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Microsoft has blocked the Creators Update for some computers

by Josh Levenson | April 27, 2017April 27, 2017 8:30 am PST

Less than three weeks after it started rolling out the long-awaited Creators Update for “new computers,” Microsoft has announced that it’s blocked the upgrade for some machines, and urged users to refrain from manually installing the firmware using the Software Download Tool.

“Blocking availability of the update to devices we know will experience issues is a key aspect of our controlled rollout approach. We decide what to block based on user impact, and blocking issues are a high priority for us to address as quickly as possible,” explains Microsoft.

“Once a solution is available, we will update our forum post and remove the block,” it added. “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 that you wait until the Windows 10 Creators Update is automatically offered to you.”

Millions of users have installed the Creators Update

All in all, Microsoft appears to be pretty happy with the rollout of the Creators Update. On Tuesday, it revealed that “millions” of users have already installed the upgrade, and are thrilled with the new features it brings to the table, including a new Game Mode which prioritizes CPU and GPU resources while gaming.

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Josh Levenson is an avid technology enthusiast who writes news and the occasional how-to. He's also a self-proclaimed sneakerhead and has been an...

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