Microsoft will start to roll-out the Windows 10 Creators Update to newer computers first. The roll-out officially starts on the 11th of April but users who can’t wait can use the Windows Upgrade Assistant from the 5th of April to update to the Creators Update early.
John Cable, Microsoft’s Director of Program Management, Windows Servicing and Delivery explains on the company’s blog how the upgrade will be distributed and why, “based on our experience and feedback from our customers, we believe a phased approach provides the highest quality update experience to the broadest set of customers. The first phase will target newer devices, especially those we tested together with our OEM hardware partners.”
After that initial phase Microsoft will gradually release the Creators Update to the rest of the Windows 10 user base. The company expects that it will take months before all 400 million computers running Windows 10 are upgraded.
Cable also explains in the blog that users have more ways to control when the upgrade is performed.
“These include the ability to specify a time that is convenient for you, pause updates for a week, and expand the “active hours” time window during which you don’t want to be disturbed by an update,” Cable writes.
Users who can’t wait till the official release on the 11th of April can download the Update Assistant from the 5th of April.
“For the those of you who are eager to get the Creators Update right away, you will be able to initiate the update manually, starting on April 5th, via Update Assistant. This option is intended for advanced users on devices running a licensed version of Windows 10,” Cable explains.
The Creators Update is one of largest Windows 10 updates and adds all kinds of new features to Windows 10. During the installation users are asked to confirm their privacy settings.