Last week, Microsoft made its new Windows 10 Creators Update available for those wishing to install it early, using its Media Creation Tool, or the Update Assistant. Today, the company has begun its general rollout of the Creators Update, making it more widely available to PCs around the world, following months of testing with the help of ten million people on the Windows Insider Program.
When Microsoft announced details of its rollout plans last month, it made it clear that it would be following a similar path to the one it followed for the release of last year's Anniversary Update. The Creators Update will not be made available to all devices immediately, proceeding instead in "phases":
The first phase will target newer devices, especially those we tested together with our OEM hardware partners. We will then expand the Creators Update release to additional devices based on the feedback we receive during the initial phase.
Expansion of the rollout will continue based on the feedback that it receives and on the telemetry that it reviews from devices that have been upgraded. If any particularly troubling issues arise, this should give Microsoft the opportunity to investigate and fix them before they affect more systems.
Microsoft said that the rollout will gradually expand over the next few months, until all Windows 10 PCs have been upgraded.
You can find out more about the Creators Update via the links below:
- Overview of new features and improvements
- A closer look at changes to privacy settings
- How to download and read e-books from the Windows Store in the Creators Update
- Evaluation ISOs for Enterprise customers now available
- New firmware available for Surface Book and Surface Pro 4 running Creators Update
- Windows Insiders: Check your settings