Windows 10’s october update is now widely available here’s how to get it

Microsoft gen pou l lage Mizajou Windows 10 Oktòb nan semèn kap vini yo. Aktyalizasyon a te disponib pou Windows Insiders pou yon ti tan kounye a men li poko woule soti nan piblik la.

Microsoft te finalize Build 17763 kòm RTM bati a e li te konfime deplwaye a tou. Sepandan, deplwaye a pral pran plas an faz kidonk li pral aktyèlman yon ti tan anvan PC ou a jwenn nouvo aktyalizasyon a. Avèk Mizajou Avril 2018 la, Microsoft entegre ML (Machine Learning) nan Windows 10 ki pral ping tounen nan serveurs aktyalizasyon yo lè yon aparèy pare pou resevwa nouvo mizajou. Sa a ede Microsoft bay yon eksperyans lis epi anpeche pwoblèm konpatibilite ak lòt pwoblèm ki gen rapò ak lojisyèl.

Dènye deplwaye aktyalizasyon karakteristik Windows 10 la, Mizajou Avril 2018 la, te itilize aprantisaj machin (ML) pou idantifye aparèy ki te pare pou mete ajou, enkòpore atribi kle tankou done konpatibilite. Lè nou pwofite aprantisaj machin nou te kapab deplwaye san danje byen vit, e kòm rezilta Mizajou Avril 2018 la se kounye a vèsyon ki pi lajman itilize nan Windows 10. Anplis de sa, entèlijans atifisyèl / apwòch deplwaye ML nou an te mennen nan apèl ki pi ba a ak demann sipò sou entènèt. pou nenpòt ki lage nan Windows 10.

– Microsoft

Sepandan, si ou se yon moun tankou mwen, Lè sa a, ou pa pral renmen rete tann pou Microsoft deside si ou ka jwenn dènye aktyalizasyon a. Microsoft te rekonèt tou sa e li te ofri yon solisyon senp pou moun enpasyan sa yo. Si ou vle aktyalizasyon a kounye a, ou ka ale nan Anviwònman> Sekirite ak Mizajou> Windows Mizajou epi klike sou “Tcheke pou Mizajou”. Sa a pral fòse Windows telechaje dènye aktyalizasyon a men si Microsoft detekte ke aparèy ou an gen yon pwoblèm konpatibilite, aktyalizasyon a pa pral enstale jiskaske pwoblèm sa a rezoud.

Si ou pa kontan ak sa a epi li reyèlman vle aktyalizasyon oktòb la kounye a, ou ka swa Enskri kòm yon Windows Insider oswa telechaje fichye ISO yo epi mete ajou PC ou manyèlman. Remake byen ke opsyon sa a se sèlman pou itilizatè avanse epi ou ta ka riske done ou kòm byen ke itilizasyon aparèy la.

Fichye ISO sa yo genyen tout edisyon Windows 10 Build 17763 men yo pa vini ak dènye mizajou kimilatif yo. Ou ka telechaje sa yo nan Windows Update pita sou. Altènativman, ou ka chwazi tou, “Jwenn mizajou enpòtan” pandan w ap enstale aktyalizasyon a soti nan ISO la. Pou lòt moun, li pi bon pou tann paske ou pral evantyèlman jwenn Mizajou Oktòb la. Ou ka tcheke atik nou an sou tout nouvo karakteristik yo ap vini ak Windows 10 Oktòb Mizajou yo konnen plis.

Gen kèk lyen nan atik la ka pa ka wè pandan w ap itilize yon AdBlocker. Tanpri ajoute nou nan lis blanch ou a pou pèmèt sit entènèt la fonksyone byen.

Microsoft is set to roll out Windows 10 October Update in the coming weeks. The update has been available for Windows Insiders for a while now but is yet to be rolled out to the public.

Microsoft has finalized Build 17763 as the RTM build and has confirmed the rollout as well. However, the rollout will take place in phases so it will actually be a while before your PC gets the new update. With the April 2018 Update, Microsoft embedded ML (Machine Learning) to Windows 10 which will ping back to the update servers when a device is ready to receive new updates. This helps Microsoft to deliver a smooth experience and prevent compatibility issues and other software related problems.

The last Windows 10 feature update rollout, the April 2018 Update, utilized machine learning (ML) to identify devices that were ready to update, incorporating key attributes like compatibility data. By leveraging machine learning we were able to safely rollout quickly, and as a result the April 2018 Update is now the most widely used version of Windows 10. Further, our artificial intelligence/ML targeted rollout approach led to the lowest call and online support requests for any release of Windows 10.

– Microsoft

However, if you’re someone like me then you won’t like to wait for Microsoft to decide if you can get the latest update. Microsoft has also recognized this and offered a simple solution to those impatient people. If you want the update right now then you can head to Settings>Security and Update>Windows Update and click on “Check for Updates”. This will force Windows to download the latest update but if Microsoft detects that your device has a compatibility issue, the update will not install until that issue is resolved.

If you’re not happy with this and really want the October update right now then you can either Sign up as a Windows Insider or download the ISO files and manually update your PC. Do note that this option is only for Advanced users and you might risk your data as well as the usability of the device.

These ISO files contain all the editions of Windows 10 Build 17763 but don’t come with the final cumulative updates. You can download those from Windows Update later on. Alternatively, you can also select, “Get important updates” while installing the update from the ISO. For others, it’s better to wait as you will eventually get the October Update. You can check out our article on all the new features are coming with Windows 10 October Update to know more.

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Windows Update customers were recently affected by a network infrastructure event on January 29, 2019 (21:00 UTC), caused by an external DNS service provider’s global outage. A software update to the external provider’s DNS servers resulted in the distribution of corrupted DNS records that affected connectivity to the Windows Update service. The DNS records were restored by January 30, 2019 (00:10 UTC), and the majority of local Internet Service Providers (ISP) have refreshed their DNS servers and customer services have been restored.

While this was not an issue with Microsoft’s services, we take any service disruption for our customers seriously. We will work with partners to better understand this so we can provide higher quality service in the future even across diverse global network providers.

If you are still unable to connect to Windows Update services due to this problem, please contact your local ISP or network administrator. You can also refer to our new KB4493784 for more information to determine if your network is affected, and to provide your local ISP or network administrator with additional information to assist you.

