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Windows 10 Creators Edition Update release date April 11th - How to get it now (April 5th or when your ready)

Technical Level : Basic

Summary

The Creators Edition will be released to the public on April 11th of 2017. But why wait when you can get it "Now" Starting April 5th, 2017.

I’ll show you an easy way to install the update now without a lengthily wait before it is your turn (Microsoft will not make the update to everyone at the same time). So I'll show you how to get Windows Update to do its job now  and download the Creators Update on April 5th or shortly thereafter. 

Note: The exact time the update will become available in your time zone unknown.

Details

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

Announced public release date April 11th of 2017 (Version number = 1703 Build 15063.13)

Build 15058 (Winver shows no expiration date) could be a precursor to the “Creators Update” release expected in late March or early April. 

More: https://blogs.windows.com/windowsexperience/2017/03/29/windows-10-creators-update-coming-april-11-surface-expands-markets/#gprYY1yj2ODbIcg6.97

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 !)

15060           03/16/17            Expiration date: 05/15/17     What’s new

15061           03/17/17            Expiration date: 05/15/17     What’s new

15063           03/20/17            Winver shows no expiration date (see note #6)         What’s new

15060           03/16/17            05/01/17                  05/15/17                 05/29/17     What’s new

15061           03/17/17            05/01/17                  05/15/17                 05/29/17     What’s new

15063           03/20/17            Winver shows no expiration date (see note #6)         What’s new

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’. This will prep your system with any last minute minor updates before you install the Creators Update.

Note: Laptop users should not do this while running on battery power only.

2) Next it should open a page on your default browser. To continue with the upgrade click on the link as shown below.

3) Click on the "Update now" button.

4) Click on the "Save as" button and save the file to your Downloads folder.

5) You can choose to run the file immediately or when you are ready double click on the file in your Downloads folder to start the update process.

6) If you see the message displayed below it means the upgrade is not yet available in your time zone. Otherwise skip to step #7.

7) If you see the message shown below the Creators Update is starting.

8) Your ready to upgrade, click on the Update now" button located in the lower left corner.

9) Your PC meets the requirements for the Creators Update, click the "Next" button to continue.

10) The update is downloading.

11) The update is installing.

12) To complete the update a "Restart" is required.

13) After the restart completes, you will prompted check and change (if necessary) your privacy settings. You can also choose your default apps (Let me choose my default apps / remove the check mark for an apps you don't want). Windows will finalize your setting and then you will see the Lock / Login screens.

14) after you login Windows will check and install any updates. Then you will see the "Thank you for updating ...." windows.

15) Exit the Thank you message window. That's it, your done installing the Creators Update, enjoy.

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

The Creators Update is also available using the Media Creation Tool.

https://www.microsoft.com/en-gb/software-download/windows10

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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