Microsoft Announces Windows 10 Creators Update (Redstone 2) Coming on April 11

UPDATE (Apr 11, 2017): Windows 10 Creators Update has also started rolling out to existing Windows 10 PCs via Windows Update.

UPDATE (Apr 05, 2017): Windows 10 Creators Update now available for manual download.

UPDATE (Mar 30, 2017): If you don't want to wait for April 11 release date, you'll also be able to download and install Windows 10 Creators Update on April 05, 2017 via Update Assistant.

UPDATE (Mar 29, 2017): Microsoft has officially announced the release date of Windows 10 Creators Update. It'll be available for download on April 11, 2017.

Whenever a public build of Windows 10 is released, Microsoft starts working on the next update build. When Microsoft released Windows 10 Anniversary Update (which was codenamed as Redstone) to public, the company started working on the next update which was codenamed as Redstone 2. All recent Windows 10 Insider Preview builds come from Redstone 2 development branch.

Everyone was eagerly waiting for the official name of the next Windows 10 public build which is currently codenamed as Redstone 2 and today Microsoft has announced the name.

The upcoming Windows 10 update will be labeled as "Windows 10 Creators Update" and will be released as a free update early next year, most probably in April 2017.

Windows 10 Creators Update as the name suggests will focus on 3D creativity, mixed reality, connecting people faster and game broadcasting experience.

Following are some highlighted features of Creators Update mentioned by Microsoft in the official announcement:

Paint 3D:

In Windows 10 Creators Update, you'll be able to create and capture in 3D, print in 3D, share in 3D and experience mixed reality. Windows 10 Creators Update will come with a brand new app called "Paint 3D" which will help you in creating and building objects in 3D.


Windows 10 Creators Update will also bring 3D functionality and new inking capabilities to Office apps.

Virtual Reality:

Windows 10 Creators Update will provide powerful and affordable virtual reality experience. Many computer manufacturer companies will ship VR headsets capable of mixed reality with Windows 10 Creators Update. Unlike other virtual reality headsets, these VR headsets will not require any separate room or setup.

4K Gaming and Game Broadcasting:

Windows 10 Creators Update will allow users to create and enjoy live game streams and customized eSports tournaments on Xbox Live. Integration of Beam system will enable interactive broadcasting and viewing of gameplay on Xbox Live, so you can watch your favorite streamer play and interact with them in real time. Windows 10 Creators Update will also bring user-generated tournaments via Arena on Xbox Live, so you can define the rules of competition, invite friends and track tournament progress seamlessly across devices.

With Windows 10 Creators Update gaming PC, you'll be able to play many games in 4K as well.

Windows MyPeople:

Windows 10 Creators Update will come with MyPeople feature which will allow you to pin your favorite contacts (friends, family, co-workers, etc) to the Windows Taskbar and easily drag-n-drop any document, photo or video right on top of the contact for easy sharing. Windows MyPeople experience will be integrated across all universal (also known as modern or metro) Windows apps for easy sharing.

There will be many more new features and UI changes in Windows 10 Creators Update. Stay tuned and keep checking our Windows 10 Redstone2 (RS2) changelog topic to learn more about new and upcoming Windows 10 builds.

Windows 10 Creators Update (Version 1703) Changelog


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  • I think this is MS *trying* to make people actually like Windows again, rather than having to use it with no other choice, but, is 3D really what people want? Did MS actually ask users? I'd say this wasn't even on the radar for most and, along with VR, it really could just all fall flat.

    By throwing all these features (ie gimmicks) at Windows 10 MS seem to just be hoping for something to stick, but 3D is pretty pointless for most tasks and it will likely only be of a passing interest to a small minority before it fizzles out.

    VR is also only appealing to a small fraction of Windows users (ie gamers), especially as you'll have to invest a significant sum for a headset. Crikey, 3D failed on TV's because most didn't like having to wear 3D glasses AND most got some for free - a VR headset is an order of magnitude more cumbersome.

  • Wil upgrade will it release. Now still on build 1607 with prefer update.

  • Hi VG,
    is there anything we can do to remove built in windows apps and features, in installing phase, maybe clean install. i think we never used that all features windows comes in.

  • VG

    ^^ You can remove all built-in apps using a single command:

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