As promised, Microsoft started rolling out the Windows 10 Creators Update to Windows 10 PCs across the globe.

In line with all major updates, the Creators Update is also being released in phases. John Cable, director of Program Management at Windows Servicing and Delivery explained on 11 April in a Windows Blog post: "A key part of our phased approach is to listen closely to all available feedback and make the appropriate product updates during the rollout. This allows us to provide high-quality experiences for the broadest set of users, while also continually increasing the quality and security of Windows 10."

Windows users have been recommended to wait until the update hits their region and is available for their system. But if you want to lay your hands on the new Windows OS version, consider installing the update manually using the media creation tool. But this option is recommended for those who are running a licensed version of Windows 10.

How to get Creators Update automatically via phased roll-out

When the update becomes available for your PC, you will see prompts to change the privacy setting according to your choice, before installing the Creators Update. You will get several options to complete the installation at any time convenient for you.

You may specify a time to update, snooze pending updates for a few days and expand active hours time so that you do not get any prompt for the update.

How to install Creators Update manually

There are two options for manually installing the update. One is using Windows Update Assistant. For this click the Update Now button on Windows Software Download website.

Alternatively, you can download and run the Media Creation Tool, which would let you perform a clean installation, or reinstall Windows 10. Note that during the manual update, the privacy settings experience will be shown to you as part of your first-run experience on the Creators Update.

Windows 10 Mobile Creators Update

Microsoft has said that the Creators Update for Windows Phone will also take place in the same phased manner, when it becomes available on 25 April. But the release may vary by several factors such as manufacturers, model, country, region, mobile operator, specific installed software and hardware limitations.