Microsoft confirms 1703 version number for Windows 10 Creators Update

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As the release date of Microsoft’s Creators Update for Windows 10 approaches, more pieces of information about it are continuing to surface. The latest news concerns itself with the version number of the Creators Update’s build. It has been speculated for some time that this number might be 1703. Now, Microsoft has confirmed this number to be the official build number for the Creators Update, which gives people eager to get the new patch something new to turn over.

Here’s the scoop on the latest build

The latest build that was sent to the Fast Ring changes the build number of the operating system to 1703. This is yet another pleasant to find detail which anticipates the release of the update.

The build numbers for the operating system prior to the new 1703 change was in 1607. This number belongs to the live version of the Anniversary Update for Windows 10. This means that Microsoft is taking its build numbers seriously.

Update numbering can be misleading

There might be a little confusion here for those that follow and understand the reasoning behind build numbering. For starters, the build number usually represents the date on which the build was released. However, this would put build 1703 on a March release schedule, which is a little off from its anticipated April launch. The March reference in the build number actually represents the release date of the RTM version of the Creators Update, which will indeed come out in March.

The date everyone is talking about regarding the release date for the Creators Update is the 11th of March. That being said, people that want to get the update when it comes out still have time to clear their computers and machines and make sure that everything is in order so that the update itself goes as smoothly as possible.

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