10 Devices That Can't Get The Windows 10 Creators Update

End Of The Road

Users that bought a Windows tablet a few years back may get a surprise when they try to install the latest Windows 10 update. Devices that include certain Intel Atom processors -- the Clover Trail series of chips -- will not actually support the installation of the Windows 10 Creators Update, according to Microsoft. The devices typically were released around three to four years ago, and originally ran Windows 8.

We've identified affected tablets and 2-in-1s from a number of leading PC vendors, including Lenovo, Dell, HP, Samsung, Acer and Asus (the devices we found all run Intel's Atom Z2760 processor). Microsoft did say it will continue to provide security updates for affected devices through January 2023 -- but users will otherwise be stuck with the Windows 10 Anniversary Update version as their device's operating system.

What follows are 10 tablets and laptops that can't get the Windows 10 Creators Update.

Acer Iconia W3

Debuted in 2013, Acer's Iconia W3 is an 8.1-inch tablet (it was one of the first Windows tablets of that size) and is usable with an optional laptop-sized keyboard.

Acer Iconia W510

Acer introduced the Iconia W510 in 2013. The 10.1-inch tablet stood out by attaching to a keyboard dock and promising up to 18 hours of battery life on a charge.

Asus Vivo Tab

This 2013 tablet ranked among the largest Asus tablets at the time, with a nearly 12-inch display. The Vivo Tab has come with a Wacom Digitizer Stylus and an optional detachable keyboard station.

Dell Latitude 10

A key feature of the Dell Latitude 10 tablet, released in early 2013, is its swappable battery unit for extending the battery life. The 10.1-inch tablet can be used with a keyboard and has come with the Wacom Digitizer Stylus.

HP ElitePad 900

Targeted at business users and announced at CES 2013, the HP ElitePad 900 is a 10.1-inch tablet with an optional keyboard dock. The tablet also could be paired with an optional ElitePad Expansion Jacket to extend the battery life to as much as 20 hours.

HP Envy x2

Unveiled in late 2012, the HP Envy x2 was an early entrant to the 2-in-1 category for HP, with its touch-screen display and detachable keyboard. The Envy x2 features an 11.6-inch display, Beats-branded speakers and an HD webcam.

Lenovo IdeaPad Miix 10

Launched by Lenovo in 2013, the IdeaPad Miix 10 included a 10.1-inch display and has an optional keyboard that doubles as a case for the tablet.

Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet 2

With the ThinkPad Tablet 2, Lenovo switched over from the Android operating system of the first-generation ThinkPad Tablet to Windows 8. The 10-inch tablet was introduced in 2013 and has worked with an optional keyboard.

Samsung ATIV Smart PC

Initially released in 2012, Samsung's ATIV Smart PC is an 11.6-inch tablet paired with a nearly full-size keyboard, and promising up to 13 hours of battery life.

Samsung ATIV Tab 5

This 2013 tablet represented an early expansion by Samsung from the Android focus of its Galaxy Tab series and into Windows. The ATIV Tab 5 features an 11.6-inch display and an optional magnetic base keyboard.