Microsoft may have already made the Windows 10 Creators Update available to download
The Windows 10 Creators Update is now thought to be just days away from release.
With Microsoft expected to launch the new software sometime next month, anticipation is building for the company’s next big upgrade to Windows 10.
The update will be free upon its launch, however if you’re keen to get a taste of what Microsoft has been working on, it seems there is a novel way to get the Windows 10 Creators Update now.
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The news comes from Neowin, which spotted install ISO files for a new Windows 10 build hidden away on Microsoft’s servers.
The files relate to Windows 10 build 15063 – otherwise known as the first version of Windows 10 Creators Update.
So if you want to get an early look at the new software, just download these ISO files, then mount them using Windows 10 File Explorer.
This will then allow you access to the correct setup.exe file, which will install Windows 10 Creators Update on your device.
Keep in mind that this is by no means the final version of Creators Update, with Microsoft likely to reveal several other update and patches before the official launch sometime next month.
Member of the Windows Insiders initiative will also be able to get their hands on the new build sooner than others, with the update available to download on PCs now.
Windows 10 Creators Update could be set for launch within the next few weeks
Rumours of an early release for Windows 10 Creators Update first emerged earlier this month, when Microsoft reportedly began advertising the download for the first time.
Following the release of last month’s Microsoft security update, a new option appeared in the Windows Update pop-up menu, saying, “Good news! the Windows 10 Creators Update is on its way. Want to be one of the first to get it?”
Clicking on the accompanying link takes the user to a "Coming soon" web page which tells users that they can get an early look at the update by signing up for the Windows Insider Program.
We’re still not sure exactly when Windows 10 Creators Update will launch, although sources recently reported that Microsoft is aiming for a “staggered rollout” of Windows 10 Creators Update throughout April.
This means that not everyone will be able to download the update on the first day of availability.
However users keen to upgrade on day one of the release will now be able to thanks to a new version of Microsoft’s Windows 10 Update Assistant.
The update is expected to be offered as a free download, much like past Windows 10 upgrades, but will most likely be several gigabytes in size.