Microsoft releases Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 15042 for PC and Build 15043 for Mobile

Microsoft has been rolling out the Windows 10 Creators Update (version 1703) since April 11. Since then, the build has made its way to around ten percent of all Windows 10 machines. The figures have been compiled by AdDuplex, and the firm also says the Creators Update will come to 60% of all Windows 10 Mobile devices.

Like with the Anniversary Update, Microsoft is rolling out the Creators Update in stages. With that in mind, around 10% three weeks in is solid going. Of course, the update was made available to users who wanted to manually update a week before the automatic roll out.

AdDuplex studies Windows Store app data from applications running the AdDuplex SDK. Naturally, not all apps have the SDK, so it is not a true picture of the Windows ecosystem. However, the firm typically gets things more or less right when looking at the market.

Windows 10 Creators Update has found its way to 9.8 percent of machines running the SDK. The Anniversary Update naturally remains the most used build with 82.1 percent of the market. 6 percent are running version 1511 and 1.8 percent are on the original RTM release of Windows 10.

Speaking of the RTM build, Microsoft will stop supporting it on May 9, so users should consider updating now. Windows 10 as a whole will be supported for 10 years.

Expect to see the Creators Update move quickly into Anniversary Update market share in the coming weeks and months. Indeed, through two or three months we expect version 1703 to become the leading Windows 10 build.

Windows 10 Mobile

AdDuplex also says the Creators Update will come to 60 percent of Windows 10 Mobile devices. Microsoft has started rolling out the build for mobile, although it is not widely available across handsets yet.

There has been some concern about device eligibility, or lack thereof. While 40 percent will be left without, Microsoft announced a path to the Creators Update yesterday. Customers on unsupported devices can switch their phones to the Release Preview ring to get the update.

As a reminder, here are the eligible devices for the build:

  • HP Elite x3
  • Microsoft Lumia 550
  • Microsoft Lumia 640/640XL
  • Lumia 650
  • Microsoft Lumia 950/950 XL
  • Alcatel IDOL 4S
  • Alcatel OneTouch Fierce XL
  • SoftBank 503LV
  • VAIO Phone Biz
  • MouseComputer MADOSMA Q601
  • Trinity NuAns NEO