* Added on 9/6/17

If you are in Australia using Windows 10 with the prior version before ver 1703, your PC might show on your Windows Update screen to say “Windows 10 Creators Update is now available”.  Then you click the suggested link it will leads you to;

https://support.microsoft.com/en-au/help/4014184/windows-10-creators-update-here

If you follow their instructions as “To install the Creators Update now, launch the Update Assistant and follow the instructions.” then the following file will be downloaded to your PC.

Windows10Upgrade28085.exe (6.08MB)  and this is to do with “Online Update” for Windows 10 ver 1703

Whilst most of the time, online update will succeed, but some occasions it fails miserably.  As such, if you wish to update your Windows 10 to ver 1703, please choose recommended way as described below.

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Windows 10 Creators Update or Windows 10 version 1703, AKA “Redstone 2”, is the third major update to Windows 10 and the second of the four major updates under the Redstone codenames. The final release was made available to Windows Insiders on 20th March, 2017, followed by a public release on 5th April, 2017 via Update Assistant.

The best way to deal with this update is not through Update Assistant but by Media Creation tool.  Go to Microsoft Windows 10 Download page;

https://www.microsoft.com/en-au/software-download/windows10

Go click the button underneath of;

Create Windows 10 installation media

Download tool now (Button)

Then you will get MediaCreationTool.exe on your local PC.  (Note: it may take a few more days until such time you can get actual ver 1703 image file, though)

You have 3 choices when you run the program (1) Update your PC to ver 1703 (2) Create Windows 10 installation media on USB Flash (3) Create Windows 10 installation image file (ISO file) to be burnt on a DVD writable disc.

I usually make ISO file and burn it on DVD because I feel that is the safest way for the update.

Process will the following;

1. License agreement (Accept)

2. Choose options

3. Select Language, Edition and Architecture (you should choose English (US) as it’s the version used in Australia

4. I usually choose – make ISO (Image) file

5. Choose saved file location and file name

Then Windows 10 installation image file will be saved in your local drive.  Burn the file on DVD, start your Windows 10 (running prior to ver 1730), insert the disc into your DVD drive, follow the instruction on the screen to update your Windows 10 to ver 1703.  The reason for me to say this is the safest way is that I’ve seen so many cases before for on line update failure.  Worst case was that your PC would not start again.

Make sure you backup your system drive before the update in case something wrong happens.

If the above is all too much for you, talk to your friendly computer specialist.

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