Windows 10, version 1809, Windows Server, version 1809, and Windows Server 2019 re-released

On November 13, 2018, we re-released the Windows 10 October Update (version 1809), Windows Server 2019, and Windows Server, version 1809. We encourage you to wait until the feature update is offered to your device automatically. A summary of the current status of the October Update can be found below.

Note for Commercial Customers: November 13 marks the revised start of the servicing timeline for the Semi-Annual Channel (“Targeted”) releasefor Windows 10, version 1809, Windows Server 2019, and Windows Server, version 1809. Beginning with this release, all future feature updates of Windows 10 Enterprise and Education editions that release around September will have a 30-month servicing timeline.

Windows 10’s october update is now widely available here’s how to get it

Last week we reported that Windows 10 October 2018 Update is rolling out to more devices if the users manually check for updates. Today, Microsoft has updated the support document to announce that Windows 10 October 2018 Update is now widely available.

The support document says that Windows 10 October 2018 Update will start downloading if the user manually opens the Settings page and tap on ‘Check for updates’ button.

“Rollout Status as of December 17, 2018: Windows 10, version 1809, is now fully available for advanced users who manually select “Check for updates” via Windows Update,” the updated support document reads.

Most of the devices are compatible with Windows 10 October 2018 Update and the new version of the OS is available for a wide variety of configurations. Microsoft has started pushing the update out to more devices as the company is not aware of any other critical issues in Windows 10 version 1809 and the users are also not reporting any new problems.

It’s important to note that the October 2018 Update isn’t always offered automatically on all devices but manually checking for updates from Windows Update now offers Windows 10 version 1809. In most of the cases, you won’t experience any unexpected issues during or after the installation.

If you’re ready for Windows 10 October 2018 Update, you can open the Settings app > Update & Security page and start hitting the Check for updates box. Don’t check for updates if you don’t want to install the October update now.

Today, Microsoft announced that Windows 11 is generally available, so depending where you are, you can get it now. It might seem a bit early, but the company is taking a different approach to the rollout than usual. Instead of releasing at 10am Pacific Time, the new OS is going to roll out to you when it becomes October 5 in your time zone.

There’s a whole lot that’s new in Windows 11. It has an entirely new design, with a centered Start Menu and taskbar, rounded corners, and more. Live Tiles are gone too, as you’ll now just see icons in the Start Menu. It also comes with a new Widgets panel that replaces News and Interests, and all-new inbox apps.

By now, you probably know all of that. You’re probably just wondering how you can get Microsoft’s latest operating system right now.

Make sure your PC is supported, or get Windows 11 with a new device

Windows 11 increases minimum hardware requirements for the first time since Windows 7 as released in 2009. That means that while it’s a free upgrade, it’s simply not available to everyone.

First, make sure that your PC meets the CPU requirements:

  • Intel eighth-gen or newer (or Core i7-7820HQ)
  • AMD Zen 2 or newer
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 850 or newer

If you meet those requirements, you should be good to go. There are other increases too, such as a minimum of 4GB RAM and 64GB of storage, but any modern PC should have those. The other big one is TPM 2.0, but since that’s been a requirement on new PCs since 2016, anything with a supported CPU should have it. If for some reason, your PC thinks that you don’t have TPM, it’s probably disabled and you can check out our guide here.

But if you don’t meet the requirements, you have two options. You can, of course, stay on Windows 10, which is still supported until October 2025. With four more years of support, Microsoft isn’t leaving anyone behind here.

Get Windows 11 via Windows Update

Depending on where you live, you might start seeing it in Windows Update beginning today. If you get this as an option, it’s definitely the easiest way to go. Unfortunately, this is a staged rollout that’s going to last through mid-2022, so most people aren’t going to be offered it on day one.

Windows 10’s october update is now widely available here’s how to get it

Essentially, you’ll see the option if you have a brand-new PC. If it was billed as being ready for a Windows 11 upgrade, then you’ll be one of the first to see it.

Use the Windows Insider Program

You can use the Windows Insider Program to get Windows 11. And don’t worry, we’re not guiding you down a path to get some unstable preview version. This is real Windows that you’re going to download.

  1. Go to Settings -> Update & security -> Windows Insider Program.
  2. Click ‘Get started’.
    Windows 10’s october update is now widely available here’s how to get it
  3. Go through the prompts, selecting the Release Preview channel.
    Windows 10’s october update is now widely available here’s how to get it
  4. When prompted, reboot your PC.
    Windows 10’s october update is now widely available here’s how to get it
  5. After it boots up, go back to the Windows Insider Program settings to make sure you’re on the Release Preview channel.
  6. Go to the Windows Update tab and check for updates.

After you install Windows 11, check out the section on what to do next, or if you previously installed Windows 11 through the Insider Program to get it early.

Get Windows 11 with the Media Creation Tool

For most people that want it and are eligible, the Media Creation Tool is the way to go. It’s not complicated at all, and it just sort of forces your PC to download and install Windows 11. There are a lot of options too. You can choose to clean install the new OS, upgrade your PC, or create an ISO that you can install on another PC.

First, head over to the Media Creation Tool download page, download it, and run it. After that, just follow the on-screen instructions. When you get to the screen that asks if you want to upgrade this PC or create an ISO file, choose the option to upgrade, and you’ll be good to go.

What to do if you’re on the Windows Insider Program

If you joined the Windows Insider Program just to test out Windows 11, you can unenroll now. You’ve been running the production build for a while, so there’s nothing that you need to do.

This doesn’t apply to the Dev channel. If you’re on prerelease builds, then it’s already too late. You need to do a clean installation in order to roll back.

If you’re on the Beta or Release Preview channel, you can go to Settings -> Windows Update -> Windows Insider Program, and choose the option to stop receiving Insider Preview builds. That will move your PC to the Production channel, and you’ll get regular updates, such as next week’s Patch Tuesday update.

This is especially important if you’re on the Beta channel. While the Dev channel is for testing out prerelease features, the Beta channel actually tests out new feature updates. Now that this update is being released, Microsoft could move version 22H2 to the Beta channel soon, or it could wait months to do it. If you don’t want that to happen on your PC, just unenroll. You can always enroll again later.

Make sure to check out our deep dive articles on individual features, along with our full review.

Microsoft is rolling out its new operating system in phases. We’ll explain what that means for you and your computer.

