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Microsoft’s next major Windows 10 update will be released soon as a free download

Published Mar 30th, 2017 9:14AM EDT
Windows 10 Creators Update Release Date Free Download
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Microsoft announced its next major Windows 10 upgrade months ago, without revealing a release date for Windows 10 Creators Update. Beta testers were able to try out the new Windows 10 build for a while, but regular users who aren’t comfortable using unstable operating systems still had to wait. Now, Microsoft finally confirmed the launch date for Windows 10 Creators Update.

Microsoft will start rolling out Windows 10 Creators Update version 1703 on April 11th, Microsoft explained in a blog post.

Windows 10 Creators Update will roll out to customers around the world as a free download, the company announced, while also revealing that its high-end Windows computers, including the Surface Book and the Surface Studio, will be coming to new markets.

“I’m excited to share our latest update to Windows 10, the Creators Update, will begin to roll out on April 11th,” Microsoft Corporate Vice President for Windows and Devices Group Yusuf Mehdi explained. “The Creators Update is designed to spark and unleash creativity, bringing 3D and mixed reality to everyone and enabling every gamer to be a broadcaster. Beyond creativity, it brings new features to Microsoft Edge, additional security capabilities and privacy tools, and so much more.”

The update will be rolled out in a “measured way,” the exec explained, “to ensure the best possible customer experience.” That means you’ll be able to actually prepare for the install and schedule it to take place at a convenient time. You’ll even be able to “snooze” the update for three days at a time, in case you need uninterrupted access to your computer. If you want access to the Creators Update right now, here’s what you need to do.

You can read more details about the new features and improvements coming in Windows 10 Creators Update, including the additional security and privacy features included in the update, at this link.

Chris Smith Senior Writer

Chris Smith has been covering consumer electronics ever since the iPhone revolutionized the industry in 2008. When he’s not writing about the most recent tech news for BGR, he brings his entertainment expertise to Marvel’s Cinematic Universe and other blockbuster franchises.

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