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Windows 10 Creators Edition Update - How to get it now

Technical Level : Basic


The Creators Edition will be released to the public in late March or early April of 2017. When it becomes available I’ll show you an easy way to install the update now without a lengthily wait for Windows Update to do its job and download the update.


Code named "Redstone 2" (Windows Insider builds 14901 and later) will officially become the "Windows 10 Creators Update"

Expected public release date Late March or early April of 2017 (expected version number = 1703)

Build 15058 (Winver shows no expiration date) could be a precursor to the “Creators Update” release expected in late March or early April.  Add 14days to 3/14/17 and you get March 28th as a projected release date.


If you want a peek at some of the new features that have been incorporated in the Windows Insider's builds that will lead up to the Creators update then click on the "What's new" links listed below. Keep in mind these Insider builds are in essence beta versions and not every feature mentioned for a specific build may not be incorporated or may be modified in the final release to the public.

Build            Release

number       date            

14901           08/11/16            What's new

14905           08/17/16            What's new

14915           08/31/16            What's new

14931           09/21/16            What's new

14936           09/28/16            What's new

14942           10/07/16            What's new

14946           10/13/16            What's new

14951           10/19/16            What's new

14955           10/25/16            What's new

14959           11/03/16            What's new

14965           11/09/16            What's new

14971           11/17/16            What's new

14986           12/07/16            What's new

15002           01/09/17            What's new

15007           01/12/17            What's new

15014           01/19/17            What's new

15019           01/27/17            What's new

15025           02/01/17            What's new

15031           02/08/17            What's new

15042           02/24/17            What’s new

15048           03/03/17            What’s new

15055           03/10/17            What’s new

15058     No expiration date  What’s new   (Winver in the screen shot below shows no expiration date !)

Two important things to do before you start the update when it becomes available:

A) Create an image backup of your current version of Windows 10. Should the update fail you can restore the image to your disk drive and try again.

B) Disable any third party Anti-Virus software you may have installed!

How to install the update:

1) Go to Windows Update, by opening the start menu, click on ‘Settings’ / Updates & security or in the ‘Search box’ type: update' and open ‘Check for Updates’.

2) Now look down for 'Learn More' link and click on it, it should open a page on your default browser.

You also may have the option to use Windows 10 Creators Update ISO:

As to when the Media Creation Tool ISO download will be updated to the Windows 10 Creators Update is not known at this time and may be delayed from the actual release when using Windows Update.

Additional Information:

Complete list of Windows Insider build numbers, what happens when a build reaches its expiration date and Creators Update release date

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