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Alison DeNisco Rayome is a managing editor at CNET, now covering smart home topics after writing about services and software. Alison was previously an editor at TechRepublic.

The Windows 11 operating system was released Oct. 5.

Windows 11 started its wide rollout on Oct. 5 — the first major upgrade in six years. Windows 11 is available as a free download for existing Windows 10 users , but it’s not yet available for every compatible Windows device . And every major new feature promised isn’t available right now. (Microsoft announced this in an August blog post).

We’ve already tested and published a full review of Windows 11 (it’s familiar but fresh, with a Mac-like design ). You can expect a few new multitasking features , and the Start menu is in a new place. However, it will not include one of the most anticipated updates: support for Android mobile apps in its new app store. Microsoft also didn’t offer a date for when Android apps would be available either, other than saying that it would roll out in a “preview” test “over the coming months,” according to the post.

Windows 10’s october update is now widely available here’s how to get it

There’s a lot to look forward to. But even if your device hasn’t been prompted to update, you can still check to see if you meet the compatibility requirements . Heads up, (you’ll need to be running Windows 10 first to do so — here’s how to download Windows 10 for free if you haven’t yet). And just because you have a compatible Windows device doesn’t mean you’ll be able to run Windows 11 starting today.

Microsoft said the launch will be “phased and measured,” with new eligible devices getting the upgrade first and the rest getting offered the free upgrade sometime between October and mid-2022, depending on your hardware, age of device and other factors. You’ll get a notification from Windows Update letting you know when Windows 11 is available to you, or you can check manually (here’s more on how to download Windows 11 before your system asks you to).

Windows 10’s october update is now widely available here’s how to get it

While you wait for Microsoft’s new operating system to arrive, you can check to see if your computer will be able to automatically update to Windows 11 (you’ll need to be running Windows 10 first to do so — here’s how to download Windows 10 for free if you haven’t yet). But even if it isn’t deemed compatible, there will be a way to manually download a version that is not supported by Microsoft. And here’s how to set the default search engine , if you’d rather not use Bing.

You also don’t have to upgrade to Windows 11 right away if you don’t want to — Microsoft will still support Windows 10 through October 2025.

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Microsoft issues Windows 10 updates frequently, much to the chagrin of those who don’t enjoy being interrupted with a request to reboot and install another one. There’s a big one coming in October but this one is different in two ways. First, it’s one of Windows 10’s twice yearly mega-upgrades that bring a host of new features and take a long time to install. Second, Microsoft warns that it could fail and crash your computer with the company giving no advice about what to do if this happens.

The problem is storage space. If you run the update and don’t have enough empty space on your hard drive, Windows could fail to initialize and crash your system. How much storage space do you need? Microsoft isn’t saying. The mega-update for Windows 10 last Spring needed 16GB of empty space for 32-bit systems and 20GB for 64-bit.

Why is this even a problem? Can’t the update check for available disk space and warn the user to make room if there isn’t enough? It could, but it doesn’t. Rather than help Windows 10 users install the update safely, Microsoft is relying on you reading articles like this beforehand and solving the problem yourself.

Storage screen in Windows 10 settings.

Here’s what you can do to make sure the October update doesn’t crash your system. First, check to see how much space is available on your computer. From the Windows key on the keyboard or icon on the tray select Settings>System>Storage. Decide if you want to free up more space using the requirements for the Spring update as a guide (16GB for 32-bit and 20 GB for 64-bit).

Emptying the recycle bin, and deleting temporary and download files are the most effective ways to free up space on your hard drive. However, you should give it some thought before trashing all these files. You might still need some recently downloaded or recycled files, and some temporary files may be used by the programs and apps you run.

Windows’ Storage Sense tool can delete these unwanted files for you and it gives you some control over what is deleted and what is saved. You can set Storage Sense to run automatically but you can also configure and run it whenever you want.

Storage Sense configure screen in Windows 10 settings.

Storage Sense can be found and controlled from the Settings>System>Storage page. Configure it by toggling “Delete temporary files my apps aren’t using” on or off, and selecting how long you want files to remain in the recycle bin and download folder before they are deleted. Click the “Clean Now” button and check to see if enough space has been freed up to safely install the October 10 update.

If you still need more space, you can delete programs or apps you no longer use, or move files to an external storage device like a USB drive or cloud storage like Microsoft’s OneDrive or Google Drive. Photo, music and video files are good candidates because they’re often large.

Microsoft’s decision to push out a major upgrade without warning the user if they don’t have enough free space to safely install it is unconscionable and outrageous. You would think the company had learned its lesson about arrogant disregard for the needs and desires of its customers after the epic fail of the Xbox One launch. Apparently not. Microsoft’s left you hanging in the wind so check to see how much storage space you have available and make space if you need it. You might also consider eliminating this kind of hassle from your life by switching to a Chromebook.

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HP Performance Tune Up check will launch in a new window. Once it launches, follow instructions provided by the application to analyze and optimize your pc.

Update BIOS:

Update Graphics Drivers:

Check for updates:

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HP and Microsoft work together to identify issues that may occur post Windows 10 updates. As issues are identified, HP will release updated drivers and software as fixes through Windows update as well as our Software Download pages. It is recommended that you run all Windows updates to ensure that all latest drivers, software and fixes are installed in your PC. Here is a list of top known issues that may occur on HP products post a Windows 10 update is installed.

This afternoon at the Microsoft Fall 2018 event, Microsoft announced that the latest Windows 10 Update, version 1809, is now generally available for those that want to download it from the Windows 10 download page.

As with previous rollouts, the update is first available via the download tool for those actively looking to update, but will roll out via Windows Update for all users, starting in this case on October 9 th . The previous version 1803 had a pretty quick rollout, and with the less hefty changes in the last couple of Windows 10 releases, it would make sense to see this one also enjoy a quick turnaround.

Windows 10’s october update is now widely available here’s how to get it

Windows 10 at this point is a mature, stable platform, and although I would argue the twice-yearly updates are a bit too aggressive considering the extensive use in business, it has been nice to see the updates being much smaller in nature, with fewer features which can cause issues and disruptions.

The October 2018 update contains many of the same small tweaks we’re used to in past updates, including nice touches like finally being able to control auto-playing media in Edge, additional Group Policies for Edge, and PDF rendering improvements. There’s new emoji in an emoji panel which is now available in over 190 locales, compared to just the USA when it first came out, and some other smaller items we’ll cover when we go over the release in a future article.

