Windows 10 Creators Update – All You Need to Know
Microsoft is preparing to roll out the next major version of Windows 10 on it’s PC and Mobile devices. Windows 10 PCs are scheduled to receive the update from 11th April onwards, whereas mobile devices should see the update 25th April onwards. The update may be a little delayed in some devices and regions, but all Windows 10 devices will get it eventually. In this update, Microsoft kept their focus on the maker culture and hence the name – Creators Update. Windows 10 Creators Update bears build number 1703 and provides a lot of tools for 3D builders, game streamers, artists and more. It also improves gaming performance, bring in built in Beam streaming, and adds a lot of features and options. Here are a few ways you can get your update early:
The best way to get the update is via Windows Update. Simply open Settings, click on Update & security, click the Check for updates button. This will force your PC to check for updates and if available, it will be download for you. It’s that simple.
Using the Update Assistant
The “Windows 10 Update Assistant” is a tool that is specially built to download and upgrade from one Windows 10 build to another. You can use the tool to get the update on April 5th itself. First you need to download the tool from the Microsoft support website.
When done downloading, open the executable and click on Update Now
Using the Media Creation Tool
The Media Creation Tool is similar to the Update Assistant, but it also allows you to make an ISO file, make a bootable USB flash drive or a DVD drive with Windows 10 on it. This can come pretty handy if you want to do a clean install. The Media Creation Tool also allows upgrades, PC refresh and clean installs. Download it from the Microsoft Support site.
Finally, there is the Insider program that will grant you early access to Microsoft’s software. These are not always stable builds and can have bugs depending on which branch you opt for. The Release Preview Ring is the safest, but gets the updates a week or so before public release. The Slow ring and the Fast ring provide relatively quicker and more buggy updates.
Source: Windows Central