Microsoft is ready to officially release the Windows 10 Creators Update to users on April 11th. The update, which will begin to arrive on Windows 10 machines as part of April’s Patch Tuesday, will be rolled out to existing devices in stages.

Those who do not want to have to wait until April 11th can download the update right now after Microsoft recently made the 32 and 64-bit ISO images available to download on its servers, as we told you recently.

Despite the name, perhaps one of the most eagerly anticipated features coming to Windows 10 as part of this Creators Update is something called Game Mode, which claims to be able to redirect more resources to the game being played. The theory is that this will allow games to run more smoothly on less powerful PCs.

It remains to be seen how successful this will be in the real world though, and across the millions of potential hardware and software configurations that are part and parcel of PC gaming.

Going back to that name, the Creators Update will include a new version of Paint. Dubbed Paint 3D, the new app brings the age-old favorite into the 21st century and gives creatives the ability to build 3D objects within the app. These objects will also be compatible with Windows Mixed Reality-enabled headsets when the arrive later this year.

It is fair to say that few of the features within the Creators Update are game changers, but in the aggregate, they make up an update that is likely to be well received, and now that a release date is in the calendar – and those really keen to try it can get it right now at the cost of a fresh installation – we look forward to seeing what Microsoft has up its sleeve next.

Update: Seems like Microsoft has now pulled the ISO files that were earlier made available to download ahead of April 11 release.

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