Windows 10 is now running on more than 400 million machines and the stats are increasing day by day.
Windows 10 is the last operating system launched by Microsoft, so they are trying to make it more perfect with the help of patches and updates.
After the launch of Windows 10 Anniversary Update on 2 August 2016, another Update is launched by Microsoft known as creators update. This update is freely available for the Windows 10 users.
If you are a Windows 10 user and want to download this latest update for free, then first you need to verify that the update is ready for your computer/laptop or not. To do this follow the below given steps;
Go to the Settings app of your PC, and tap or click on Update & security. Here if you see a message, “Good news! The Windows 10 Creators Update is on its way.
Want to be one of the first to get it?” or similar then the update is still in progress mode.
If not, then wait until the update service has finished checking for available updates and then allow them to be installed before checking again.
There are two ways to get the Windows 10 Creators Update
Note: In order to achieve the optimal performance for your system, it is recommended to wait until Windows 10 is automatically offers the update notification on device.
But if you don’t want to wait, then you can go with the manual process given below.
1. How to automatically get the update via the phased rollout
As we discussed above, when the windows system becomes eligible for the Creators Update rollout, your system will be prompted to make some main choices on your privacy settings before the installation of Creators Update.
You can specify a time that is convenient for you, snooze pending updates for a few days, and expand the “active hours” time window during which you don’t want to be concerned by an update.
Know more about active hours, visit: “How to configure Active Hours to avoid Windows 10 sudden restarts during updates?“
2.Manually update via the Software Download Site
This option is for advance user, under manual update process there are two manual installation options available.
Otherwise, you can download and run the Media Creation Tool. This tool will allow you to perform a clean installation, or reinstall Windows 10.
Advance Features of Windows 10 Creators Update
1. 3D in Windows 10
Windows Creators Update contains a new app known as Paint 3D, after updating you can also access to an online creative community at Remix3D.com.
This advance Paint 3D allows user to create or modify 3D objects, easily modify color or texture, or turn 2D images into 3D works of art.
2. Beam game broadcasting
Creator update provides the easiest way to stream your gameplay on Windows 10, it contains a built-in game streaming with Beam that provide easiest and most interactive way to stream your gameplay on Windows 10.
Simply press Windows key + G while playing your game -> Game bar will appear, here you’ll find the broadcast icon to launch Beam. You don’t need any third party software for this.
3. Latest gaming section in System Settings
A new gaming section is added inside the main Windows System Settings, identified with the Xbox logo.
This new gamming section joins all your Windows 10 gaming settings in one place.
In the Creators Update, you will find four settings options:
- Game bar
- Game Mode
One can easily turn on or off Game Mode for specific games using the Game bar (Windows key + G).
4. Game Mode
The main motive of game mode is to provide an enhanced and more consistent gaming experience on Windows 10 system, by providing more system resources to your game.
Game Mode is also available for both Win32 and UWP games.
In order to turn on the Game Mode while playing a game, open up the Game bar (by pressing Windows key + G) and click on the Settings button to choose the running game into using Game Mode.
More games supported by Game bar
The Windows 10 Creators Update, continued to enhance the support for Windows Game bar in full-screen mode to more than 80 of the most popular PC games.
After downloading this latest update for your system now you can also now manage this option in the latest Gaming section of Windows Settings.
Search for the “Game bar,” and make sure the “Show Game bar when I play full-screen games Microsoft has verified” setting is marked.
You can see the regularly updated list of supported titles @ https://forums.xbox.com/thread/8d058178-2329-4513-bc0a-1506c2942dad
5. Dynamic Lock
Dynamic Lock is a latest security feature, which is specially designed to protect your system when you are just walk away from your PC.
This locking facility is the opposite of Windows Hello option.
Dynamic Lock is also known as “Windows Goodbye” it automatically lock a Windows 10 PC/Laptop when user away from it.
You need to do is, simply pair Bluetooth devices like a phone or wearable,
and Windows 10 will automatically sense once the Bluetooth connection is too far away and immediately lock the PC.
6. Fast Windows Hello Recognize
Windows 10 creators update makes the Windows Hello process fast, it is one amazing addition of Windows 10 Creators Update.
Microsoft engineers boosted the recognition process for Windows Hello facial scanning.
The new setup process displays you precisely how Windows Hello scans your face to sense “who you are”.
7. Microsoft edge improvements
Windows creators update also added some features to Edge browser, a new feature allows the user to set tabs aside and save them for use later.
It’s a method to save a snap of your current browser window. Microsoft also added ebook support and the ability to view 360 videos to Edge.
You can also download and purchase ebooks from the Windows Store, and sample 360 videos are available in the Movies & TV app.
Overall, it seems that the Creators Update contains lots of features in it.
Microsoft has another major update intended for later this year, which will include a lot of distinguished features and design improvements.
This latest update also contains some hidden patches for OS, this is for making Windows 10 more efficient.
So it is recommended to download this update on your system and enjoy your PC/Laptop.