There’s also some really nice features that should improve productivity, like a cloud clipboard that will let you save and pin items you often copy and paste, rather than only having the previous copied item in memory. There’s an updated screen snipping tool based on the already built-in Win+Shift+S command from Windows 10, but you can customize where the clips go and what you do with them.

Arguably the biggest new feature is the Your Phone App, which can be used to link an Android phone with a PC to get access to your photos and texts quickly and easily. It’ll also allow you to send text messages from your PC, without having to utilize Cortana as was required in the past. For Android users, this should be pretty powerful and useful.

Windows 10’s october update is now widely available here’s how to get it

Microsoft may install Windows 10 1809 on your PC, whether you particularly want it to or not. According to new reports, it is doing so via the automatic detection of Windows 10 Update Assistant on devices running versions 1507 to 1709. This may be less than good news for people still worried about the October update’s many bugs, or what the size of the update file may do to their data plans.

On the other hand, there are many workarounds available to users who want to postpone their Windows updates for now. For example, they could pause Windows updates – or leave them paused in the event that this setting is on already. This option is found under Advanced options on the Update & Security page in Settings. Alternatively, a user could set their WiFi network to metered (under Settings>Network & internet>WiFi>Manage network).

However, the most effective way to prevent Windows from updating is probably to uninstall the Update Assistant. This may be done via the Control Panel or Start menu. Alternatively, the user could simply delete the folders found at [applicable drive letter]:\Windows\Updateassistant and :\Windows10upgrade.

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Windows 10 version 20H2 October 2020 Update download is available and rolling out in a measured and phased approach.

The Windows update is the second feature update of the year after Microsoft released the first in May. It comes with a number of new features and improvements to the operating system.

There are changes to how Microsoft is delivering the Windows 10 version 20H2 October 2020 feature update this time around. You’ll recall from previous updates that it takes a long time to download and install. This isn’t and wouldn’t be the case any longer.

To be honest, this is the fastest windows feature update i have seen. This is because Microsoft is using the servicing technology it uses for its monthly update process. If you are sceptical about upgrading i don’t think you should. I will tell you why a in a few paragraphs. My experience was seamless and great without any glitches.

Everyone who has updated to the May 2020 update or Windows 10 version 2004 should get a faster experience. However, if you are still on an earlier Windows 10 version you will still use the old method of updating.

The 20H2 feature update offers a scoped set of features to improve performance and enhance quality, shares John Cable, Vice President, Program Management, Windows Servicing and Delivery.

The feature update includes the new Microsoft Edge based on Chromium, Xbox Game Pass for PC, Settings and Notifications improvements. Others are Theme-aware Start tiles, Microsoft Edge tabs in Alt + Tab, Personalised taskbar and tablet posture improvements. The new Microsoft Edge now enables you to create different user profiles so that you can easily synchronize and switch profiles across devices.

What is new in Windows 10 version 20H2

Windows 10’s october update is now widely available here’s how to get it

Manual Download.

However, if you don’t see the notification in your Windows update settings this is what you can do to get the update now.

Download the Windows 10 Update Assistant and run it tp help you update to the latest version of Windows 10. Or you can download and run the Windows 10 media creation tool, to create an ISO or USB installation media. Click here to visit the Microsoft page and download.

What are your thoughts on the new Windows 10 feature updates? The new way of delivering the update to users? Share your thoughts with us in the comments.

Updated 29 October 4:17 PM: Article updated to include manual download links and answer questions on if it is safe to download Windows 10 version 20h2.

Windows 10 October 2020 Update is also known as Windows 10 Version 20H2. As usual, software giant Microsoft will slowly distribute this update to users to ensure all problems and annoyances will be controlled in the best way.

If you are in no hurry, for some reason we recommend that you wait until Windows Update automatically delivers this update to your computer. This will make sure that the update runs the most stable on your device.

And if you want to install Windows 10 October 2020 Update, here are the ways you can do:

1. Install Windows 10 October Update using Windows Update

On October 20, 2020, Microsoft announced that the Windows 10 October 2020 Update will appear in Windows Update on some devices. To find and install it you need to go to Settings> Update & Security> Windows Update . Next, tap ‘Check for Updates’ .

Windows 10’s october update is now widely available here’s how to get it

If an update appears, simply press the “Download and install” button. Windows will automatically download the update, and when it’s done downloading it will notify you when you want to install it.

If you don’t see the update, maybe you should be patient for a while. Some devices won’t immediately install new Windows 10 updates due to compatibility issues.

2. How to update Windows 10 May 2020 using Update Assistant

To update Windows 10 May 2020 using Windows 10 Update Assistant you do the following:

Step 1: Visit the Microsoft support website and click Update Now , the file saving window opens, select a folder to save the file (about 6MB).

Windows 10’s october update is now widely available here’s how to get it

Step 2: Download and run the Windows10Upgrade9252.exe file .

Step 3: In the Windows 10 Update Assistant window that opens, click Update Now .

Step 4: Windows 10 Update Assistant will check to see if the machine is compatible with the update. If the conditions are met, you will see 3 blue check buttons, click Next to continue.

Windows 10’s october update is now widely available here’s how to get it

Step 5: The update assistant will download the necessary files for the update to your computer.

Step 6: Assistant proceeds to update the computer to Windows 10 October 2020.

Step 7: Restart the computer and wait for the system to reconfigure the computer.

During the run, the first 6 steps, you are still working on the normal computer. When step 6 is finished, the computer will need to reboot to configure the update, during which time you will only see a green screen, showing% and nothing can be done. You can always restart or schedule it to restart later. Restarting the computer is complete and you have finished updating.

Since it’s just an update, all of your data, apps, and most settings will stay the same.

3. How to update Windows 10 May 2020 using the Media Creation Tool

To install a new version of Windows 10 using the Media Creation Tool, follow the steps below:

  1. Open the Microsoft support website, link in section 1.
  2. Click the Download tool now button .
  3. Double-click the MediaCreationTool20H2.exe file to run the support tool.
  4. Accept the terms of use, click Accept .
  5. At this point, click Upgrade this PC now to update your current computer or choose Create installation media (USB flash drive, DVD, or ISO file) for another PC to create a bootable USB or download Windows 10 ISO file to install for another computer . Then click Next.
  6. Next, the tool will download the Windows 10 update file to your computer and perform the update. Follow the instructions on the screen.

