted to my earlier version. This problem lasted for months, then suddenly, about 6 weeks ago during an automatic update, it worked and I had the anniversary update. I presumed from this tat Microsoft had solved the problem affecting "a very few customers". Now we have the creators update and guess what? It gets to 40% of the update process after 2 reboots and stalls with an error message saying it cannot update a component of f windows. I tried downloading the update from the MS site as recommended, but the same thing happened.
Has anybody else experienced this? Have Microsoft screwed up again? If anyone knows ao a workaround that works, I would be grateful of the help. I have no wish to wait another 6 months for updates that work.

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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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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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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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I was notified by Windows Update that my system was ready to be upgraded to Windows 10 Creators Update. I always prefer to do clean installs, so I use the media creation tool and cleanly installed Windows 10 Creators Update.

I have my monitor set to turn off after a set period of time, but sometimes when I want the display to resume (by moving my mouse or keyboard), the screen will turn black and elements of my browsers (Edge and Firefox) will be missing. Windows reports the my video driver is up to date. I had absolutely no issues whatsoever with the display on the Anniversary Update.

Event Viewer reports the following:
"Display driver igfx stopped responding and has successfully recovered."

I also don't play any games at all, so it's not related to that.

I have tried closing all open applications, thinking it might be a conflict with one of those, but the issue continued regardless of whether or not apps were open (obviously there are still background tasks and services running). Previously, the display stopped responding only when I used my keyboard or mouse to resume the monitor from sleep (the PC is not set to sleep or hibernate), but I checked Device Manager this morning and there's an entry overnight for the display not responding, so now the display not responding even when I'm not resuming the monitor from sleep.

Note that this doesn't happen every single time I resume the monitor from sleep.

Driver version:
Date: 26/... Read more

Answer:Windows 10 Creators Update video issue

Hi, if you search the forum for
igfx stopped responding

you find e.g.Display driver stopped responding and has recovered, shows wrong drive - Windows 10 Forums

There are others and will be more than I found- the others I quickly scanned seemed to have no solution, but may suggest ways to approach the problem.

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After the newest update on May 21, I get that message when I plug in my phone to my laptop. The phone will charge, but it will not connect to the computer. The phone does not have a problem because when I plug it into my old computer running Vista, it works fine. Since I use my phone as a modem to connect to the internet, I can't get online with that computer in order to download anything. I tried to do a system restore, but that failed. I undid the updates, but still get the same message. I'm afraid the update changed something and I don't know how to fix it. I see numerous threads all over the internet saying this is a common problem. I am not very tech savvy. I have tried several of the things mentioned such as restarting computer and removing battery for hard boot, but nothing has helped. Help!

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April 11, 2017 10:01 am
What?s new in the Windows 10 Creators Update

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I saw many pages writing about the 'near share' feature on Windows 10 Creators Update, but there is no way to use this feature in my Surface Pro 3 using Windows 10 Creators RTM.
Did Microsoft pull it from the RTM?
best regards,

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I have a brand new Dell XPS-13 ultraportable with Windows 10 Creators Update. There is a sound delay of 1-2 seconds.

To see how this works go to Control Panel>Sound>Sound properties>Asterisk>test
When "Test" is clicked the sound should be instantaneous but on my laptop the Asterisk sound plays 1-2 seconds after Test is clicked.

Same for caps lock, press, TWO seconds later it beeps.

Windows 10 Audio troubleshooter is NO HELP. It does not recognize a sound delay as "trouble".

Answer:Sound delay Windows 10 Creators Update

Hi, please post a screenshot of your task manager, organising any columns of interest high to low by clicking on the relevant column tab. Repeat for different columns if useful.

- it would be useful to make sure there's no excessive activity.

Do you see the same problem
a. in Safe Mode
b. after a clean boot?

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Wondering if anyone out there is getting better battery life (overall) with the Creators Update? You notice your system running better? Smoother, less resources needed?

Answer:Better battery life in Windows 10 Creators Update?

Slightly better perhaps on my Idol4s.
Sent from mTalk on my SP4

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Hello everybody,
After upgrading to windows 10 creators update yesterday, I lost all of the applications as "Store, Calculator, People, etc.,..."
I've tried to sign in to the MS account but still nothing.
Please help me to solve this problem. Thanks so much.

Answer:Error after upgrading to windows 10 creators update !

