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Windows 10’s next version will (not) be known as ‘Autumn Creators Update’ in some countries

Microsoft confirms that "Autumn Creators Update" was a translation mistake. The next version will be known as the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update everywhere. (See update.)

Microsoft is modifying the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update name in the UK and other parts of the world to “Autumn Creators Update.” A new report from Windows Central reveals that the software giant has quietly changed the name of the next major update in its UK website to “Windows 10 Autumn Creators Update.”

The same adjustment appears in the website for India, but on Germany, France, Canada, and in the US, the new version is still referred as the Fall Creators Update.

Although the company has said in the past that was planning to use the “Fall Creators Update” name everywhere, it’s clear that the change aims to prevent confusion in different parts of the world where users are more familiar referring to the season as “autumn” instead of “fall”.

Windows 10 Autumn Creators Update reference
Windows 10 Autumn Creators Update reference

Alongside the UK and India websites, the regionalized name also appears on Microsoft sites in New Zealand and Australia.

However, it’s just a name adjustment, nothing else is different. Actually, “Windows 10 Autumn Creators Update” and “Windows 10 Fall Creators Update” are simply marketing names. Technically speaking the next update of the Windows 10 is known universally as version 1709. Microsoft is only trying to help to make the name easier to understand for average users.

Update July 20, 2017: It appears that the alternative branding for the upcoming version of Windows 10 was a translation from English to English error. ArsTechnica confirms that the update will be in fact called the “Windows 10 Fall Creators Update” everywhere, even in those regions where is spring.