This is going to be a short post. Microsoft few days back had announced that Windows 10 Creators Update will be available generally on April 11th.
It is however, going to be a staggered release. Meaning, not everyone will get this update on April 11th. After past experiences, like with Anniversary Update which brought in a lot of issues. This time they are releasing in stages.
First, they will release it to ‘Known good hardware’, that is, where they have telemetry data of good configurational PCs and which they have already tested on. This also suggests, their Surface product lines will also see day of light before others. Surface products will get Creators Update first, since it is a first party product.
I believe the rollout will take 8 weeks or more, like the Anniversary Update which took almost 3 months and more.
But, if like me, you are waiting impatiently for the Creators Update (CU). I have good news for you, you can get the CU today.
Microsoft said, on April 5th Windows 10 Creators Update will be available to download via Windows 10 Update Assistance.
If you click on the link above, you will land on the Download Windows 10 page (image above)
Hit on “Update Now” button and a small utility named “Windows10Upgrade9252.exe” will download to your computer.
Head to and double/single click to launch it.
Read the instructions, and click Next, it will then tell you whether you PC meets minimum requirements, it checks the CPU, storage. Click next and Windows will start downloading, as shown below.
And that’s it. Upon finishing, it will alert you to install Windows now or later.
The upgrade/installation process takes approximately 30-40min depending on your PC configuration.
Do check out my other posts on Windows 10 Creators Update:
Happy install 🙂