How to prepare for a clean install of Windows 10 Creators Update

With the public release of the Creators Update for Windows 10 arriving Tuesday, April 11, it’s time to start prepping for that “feature update” (aka version 1703). There are several steps that you can and should take to get your machines ready.

Let’s begin with a discussion of upgrade versus clean install of this new major Windows 10 release and an overview of the pros and cons for each approach.

Clean install versus upgrade install

The fastest and easiest way to move up to the Creators Update is to simply let Windows Update handle it. That is, you’ll be offered the Creators Update through Windows Update sometime after the release goes public, when you accept the offer, the update will download itself and get installed on your PC(s).

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