Microsoft is still slowly releasing the Creators update, and the WannaCry Ransomware is pointing out that some people don’t patch well. We finish the month with the optional preview updates that will come out next month.
Have You Received the Creators update yet?
I feel like a little kid in the back of the car jumping up and down and pestering Mom and Dad asking them if we are at our destination yet. On a test laptop I have here at home, I am still awaiting the Creators update. It has yet to be installed on my relatively new Lenovo Thinkpad laptop.
I’ve already been tracking a few known issues such as Network printers failing due to machines having less than 4 GBs of memory. There’s also a known issue when certain antivirus is installed while the creator’s update is installed as noted in the Answers forum. To work around this issue, make sure you update the antivirus or remove it and reinstall it.
Because the Creators Update is heavily reliant on 3D and video enhancements, I’m seeing that video drivers are the key item that may need to be updated. In fact a known issue with Nvidia video drivers, as noted in the forum, showcases that you need to update your video drivers.
While I haven’t received the Creators Update yet, Microsoft in their recent BUILD conference announced a Fall Creators Update that includes quite a bit of features that per an article by Paul Thurrott sounds more palatable to consumers than Enterprises. The ability to “Pick Up Where You Left Off” feature that relies on Cortana is definitely one of those consumer features that look to be interesting. Many of the Build sessions have been recorded and can be viewed online.