Windows 10 Creators Update Release Date Confirmed by Three Sources

Mar 9, 2017

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Earlier in the year, it was revealed that Microsoft will start releasing the next version of Windows 10 in April. Microsoft has rolled out a number of features and improvements to the Windows Insiders testing the upcoming Windows 10 Creators Update, codenamed Redstone 2. Now, a new report has tipped the Windows 10 Creators Update release date to be April 11.

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Windows 10 Creators Update release date rumors start pouring in

If the latest report is to be believed, it appears that we won't have to wait until Microsoft's Build event to get the Windows 10 Creators Update for our non-Insider PCs. Citing three unnamed sources, folks at MSPU have reported that Microsoft plans to release the next major update to Windows 10 on April 11.

"According to three of our sources who are close to Microsoft’s plans, the Windows 10 Creators Update rollout will get kicked off on the 11th of April," the report said. "Redmond is expected to sign-off the Windows 10 Creators Update sometime next week. We also expect the company to officially announce the release date for the Creators Update by the end of March, or the first week of April."

The publication did add that the date isn't final and we all know Microsoft has often changed rollout dates (even those officially announced) at the last minute due to update issues or some critical bugs.

Even if this report turns out to be true and Microsoft does begin Windows 10 Creators Update rollout on April 11, not everyone will receive the new version on the same day. As we saw with the Anniversary Update, it took some users as long as over two months to finally get the update. Microsoft releases major updates in waves, which helps the company avoid overloading its servers. However, even with phased rollout, the upgrades shouldn't take over a couple of weeks.

Previously, the company had focused on receiving feedback from early adopters and working on errors (read: compatibility issues) before the updates were made available to everyone. It is unclear whether the Redmond software maker will follow the same strategy it did with the Anniversary Update last year, or if it will try to remove all the bugs using its internal teams and a strong Insider community.

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Windows 10 Creators Update is expected to bring a number of features, including Game Mode, Night Light, Pick Up Where You Left Off, and creativity tools, along with Edge and Cortana updates.

However, April's update won't be as big as the Windows 10 Redstone 3 that is slated for a release later this year. As shown in several leaks, Microsoft has already started to work on Redstone 3, which will bring significant improvements, including the rumored Neon design overhaul.

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