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However, the operating system can still be fetched manually if folks really want it.

In other words, if people fetch and install the software by hand, they will bypass Redmond's blockades, and potentially run aground on their hardware.

Generally, if it isn't restarting your PC in the middle of an incredibly important piece of work, Windows Update tends to whirr away unobtrusively in the background of Windows 10, downloading updates as it when it needs to.

Microsoft has urged non-tech-savvy people – or anyone who just wants a stable computer – to not download and install this year's biggest revision to Windows by hand. It's been two weeks since Microsoft made its Creators Update available, and we were previously warned it will be a trickle-out rather than a massive rollout.

Now, Redmond has urged users to stop manually fetching and installing the code, and instead wait for it to be automatically offered to your computer when it's ready.

"We continue to recommend (unless you're an advanced user who is prepared to work through some issues) that you wait until the Windows 10 Creators Update is automatically offered to you," John Cable, director of program management for Windows servicing and delivery, said on Tuesday.

"When your device becomes eligible for the Creators Update rollout, you'll be prompted to make some important choices on your privacy settings before the Creators Update can install." According to advertising stats counter Ad Duplex, around 10 per cent of Windows machines are running the Creators Update.

WSUS - Windows Server Update Services Microsoft Windows servers are provisioned to automatically pull updates from local Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) servers.

For Microsoft Windows operating systems, customer servers are configured by default to download and install patches as soon as they become available.

For example, the big update has already run into problems with some types of Broadcom Bluetooth LE radios: the code was killing connections with accessories, apparently.

So Microsoft stopped pushing automatic downloads to computers carrying that hardware.

With a single download, you can install the hundreds of updates at once. This update package, which combines updates dating all the way back to February 2011, isn’t being made available in Windows Update.

If you’re installing a Windows 7 system from scratch, you’ll need to go out of your way to download and install it.

If Windows Update has been throwing out error messages, then cross-check the error code contained within against that list – this will likely helpt you to discover the reasons the updates are failing in the first place.

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