Microsoft has unleashed the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update (version 1709), and in this hands-on video review, you’ll get to know everything, including the new features, improvements, and changes.
The Fall Creators Update (formerly known as “Redstone 4”) is the fourth major release that Microsoft is making available for PCs, and it’s a continuation of the work the company brought with the Creators Update.
Similar to the previous release, on version 1709, you will see a number of visual changes as well as a number of new features that makes Windows 10 more productive and secure.
Windows 10 Fall Creators Update release date
The new version is officially rolling out on October 17, 2017, but no every device will get it on day-one. It’s a slow rollout. Microsoft will initially start making the update available automatically to newer devices that are known to work with this version. Then based on feedback and collected telemetry during the initial phase, other devices will start receiving the Fall Creators Update.
If you can’t wait, it’s possible to download and install the new version using the Media Creation Tool or Update Assistant.
Microsoft is also releasing the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update for Xbox One consoles and mobile devices on a later date.
Windows 10 Fall Creators Update new features
Are you still wondering what’s new with the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update? This new version is significant, and it includes a number of new features and improvements.
Some of these new changes, which you’ll see in the video review in more detail, includes a new look with elements of Microsoft’s Fluent Design System, which you’ll see in the Start menu, Action Center, Settings app, and across a number of apps.
OneDrive File On-demand arrives, which is similar to the placeholders, but the feature now works more intelligently.
My People will help you to connect with those closer to your circle more quickly. This new feature was first announced with the Creators Update, but it’s officially debuting in the Fall Creators Update.
Cortana gets smarter and now not only the assistant can control connected devices around your house, but you can use voice commands to shut down your device. You can preview search results without opening the web browser. And now the settings have been migrated to the Settings app.
The Settings app gets a ton of improvements and new options. Many of the setting pages have been updated, there are new features, and you can control more features without needing to open Control Panel. For example, Remote Desktop is now the settings app, there is an option to reset Microsoft Edge, you can control the bandwidth for download and upload system and app updates. Xbox Live gamers can now easily troubleshoot and fix gaming problems. Windows 10 is now more accessible with new Easy of Access features, including new system level filters, and a lot more.
Windows Defender Antivirus now includes a new feature called Controlled folder access to help you protect your files and device from ransomware.
Microsoft Edge gets a lot of new tweaks, including Fluent Design touches, a new way to save favorites, more features to work PDFs, such as the ability to fill in forms and annotate documents using Windows Ink, and new features work with EPUB files, including the ability to add notes, highlight text, and more.
There is also a new updated version of the Photos app with a new feature known as Video Story, which brings many of the functionalities found in the old Windows Movie Maker.
The new View 3D app allows you to view and interact with 3D models.
In addition, the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update brings a slew of small improvements, such as Power Throttling to save battery life, volume control for Windows Store apps, GPU tracking in Task Manager, native support for emoji, improved handwriting experience, and a lot more.
Wrapping things up
Although this is the second major update Windows 10 is getting 2017, there are a lot of great features that should help to improve the experience and make the OS more secure.
If you’re already installed the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, or you’re planning to get it in the coming weeks, this hands-on video view walks you through everything you need to know about the update.
The update is free for those devices already running Windows 10, and it’s available starting October 17, 2017.
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