Tuesday, October 17th 2017

Microsoft Windows 10 Fall Creators Update Available Today

Microsoft released Windows 10, code named "Threshold 1," a little over two years ago. As of May of this year, there were approximately 500 million Windows 10 devices worldwide. Originally, Microsoft predicted that Windows 10 would be installed on 1 billion devices by mid-2018. When released, Windows 10 gained huge adoption from those running Windows 7 from the "free-upgrade program" which lasted one year.

Since then however, installations have slowly declined and in July of last year, Microsoft admitted that they would miss their projected goal of 1 billion devices. Since its release, Windows 10 has had three major update releases with "Threshold 2," in 2015, "Anniversary Update," in 2016, "Creators Update" in April of this year and today marks the release of Microsoft's fourth major feature update to its operating system, dubbed "Fall Creators Update," version 1709.

Today's update brings about many new features including:
  • OneDrive On demand (formerly known as OneDrive Placeholders introduced in WIndows 8.1) a way to keep track of your files stored on OneDrive from any of your devices without having to store them locally.
  • 'My People' Hub Integration makes it easier to stay in touch with people right from the taskbar
  • Story Remix gives you to the tools and the power to create content from your photos and videos to make memorable stories
  • Windows Mixed Reality brings a new generation of augmented reality where the real world meets the digital one.
  • Fluent Design System is Microsoft's new design that will take place over the next few years with each feature update. Microsoft intends to make all products and devices one user interface and it begins with the Fall Creators Update.



Furthermore, Microsoft has made changes and brings privacy enhancements with today's update. The Fall Creators Update gives users more control of what information is being collected. Users will be greeted with the Privacy Statement on the setup process to get an idea of what information that entails. Microsoft is also adding two game anti-cheating systems, called TruePlay and Game Monitor, to address the problem of cheating similarly to what VAC (Valve Anti-Cheating) does for Steam.

The Fall Creators Update is available today but will be rolled out in stages as usual. Newer devices most compatible with Windows 10 will receive the update first. The rollout will take several months before everyone is updated. However, if you don't see today's update you can use the Update Assistant Tool to manually update now, here.Source: Microsoft
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78 Comments on Microsoft Windows 10 Fall Creators Update Available Today

#1
StrayKAT
Preparing my install as we speak.

I don't know how to add a custom version with my own drivers though. How does that work? I tend to lump everything on a USB drive and install drivers separately, but I know there's a better way to do this.
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#2
OSdevr
desennium said:
  • Fluent Design System is Microsoft's new design that will take place over the next few years with each feature update. Microsoft intends to make all products and devices one user interface and it begins with the Fall Creators Update.

Oh dear they're still pushing that. I STILL don't like the metro tiles and stuff!
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#3
StrayKAT
OSdevr said:
Oh dear they're still pushing that. I STILL don't like the metro tiles and stuff!
This isn't Metro afaik. Windows 10 behaves more like 7 (and all other previous) than it ever behaved like 8. Fluid is mostly superficial..but not a complete overhaul like Metro was.
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#4
Easo
Already updated, so far, so good. Of course, would be better if they had finished interface switch instead of having a mix of various elements and separate control panels, but still...
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#5
xkm1948
The metro/minimalist design has grown a lot on me.
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#6
Octopuss
Still the shitty flat useless interface where you can't tell the difference between background and a button.
No thanks.
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#7
Basard
Octopuss said:
Still the shitty flat useless interface where you can't tell the difference between background and a button.
No thanks.
Ya... cant even double click the staple to close windows....:kookoo::shadedshu:
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#8
erixx
installed this during dinner and everything is fine. looks better, is faster and my phone interacts moar with windows!
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#9
dhklopp
Just installed. Looks exactly the same if I'm honest.
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#10
AlienIsGOD
downloading update now, installing shortly :)
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#11
StrayKAT
dhklopp said:
Just installed. Looks exactly the same if I'm honest.
Welcome to "Windows as a service" :P

To me, that's always meant "incremental/less dramatic from now on".
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#12
bug
dhklopp said:
Just installed. Looks exactly the same if I'm honest.
Except that it forgot I had different background images for different screens.

That aside, I miss the days when I could simply not install tools I'm not using.
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#13
dhklopp
StrayKAT said:
Welcome to "Windows as a service" :p

To me, that's always meant "incremental/less dramatic from now on".
Good I hate the massive upgrades where you have to delete all the bollocks each time. Knowing MS they'll be sneaking some other crap in though.
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#14
ppn
Yeah massive updates, a lot of my programs stopped working, a true mess. At least they moved the installed fonts over to the new windows folder. Why do they fell the need to decide instead of me whether I want to do a dirty install renaming the windows folder to windows.old, I prefer clean-fresh install.
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#15
Darksword
Did they remove the old-school version of MS Paint in this update?
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#16
GoldenX
Microsoft should start removing bloat instead of adding it. Try the 32-bit version with the minimum amount of RAM recommended, 1GB, or 64 bit with 2GB. It's almost impossible now, especially with Windows Update and Defender in the background.
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#17
EarthDog
StrayKAT said:
Preparing my install as we speak.

I don't know how to add a custom version with my own drivers though. How does that work? I tend to lump everything on a USB drive and install drivers separately, but I know there's a better way to do this.
for you, just install tbe drivers manually. Im guessing you do it so in frequently the drivers you slipstream into an installation will be outdated and needing an update anyway. Personally, as frequently as i do it, i still dont slipstream anything. :)
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#18
mab1376
erixx said:
installed this during dinner and everything is fine. looks better, is faster and my phone interacts moar with windows!
What's faster exactly? did you measure something before and after?
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#19
MrGenius
Darksword said:
Did they remove the old-school version of MS Paint in this update?
No, they did not.
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#20
zlobby
Well, if it wasn't a bugfest spyware platform, it would have seen a much higer adoption.
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#21
Vya Domus
GoldenX said:
Microsoft should start removing bloat instead of adding it. Try the 32-bit version with the minimum amount of RAM recommended, 1GB, or 64 bit with 2GB. It's almost impossible now, especially with Windows Update and Defender in the background.
Honestly it's 2017 even the crappiest laptops now have at least 4GB of RAM. Hell , my fairly mid-low end laptop form 2010 had 4GB RAM.
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#22
TheLostSwede
I suggest doing a disk cleanup before install to remove old system updates and cached garbage, as my system got stuck at 0% for about 20 minutes before I decided to reboot. After a cleanup it installed almost straight away.

The only nice thing I've noticed is the GPU usage graphs in the task manager.
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#23
erixx
mab1376 said:
What's faster exactly? did you measure something before and after?
everything is blazin fast, nothing but a personal impression
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#25
Steevo
I'm thinking about moving my system to dual boot to get the features back that window 10 broke.

Like an OS that doesn't force uninstall things it doesn't like, and ads, and the kids version of control panel.
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