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It’s official: Windows 10 Creators Update to begin official rollout on April 11th

In a blog post today, Microsoft announced that the Windows 10 Creators Update is ready, and will begin rolling out to the some 400 million Windows 10 devices in the coming days and weeks. The rollout will begin on April 11th, a date widely circulated unofficially already.

Windows Insiders won’t have to do much of anything, as they’ll already have build 15063 on their machines. For those that haven’t wanted to try out Insider builds, but can’t wait for a rollout, they’ll be able to use the Windows 10 Update Assistant to get the latest bits. For the rest of the Windows 10 Community, the rollout, as usual, will begin slowly, making sure that the updates are going smoothly.

Paint 3D

Paint 3D

The Windows 10 Creators Update includes a number of new features, everything from 3D Paint to built-in Mixed Reality capabilities, to gaming improvements with Beam integration and Game Mode, to a number of Edge improvements including a brand new Books for Windows Store that will allow you to purchase or download books and read them right from within the built-in browser.
Other improvements include a “night light” feature to bring less blue light and more warmer colors to night time computer viewing, which supposedly will allow for better sleep once you’ve finished staring at the screen for the night, and a mini view, a sort of Picture In Picture for your PC, allowing you to Skype or watch video from an always on-top window.
For Windows Insiders, this means that one chapter is closing and another, focused on Redstone 3, is about to begin. For hundreds of millions of others, they’re about to experience the Windows 10 Creators Update for the first time.
Are you already on the latest build, or have you been waiting for the Creators Update to be finished? Let us know in the comments below.

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