What’s Windows Feature Experience Pack on Windows 10

Microsoft introduces the Windows Feature Experience Pack, a new update process to deliver feature improvements independently of Windows 10.

Windows Feature Experience Pack download
Windows Feature Experience Pack download

On Windows 10, the Windows Feature Experience Pack is a new update process to deliver feature improvements to consumers outside of major releases of the operating system. According to Microsoft, through the use of the Windows Feature Experience Pack is now possible to improve certain features and experiences that have been developed independently of Windows 10 without having to wait until the next feature update. 

The company made available the first pack (version 120.2212.1070.0) to testers through Windows Update for devices enrolled in the Beta Channel of the Windows Insider Program. The update includes the ability to use the built-in screen snipping tool Windows (Windows + Shift + S) to create a screenshot and paste it directly into a folder. Also, you can now use the touch keyboard in split mode when in portrait mode.

Although in the future a lot of features could be updated using this mechanism, at this time, only some features are being developed independently. Also, the software giant is starting the process with testers, but eventually, the Windows Feature Experience Pack process will be integrated into the existing servicing process for Windows 10.

If you want to receive the first version of the pack, you need to be enrolled in the Beta Channel using the Windows Insider Program settings. Then on Settings > Update & Security > Windows Update, click the Check for Updates button to install the latest pack. Once the update is installed, you’ll need to restart the device, and then you can check the Windows Feature Experience Pack version on Settings > System > About.

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