Windows 10 Creators Update
Terry Myerson, Microsoft Executive Vice President of the Windows and Devices Group speaks about Microsoft's Windows 10 "Creators Update" at a live Microsoft event in the Manhattan borough of New York City, October 26, 2016. Reuters/Lucas Jackson

If one is a Windows Insider, the Windows 10 Creators Update is already available for download. The Insider program allows users to beta test advanced versions of the operating system for free.

Players need to follow a few steps to get enrolled, and they shouldn’t mind the occasional bug. There are no specific requirements to become a Windows Insider, and one can leave the program anytime he/she wants. Microsoft generally does not recommend running beta software on one’s main PC. Instead of a local account, users also need to have a proper Microsoft account installed in the system. A Microsoft email address is also required. To enjoy the update, one has to open the Settings app on Windows 10.

Select Update & Security and click on the Windows Insider Program heading. Clicking on the Get Started button takes users through several warnings, and finally they are asked to restart the computer. Insider Preview builds will automatically start rolling out on the computer. Users may also choose their Insider Level by going back to the Windows Insider Program heading. Players can set how quickly they want unfinished builds on their computers. There are three options to choose from – Fast ring, Slow ring and Release Preview.

The first one is where all the cutting-edge updates appear. These builds are not trustworthy as most of them have bugs. The second option is better, as the updates here are more stable. The third option installs preview updates to Microsoft apps in the Windows Store. According to Gizmodo Australia, the Windows 10 Creators Update builds are now more or less ready. They are likely the near-final “release to manufacturing” versions. Hence, players can play around without much fear. There is yet another option, and that’s downloading the ISOs directly from Microsoft.

However, for this, users have to install a fresh version of Windows 10 on a wiped and blank hard disc. One can move out of the Insider Program anytime by clicking “Stop Insider Preview builds” on Settings page. Windows will try and roll back users to a more stable version. It depends on how many patches one has installed and where the user is on the update cycle. It is also possible that users may have to reinstall the operating system from scratch. The Windows 10 Creators Update is rolling out on April 11.

“The Creators Update is designed to spark and unleash creativity, bringing 3D and mixed reality to everyone and enabling every gamer to be a broadcaster. Beyond creativity, it brings new features to Microsoft Edge, additional security capabilities and privacy tools, and so much more,” a Windows Blog post states.