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
GoldenX
Vya Domus said:
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.
2017 low end notebooks come with 2GB, in a x64 install, and Microsoft adds more stuff with the same minimum requirements. Some of the notebooks even have the RAM soldered to the board without a slot for expansion.
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#2
NTM2003
Wish I knew how big this update was I only have 250gb on my ssd I’m sure I got plenty of space
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#3
Vya Domus
GoldenX said:
2017 low end notebooks come with 2GB,.
Very few do , just checked my local retailer and throughout the hundreds of models available for sale only the absolute cheapest 15-20 of them had 2GB of RAM. Point is , this is after all one of the most modern operating systems available and you can't seriously expect it to run like butter on the bare minimum of what you can buy today . It was always like this , so I don't even now why you are annoyed by it now. With or without bloatware software grows in complexity and need for better hardware anyway.
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#4
rk3066
At least 4GB is where most should be at now. That and a Dual core or Quad core
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#5
EarthDog
So... does this version show gpu use in task manager or is that a future/insider build?
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#6
rk3066
On my way to updating. Should know in an 45min to a hour
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#7
oxidized
It's taking me ages at "preparing to install" and seems like it ate roughly 20GB off my SSD :confused:
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#8
rk3066
oxidized said:
It's taking me ages at "preparing to install" and seems like it ate roughly 20GB off my SSD :confused:
Meh that's what updates do now. You could delete the upgrade folder in the HDD or clean the updates via windows clean updates tool but deleting the folder could cause a issue for trying to do a system restore
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#9
Solaris17
Creator Solaris Utility DVD
EarthDog said:
So... does this version show gpu use in task manager or is that a future/insider build?
it does
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#10
btarunr
Editor & Senior Moderator
It's been this way for 5 hours now:



I've got a 300 Mbps connection.
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#11
rk3066
btarunr said:
It's been this way for 5 hours now:



I've got a 300 Mbps connection.
Ha I have 2.0MB connection and mine only took 10min to Download and almost ready for me to restart
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#12
btarunr
Editor & Senior Moderator
Ahh, disabling the network adapter and reenabling it fixed it.
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#13
desennium
btarunr said:
Ahh, disabling the network adapter and reenabling it fixed it.
Curious as to what made the driver stall... Updated all my machines today. 4 in total. All looking good thus far. Subtle changes, nothing too drastic. Small features start appearing only if you look closely.
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#14
StrayKAT
EarthDog said:
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. :)
I haven't slipstreamed actually. What drivers? You mean like the chipset inf?

In any case, the one thing 7 had going for it to me is solved in this new 10 update. 32 bit games didn't recognize total VRAM correctly in a 64 bit OS... except Windows 7. Windows 8 and 10 continued with this issue until this new update.
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#15
rk3066
They changed the Updating Look

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#16
Jetster
Its large it took about 15 min to download and i have a 130Mb/s The another 5 min to install



Windows 10 requires a minimum 10 GB of free space; just to be safe, the bare minimum I would recommend is 16 GBs. Windows 10 Creators Update setup is more sensitive to disk space challenges. Now would be a good time to invest in a USB thumb drive or external hard disk with a minimum 16 GB of free space. Setup can use such storage devices to help facilitate the upgrade just in case.

From this page:
https://www.groovypost.com/howto/prepare-computer-windows-10-creators-update-version-1703/
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#17
9700 Pro
Downloaded. Let's boot soon.
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#18
StrayKAT
Jetster said:
Its large it took about 15 min to download and i have a 130Mb/s The another 5 min to install



Windows 10 requires a minimum 10 GB of free space; just to be safe, the bare minimum I would recommend is 16 GBs. Windows 10 Creators Update setup is more sensitive to disk space challenges. Now would be a good time to invest in a USB thumb drive or external hard disk with a minimum 16 GB of free space. Setup can use such storage devices to help facilitate the upgrade just in case.

From this page:
https://www.groovypost.com/howto/prepare-computer-windows-10-creators-update-version-1703/
I just keep reusing the install USB disc I got with the retail version. It's 8GB with 1GB free (I have both 32 bit and 64 bit versions on it.. so it'll be a smaller download for others). These cost pennies.
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#19
bogmali
Nothing but BSODs for me with this update even with my AV turned off. Had to do a few system restores, CHKDSK and SFCs just to recover from what I believe are file corruptions (stemming botched updates). I'll wait for now.
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#20
NBH
It installed ok but downgraded my GPU driver to an older version and reset the switch to not download drivers automatically. So for anyone who prefers to update drivers manually, double check your driver versions and change the auto update switch back to no.
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#21
Japie073
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.
You can use NTLite. I can integrate drivers and also updates. Here is the link: http://downloads.ntlite.com/files/NTLite_setup_x64.exe
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#22
TheGuruStud
EarthDog said:
Lol, butt dynos.
He needs decals on his case for more performance, too.

bogmali said:
Nothing but BSODs for me with this update even with my AV turned off. Had to do a few system restores, CHKDSK and SFCs just to recover from what I believe are file corruptions (stemming botched updates). I'll wait for now.
I get scoffed at for not installing updates until they've been out for months. Yet, even with that practice, I'll still get a bricked OS from an update occasionally (takes longer than 2 mo for those idiots to fix 'em properly).

What do the poor fools do without backups? LOL. I'm pissed enough when I have to image restore after an update. Imagine coming home to a BSOD and you have to reinstall LOL.
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#23
R-T-B
EarthDog said:
So... does this version show gpu use in task manager or is that a future/insider build?


TheGuruStud said:
What do the poor fools do without backups? LOL. I'm pissed enough when I have to image restore after an update. Imagine coming home to a BSOD and you have to reinstall LOL.
Rollback?
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#24
TheOne
Updated this afternoon, during the first attempt to install it hit a black screen during the update process, restarted the system, it rolled back to 1703, tried the update again, it installed, my account retained its settings, but I had to re-disable hibernation. Also I've run into a strange bug where IE sometimes opens when I log in after a restart or boot.
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#25
...PACMAN...
Running good so far on this old setup. Gaming seems fine and no issues so far..... Lol
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