The Media Creation Tool will install the Windows 10 October 2020 Update on a desktop, laptop or tablet without losing your personal files, settings, and apps.

4. Link to download the ISO file of Windows 10 October 2020 Update

Besides rolling out the update, Microsoft also allows users to download the Windows 10 October 2020 Update ISO file. You can download them here:

Microsoft is releasing its Windows 10 October 2018 Update again today, after bugs forced the company to pull it offline last month. A number of Windows 10 users reported missing files after the update was released in early October. While Microsoft did re-release the update to beta testers, it has taken the company more than a month to fully test it and release it more generally today.

“In addition to extensive internal validation, we have taken time to closely monitor feedback and diagnostic data from our Windows Insiders and from the millions of devices on the Windows 10 October Update, and we have no further evidence of data loss,” explains Microsoft’s John Cable, director of program management for Windows servicing and delivery.

Windows 10 October 2018 Update will now hit Windows Update for a small percentage of users today, and people will need to seek it out by checking for updates for it to even be installed. Even then, the update might not appear if there is an app compatibility issue. Microsoft is taking a very cautious approach. “If we detect that your device may have an issue, such as an application incompatibility, we will not install the update until that issue is resolved, even if you ‘Check for updates,’ so you avoid encountering any related problems,” says Cable.

Windows 10 October 2018 Update: the 10 best new features

Microsoft has faced a big test of Windows 10 quality in 2018. Earlier this year Microsoft delayed its April 2018 Windows 10 update due to last minute Blue Screen of Death issues, and then had to fix desktop and Chrome freezing issues after it was shipped to more than 600 million machines. Microsoft was then forced to pull this Windows 10 October 2018 update offline after some users complained of missing files.

Microsoft is now responding to the quality issues and promising a renewed focus on ensuring these mistakes don’t happen again. You can read more about Microsoft’s plans here.

Windows 10 is one of Microsoft’s finest operating systems to date, although it’s not without its problems (I’m looking at you, Windows Update). Now the Windows 10 October Update is out in the wild, Microsoft is aiming to improve its Windows 10 experience even further by improving productivity tools and adding some welcome features to improve everyone’s lives.

Windows 10’s october update is now widely available here’s how to get it

Released into the wild during Microsoft’s 2 October Surface event – where it unveiled the Surface Pro 6 and Surface Laptop 2 – the Windows 10 October Update comes with a slew of new features. Pegged as the major Windows 10 update for the year, Microsoft has used it to issue a slew of bug fixes and quality-of-life improvements. However, some people may not be too keen on the fact it’s also been used to kill off the popular Windows Disk Cleanup Utility tool for good.

Alongside the death of the Disk Cleanup, Microsoft is actually introducing a really neat cloud-powered clipboard to let you copy content across machines. Not only is this useful if you work across your business and home Windows 10 computers frequently, but it also means there’s a stored history of what you’ve copied so, if you happen to lose your clipboard, you’ve got a copy saved in the cloud automatically so you can retrieve it.

Microsoft has also made improvements to Windows 10’s Timeline feature – which syncs app history across devices. Now Chrome and Firefox can tap into Timeline and sync tabs and starting in November Microsoft Edge will also get beta Timeline support without the need for a separate extension to make it work. You can also access Timeline via Microsoft Launcher on Android to sync more content between your Android phone and Windows 10.

On that thread, Microsoft is also looking to other ways it can more tightly integrate Windows 10 with Android and iOS. The solution, a “Your Phone” app that lets you sync photos taken, send and receive text messages and even run windowed versions of your phone’s apps. Most features are currently Android-only, but Microsoft says it’s working towards parity on Android and iOS.

One other feature that Microsoft doesn’t seem to be shouting about, but Nvidia certainly is, is native support for ray tracing as part of DirectX 12. In the Windows 10 October Update users of Nvidia’s latest RTX cards can actually make use of its ray tracing capabilities without having to jump through hoops – a first for Microsoft’s DirectX systems.

For developers this means there’s now a dedicated ray tracing DX12 API to utilise, meaning updating their games will be more straightforward. For gamers, this means games will run smoothly and utilise the actual power of the RTX cards they just forked out for. Windows 10 also natively supports ray tracing now too, applications that need it can launch without the need to fumble around with setup protocols ahead of time.

With the Windows 10 October 2018 Update now rolling out to Windows 10 users everywhere, fans are looking to what comes next. Slated to land in March 2019 is the next big Windows 10 Update, 19H1. So far literally nothing is known about 19H1, but once the dust has settled around the October Update and new Surface devices, Microsoft is likely to tease us with new features.

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The changes in 21H1 are mostly minor—much bigger things are coming in October.

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The May 2021 update to Windows 10 is here—although most users likely won’t notice. The new version of Windows 10 is delivered via Windows Update, just like the October 2020 version was, and it’s being rolled out in staggered intervals to groups of users. (We saw it available immediately while manually checking Windows Update in a Windows 10 Pro VM today.)

The new update offers three new user-facing features—improved Windows Hello support for systems with multiple cameras, an improved version of Windows Defender Application Guard, and improvements to the Group Policy Service that allow faster group policy updates for remote workers.

Windows Hello

Windows Hello is Microsoft’s facial-recognition biometric authentication system—on machines with cameras, it allows the user to unlock the system by looking into the camera rather than typing in a password or swiping a fingerprint. Facial recognition isn’t a particularly secure unlock method—a moderately knowledgeable attacker can frequently defeat it with a photograph—but for most users in relatively low-security environments, it’s good enough.

This month’s Windows 10 updates Windows Hello to properly support systems with multiple cameras available—for example, a laptop with both a built-in webcam and a higher-end, user-supplied camera. Hello used to default to the internal camera only, but now it defaults to an external one when present—saving users some confusion in which direction to stare while trying to get to the desktop.

Windows Defender Application Guard

This is probably the most valuable update for most users, although it’s the least obvious. Microsoft isn’t saying exactly what has been changed in Application Guard, but the improved app should get the job done quicker now than it used to.

What Application Guard actually does is isolate untrusted sites and documents inside a Hyper-V container, making it more difficult for macros or scripts within them to break out and attack trusted resources. For example, since the container is anonymized, sites and documents within it do not have access to the user’s network access tokens. This keeps the attacker from accessing the trusted network while authorized as the user.

