Windows 10, version 1703 now available

Published Apr 05 2017 01:45 PM 101K Views
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Windows 10, version 1703 (also known as the Creators Update) is now available to Visual Studio/MSDN subscribers and we have updated our free, 90-day trial of Windows 10 Enterprise to version 1703.

Version 1703 is the third feature update for Windows 10 and contains a variety of new features and improvements (big and small) to help you more easily manage and better protect your organization's devices and data.

Want all the details on these features and improvements? Check out What's new for IT pros in the Windows 10 Creators Update.

When will Windows 10, version 1703 be available in other channels?

Because the community is open to everyone with an interest in IT-oriented conversations around Windows 10, you'll find that it can help you:

  • If you have already deployed Windows 10, you can get the Windows 10, version 1703 update starting Tuesday, April 11th from Windows Update or Windows Update for Business.
  • Individuals that want to initiate the update manually today, instead of waiting for April 11th, can do so via Update Assistant or the Media Creation Tool.
  • If you have already deployed Windows 10 and use Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) and/or System Center Configuration Manager servicing plans, you can also get the Windows 10, version 1703 update on April 11th.
  • Windows 10, version 1703 will be available for download from the Volume Licensing Service Center (for Volume License customers) on May 1st.

How can I find out more?

Register for our live webcast on Thursday, April 27th. I'll be joined by deployment expert Michael Niehaus, and we'll walk you through the newest deployment and management scenarios for Windows 10, demo new features in Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection, and provide some tips and tricks to help you get the most out of Windows 10, version 1703.

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WSUS stating "Unable to display the Microsoft Software License Terms for this update; the update will not approved".

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I am new to this world, so please pardon my ignorance. I need help to start a thread in passing MCSA for windows 10. I dont know how to do that...Any help will be appreciated...


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Hi Nathan,


Good Day.


I am new in this community and please bear with my English as I'm not a native English speaker.


I am seeking for a solution for the Feature update to Windows 10, version 1703 — also known as the Windows 10 Creators Update. This update is failed to install receiving an error code 0x800705b4. I ran the Windows Update Troubleshooter, and it says that problem was corrected, so I tried to install the update several times and the problem still persists. I have checked the update history and some updates were installed including Update for Windows 10 Version 1511 for x64-based Systems (KB4033631) but the Feature update to Windows 10, version 1703 is failed to install. 


Is there any way to fix this issue and still get the version 1703 from the windows update and/or direct link to obtain a copy of the stand alone installer for the said version, if any?


Any help would be highly appreciated.


Thank you in advance.

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I have the same issue as the gentleman's note above me. 
Trying to install 1703 on a HP 650 Laptop, running Windows 10 64bit O.S.
The auto installer has listed that the package has failed to install several times. Yet, other items have installed. 
Any solutions would be appreciated.

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Is it "Reasonable expectation" to think that a 73 years old lady for who I had bought a New Laptop (ACER) with Windows 10 Pro in Hungarian language, that has 0 computer knowledge beside 'Login, e-mail writing, browsing the Internet can figure out from all the maze that Microsoft has created, could figure out how to Update to Version 1703, when even I who has a bit more knowledge about the previous OS since 1993, has a hard time with this infamous update.I pulled through because I am resilient, but even my lady friend here in Canada, could not figure out how to Update this version.


Has Microsoft created this Windows 10 for people that have a University Degree in Computer Science? 

I would like to have a Reasonable Answer, please!




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I had to laugh, Mr. Molnar, when I saw your response in my mail box this morning. My mind flashed back to an incident years ago when Steve Jobs and Steve Wozinac were creating the Apple Computer platform. (I'm familiar with both Windows and Macintosh systems.) Mr. Wozinac (sp?) presented their creation to a rep at IBM systems, trying to sell the idea of the operating system's ease of use. He stated that; they were trying to create a operation language or computer, that even a 'house wife' could use.
In the movie they made when telling the story of Apple's founding, this scene was played out, and the IBM man sitting behind the desk looked at the character playing Steve Wozinac and replied; "What would a house wife want with a computer?"
When Apple first started, Bill Gates was updating DOS, and indicated that Apple's OS would never really beat out his. Then...
After realization of what was happening around him in the 'real world,' started panicking and throwing together Windows 3.1. Now...
Flash forward some 25 or so years later, and what do you see? Just about every house wife in the world using either a iPhone, Windows or Android phone, (All mini computers running WYSIWYG O.S.) to do their everyday chores.
Lately though, sometimes, I think Microsoft has forgotten that early objective; "A computer so simple to use, that even a housewife could use it!"

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On the instructions on how to update the BIOS;
I have the original BIOS on my laptop that came with it and the OS 8.1. system.  Version; 'F.22."
I'm running Windows 10 now.
I went to the HP site as you suggested, and noted that though they did not have anything for Windows 10, (They referred vistors to Microsoft for updates on this version.) They had made several upgrades to the Windows 8.1 OS till finally stopping at 'F.33'.
Since I'm running Windows 10, 64 bit, would it be ok to "upgrade" to the BIOS version HP did have available, for 8.1? (64 bit.) Or...
Would this cause problems with 10, after its updateing?
Thank you!

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Hi MS,

i´m still hanging on windows 10 version 10586, it´s not possible to use update 1703 and 1709, since oktober i´m still in a updateloop. how can i make my updates??


Win 10 pro 64bit

MSI X99 Board

intel I7-6800k

32 Gb RAM

NVMe SSD 960 as bootmedium


the main problem is, i use my pc for work, and every day pc downloads the latest updates.

but it failed everytime. because of missing os driver for the ssd. (0xc00000bb),

so restart and windows get back to the old 10586 windows.

but everyday this updates starts from beginning, i cannot stop it. and it kill´s my datatransfer volume for nothing. how can i stop it??? and is it sure that the problem is fixed and of january??

or, how can i stop the windows from updating? only for the time MS need´s for fixing the problem.


i read in many forums, that many people with samsung ssd nvm has the same problem,

not only a few.

i write to samsung many emails, but the only thing they told me, that it is not a problem from samsung, it was a problem from ms, they have to fix it. for my opinion they have to make i big red sticker on there ssd medims: DONT USE IT AS BOOTMEDIUM WITH WIN10.

so what can i do?? someone any help, or tips for me??

i will not going to back win 7.

plesase MS help, let your user not standing in the rain like samsung!



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Added "DELL SUPPORT ASSIST" folder in *.WIM file for Windows 10 RedStone 3;  Version 1703 & OS Build 15063.608 (EM, PRO and HOME).  WIM file was created, but i was not able to execute.  


Could you please look into this and guide me how to proceed further.




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