Microsoft’s Creators Update for Windows 10 will start rolling out to PCs on April 11. The update will be distributed to computers during the company’s next Patch Tuesday.
Microsoft announced the release date of the Windows 10 Creators Update today on its blog. “Today, I’m excited to share our latest update to Windows 10, the Creators Update, will begin to roll out on April 11,” Microsoft’s corporate VP of Windows and devices group Yusuf Mehdi said. “Beyond creativity, it brings new features to Microsoft Edge, additional security capabilities and privacy tools, and so much more.”
Microsoft is planning to release the Windows 10 Creators Update gradually to make sure that users, as well as the company’s servers, aren’t overwhelmed. Windows 10 desktops will get the update first, followed by laptops and finally mobile devices, according to Engadget.
For those who aren’t patient enough to wait for the Creators Update to arrive, Microsoft has already set up ISO files that are ready for download so users can install the update a little early. For more experienced users, they’ll also be able to clean install Windows 10 with the Creators Update intact if they choose to install it with the ISO files.
The Windows 10 Creators Update is one of the biggest updates coming to Microsoft’s operating system. The update focuses on delivering more creative tools and added support for other types of media.
The Creators Update includes a new 3D Paint app which allows users to create 3D objects on their Windows 10 PC. There’s also added support for mixed-reality headsets so users will be able to view their 3D artworks. However, Microsoft’s mixed-reality headsets won’t arrive to consumers until later this year.
Other features included with the Windows 10 creators Update includes support for 360-degree videos on the movies and TV app, a new ebook section in the Windows Store and a new tab management feature for the Edge web browser, according to The Verge.
Gamers on Windows 10 PCs will also be getting something from the Creator Update. Simply called Game Mode, when enabled, it will make sure to maximize performance to make sure that games run as smooth as possible with consistent frame rates.