The next major update to Windows 10 will be finalized later this week and will be available to all by the middle of April. The version of Windows 10 will reach RTM or Release to Manufacturing later this week. A newer version will be released to Windows Insiders to test before it is deemed to be good enough to be released to public.
11th April Release
Sources are saying that Microsoft is aiming for 11th April as the release date. This is the date that Windows 10 devices that are running the Anniversary Edition of the operating system will be eligible for the download. The devices still running older Windows 10 versions will have to wait a bit longer.
During the update process, Microsoft slowly deploys the updates, making sure that nothing goes wrong. So, you might have to wait a week or so until your device gets white-listed for the update. Microsoft rolls out updates in waves so that there are no major upgrade issues.
Xbox and Windows 10 Mobile will have to Wait
There’s no news as to when Windows 10 Creators Update will be available for Xbox or Windows 10 Mobile devices. Both the categories are not only eligible, but will also receive the updates. But there is no word on the date. It can be expected that sometime after April, this year, the devices will get the Creators Update.
Bug Squashing after Release
Once the update is released, Microsoft will also release a series of updates to fix bugs that it will encounter in various PCs. So, if you experience any issues after the Creators Update, you will have to wait for the next cumulative update to fix those issues. Windows Insiders, on the other hand will get smaller ‘zero day’ updates to get bugs fixed.
The next update that will follow the Creators Update is scheduled to be released later this year.
Source: Windows Central