Further Reading

GPSVC improvements for remote workers

The final visible improvement Microsoft lists for 21H1 was the most difficult to find details on. Microsoft’s 21H1 introduction says that the change is to “support remote work scenarios,” but a similar document on Microsoft’s IT pro blog goes into a little more detail.

The new gpsvc change makes alterations to Group Policy propagate more quickly. If you’re a remote worker yourself, you’ll likely neither know about nor care about this change—but if you’re an Active Directory admin yourself, it might make life easier. Both local and remote GPO propagation should happen more quickly now, although Microsoft describes both slow propagation and this remediation as “especially experienced” in remote work scenarios.

What’s coming in October

If you’re underwhelmed by this month’s “new” Windows 10, that’s OK—far larger changes are coming this October, with the scheduled 21H2 release. That release will bring sweeping visual updates (codenamed Sun Valley) across the entire operating system. 21H2 should also bring a greatly revamped app store, personalized taskbar-based news feed, and more.

Windows 10’s october update is now widely available here’s how to get it

After consumers reported a number of problems with the latest major update to Windows 10 — including deletion of user files — Microsoft has pulled the update entirely to investigate.

“We have paused the rollout of the Windows 10 October 2018 Update (version 1809) for all users as we investigate isolated reports of users missing some files after updating,” reads a note on the Windows 10 Update history page.

Microsoft announced that the Windows 10 October 2018 Update was available for download when it announced its new Surface Pro 6, Surface Laptop 2, and Surface Studio 2 at a media event on October 2 in New York City. Since then, users have reported a number of wide-ranging issues caused by the update, including lost files, issues with CPU usage, and reduced battery life post-update.

Due to these issues, Microsoft initially delayed the launch of the October 2018 update until the problems were resolved; now it has stopped distribution of the patch. The company had advised those who believe they have been affected by the update to call Microsoft support. Additionally, those who manually downloaded the update have been told not to install it.

There is a bit of hope for those whose files were lost thanks to the October 2018 update. Microsoft’s Dona Sarkar sent out a tweet advising those who lost files to contact Microsoft’s support saying the company had ways of restoring those files. For those wondering if they were affected, it is an all or nothing loss. If you have any files remaining at all in a Documents folder, you can be reassured that you have not been affected by file loss.

#WindowsInsiders If you've run into the "missing files after update" issue for 1809/October 2018 Fall update, please call our support line. They have the tools to get you back to a good state. This build is no longer available to download manually:

— Dona Sarkar (@donasarkar) October 6, 2018

The problem with disappearing files has been widely reported on various social media forums, including on Reddit and Twitter, with one user reporting on Microsoft’s community forum that he had lost up to 220GB of data after the update. Affected file types include documents, music, and photos. “I have just updated my windows using the October update (10, version 1809) it deleted all my files of 23 years in amount of 220gb,” forum member Robert wrote. “This is unbelievable, I have been using Microsoft products since 1995 and nothing like that ever happened to me.”

This problem may be caused by OneDrive, Microsoft’s file hosting and synchronization service. Twitter user @coolkevinator noted that if you have locally stored items that aren’t also saved to OneDrive, the Windows 10 update will wipe out the files stored on your computer. “Heads up to anyone updating windows,” the tweet said. “Apparently, if you have documents saved in your user directory, i.e. users/JohnDoe, and not one drive, the update will delete EVERYTHING in that location. So if your ‘Documents’ or ‘Pictures’ don’t have a one drive symbol, MIGRATE IMMEDIATELY!”

According to MSPowerUser, rolling back the install to the previous version of Windows 10 does not bring back the files. If you’re updating to the October 2018 Update, be sure to backup your file to an external drive, OneDrive, or another cloud storage service in case of data loss.

Another issue caused by the update relates to the Intel Display Audio driver. This glitch affects users running PCs with Intel’s 6th-Generation Skylake processors or newer. Users reported excessive CPU usage, which will lead to diminished battery life. Microsoft and Intel both acknowledged the issue, and Microsoft has halted the update to affected systems. “To ensure a seamless experience, we are blocking devices from being offered Windows 10 version 1809, until updated Intel device drivers are installed on your current operating system,” Microsoft said on its support page. “We recommend that you do not attempt to manually update to Windows 10, version 1809, using the Update Now button or the Media Creation Tool from the Microsoft Software Download Center until newer Intel device drivers are available with the update.”If your system is affected, you can manually download the Intel Graphics Driver prior to downloading the Windows 10 update. This driver also contains the fix for the Intel Display Audio driver glitch.

Although the October 2018 Update is available now, it’s not an automatic process yet. You can manually check for the update by going to Settings, Windows Update, and then Check for Updates. The update should automatically download for all users starting October 9.

For now, users should hold off on updating their Windows 10 PC until Microsoft addresses all the early complaints from the download. If you must download the October 2018 Update, we highly recommend that you back up all your files and install the Intel Graphics Driver before proceeding.

Updated on October 7, 2018: Updated with the news that Microsoft has a way to recover files which were deleted by the October 2018 update.

Windows 10 October 2020 Update, or 20H2 update, is coming soon will be widely released on Next Month. All the features and how to Download it.

Windows 10’s october update is now widely available here’s how to get it

Microsoft’s Windows 10 October 2020 Update is also called 20H2 is now available to download for Windows insider programs and is expected to roll out widely in October 2020. 20H2 update focused on performance major changes on October 2020 update such as removing Control Panel, inbuilt Microsoft edge. Now you connected your Samsung phone from Laptop etc.

What New Features does the Windows 10 October 2020 include?

Table of Contents

There is not a lot of changes in Windows 10 version 20H2 but notable changes the classic System pane in the Control Panel is removed—but mostly features smaller changes.

Microsoft Edge: Microsoft Windows 10 October update include by default New Chromium-based Microsoft Edge browser that Microsoft edge adds new features such as a redesigned user interface, tracking prevention, google chrome extension, Fast downloading, PDF viewer Dark themed progressive web apps, etc.

Windows 10’s october update is now widely available here’s how to get it

Start Menu: Start Menu is one of the changes features of windows 10 October 2020 update version 20H2 that is some different from the May update such as changed designed. You can change and choose the color to choose the start menu setting such as a dark or light menu from personalization settings and behind the logos in your apps list with partially transparent backgrounds

Windows 10’s october update is now widely available here’s how to get it

Switch Between Apps and Edge Tabs: Open all tabs in Edge in Alt + Tab, instead of just the active one in each browser window. You can also configure it to show only your last three or five tabs, or turn it off completely under Settings > System > Multitasking.

