Microsoft expected to start rollout of Windows 10 Creators Update on April 11

Back in January, we revealed that Microsoft is planning to release the Windows 10 Creators Update in April. Following our report, Dell confirmed at CES that the Windows 10 Creators Update will indeed be available in April.

We are now a lot closer to the release of the Windows 10 Creators Update (codenamed “Redstone 2”), which means Microsoft is getting ready to start the public rollout of the Creators Update. Just last week, Microsoft detailed some of the improvements to Windows Update that will help users upgrade to the Creators Update without any hiccups such as sudden reboots.

And now, we have the possible release date for the Creators Update.

According to three of our sources who are close to Microsoft’s plans, the Windows 10 Creators Update rollout will get kicked off on the 11th of April. Redmond is expected to sign-off the Windows 10 Creators Update sometime next week. We also expect the company to officially announce the release date for the Creators Update by the end of March, or the first week of April. We should note that the release dates aren’t exactly “final”, and internal plans are always subject to change — so we’d suggest taking this with a tiny grain of salt until Microsoft officially announces the dates. Even after the official announcements, release dates aren’t always accurate as we have seen in the past.

As Microsoft will be signing off the Windows 10 Creators Update sometime in mid-March, Windows Insiders should be able to try out the “close-to-final” release of the Creators Update shortly after the sign-off.

It’s important to note that Microsoft has already started working on the next update for Windows 10, codenamed “Redstone 3”. Windows Insiders will likely start getting the first Redstone 3 build sometime in late April or early May, and that will arrive for the public later this year — sometime around September/October. Unlike Redstone 2, the Redstone 3 upgrade is expected to be a much bigger one.

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