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
AlienIsGOD
NBH said:
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.
Ya it took my crimson from 17.9.3 to 17.1.1 just had installed 17.10.1 after updating windows and all is well again
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#2
TheGuruStud
R-T-B said:




Rollback?
I meant actually bricked. Some update problems have been unfixable (like the ones I got).
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#3
EarthDog
Solaris17 said:
it does
Weird.... mine doesnt...
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#4
InVasMani
I literally just did a fresh windows reinstall yesterday...FML. :banghead: back to the drawing board I guess...
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#5
bug
InVasMani said:
I literally just did a fresh windows reinstall yesterday...FML. :banghead: back to the drawing board I guess...
Why did you do it? It was known for half a year this update will hit towards the end of October.
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#6
RejZoR
Not much has changed. I do like the new Windows Defender. It's quite an improvement.
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#7
CrAsHnBuRnXp
bug said:
Why did you do it? It was known for half a year this update will hit towards the end of October.
If he's anything like me. He doesnt pay that close of attn/doesnt care.
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#8
lexluthermiester
RejZoR said:
Not much has changed. I do like the new Windows Defender. It's quite an improvement.
It still spies on you, like other parts of the OS. Still going to remove it completely along with Edge, Cortana and anything else undesirable.
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#9
rk3066
Program Windows ISO Downloader has the Latest Windows 10 1709 LINK
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#10
silentbogo
Installed 1709 last night. So far only have 2.5 issues:
1) Initially my wifi adapter stopped connecting properly (e.g. it shows as connected, but no IP address or any connection info in ipconfig). Come to find out my network bridge was causing it, so I had to remove the link between WiFi and Ethernet adapter.
2) Chrome hangs every once in awhile. Had to restart my browser at least 5 times today. Not sure what's causing it, because nothing changed on my PC besides Creators Update...
2.5) Bluetooth icon is toxic-blue. I liked the old darker icon, which did not burn my retinas.
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#11
bug
My secondary monitor is suspiciously dark now, even if the hardware brightness and contrast haven't changed. Oh well, I suspect it could have been worse after updating so soon after release.
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#12
RejZoR
lexluthermiester said:
It still spies on you, like other parts of the OS. Still going to remove it completely along with Edge, Cortana and anything else undesirable.
It spies on you as much as any other antivirus using cloud systems.
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#13
erixx
Edge, but since a couple of weeks, is succky sucki, hangs a lot.
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#14
bug
erixx said:
Edge, but since a couple of weeks, is succky sucki, hangs a lot.
Funny, it never hangs for me at all. Oh wait, I don't use it at all :D
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#15
jboydgolfer
anyone see this addition to windows from M$ iirc, its part of that Gamebar thingy most people likely have already disabled :)

Mixer....to combine up to 3 separate streams of gameplay into one? i cant quite wrap my head around it entirely from a (why) perspective, but....
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#16
rk3066
Guessing pretty soon it'll require for a 8gb stick rather than a 4gb. Now it has editions windows 10 so and more editions. Only for the Windows ISO Downloader
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#17
silentbogo
jboydgolfer said:
Mixer....to combine up to 3 separate streams of gameplay into one? i cant quite wrap my head around it entirely from a (why) perspective, but....
It may sound useless, but I guess the idea is to be able to stream co-op games from all players simultaneously. Kind of like split-screen, but for spectators.
Not sure if it'll pick up, though, cause co-op element in most games seems to be rather short lived, like in Borderlands or Division.
Plus it might give you headaches or worse - it'll make you cross-eyed :fear:

bug said:
My secondary monitor is suspiciously dark now, even if the hardware brightness and contrast haven't changed.
Got that too on my secondary display, and my headphones are for some reason a lot quieter than they used to be. Already tweaked all sound settings to the exact same ones I had, and still the difference is too noticeable.
Before I used to listen everything at 20-22%, while 30 was the ear-blasting volume. Now 30 is my new normal, and for loud music I have to bump it all the way to 40+%
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#18
bug
silentbogo said:

Got that too on my secondary display, and my headphones are for some reason a lot quieter than they used to be. Already tweaked all sound settings to the exact same ones I had, and still the difference is too noticeable.
Before I used to listen everything at 20-22%, while 30 was the ear-blasting volume. Now 30 is my new normal, and for loud music I have to bump it all the way to 40+%
The weird thing is that it looks ok for a bit (less than second) on startup and then it goes darker. It's applying some settings, but Idk which one, because the same icc profile is still applied if I go into settings.
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#19
StrayKAT
I don't even understand the Streaming trend in general, so what do I know? There's probably been a request for this.
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#20
bug
StrayKAT said:
I don't even understand the Streaming trend in general, so what do I know? There's probably been a request for this.
I don't stream either, but there are those that make a living from it. Just another feature where we're not the target audience, I guess. I just wish it was installable on demand.
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#21
StrayKAT
bug said:
I don't stream either, but there are those that make a living from it. Just another feature where we're not the target audience, I guess. I just wish it was installable on demand.
Yeah, all the extraneous crap MS puts in their OS is my main complaint. I mentioned it either here earlier or somewhere when I complained about social features too. I just want an "OS".

edit: Kind of the same deal why people didn't quite warm up to X1 when it first came out. MS has a proclivity to be some lame "lifestyle" company or some shit. Just make a game console. Just make a computer OS.
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#22
Homeless
Anyone have a problem with color profiles not being applied on boot anymore?
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#23
TheOne
Along with the other issues I noticed after the update, it also messed up a few of my tiles in the Start Menu.
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#24
lexluthermiester
RejZoR said:
It spies on you as much as any other antivirus using cloud systems.
Not the way Microsoft does. And with most AV packages, you can turn the cloud "features" off or block them with a firewall setting.
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#25
fullinfusion
Vanguard Beta Tester
loved the changes in the FC update but sadly it's not even close to being ready for the public release.

I did a clean OS install and it is buggy, start tab wouldn't work, Edge Browser tabs are fucked...

I installed the non public Radeon Beta driver and that was a complete mess and we found Radeon isn't at fault on this one. M$ should keep working till it's a better build before being released in the wild.

Maybe the patch works but I had ZERO luck doing a clean OS install, maybe ASUS drivers issue or.... o_O
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