In January, we reported that Microsoft is planning to release the upcoming Windows 10 Creators Update in April. Late last month, we also reported that the Windows 10 Creators Update will have a version number of 1703. Today, Microsoft has confirmed the version number for the Windows 10 Creators Update.
Redmond today released Windows 10 build 15055 to Windows Insiders in the Fast Ring. With the new build, Microsoft has quietly updated the version number ahead of the official release of the Creators Update to version 1703. The change was first spotted by our friends at Neowin. Previously, the version number was 1607 which is the official version number for the Windows 10 Anniversary Update. The new version number can be seen in the latest Insider Preview release of Windows 10 PCs, as well as Mobile devices.
If you are familiar with how Windows 10 version numbers work, you might think that the Windows 10 Creators Update will be released in March (1703 indicates March 2017). But this isn’t actually the case — the version number refers to the compilation date, which is why the CreatorS Update has a version number of 1703 as the RTM build will be compiled sometime in March.
Microsoft is expected to sign-off the Windows 10 Creators Update sometime in mid-March, and the software giant is also expected to start the rollout of the update on the 11th of April. We are only a few weeks away from the official, public release of Windows Creators Update — so get your machines ready:
Winter is coming. 1703 is coming.