No guarantees. Give the followings a try :
1. How to Re-register the Store in Windows 10
2. How to Reinstall and Re-register All Built-in Windows Apps in Windows 10

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I was hoping the Windows 10 Creators Update would fix the issue but sadly it doesn't.I  have bought my monitor this january 2017 brand new from BestBuy and I was really proud to get an HP because they are generally good products. It was shipped with HP My Display to enhance the calibration of the monitor. I have tried many possibilities to install drivers first then drivers after, Nvidia drivers before and after, safe start, even with only this HP My Display app with the system but sadly it doesn't works, always quit inexpectedly. I have called HP and a tech assistant told me 3 months ago they would check and update the drivers and that MyDisplay app. Today, I have checked those date beside each driver on HP drivers site and it still says 2015, 2016. My computer is an Envy 700-349 running Windows 10 with everything updated and I have to work without those useful apps shipped with the monitor. It let me an aftertaste of HP support really sad. Why selling products that we accept to pay more to get a trusty brand if they are not really superior after all. I have received an automated post from a tech pro from HP with a suggestion to update my OS and ask me to give him/her thumbs up for his/her reputation. Sorry guys but you don't deserve it. If you work hard to build a reputation on HP, let me say you should work every aspect not only on new products because when we have to choose new products, the past experience counts when get new hardware.

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I have a little situation, after i update de windows with Windows Updater to Windows Creators 1703 the windows apps opens veryyyy slowww (Store, Mail and Calendar, Xbox app, OneNote etc.).
I have try many things (reset apps, unninstal and reinstal, powershell options) it chage nothing the apps opens very very slow (ex: Mail app opens in about 4-5 minutes or so).
In the Store i get error for installing apps.
What is the probleeem?!?!? Thanks!

Answer:Windows 10 Creators Update Apps Situation!?!

Sounds like im not the only one whos had issues like this.

My system got bricked during the upgrade, but I was able to get it running by using the startup repair.

After I got it running, Windows Store didn't work, many of my apps didn't work, or took forever to load. Also was getting bsods

I ran sfc -scannow and found no integrity violations, and no errors on disk drive.

I had to do a clean install to fix my problems unfortunately

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Hi. I have just updated to the Windows 10 Creators Update (15063) - however the EasyResume feature has now stopped working.  I know this is tied to the power management driver and the Lenovo Instant On service, however I have tried to re-install all the relevant drivers without success.  Does anyone know how to get this working again? Thanks.

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Expression Web 4 has worked great with Windows 10 (32 and 64 bit) through the 1607 version. When I upgraded to version 1703, most of Expression Web 4 still works, but when I try to add a hyperlink and click on the browse within the add link window, EW4 crashes. I can copy and paste a link and it works fine, but the browse crashes EW4. This has repeated on both a 32 bit and 64 bit installation. When I rolled the 64 bit computer back to version 1607, EW4 now works fine. I guess I will stay with 1607 for now unless someone has found a fix.

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It appears it'll be released during "Patch Tuesday" on April 11th, and appears to be version 1703 build 150xx.
You can read about it here:


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Say goodbye to these Windows 10 features in the Creators Update

Microsoft is expected to begin the process of finalizing the Windows 10 Creators Update in the next few days, selecting a release candidate which should make its way to Windows Insiders from next week. The final update is expected to roll out to all Windows 10 users from next month - heading to PCs first, and other devices later - bringing a wide range of new features and improvements to the OS. Some of the new additions include:

An overhauled interface for sharing content
App folders on the PC Start menu
Improvements to the Edge browser, including blocking Flash content by default
Gaming enhancements, including a new PC Game Mode, and built-in Beam streaming
New accessibility features, including support for braille
New management and security tools for IT professionals, along with other security enhancements
Improved privacy features, including a new setup experience
Greater control over Windows updates
...and that's just a small sample of the many improvements and additions that Microsoft is making to Windows 10 in the Creators Update. But while all sorts of new features will be added, Microsoft is ending development of others, and removing some entirely from the OS.

The company has published a list of features that it's removed or deprecated in the update. It explained:

The following features and functionalities in the Windows 10 Creators Update edition have either been removed from the product... Read more

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Its now May 5th 2017, and the Windows 10 Creators Update -version 1703 - still is NOT appearing when I check for updates on Windows Update. It is now a month since release. Can anyone let me know why I am not being offered it?I have been told, via a previous post on this board, that the HP Envy 15-k204na is compatible with the update


View Solution.

Answer:Windows 10 Creators Update - Version 1703 - still not appear...

Hi, No, it won't be shown in Windows Update. Microsoft says it will notify you when your machine ready but you can jump the queue and upgrade yourself: There are still HEAPS of problems. I tried few weeks back for my test machines and all failed at around 70% to 77%.  I would not bother now, will wait for few more months. Regards. 

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I have just updated my Windows 10 computer to the Windows 10 Creators Update! Now, every time after I log in, my desktop is completely black with only my cursor and there is a blank window in the top right corner that says, "Personalized Settings (Not Responding)" on the header! Every time I click on it, it tells me that Explorer has stopped working and it tells me to either close the program or wait for the program to respond! Every time I open up Task Manager to restart Explorer, Explorer is still black with that same blank window! I tried disabling my internet connection, signing out, and, restarting my computer! So far, nothing has worked! Can you please help me get Explorer to start working, again?

