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.

Creators Update will be available early for Windows 10 PCs via Update Assistant

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.