Windows 10 has had its ups and downs, but one of the most exciting parts is Microsoft’s commitment to delivering regular updates. Updates mean new features, for free.

Following the Anniversary Update of summer 2016, Microsoft has the Creators Update planned, and here’s everything you need to know:

What is the Windows 10 Creators Update?

The Windows 10 Creators Update is the latest major update to the Windows 10 operating system, currently being prepared by Microsoft for release in 2017.

As with all major Windows 10 updates, the Creators Update will include some new features, functionality improvements behind the scenes, some minor visual changes and general software fixes.

For a full lowdown of the new features expected to land with the Creators Update, click here.

When will the Windows 10 Creators Update be available?

Microsoft is yet to reveal an exact date, but has said you can expect the Creators Update around spring 2017.

According to Mspoweruser, it could be as soon as April.

As with the Anniversary Update, it’s likely that the Creators Update will be rolled out gradually, meaning you may not necessarily receive it on the first day it’s released.

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How much will the Creators Update cost?

Nothing! If you’ve already got a genuine copy of Windows 10 installed, the Creators Update is free.

How do I download the Windows 10 Creators Update?

The Creators Update isn’t available yet but when it is it will be delivered to your computer automatically via the usual Windows Update.

Microsoft may also make the update available via a download link on its website for those eager to install the Creators Update right away but we’ll have to see nearer the time.

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