[Review] Download and Installation of Windows 10 Creators Update via Windows Update

We know that Windows 10 Creators Update version 1703 has been released to public. It can be downloaded automatically via Windows Update or manually using official Microsoft tools such as Update Assistant or Media Creation Tool as mentioned in following tutorial:

How to Download and Upgrade to Windows 10 Creators Update Version 1703?

Some of you might be still waiting for Creators Update to arrive via Windows Update as Microsoft is distributing Creators Update from Windows Update in phases. Recently one of my Windows 10 machines got upgraded to Windows 10 Creators Update via Windows Update.

Today in this article, I'll show you how Windows 10 Creators Update is downloaded and installed via Windows Update. If you are also planning to upgrade your Windows 10 device to Creators Update, this review article will definitely help you.

Your Windows 10 PC will upgrade to Creators Update only if you are using the Anniversary Update version 1607 in your computer. If you are using an older Windows 10 version such as November Update, you should upgrade to Creators Update manually using Update Assistant tool.

If you are using Windows 10 Anniversary Update in your computer, make sure all available Windows updates have been installed. Open Settings app and go to Update & security -> Windows Update page and make sure its showing your device is up to date. If an update is available, install it.

Once your device is selected to upgrade to Creators Update via Windows Update, a required update KB4013214 will be downloaded and installed on your device. This update installs the Upgrade and Privacy Experience (UPX) to prepare your device for Windows 10 Creators Update. This update is labeled as "Windows 10 Creators Update Privacy Settings for x64-based Systems (KB4013214)":


This update is required before Windows Update will start downloading Creators Update on your Windows 10 device.

After this update is installed in your device, restart your device to apply changes. After reboot, a welcome screen will be shown asking you to review your privacy settings to get ready for the next update:


It contains 2 buttons: Remind me later and Review settings.

If you click on "Remind me later" button, the welcome screen will appear again after some time. If you want to launch it manually, open Action Center and click on Review settings present under Update and Privacy Settings.

If you don't want to postpone upgrading to Creators Update, click on "Review settings" button.

On the next screen, you can customize privacy settings by setting the toggle buttons to on/off. You can turn on/off location, speech recognition, diagnostics (Basic or Full), tailored experiences with diagnostics data and relevant ads:


Once you finish customizing privacy settings, click on "Accept" button. It'll show you "Thanks! We saved your privacy settings for the next update" message, click on OK button.


Now again open Update & security -> Windows Update page in Settings app and click on "Check for updates" button. It'll start downloading Creators Update labeled as "Feature update to Windows 10, version 1703":


It'll take some time in downloading the update depending upon your Internet connection speed and after downloading, it'll start upgrading your device to Windows 10 Creators Update.

After installing Windows 10 Creators Update, you can review your privacy settings again. Following tutorials will help you in customizing privacy settings:

[Guide] Best Privacy Settings for Windows 10

[Tip] Disable Advertisements, Suggestions and Tips in Windows 10


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  • my dell laptop inspiron came with windowns 7 pro.. and 8 home. 86x64 i think .
    i did the 8.1 upgrade , worked fine. i made back up copys of my windows. 7/81
    then i got the windowns 10 home free upgrade. i wanted to late to uninstall it. would not let me make ,restall,recover or backup disk.
    now my laptop will not do anything.
    just boots up and says i need the boot media disk. or reinstall a new clean copy.
    can you please help.

  • VG

    ^^ If you successfully upgraded to Windows 10 and your computer was activated, you can download Windows 10 Home ISO and install it. It'll automatically activate your Windows 10.

  • It was my understanding that Microsoft was recommending that we do NOT install the Creators Update, to wait until the update was done by windows.

  • VG. My Dell Inspiron laptop has a 32gb SSD that cannot be upgraded and has only 10gb of usable space remaining. Creators update will not install because not enough memory but keeps trying to. How to stop it trying to update automatically on Windows 10 home edition?

  • VG

    ^^ To block/prevent the Creators Update, you can take help of various methods given in following exclusive article:


  • Didn't get creators update after reviewing privacy settings

  • Didn't get creators update after reviewing privacy settings

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