Microsoft Begins Promoting Creators Update In Windows 10

Posted on March 14, 2017 by Brad Sams in Hardware, Windows, Windows 10 with 8 Comments

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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Comments (8)

8 responses to “Microsoft Begins Promoting Creators Update In Windows 10”

  1. BinBinLives

    "Want to be one of the first to get it!??!"

    Um no.

    Don't want all my privacy and user control settings reset to MS defaults yet again.

    Don't want even more ads.

    Don't want more not-even-good-enough-for-phones app bloat.

    Don't want more outdated drivers force-overwriting newer, manually installed ones.

  2. SherlockHolmes

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

    • matsan

      In reply to SherlockHolmes:

      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".

      • SherlockHolmes

        In reply to matsan:

        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?