‘Windows 10 Fall Update’ (Threshold 2) has a release date in November

Confirmed, "Windows 10 Fall Update" is the official name for "Threshold 2", it will appear as "Windows 10 November 2015" in Windows Update, and naturally it will roll out in November.

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The so call Windows 10 “Threshold 2” update will be officially known as “Windows 10 Fall Update” and it’s set to arrive sometime in November. According to a new report from Thurrott.com, sources familiar to the project have revealed that Microsoft will release the next major update for Windows 10 in November, as previously expected.

In addition, the software giant will be rolling out the “Fall Update” as a cumulative update, and not as a new build, like Insiders have been getting during the development process.

According to the same report, Microsoft has already decided, and it’s officially calling the next major update “Windows 10 Fall Update”. Of course, this is just the name of the update, the operating system will continue to be simply “Windows 10”.

The version identifier of the new update will be “1511” — where 15 is the year of its release (2015) and 11 indicates the month (November) –. As such, after you update the operating system, and you check Settings > About, version section should read 1511.

There won’t be any prerequisite to install the update because all the updates are cumulative, users will be able to install Windows 10 Fall Update directly from their current version of Windows 10. This also means that if upgrade Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 to Windows 10, after the “Windows 10 Fall Update” releases, you will only need to install one update.

Microsoft will deliver the new update through Windows Update, as such there no installation files that you will have to hunt down and install. Once the software giant makes the update available, you should get it very quickly.

In Windows Update the Windows 10 Fall Update will be named “Windows 10 November 2015”.

The next major update of Windows 10 will bring a number of changes, but if you have been following all the changes there won’t be any big surprises. In the new update, we’re expecting to see new various tweaks in the user interface, new Cortana improvements, such as the ability to send SMS text messages, extra column of Live Tiles in the Start menu, new messaging apps powered by Skype, new changes in Microsoft Edge, including tab preview, but extension support is not expected until next year, and much more.

This won’t a be a full installation, as such if you operating system is already activated, it will remain that way. The software giant is also introducing new changes on activation, which will allow users to activate Windows 10 with a Windows 7, Windows 8, or Windows 8.1 product key, but keep in mind that the product key will have to match the Windows 10 edition or equivalent.

Finally, there will be a small change in the Reset This PC feature, which will restore your PC to the Windows 10 Fall Update, and not to the July 29th release version. If you have been upgraded from Windows 8.1, you will lose your manufacturer customizations, but this won’t happen on computers running Windows 10.

Source Thurrott

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Mauro Huculak is a Windows How-To Expert who started Pureinfotech in 2010 as an independent online publication. He has also been a Windows Central contributor for nearly a decade. Mauro has over 14 years of experience writing comprehensive guides and creating professional videos about Windows and software, including Android and Linux. Before becoming a technology writer, he was an IT administrator for seven years. In total, Mauro has over 20 years of combined experience in technology. Throughout his career, he achieved different professional certifications from Microsoft (MSCA), Cisco (CCNP), VMware (VCP), and CompTIA (A+ and Network+), and he has been recognized as a Microsoft MVP for many years. You can follow him on X (Twitter), YouTube, LinkedIn and About.me. Email him at [email protected].