This week on PUREinfoTech: Microsoft pushed Windows 10 build 17017 in the Fast ring to testers introducing a new number of changes and a few new features, such as Cortana Collections and page in the Settings app to control startup apps.
Windows 10 update KB4043961 also rolled out this week for the Fall Creators Update, which is the first quality update the version 1709 is getting without having to reinstall the OS.
Microsoft Edge for Android devices is now available for download as preview in the Google Play Store.
The software giant confirmed that Windows 10 Mobile is officially dead, making it clear that there won’t be any more major feature updates for the platform, nor the company will be building new phones.
Ahead of the October 17 launch, Microsoft made Windows 10 build 16299.15 containing the final bits of the Fall Creators Update available in the Release Preview ring.
Windows 10 Creators Update received update KB4041676 bumping the build number to 15063.674 and addressing a number of problems with version 1703. However, the update caused some hiccups for business users, which the company fixed in a timely matter. (Regular users were not affected by this issue.)
Surface Book and Surface Pro 4 get a new firmware update to improve the front and rear camera on those devices.
In case you missed it, you can also download the pick of week theme: Baffin Island Expedition to refresh your desktop or multi-monitor setup.
As usual, this week, you also learned a number of tips to get the most out of Windows 10, including the steps to upgrade to the Fall Creators Update doing a clean installation.
You now know the steps to jump to the new version of Windows 10 using the in-place upgrade option using the Media Creation Tool.
If the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update is not working correctly, or you’re not ready and the update installs automatically, you now also know the steps to remove version 1709 from your PC.
In the case a Windows 10 updates removes Windows Media Player, you can follow these instructions to bring the app back.
The Windows 10 Fall Creators Update (version 1709) is just around the corner, and even though I have already written a lot of guides and shared a vast amount of information on this new version, remember that you can submit your questions about version 1709 (consumer) in the PUREinfoTech forums. (I’ll do my best to answer them all so you can be ready for the update.)