Microsoft officially starts rolling out the much-awaited Windows 10 Fall Creators Update. As expected, the new update is being rolled out in phases for users depending on their geographical location.
“As with the Creators Update, the key to our phased approach is actively listening to all available feedback mechanisms and making the appropriate product updates during the rollout. This allows us to provide a high-quality experience for the broadest set of users at an accelerated rate, while also continually increasing the quality and security of Windows 10. This was our approach with the Creators Update released in April and user feedback on this approach was very positive,” said Microsoft.
The company suggests that users should wait for the Fall Creators Update notification to show up via the Windows Update. However, there’s no guarantee on how much time users will have to wait before the new update shows up automatically.
The latest Fall Creators Update is a major update for Windows 10, which brings a vast array of new features and improvements. For instance, it brings a new feature called ‘OneDrive Files in Demand’ where users can store files in the cloud without having them synced locally.
Besides, Windows 10 Fall Creators Update brings another feature called Power Throttling. It essentially makes your PC more efficient at managing CPU workload. Microsoft suggests that this feature can reduce CPU usage by as much as 11 percent especially when your PC is under heavy usage.
But perhaps the biggest feature we’re eager to try out is Windows Mixed Reality. As the name suggests, this is Microsoft’s first shot at consumer VR. While still relatively new, big players in the PC industry like Dell, HP, Acer, as well as Lenovo are working on VR headsets that’ll be compatible with Windows Mixed Reality. These headsets will also be priced significantly lower compared to headsets like HTC Vive and Oculus Rift. Also, they will work properly without accessories like IR sensors and extra cameras.
However, the new Fall Creators Update also marks the end of old school email app Outlook Express, as well as the end of the line for the popular Paint application. While users will still be able to use the app, Microsoft has confirmed it will no longer be updated with new features and bug fixes. Instead, many of its features from now on will be available in Paint 3D.