Answer:Windows 10 Creators Update Explorer Not Opening!

Hello, do you perhaps have Gigabytes App Centre installed?

There are a few programs which don't seem compatible with the Creator's Update.

You may be able to access Safe Mode (e.g. via shift + left click on Restart and follow the prompts). Please confirm.

Similar here:
After Creators Update: Cant open Windows Explorer, themes problem Solved - Windows 10 Forums

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Now that Windows 10 Creators Update (version 1703) is released, and HP has published its list of compatible notebooks and desktops for the new OS update, why is my notebook not on the tested list. My notebook is the HP Envy 15-k204na and is less than 2 years old. In fact my HP Care Pack is just about to finish. I think it is outrageous that a relatively new high end notebook is not being tested, and of course hopefully proved to be compatible. Can any of the the HP experts furnish any reason as to why this situation should be the case.

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Its now May 5th 2017, and the Windows 10 Creators Update -version 1703 - still is NOT appearing when I check for updates on Windows Update. It is now a month since release. Can anyone let me know why I am not being offered it?I have been told, via a previous post on this board, that the HP Envy 15-k204na is compatible with the update

Answer:Windows 10 Creators Update - Version 1703 - still not appear...

@EckC_25 Double post. Please use Regards.

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after upgrading to Windows 10 Creators Update, one of the several PCI ports remains disabled a device driver in the device manager. It is about:

Intel (R) 5 Series / 3400 Series Chipset Family PCI Express Root Port 3 - 3B46

Also tested clean installation Win 10.
After manual turn it on, the driver work correctly.
I do not see anything in my system problem functionality.
Can you turn it on permanently?

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Hi, greetings all from Argentina. I upgraded my laptop to the new Windows build, and now I can't boot to Windows, it keeps restarting when the Windows logo is displayed. I tried to repair the boot from the USB recovery prompt with bootrec /fixboot and bcdboot c:\Windows /l en-us /s v: /f ALL options, but they didn't work. And the System Restore option doesn't work either, just show the message ""To use System Restore, you must specify which Windows installation to restore.
Restart this computer, select an operating system, and then select System Restore"" How can I "restart" if I can't boot?

Can anybody tell me what can I try before I perform a clean install?

Thanks in advance

Answer:Boot Loop after the Windows 10 Creators Update

On another pc, install Macrium Reflect Free.

Create a USB Rescue Drive.

Boot from it on your pc.

Select Restore tab and click on link 'fix windows boot problems'.

It should list Windows 10. If so click next, finish. With luck, pc will now be able to boot.

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If, like me, you are a frequent user of the Command Prompt in Windows 10, and you're irked about its replacement on the menu with PowerShell, read this article to find out how you can restore Command Prompt to the menu.

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Just wondering,does the Windows 10 Creators Update Edition work ok when you do a upgrade install,I did it last night and the upgrade went fine,and today when playing world of tanks online game the game was freezing,stuttering,losing FPS and it was not playable.After shutting down the game my pc was very unresponsive,any right click would freeze explorer.Even shutting down or restarting the pc at the start button would not work,ctrl,alt,delete was the only way to do it.Maybe upgrade is not recommended and clean install the only way to go.Any thoughts on this appreciated...

Answer:Windows 10 Creators Update Edition Question

An upgrade install works fine for me, but then I'm not a gamer. Others who are gamers have reported stuttering too, and some fixes...

Windows 10 Creators Update Games Performance Tweak

Game stuttering with FPS drops since Windows 10 Creators Update

By all accounts it seems to be the same for a clean install as for an upgrade install.

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From Neowin
Windows 10 Creators Update build 14986.1001 revamps Windows Defender

Although there is still no official information regarding cumulative update KB3206309, released on Tuesday, Insiders have confirmed that the update, which bumps Windows 10 to 14986.1001 on both the Fast and Slow ring, revamps Windows Defender.

After installing the update, Windows 10 displays a message informing users that Windows Defender is making some improvements. More specifically, the update adds new features to Windows Defender, which will finish the antivirus? 'new look'.

Windows Defender is making some improvements. We?re working hard on adding new features and finishing our new look, so not everything is ready quite yet. Some features you?re looking for may not be available now, which is why the previous version of Windows Defender is still available on your device.Click to expand...

In addition, It appears that KB3206309 is mainly a security update, which is no surprise due to the message shown when updating build 14986. Microsoft still hasn't added a knowledge base article for the cumulative update, and there's nothing in the Feedback Hub.

The Windows Insider team is taking a break for the holiday season, so there will be no new builds until 2017. However, yesterday, Microsoft did release ISOs for 14986 which are now available to download.

