Microsoft Begins Promoting Creators Update In Windows 10

Today, Microsoft has released a new update for Windows 10, KB4013429 and KB4013418 and they fix several issues with the OS and include the patches that should have arrived last month before the company had to delay the update at the last minute. Aside from the fixes, Microsoft is now promoting Windows 10’s Creators Update in the Settings panel.

As you can see from the image above, in the Windows Update panel, there is now the following text: “Good news! The Windows 10 Creators Update is on its way. Want to be one of the first to get it?”. The link, which takes you to here, does not offer much information about when the update will arrive but does try to persuade you to join the Insider program if you want to test out the new features today.

Microsoft has not officially said when the next update will be released to the general public but at CES earlier this year, Dell told me that it would arrive in April. Further, based on insiders at the company, the Windows team is in the final stages of preparing to select a build that will become the release bits for the update.

As with, I believe, all the major updates to Windows 10, expect a patch on day one as well. This is typical as the company needs to finalize the build several weeks before shipping and they use the additional time to patch any remaining high priority bugs before release.

In other news, it looks like we should be hearing more about next generation Surface devices in the near future. Ralf Groene, head of Industrial Design at Microsoft, sent out a somewhat cryptic tweet of “Almost done” which many believe is related to work on these devices.

It wouldn’t be all that surprising if Microsoft held an event for the next generation Surface devices as well as launching the Creators update; time will tell on this one.

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  • BinBinLives

    14 March, 2017 - 5:45 pm

    <p>"Want to be one of the first to get it!??!" </p><p><br></p><p>Um no. </p><p>Don't want all my privacy and user control settings reset to MS defaults yet again.</p><p>Don't want even more ads. </p><p>Don't want more not-even-good-enough-for-phones app bloat.</p><p>Don't want more outdated drivers force-overwriting newer, manually installed ones.</p>

    • gregsedwards

      Premium Member
      14 March, 2017 - 9:43 pm

      <blockquote><a href="#90486"><em>In reply to BinBinLives:</em></a></blockquote><p>C'mon, where's your sense of adventure?</p>

    • rameshthanikodi

      15 March, 2017 - 5:28 am

      <blockquote><em><a href="#90486">In reply to BinBinLives:</a></em></blockquote><p>Weird how none of that will actually happen, but okay. You do you. Enjoy being angry.</p>

    • Delmont

      15 March, 2017 - 9:37 am

      <blockquote>Give it a rest with the privacy crap. </blockquote><blockquote><br></blockquote><blockquote><a href="#90486"><em>In reply to BinBinLives:</em></a></blockquote><p><br></p>

    • Narg

      15 March, 2017 - 12:00 pm

      <blockquote><a href="#90486"><em>In reply to BinBinLives:</em></a></blockquote><p><br></p><p>Wow the mis-information</p><p>Privacy settings won't reset, but you will gain new settings.</p><p>You can ignore the ads, and even turn them off (read Paul's article on that)</p><p>Apps are far less bloat than programs, and are far easier to uninstall.</p><p>Old drivers don't update newer ones from the updates.&nbsp; Where'd you get that stupid info from?</p><p>Are you new to Windows 10?&nbsp; Or just trying to spread FUD from false news?</p>

  • SherlockHolmes

    Premium Member
    15 March, 2017 - 12:07 am

    <p>With every Update of Windows 10, MSFT finds more and more ways to get their customers away from it. Sad. </p>

    • matsan

      Premium Member
      15 March, 2017 - 3:24 am

      <blockquote><em><a href="#90566">In reply to SherlockHolmes:</a></em></blockquote><p>I hope they remember to implement the red cross in the top right corner to mean "yes, please update my computer at the earliest inconvenience and I prefer you do the download over a metered connection". </p>

      • SherlockHolmes

        Premium Member
        15 March, 2017 - 8:03 am

        <blockquote><a href="#90571"><em>In reply to matsan:</em></a></blockquote><p>I dont really understand what MSFT thinks from gaining by what they are doing right now. Windows 10 was free for how many upgraders? 500 Million? And that small number is the reason they are doing all that bullshit? </p>


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