Published On : Sat, Sep 2nd, 2017

17th October, The Updation Day for Windows 10

On October 17th, Microsoft will release the fourth free upgrade to Windows 10 – the Fall Creators Update. The news was announced at the IFA conference in Berlin on Friday.

The name is a seasonal play on the Creators Update , a similar expansion that came out in April. Like its predecessor, the Fall Creators Update brings few large changes to the 500 million Windows 10 PCs out there , but lots of smaller new improvements and updates.

Headlining the package is Windows Mixed Reality , a long-teased update that will add support for cheap virtual reality headsets from Microsoft’s biggest PC manufacturing partners. Conveniently, those headsets begin to arrive on store shelves on October 17th. Lenovo, Dell, Asus, Acer, and HP will all have headsets available, with prices starting at $299.

Otherwise, the update will bring some other neat little changes, including:

  • Game mode, a long-awaited feature which aims to provide a smoother gaming experience by diverting system resources to whatever game you have open. That means that apps running in the background like Skype or Spotify will have less of an impact on your gameplay.
  • Windows Ink, Microsoft’s stylus writing technology, also gets an upgrade. Now, you can draw straight on PDF files, so you can sign a document with your Surface Pen. Microsoft is also planning a “Find My Pen” feature to help mitigate lost styluses, though it didn’t provide details.
  • OneDrive cloud storage has a big change coming: With a new system called “files on-demand,” Windows 10 won’t distinguish between files stored in the cloud, and files stored on your local hard drive; you’ll be able to navigate everything through the normal file explorer. It’s a little wonky, but early testers love it , and it has the potential to greatly stretch your PC’s storage.

There are a few other updates coming with the Fall Creators Update, including an eye tracking mode for people with limited mobility in their hands, and a redesigned photos app.

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