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The Windows 10 Fall Creators Update

I have been running this new Windows 10 update now for several weeks on several different systems and no major problems to report, other than a TeamViewer reinstallation as a result of the update (most likely).

What is new in this Windows 10 Fall Creators Update? Here you go:

  • Got a VR headset and a compatible Windows system? Windows Mixed Reality arrives in Windows 10 with this update.
  • The Windows Photos app gets new features to catch up with Apple. Easily bring photos together to create a video of that great summer trip.
  • The Mixed Reality Viewer allows you to see 3D objects mixed into your actual surroundings via your PCs camera. This works so well even on a modest device and is pretty fun. Pictured here is my very first try with it.

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  • My People can now be pinned to the taskbar in order to quickly Skype or send e-mail.
  • Cortana can finally shut down your PC as well as sleep and restart of course.
  • Edge gets enhancements like book annotation, pin favorites to the taskbar, edit URL for Favorites, and full-screen mode.
  • The Windows Store is updated to unify with the Xbox version.
  • Security enhancements include better Ransomware protections.
  • Productivity enhancements include continuing on your PC from an iPhone or Android device, Microsoft Launcher for Android, OneDrive Files On-Demand, Find My Pen, and improved PDF viewing.
  • PC gaming enhancements arrive with GPU settings in Task Manager and more.
  • 3D enhancements in Microsoft Office.

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Windows 10 Anniversary Update Time


Well, I was just about to get impatient enough to click the More Info link in the Check for Windows Updates app in order to force the Anniversary Update, but then it happened – Microsoft offered it up to me. It lists as “Feature update to Windows 10, version 1607”. Hmmmm, perhaps Marketing could have helped out with that name. You know, maybe mention something there about Anniversary Update???

Well – the download and install took about 25 minutes over a very fast Fiber connection, so plan for some down time here. There will be about 2 reboots during the process. After the final reboot and log in screen entry – you will get the now classic “Getting things ready…” screen.

By the way, my platform is rather ideal for this update – it is a new maxed out Surface Book. If you are on older non-Microsoft hardware, you might want to consider holding off a bit on the update since there have been reports of issues with the update (of course).

As I write this, I just made it to the desktop. I can quickly see the update was applied as I have a Windows Ink Workspace icon in the Notification area.

One quick amusing note – my Update History is now empty as this is a new build of Windows 10 that has yet to be updated. 🙂

I will keep you posted here at the blog as I play with the new features of this Windows 10 version. Of course I will also let you know the second anything gets bad. If you have any questions for me – feel free to comment below!
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