It's official: Windows 10 Creators Update release date is April 11

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Microsoft today announced that the Windows 10 Creators Update will begin its official rollout on April 11 to more 400 million Windows 10 users. The release falls on the same day as its April Patch Tuesday release, when the company is expected to release new security patches for Windows. Much like the Anniversary Update, the Creators Update will roll out in waves, targeting certain Anniversary Update devices before being rolled out to everyone during the weeks following April 11.

The Creators Update has been in the works for almost a year at this point, and it is packing a whole bunch of new features and enhancements for not only "creators" but your average user too. Things such as "Night Light," Windows Update improvements, stock app updates and more are all included.

Check out our full Windows 10 Creators Update review here for the complete analysis of what's new.

It's also worth mentioning that in an attempt to make privacy control easier in Windows 10, the Creators Update will prompt you to review your privacy settings before installation is complete. This should help with transparency between Microsoft and its customers, as privacy has been a big talking point around Windows 10 for some time. With the Creators Update, Microsoft wants to rectify any bad press it received in the past in regards to poor privacy settings.

Again, the Windows 10 Creators Update will begin to roll out on April 11 for Windows 10 users for free. If you're already running the Windows 10 Anniversary Update, you don't have to worry about anything. Windows 10 will automatically pick up the update and begin to install it when the update is ready for you.

Zac Bowden
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