Beginning April 11th Microsoft will begin rolling out the “Windows 10 Creators Update” to all PC’s with Windows 10 installed.
This update has some new amazing features, but as with any major update the installation process can be less than ideal. There can be issues of the update “not liking” your PC, or for one reason or another your computer locking up in the process. I am sure we will be seeing and hearing some horror stories after the release.
How can you increase your chance of having a smooth transition? Before installing these big updates it is always good to make sure your system is free of viruses, malware and bloatware, be sure that all secondary software is up to date, and that your system and important data are backed up. Hopefully, the transition will go smoothly, and if it doesn’t you’ll have a backup copy to revert to.
The Update will come in waves like the last big Windows 10 update in 2016.
The Windows 10 Creators Update has something for everyone, but most of the features are for Artist and Video gamers. I have broken down a list of some of the features we know are being released. There will be tons more.
Here are some of updates that will be in Windows 10 Creator Update.
- 3D Design for VR and 3D Printers
- VR Headsets for Augmented Reality
- Night Light setting (Sets display to warmer colors to help eyes)
- Game mode & Game Settings
- Game broadcasting for Windows 10 and Xbox One
- Microsoft Edge Improvements
- New Cortana Features
- More Control over Windows Update
- Changes to Privacy Settings
- Storage Sense (Automatically frees up disk space, Deletes Temp, Etc.)
- Windows Defender Interface. (Complete upgrade)
There is much more that is included with the Windows 10 Creators Update. We have included a link below which will go into much more detail: www.howtogeek.com
Ideally keep your computer “tuned-up”, virus, bloatware and malware free, and be sure you have a current backup of your data. We can help ensure your PC is optimized and increase the likelihood of a smooth transition through the Windows 10 Creators Update. Give us a call 412-429-3230!