Windows 10 Creators Update, codenamed Redstone 2 (RS2) has been rumored to be going to roll out for general availability (GA) on April 11th, 2017, though Microsoft didn’t admit or deny it. And now it appears that the release date of Windows 10 Creators Update (Version 1793) has been confirmed to be April 11th, 2017, ahead of official announcement by Microsoft that may come end of March or early April.
With Windows 10 Build 15063 confirmed as the RTM or ‘shipping’ build, the same Windows 10 Update Assistant that has been updated to support Windows 10 Creators Update has also ‘leaked’ and ‘confirmed’ the official release date of Windows 10 Creators Update.
In the content 20170405_rs2rtm_products.xml file which is downloaded by Windows 10 Update Assistant, it contains the following line:
<PublishedMedia id="1355" release="20170411 RS2_RTM WU">
The reference to April 11th, 2017 can confirm the official release date of Windows 10 Creators Update, at least for channel delivery through Windows Update. The word RS2_RTM further confirms that the Windows 10 Build 15063 is the final build for Windows 10 version 1703, as all the ESD direct download links in the content of the XML file reference to 15063.0.170317-1834.rs2_release.
However, it’s likely that no everyone will get Windows 10 Creators Update will receive notification to perform the upgrade on the same day. The roll out is likely to be in waves, similar to previous major Windows 10 updates.
As has been the case with previous major Windows 10 releases, all last minute patches and bug fixes for the Windows 10 Creators Update v.1703 will be delivered as Zero Day Patch (ZDP) when Windows 10 Creators Update is live. The Zero Day Patches, or cumulative updates, do not alter the major version of Windows 10 Creators Update, i.e. 15063, but increase the minor build version, 15063.1 and so on. For example, Windows 10 Anniversary Update v.1607 Build 14393, is now 14393.969 with KB4015438 Cumulative Update.
Windows 10 Creators Update introduces several new features such as Game Mode, Night Light, enhancements to Edge and Cortana, and more.
Update: Microsoft has announced and confirmed the official release date of Windows 10 Creators Update as April 11th, 2017.