Eager Windows 10 users can manually grab Creators Update on April 5

Microsoft has already announced April 11 as the official launch day for the Windows 10 Creators Update, but it turns out eager upgraders will be able to start the process a little early. In a new blog post covering its rollout plans, Microsoft says anyone who doesn't mind doing a little manual fiddling with the Update Assistant can initiate the update starting April 5.

From Microsoft:

For the those of you who are eager to get the Creators Update right away, you will be able to initiate the update manually, starting on April 5th, via Update Assistant. This option is intended for advanced users on devices running a licensed version of Windows 10.

It's not a huge head start, but if you haven't been willing to dip your toes into the Insider program, it's a solid way to jump to the head of the line before the official rollout begins on April 11. This news also comes alongside confirmation that the Creators Update for Windows 10 Mobile will start rolling out a bit later on April 25.

For more on the upcoming Creators Update, be sure to check out our full Creators Update review for a look at what you can expect.

Dan Thorp-Lancaster

Dan Thorp-Lancaster is the former Editor-in-Chief of Windows Central. He began working with Windows Central, Android Central, and iMore as a news writer in 2014 and is obsessed with tech of all sorts. You can follow Dan on Twitter @DthorpL and Instagram @heyitsdtl

  • Will a non-insider user able to install this ?
  • You get it early. That's it
  • That's precisely what it's for, non-Insiders who want to get it a bit earlier.
  • Just download the ISO right now and do it
  • Do we know 100% that the 15063 build is the creators update?
  • Yes.
  • Can you link to a source saying so? (Windows Central is just speculating?)
  • It's now on release preview too so yes definitely
  • I'm waiting for my ssd to come so I can get the iso on it
  • Where to download the ISO from, last I saw the link was dead. Could you share official Microsoft website link of the ISO
  • https://www.windowscentral.com/e?link=https2F%2Fclick.linksynergy.co...
  • Can mobile do this too?
  • Not yet!
  • Leave early to avoid the rush hour!
  • Should we wait for a Windows 10 Android edition?
  • Android apps on Windows? That'd be crazy! ​Crazy because we already tried that (actually had that ability) well over a year ago with the ability to install and run Android APK apps on Windows 10. As it turns out, Android apps aren't actually that great. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DicpcHC1bgk
  • I don't want that Android crap any where near any device that I own.
  • I wanted to write exactly the same
  • Android should be flushed down the toilet - wouldn't touch it with a barge pole!
  • It would be nice to get this early on my production L950XL. Seems like the random restarts are now getting worse.
  • Question on everyone's mind: When is the first RS3 build? 😁
  • Several month to go :p
  • So basically the Release Preview Ring is not being used anymore. Just what I suspected they'll roll it out to everyone bugs and all. I thought that's what the Release Preview Ring was for, to catch any last minute bugs....sorry I forgot about the Cumulative Update that rolled out with the install issue so maybe the RP Ring IS useless after all!!!!!
  • All of ya'll need to be more patient!
    After all you insiders are all ready on the creators build!
  • Fr!
  • It won't get no better.
  • I choose to take your double negative literally. It will get better.
  • there's going to be a lot of disappointed people if 15063 is rtm, random shutdowns, Cortana not working, apps don't open, wifi stops working, I was hoping for a few more updates/builds before release
  • Working smooth on my SP3 Thanks again WC!