Answer:Windows Defender revamped in Creators Update

Thanks for the update Bora I have actually already done a video review of the previous version of Windows Defender but now I will have to do another one!

First I will wait for my new SSD to arrive so I can have another 5 Windows 10 VMs

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Hello Everyone, I have an Envy 17 machine running windows 10 and I want to install the latest win 10 creators update. I ran the upgrade tool called "Windows10Upgrade9252.exe" and after it downloads everything and asks me to reboot the machine, after the reboot the update process starts with 0% but in a second it all stops and the machine reboots without any error message. I ranWindowsUpdateDiagnostic.diagcab but it did not help at all. The "windows  update" did not find any updates. It only tells "Good news! The Windows 10 Creators Update is on its way. Want to be one of the first to get it?" What could be the problem with my machine and how to figure it out how to solve this?Why am I unable to install Win10 creators update? Thank you in advance!  

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Updated for Creators Update: Most comprehensive step-by-step I've found for getting Windows 10 under control:

- Disable Telemetry and unnecessary services
- Disable forced updates
- Disable Cortana
- Remove OneDrive
- Remove Windows Store and app bloat
- Remove Xbox/GameDVR bloat
- Remove Windows Defender

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Windows 10 Creators Update Launching for PCs First, Phones Getting It Thereafter

Microsoft is now working on giving the final touches to Windows 10 Creators Update, as the update is feature-locked and the full focus is on bug fixing and performance improvements, with the launch expected to take place as soon as April for retail users.

The Creators Update is bringing important updates to both PCs and smartphones, and although Microsoft has been trying to keep its devices in sync, it appears that the release won?t take place on all devices at the same time.
Since the release of the Creators Update is just around the corner, we?ve asked Microsoft whether it plans to update all devices at the same time or prioritize the launch on a specific platform. And it appears that between the two, PCs are Microsoft?s priority with the Creators Update, so they?ll be the first getting the new OS version, while Windows 10 Mobile devices will receive it at a later time. Here?s Microsoft?s very short statement on this:

?The initial update will be for desktop, but other versions will be available thereafter,? a company spokesperson told us.

No target date for phones, but it?s probably ?soon?
As far as Windows 10 Mobile is concerned, it?s not clear when exactly the firm wants to release the Creators Update, but it?s once again the ?soon? trademark that?s already causing so much frustration in the phone community.

Work on Windows 10 Creators Update is expected... Read more

Answer:Windows 10 Creators Update Launching for PCs First, Phones Getting It Thereafter

Is there any date when this is gonna be released? This month or next?

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 Hello. i recently updated my laptop to Windows 10 Creators Update and after that, my Dolby Drivers got removed. I downloaded from Lenovo Support but they are not installing Dolby Drivers.
Also, after Update my USB 3.0 Drivers are missing. when i try to install from Support, it shows it in device manager and tells me to Restart. after restart i get message, these USB 3.0 Drivers can not be used in This Version of Windows.
They tell me to contact support for lenovo.
Please help.
Mod's Edit: Additional information added to Subject line for clarity of issue.

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I bought my computer last year with Windows 10 installed on it.
When the Anniversary Update came up it auto installed it.
However I then had a black screen and some programs wouldn't work.
I had a friend who works with computers come to sort it out.
However, my friend is not well at the minute. so am very nervous about installing the Creators Update, in case there should be problems again, as don't know what I'm doing.
I keep getting pop ups to remind me
Can you advise me please?

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This pc has run smoothly for quite a while now, until the creators update. now, it crashes every day. I was getting windows out of memory crashes, but i installed the latest drivers for chipset, both lan, bluetooth, vga, and audio. I even rolled back my gpu driver to 372. something. I even re-installed windows to the anniversary, but it updated to cu during the process. Now, i get video driver crashed messages and the pc has to be reset because it is completely unresponsive. I have run virus checks and poolmon trying to figure out what is going on, but it still crashes every day at least once. anybody have any ideas? if you need any screenshots or bug reports, just let me know. I am so frustrated with this it's unreal.

Answer:Windows 10 creators update constant crashing

Hi, it could be helpful if you have a look at Reliability History (type Reli in Cortana's search bar). Explore any red x's and post any interesting reports - in particular, those relating to times the PC crashed.

Note that with upgrade you may now have different driver versions to what you had with the AU. There should have been no need for you to manually update your PC drivers.

Try a clean boot and see if you still experience any crashes.
Perform a Clean Boot in Windows 10 to Troubleshoot Software Conflicts Windows 10 Performance Maintenance Tutorials
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You say you have tried the same graphics driver version you were using with the AU.

You could also research your MBO/PC and see if others have experience of this.

even re-installed windows to the anniversary

Unfortunately you can't now roll back to the AU as you have clean installed the CU - assuming that's what you meant? Or did you try to roll back to the AU?

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I thought I would share this video.

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