Microsoft began a phased rollout of Windows 10 Creators Update to the public over Windows Update on April 11, 2017. The reason for the phased rollout has become more clear today through a post to the Windows Experience blog. John Cable, Director of Program Management, Windows Servicing and Delivery at Microsoft gives examples of issues that have been experienced by customers during the initial phase of the rollout that have forced the company to block further delivery to those devices where problems have been identified. The blockage of the distribution enables Microsoft to protect customer machines and keep the problem from escalating further. It also give Microsoft the ability to solve the issue before removing the block.
John talks further and gives an example about a known issue with certain Bluetooth drivers in Windows 10 Creators Update rollout: First phase update.
Additionally important, John also notes that…
It’s important to note that when customers use the Software Download Site to manually install the Creators Update they bypass many of these blocks. Therefore, we continue to recommend (unless you’re an advanced user who is prepared to work through some issues) that you wait until the Windows 10 Creators Update is automatically offered to you. When your device becomes eligible for the Creators Update rollout, you’ll be prompted to make some important choices on your privacy settings before the Creators Update can install.
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