Don’t Have Windows 10 Creators Update Yet? No Worries!

By | May 24, 2017
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Don’t Have Windows 10 Creators Update Yet? No Worries!

First things first. Windows Creators Update is  Version 1703. The previous version is Windows Anniversary Update (Version 1607). To find out what version you have follow the instructions here. If you have Version 1703 – you have Version 1703 already, then you’re all set.

Windows 10 Creators Update is slowly rolling out in different areas so your PC will eventually update. Darcy is in Michigan and one of her computers has not has updated from Anniversary Update (Version 1607)  either. She am still waiting. If you do not want to wait for the Creators Update (Version 1703), you can update manually.

First to check the status of your PC type “Update” (no quotes) in Cortana (taskbar) search, if your computer has not yet updated to Creators Update you will see this: “Good news! The Windows 10 Creators Update is on its way. Want to be one of the first to get it? …  You can either click the link shown there to get it right away or get the update by going to

The important thing to remember is that the Creators Update (Version 1703) is slowly rolling out. If you don’t have it yet, no worries, you’ll be getting it soon. And if you don’t want to wait, now you know how to get it right away.

12 thoughts on “Don’t Have Windows 10 Creators Update Yet? No Worries!

  1. rocketride

    Exactly one of my 4 has gotten the 1703 update. I have a weird problem with it. As is usual for a major windows update, this one stomps on a number on a number of user settings. Among these is any setting that involves not having the Shortcut Arrow on desktop icons. My usual way of dealing with this is to use Ultimate Windows Tweaker (v4.2.2.0 is apparently current). When I tried it, however, the icons went away completely. Just the Name Tags left on the desktop. Restoring the arrows in UWT did, at least also restore the icons.

    How do I get rid of the arrows while keeping the icons?
    Ans what is it with MS insisting that those arrows be there. The only thing that’s ever on my desktop that isn’t a shortcut, other than the odd, stray desktop.ini file , is the Recycle Bin. (Which actually is a kind of shortcut.)

    1. infoave Post author

      I have no idea… the arrows never bothered me, then again I don’t have any shortcuts or anything else on my desktop. I am sure someone, somewhere, has a tip about removing shortcut arrows from shortcuts… but I’m sorry I don’t. I haven’t seen anyone ever request it before. Anyone else interested?

      As far as why Microsoft insists on putting arrows on shortcuts, you’d have to ask them. I am not privy to the goings on in the inner sanctums of Microsoft 🙂 I would guess it helps some people tell tell the difference between a shortcut and file. For instance, a program’s exe file icon might be the same as its shortcut icon.

    2. Debbie

      There is a new version 4.2.3 which corrects the problem according to their site

    3. Debbie

      I tried the new version to make sure it works & it does. It takes the arrows away & leaves the icons intact.

  2. Carol Gallo

    I’m in Connecticut and got the win.10 creators update about 3 weeks ago.
    Working great.

  3. Georgina(aka Mops)

    Hi…Got the update but I’ve lost your start page…..H-E-L-P

  4. Carol Ross

    I went & got the Creators Update due to a problem with my computer. It has a new feature which TC & Darcy have written about called Fresh Start. Works great. Plus it got rid of manufacturer bloatware. Caution: most programs have to be reloaded. It did leave most of my drivers in place. It also left my wallpaper selection the same. Wow, now that sure saved me a lot of time!! But seriously, Microsoft scored a plus on this feature.

    1. infoave Post author

      Hi Carol, we covered Fresh Start in this article and we hope we made it clear that you’re going to lose whatever programs were installed. The only programs you’ll have after a fresh start is the programs that come with Windows 10 (for example Edge, Internet Explorer). But that’s kind of the point. If you want fresh start, wiping out all the programs (including bloatware and trialware installed by the PC manufacturer (which are progams), is the best way to get a “fresh start”. The best part of fresh start is that is saves all of your personal files and even some of your settings. Its process is to save all personal files to a special protected file, then wipe the hard drive, install a fresh copy of Windows (clean install) and the put your personals file back where they were.


    I am confused. Do we have to install this Windows Creator? I don’t want to lose all my programs and settings. I am not really sure what the Windows Creator is supposed to do….. Every time something comes out or an update comes out and installs itself my computer becomes a nightmare to deal with…. I can’t afford to lose all my settings or any of my programs as I need my computer for my school work and job.

    Please advise. Even though I read your postings I am still not sure that I understand what the Windows Creator is. It scares me that I might lose an awful lot of stuff…..

    1. infoave Post author


      I will try to make this kind of confusing subject, as simple for you as I can for you. 

      Let’s start with this: It’s not Windows “Creators”. It’s Windows 10 — Creators Update — and it’s officially known ans Windows 10 Version 1703 (Creators Update).

      Windows is no longer going to introduce totally new versions of  Windows as they have in the past. By totally new versions of Windows, I mean like:

      Windows 95
      Windows 98
      Windows ME
      Windows XP
      Windows Vista
      Windows 7
      Windows 8

      But there will be no Windows 11, Windows 12…  just Windows 10. Windows 10 is it. Windows is now a service, according to Microsoft, and like any service it will be continually improved and updated.

      And like other versions of Windows, it will receive regular updates and security patches. But in addition to these, according to Microsoft, twice each year, it will receive a major update. In the past, these major updates might have been called Service Packs… but now they’re referred to by version number and a common name. The original version of Windows 10 was version 1507. That was released on July 29, 2015. The first major update was called the Windows 10 “November Update” or version 1511. Then in August 2016 came the Windows 10 “Anniversary Update” or version 1607.  In April of this year, Microsoft released Windows 10 Creators Update or version 1703. None of these updates are whole new releases of Windows. The Creators Update is just  one in a series of  major updates to Windows 10. It contains some new features and it make some changes to the operating system.  Updating does not require you to reinstall your programs or lose all your settings or lose any data.  And Microsoft has been excellent at making sure if, for some reason, the update fails to install correctly, that your PC is restored to its previous state.

      As for your question “Do I have to update?”. No. You don’t have to update right now, but you will have to update before support for your version of Windows 10 expires. If you don’t, you won’t receive anymore critical updates or security patches, and that will leave your computer vulnerable.  So, no you don’t have to update right now, but you will have to update to a newer version of Windows 10, at some point. The end of support is known as “End of Life dates” for the various versions of Windows 10. On this page, you’ll find a listing of all released versions of Windows 10 and their End of Life dates. 

      If you don’t know your current version of Windows 10, you can find out by pressing and holding down the Windows Key and tapping the “R” key. In the Run dialog that appears, type WINVER and press Enter. Your current version will be displayed.

      I hope this helps you, Roseanne.

      1. Pam

        Just got a new computer with Windows 10 . This was exceptionally explained as usual. Thank you!


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