Microsoft Details How It Plans to Roll Out the Windows 10 Creators Update

Microsoft has released a blog post in which the company details how they plan to roll out the forthcoming Windows 10 Creators Update currently slated for an April 11th launch. As we previously learned, all PC users can expect the update on or around this date, with exact release timeframes depending on your PC’s manufacturer, make, and model. Microsoft says newer devices and those that belong to OEMs who helped test the Creators Update will get the software upgrade first, while other devices based on the amount of feedback received regarding that particular hardware will be next. All others will follow over the coming weeks.

As for Windows 10 Mobile users, this also depends on the manufacturer, make, and model. Other factors also come into play in this regard, however, such as country or region, mobile operator or service provider, specific installed software, hardware limitations, and the amount of received feedback. So while the Creators Update will become available April 25th, not everyone will get it on day one. You may have to wait months before you see the update, so be patient.

Luckily, if you’re eager to get the Creators Update on your own PC, Microsoft will allow you to upgrade manually through the Upgrade Assistant starting April 5th, one week before everyone else gets the update. Yes, this is a safe route to take. And yes, you can download images of Windows 10 build 15063 [the official build number of the Creators Update considered the Release to Manufacturing (RTM)] from here as long as you’re a member of the Insider Program.

You won’t be seeing Windows Mixed Reality or the infamous People bar in this update, unfortunately, but Microsoft will be including the following in the Windows 10 Creators Update:

  • Gaming mode for better gaming performance
  • Beam streaming app for Windows 10 Xbox app for streaming gameplay
  • Night light which filters out blue light and doesn’t strain your eyes as much
  • All-new Paint 3D app and 3D tools for working with three-dimensional renders
  • 360-degree video support in Movies and TV app
  • New Ebook section in Windows Store for reading inside Edge
  • Improvements to Edge like better tab management and tab previews
  • Picture-in-picture support for movies, videos, and Skype calls
  • Folders in Start menu
  • Auto-lock when carrying a paired iPhone, Android, or Windows phone away from your PC

There’s obviously more within this update like new iconography in certain places, so if you wanna learn more, click here. We expect even more significant updates to come by the end of the year with Redstone 3, the next major update to Windows 10 which will likely be previewed at Build 2017 in May.