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Windows 10 Fall Creators Update: How to download, new features and everything else you need to know

The Creators update brings new features, bug fixes, and performance improvements.

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After announcing the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update at Build 2017, Microsoft has now started rolling out the update for masses. It is available as a free update for desktops and laptops running on Windows 10 OS. The update brings new features, bug fixes, performance and stability improvements.

How to get Windows 10 Fall Creators Update

You can download the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update by following these simple steps. Click on Start -> Settings -> Update and Security -> Windows Update, and then ‘Check for Updates’. However, as the update is rolling out in a phased manner, it may take a while before it reaches your Windows 10 laptop or desktop. ALSO READ: Microsoft Build 2017: Impact and human emotion is what trumps technology

If you can’t wait until the update reaches your Windows device, you can head over to Microsoft website, and select edition (which is Windows 10). Next, select language (English), and click next. Once this is done, you will see two download links – 64-bit and 32-bit. Depending on the version you have, click on the link to download the ISO file accordingly. Once the ISO file is downloaded, you can burn it to a DVD or use a USB flash drive to update it manually. ALSO READ: Microsoft’s new Fluent Design for Windows 10 takes on Google’s Material Design

Windows 10 Fall Creators Update – New Features

The new update brings some cosmetic changes to the interface. The changes in UI also align with the new Fluent Design system – a design language for writing Windows apps. It will allow developers to create apps that work across different devices – smartphones, tablets, laptops and desktops. It will also allow programmers to detect the type of inputs that are available – such as touchscreen, mice, camera or keyboard, and integrate all of this into their apps.

Fluent Design will also help developers customize apps for devices without screen, and also for the ones with larger screens. The system also makes all the existing apps compatible with new platforms and devices such as the HoloLens, or Windows mixed reality headsets. Microsoft has also made a number of changes to the operating system to make it compatible with virtual reality, and mixed reality headsets. ALSO READ: Windows 10 Mobile isn’t the ‘focus’ anymore: Joe Belfiore

What’s more, the Fall Creators Update also leverages Microsoft Graph, which allows for easy hand-off when moving between devices. So, you can start working on your Windows 10 PC, and continue from where you left off on your Android or iOS smartphones. And to make this possible, Microsoft has added OneDrive integration, which allows you to save and download files from cloud.

The Action Center also gets a redesign on Windows 10. There is now a separate tab for apps such as Skype, Twitter and more. Texts from your synced mobile will also be displayed here. Microsoft has also added the ability to pin your favorite websites to the taskbar using Microsoft Edge browser. The software giant has also added full screen mode, ability to add notes, and annotate books with color highlights, underlines and comments in Microsoft Edge.

If you are excited to try out these features, go ahead and update your Windows 10 OS to Fall Creators Update now. And whether you like the update or have any complaints, do let us know about the same in the comment section below.

  • Published Date: October 18, 2017 10:35 AM IST