Personalized Taskbar: windows 10 October 2020 update more Personalize taskbar for new user your Taskbar so you can find what you’re looking for faster.

Notifications: You can see the notification on the right-side panel. If you want to open you can directly open or closed the notifications.

Control Panel and Settings Apps: windows 10 October 2020 update making control panel and setting apps better. You can easily be copying and share the device information and windows specification easily.

Changed Display Refresh Rate: In windows 10 october 2020 update you can easily changed display rate if you want used on higher display rate that that makes smoother motion other than lower Display refresh rate.

2-in-1 devices: Windows 10 October 2020 update 2 in 1 device rate. You can easily switch to tablet mode anytime.

How to Get Windows 10 October 2020 Update (Version 20H2)?


How to update Windows 10 October 2020 update from Microsoft insider Programme-

  1. Navigate to Start Menu and Click on Settings.

Windows 10’s october update is now widely available here’s how to get it

2. Click on Update and security (Windows Settings).

Windows 10’s october update is now widely available here’s how to get it

3. Click on Windows Insider Programme from Left side panel.

Windows 10’s october update is now widely available here’s how to get it

4. Click on Get started.

Windows 10’s october update is now widely available here’s how to get it

5. Selec your Microsoft Account and login and then Click on Continue.

6. Pick Insider Setting and Click on Confirm.

Windows 10’s october update is now widely available here’s how to get it

7. Click on Restart Now.

Windows 10’s october update is now widely available here’s how to get it

How to update Windows 10 October 2020 update from Windows Update Settings-

  1. Navigate to Start Menu and Click on Settings.
  2. Click on Update and security (Windows Settings).
  3. Click on Windows Update from the left side panel.
  4. Click on Download and install. It will be taken some time for download then after clicking on Install.

Windows 10’s october update is now widely available here’s how to get it

5. Once Downloading process completed then Installing Process will be started click on Restart after Installing.

Windows 10’s october update is now widely available here’s how to get it

6. After Install You can see Version by clicking on about in Windows Specifications sections.

Windows 10’s october update is now widely available here’s how to get it

With the October Update, Windows 10 becomes more reliable than ever before and comes with fresh – if minor – features. Of course, there’s always room for improvement, but Windows 10 is now better than ever and still continues to progress with a host of constant updates.

  • Start menu improvements
  • Action Center, Cortana are useful
  • Edge continues to improve
  • Windows Hello faster, easier
  • Timeline genuinely useful


  • OneDrive needs work
  • Improvements also cause issues
  • Some changes are incomplete

TechRadar Verdict

With the October Update, Windows 10 becomes more reliable than ever before and comes with fresh – if minor – features. Of course, there’s always room for improvement, but Windows 10 is now better than ever and still continues to progress with a host of constant updates.

Start menu improvements

Action Center, Cortana are useful

Edge continues to improve

Windows Hello faster, easier

Timeline genuinely useful

OneDrive needs work

Improvements also cause issues

Some changes are incomplete

  • Introduction and October 2020 Update overview
  • Windows 10 May 2020 Update overview
  • Windows 10 May 2019 Update overview
  • Windows 10 October 2018 Update overview
  • April 2018 Update overview
  • Windows 10 UI, Cortana and more
  • Core Windows 10 apps
  • Other Windows 10 features
  • Final verdict

Windows 10 is Microsoft’s most versatile OS yet. Rather than overhauling an entire OS every year, the company has designed it to receive semi-annual updates that largely focus on adding in new features and offering improvements to stability and overall performance. And, by doing so, it’s given Windows laptop and PC users the option to update incrementally.

Adding to Windows 10’s versatility are its handful of variations to suit different types of hardware, individuals or businesses. There’s Windows 10 Home Edition that is best suited for individual use, as well as Windows 10 Pro whose suite of tools are ideal for businesses and professionals. And, there’s even Windows 10 Education designed for a classroom setting. It’s no wonder this has become Microsoft’s most popular operating system to date.

Even with its successor, Windows 11, now available as a free optional upgrade for Windows 10 and Windows 7 users, Windows 10 continues to be among the most widely used operating systems out there – which is likely why Microsoft will continue to update it for the foreseeable future.

Windows 10 20H1 is on the horizon and we’re tracking the biggest changes

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It’s simply an operating system like no other, and it’s likely to stay beloved long after its successor has completely taken over. From its key features to its semi-annual updates, here’s everything you need to know about this powerful and extremely versatile OS. Read on and find out what makes it tick.

If you’d like to try out its successor, we show you how to download and install Windows 11 right now.

This review pertains to the Home and Pro versions of Windows 10. For detailed Windows 10 system requirements and the various versions, check out the Microsoft website.

Windows 10 October 2020 Update

Unlike the May 2020 Update, which came with a whole new set of features and performance refinements, this October 2020 Update is a relatively minor one. Rolled out on October 21 and now available for download, its main focus is on implementing fixes to the previous update.

That isn’t to say that this October 2020 Update doesn’t come with new features of its own, however. Among those are the full integration of the Chromium-based Microsoft Edge browser into the OS, inclusion of Microsoft Edge tabs into the OS’s Alt-Tab menu, and a brand new Start menu as well as more support for high refresh rate gaming monitors, an improved Taskbar, and the addition of app logos in Windows 10 notifications.

New Start menu
The October 2020 Update has given the Windows 10 start menu a facelift. While it’s not the drastic redesign that people were hoping for, it does give the start menu a fresh look. The design is more streamlined, removing the solid color backplates behind the logos in the apps list and applying a partially transparent background to the tiles. It makes it blend in better to your desktop theme and easier to find the apps you’re looking for.

Alt + Tab changes
This update also changes the Alt + Tab function, one of the most-used keyboard shortcuts. So, now when pressing those keys, you can not only switch between open apps using an on-screen menu, but also scroll through open Edge tabs as well. That makes it easy to switch between websites when you’re using the browser.

Improved tablet experience
While not exactly a new feature, this update also improves the operating system’s overall experience on 2-in-1 laptops. Improvements here include automatically switching to the tablet experience when you undock the screen on detachable 2-in-1s as well as better spacing between desktop icons.

