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Check this List to Determine if Your Computer is Compatible with the Windows 10 Creators Update or Anniversary Update or Not

Technical Level : Basic

Summary

Microsoft released the third revision of Windows 10, called the Anniversary Update or version 1607 in August of 2016. Since then, many users have been reporting issues trying to upgrade to the latest version; even though they are running a version of Windows 10, 1507 or 1511. The next version of Windows 10 Creators Update version 1703 is another release users will need to prepare for before upgrading.

The unfortunate reality is, even though you might be able to run a version of Windows 10, it does not guarantee you will be able to run the latest version or the version after that. If you have been making attempts to upgrade without success, you probably need to check the manufacturers website for your computer model to find out if its compatible with the Creators Update or Anniversary Update or not.

Details

PSA: Create Backup Reinstall Media for Your Current Version of Windows 10 Before Upgrading to Windows 10 Creators Update

Here is a list of direct links to vendor support pages where you can check the make and model of your computer to find out if it is compatible with the Windows 10 Creators Update, Anniversary Update or earlier version. If its not, don’t force it, stick with your current version, contact the vendor by telephone or support forum to find out about support.

If there are no plans to support the Creators Update; or Anniversary Update; or a future Feature Update, your options includes: sticking with the current version of Windows 10, backup then attempt a clean install using the Creators Update or Anniversary Update. Many users have reported a clean install works sometimes, even though the manufacturer does not support it; or consider downgrading to the original version you were running prior to upgrade: Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 Update 1. Both Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 with Update will continue to be supported until January 2020 and January 2023 respectively.

Windows 10 Creators Update

Windows 10 Anniversary Update

If you discover your system is not compatible with the Windows 10 Anniversary Update OR Creators Update, but Windows Update keeps trying to install the Update, you can block it. You can use the following tool to do it.

Is there an option or work around to block updates or hardware drivers that might cause problems?

Yes, Microsoft has released a KB update (KB3073930) that will let users block or hide Windows or driver updates. Click Hide Updates then choose Windows 10 Anniversary Update or Creators Update then click Hide.

You can download it at the following link:
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3073930 

If you upgraded to Windows 10 Creators Update, remember, you have 10 days to rollback from the time you upgraded. If you discover your system is not working so great with the update, this is an option you have. For users who discover the Creators Update is not working 10 days after, but there is no option to rollback, you will need to perform a manual downgrade. You still find direct download links for the Windows 10 Anniversary Update using the following instructions.

Windows 10 Creators Update Version 1703 ISO Files Now Available for Download

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