Windows 10 – Creators Update Rollout April 11

Posted: March 30, 2017 in Windows 10
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Summary:    Microsoft will begin rolling out the Windows 10 Creators Update on April 11, 2017

 

Comments:

  • Microsoft will begin to deploy the Creators Update on April 11, 2017
  • The Creators Update will be deployed via Windows Update
  • Deployment will, as in the past for major o/s feature updates, be a measured/staged rollout
      • i.e. not everyone receiving the new bits at the same time
  • The Creators Update is Version 1703 with an expected Build.Sub-build Number of 15063.0
  • Installation of 1703 will most likely download additional fixes and patches(during or immediately after installation updating the Sub-build number e.g. 15063.11)
  • On or shortly after the April 11th rollout the Media Creation Tool should be updated to allow Windows 10 end-users to create USB/DVD installation media and/or an ISO file for creating DVD media or mounting
    • Note: (1) If creating USB media use an 8 GB USB Flash drive; (2)if creating a DVD then Dual Layer DVD media will most likely be required
  • Notable new features included in the Creators Update are Paint 3D, improved Start Menu, Windows Defender Security Center, and additional Personalization options
  • Highly recommended to backup your operating system and data prior to installing the Creators Update
        •  ===> Image your operating system and backup your data to external media

 

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Revisions:

March 30, 2017:  Initial Draft and Initial Publish Date

April 1, 2017:  Added comments on USB Flash drive size(8 GB)

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