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Following are the details which we are going to provide on this page:

  • What are the system requirements for Windows 11?
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  • How to upgrade from Windows 10 to Windows 11?
  • What are the Supported Languages for Windows 11?

What are the system requirements for Windows 11?

To install windows 11 in your system, certain requirements need to be met. If your system is not advance enough then you may feel a problem while using Win11 on your PC. Here are the requirements for Windows 11 that your PC/Laptop should have.

Processor 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster with 2 or more cores on a compatible 64-bit processor or System on a Chip (SoC)
Storage 64 GB or More
System firmware UEFI, Secure Boot capable
TPM TPM version 2.0
Graphics card DirectX 12 or later with WDDM 2.0 driver
Display HD display that is greater than 9” diagonally, 8 bits per color channel
Internet Microsoft account and internet connectivity

How to download Windows 11 from the Official source?

You do not need to visit any external website to download Windows 11. You can simply go to the system updates section of your existing windows and search for a new update. If Windows 11 is available, then it will show in your upgrade section. You can simply click the Download and Install button to install the domain directly to your system.

Windows 10’s october update is now widely available here’s how to get it

Microsoft is set to release the new October 2018 Update in the coming weeks. But if you want to delay it until all bugs are worked out, you can.

It’s that time of year again where Microsoft rolls out a major feature update for Windows 10. In the next few weeks, Microsoft will begin rolling out Windows 10 Version 1809 aka October 2018 Update. Similar to previous feature updates, it will be a staggered rollout to users with new machines first and then expand to older devices. Last year’s April 2018 Update (Version 1803) rollout was relatively successful, but generally, it’s a good idea to defer the big update at least until the first cumulative update is released.

Unless you change the settings, your Windows 10 system will get the update automatically. Here is how to hold off the update until you’re confident it’s stable and are ready to install it.

Delay Windows 10 Version 1809

To delay the feature update for up to a full year, head to Settings > Update & Security > Windows Update and click Advanced options.

Windows 10’s october update is now widely available here’s how to get it

On the following screen, under the “Choose when updates are installed” section, select the number of days you want to delay a feature update. Typically, I choose 90 days, but you can go all the way up to a full 365 days. Keep in mind that if you want to update sooner than the time you choose, you can go back in and change it. Remember, you still want to get security patches, so keep the quality update value at zero.

Windows 10’s october update is now widely available here’s how to get it

Pause Updates

Just below the settings above, you’ll see the option to pause updates. Turning this on will pause quality and feature updates for up to 35 days.

Windows 10’s october update is now widely available here’s how to get it

Postpone the Update

Now, if the update has already been downloaded in the background before you made any changes, you still can postpone it for up to a week. Head to Settings > Update & Security > Windows Update and click on the Restart options link. Then set the time and date you want the update to occur – up to seven days.

Windows 10’s october update is now widely available here’s how to get it

Block the Feature Update

Simply delaying the update is ideal but, the Home version of Windows 10 isn’t as liberal when it comes to delaying updates. What you can do is block the update using Metered Connection settings. To do that, go to Settings > Network & Internet > Wi-Fi (or Ethernet on a desktop) and turn “Metered connection” on.

Windows 10’s october update is now widely available here’s how to get it

It’s especially important to remember that doing this will block all quality updates, however, priority updates that fix major security issues will still come in. Plus, you can also download and install updates manually. Still, you will want to use this option judicially. For more on using a metered connection read our article on how to limit Windows 10 data use over a metered connection.

Will you allow your system to update when it’s available right away or do you plan to delay it for a while using one of the above options?

Windows 10’s october update is now widely available here’s how to get it

At its Surface event on Oct. 2, Microsoft announced that its latest Windows 10 update would be available immediately. Microsoft hasn’t put as much of a push behind publicizing the features baked into the latest update as it has in previous cycles, so what, exactly, is under the hood for Redstone 5?

Quite a few things, it turns out, though most of them fall under the category of minor improvements. There’s a new dark theme for Explorer if Dark Mode is enabled (shown below), live folders can be renamed in Start, and a new “Safe removal” feature will tell you if any current applications are running on an external GPU. Yanking an external GPU while it’s actually running an application is generally a bad idea — best case, the app crashes. Worst case, the entire system crashes. Notifications like this should help prevent this kind of problem.

Windows 10’s october update is now widely available here’s how to get it

There’s a new Windows screenshot tool (accessed via Win+Shift+S), and copied content can now be sent to a cloud-enhanced version of the Clipboard that syncs between devices and with the cloud (this functionality is accessed via Win+V). Wireless displays are now supported in three different modes (game, productivity, and video) and the Microsoft Game Bar has supposedly been redesigned with new features that will offer additional performance information. There’s little word on actual performance enhancements, but this isn’t all that surprising — Windows 10’s game performance has already been optimized and if there was much in the way of low-hanging fruit to clear out of the way, Microsoft would have incorporated it as a general feature of the OS rather than a mode attached to the company’s Game Bar capability.

Storage Sense can now move files into online-only mode if they haven’t been accessed locally, saving space; pen users can ink directly into text boxes; and here’s an interesting tidbit: “Users can now view the real world when using Windows Mixed Reality using a headsets built-in camera.” Granted, Mixed Reality headsets haven’t set the sales world on fire, but that kind of integrated camera functionality could make VR headsets easier to use one day. At the very least, it might lead to fewer stepped-on cats.

Another welcome change, if it works? Windows Update is now supposed to use machine learning to determine when to install or not-install updates. We’ll see how effective this actually is; I haven’t been enamored with Microsoft’s previous efforts to determine when rebooting a machine is a good idea or not.

Windows Central has a full writeup on these improvements and others, including various minor enhancements to Edge (the “Show in Folder option” has finally been added to the browser’s download tab). When a tab is playing volume, it’ll now light up when you hover over it — and tabs can be preemptively muted before they start playing audio from a context menu.

Collectively, there don’t seem to be many killer features in this update. But there are a lot of small, quality-of-life improvements across various applications and capabilities. Find/Replace in Notepad, for example, now supports wrap-around functionality, a feature the app has literally never had before. Unfortunately, you can also now “Search with Bing!” in Notepad, a feature I’m fairly certain nobody who uses Notepad in the Year of Lord 2018 has ever requested.