Windows 10 Creators Update starts rolling out on April 11th

It's heading to desktops first, with laptops and phones to follow.

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Windows 10 users won't have to wait much longer to get their hands on Paint 3D. Microsoft announced today that the upcoming Creators Update for the OS will be available starting on April 11th. As usual, though, Microsoft is staggering the rollout so it doesn't inundate every Windows user (and its servers) at once. Windows 10 desktop users will have their go at it first, and after that it will head to laptops and mobile devices.

The Creators Update is a big deal for a few reasons: It ushers in Paint 3D, Microsoft's new 3D creation app that's simple enough for children to use. It also packs in some useful new features like Game Mode, which devotes more system resources to games, ensuring better overall performance. Additionally, there are some helpful Edge upgrades, like the ability to preview tabs and file away collections of tabs for later use. The Creators Update won't make Windows 10 look different, but it should hopefully make it more useful.