Windows 10 Creators Update goes live April 11

Microsoft officials said they'd have more to say on that closer to April 11. Microsoft made a point to mention it's a "free update", which could indicate that major updates will one day require a paid subscription, or maybe just even more ads. It added that customers had the option to refuse the upgrade, as well 31 days to roll back to their old operating system after accepting the update.

The Creators Update will also introduce a Windows Defender Security Center dashboard created to make it easier for users to control their security settings and preferences from one location, Mehdi said.

Bug fixes and minor improvements are expected to be added to build 15063 before the public release as well, so you'll probably need to update again anyway next month. It is also the only browser that can play Netflix content in 4K Ultra HD resolution, bringing the crispest, sharpest entertainment for Windows 10 users. As the name implies, the Creators Update includes new tools for people who make and consume media on their PCs, including a new Paint3D app that updates Microsoft's classic drawing tool to create three-dimensional models. "We said 'huh, this is interesting, Windows Insiders really, really want this.' And the entire Edge book reading experience - including reading out loud - was all based on feedback from Insiders".

This run-down only scratches the surface of the major features being introduced with the Creators Update.

Gamers on Windows 10 PCs will also be getting something from the Creator Update. 'Windows users spend over 50% of their time on the web, but can be derailed by the arduous task of having to sift through countless search results, sites, and the sheer volume of unfamiliar content online, ' says Microsoft. Here are three techniques that might bring you those new features faster.

Click Restart Now to restart your PC and complete the installation process, or Pick a time or Snooze if you'd rather restart later. Gaming mode didn't provide much of a performance boost at all, Paint 3D is still a mess, and the holographic and mixed reality support is conspicuously absent, as far as we can tell. You can already download the previous Windows 10 Upgrade Assistant or Media Creation Tool at this link. Once you've enabled your PC to use Game Mode in System Settings, you can apply it to any game. It is, after all, the Creators Update, so there had to be some artistic qualities to it, right? Though there's no set schedule, devices that came with Windows 10 installed will likely get the update first. "Once downloaded, the Windows 10 system does not have an option for its deletion". If you want to beat the April 11 street date, join the Insider Preview program inside of Windows 10's Settings screen, and be prepared to wait for Microsoft's servers to give the a-OK. And enterprise users of Microsoft's Surface Hub will see a number of top-requested new features for better collaboration, the company said.