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What’s new in the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update

Mixed Reality Viewer

The Mixed Reality Viewer allows you to see three-dimensional objects. You can view 3D objects either from a 3D community or from your own creations. Create an object in ‘Paint 3D’. Select Mixed Reality option and explore the object in real world. Or, go to the Mixed Reality Viewer application. It comes free with the Windows 10 upgrade. Open the app. Follow directions onscreen to get started.

Photos

The ‘Photos’ application is recreated with many advanced options. This helps to add lens correction, filters, text, 3D patterns and special effects on photos. You can include digital ink, soundtracks, themes and transitions for your images and video clips. Select the Create option. Choose two or more images/video clips. Photos app automatically creates a video for you.

My People

Get easy and quick access to top people in your list. Select your list of top people. Pin the list to the taskbar. You can filter between social media and communication applications. Tap on the pinned contact to share messages without opening an application. Emojis from pinned contacts appear from the taskbar. Make sure that you have enabled the feature in the emoji panel.

Cortana

Cortana (Ask me anything) is located in the task bar. It is now updated with Voice-activated Power commands. In addition to features like reaching settings & web-browsers, you can shut down the PC, restart or put to sleep, by giving voice commands to Cortana. Cortana also synchronizes settings and even displays call/message notifications for Android smart phones.

Microsoft Edge & Store

MS-Edge – Personalize your books with a lot of new options mentioned below : Add highlights in four different colors, underline contents, include comments and copy the text. You can move cookies and other settings from Chrome to Edge, with a synchronized login account. Store – Seamlessly encounter, experience, download and install latest version of software and applications.

Security

With Fall Creators update, Windows Defender Exploit Guard has been introduced along with its default coverage. This anti-virus tool helps to safeguard your files from unauthorized changes by corrupt applications. No third-party sites can access your system without your permission. Windows Defender Exploit Guard also protects the PC from global outbreaks and threats.

Stay productive

You can dispatch websites, searches and articles to the PC, from your smart phone. MS-Launcher-Swipe screen to the right. The MS-Launcher delivers a list of important and upcoming events, recent news, latest activities and frequently used applications. PDF – PDF documents show up sideways with the update. You can rotate them and customize the file layout for better viewing.

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Easily switch between multiple game modes, directly from the Game bar. A new technology called ‘Mixer broadcasting’ helps to open any games faster than before. You can also regulate audio stream sources. Information about GPU is now included in the Task Manager. Xbox Networking is added in settings under the gaming menu, to ensure network connection quality during multi-player games.

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Three-dimensional feature is included with the Office package. It allows to develop visual and creative impact with 3D objects in your presentations and documents. The flexible, 360-degree rotation handle helps to view, re-size and rotate 3D objects. The three-dimensional technology replaces robust productivity experiences in MS-Office, that includes, inking with a digital pen.

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Fall Creators update created a major impact in Windows 10 with many advanced features. Features are listed below : OneDrive files on demand – download and view files from the Cloud. Photos app – Story Remix with images and videos. Paint 3D – create 3D objects. Improved Security – Windows Defender Exploit Guard. People Integration – quick access to your favorite people. Windows Augmented Reality – Mixed Reality Viewer. Fluent Design Changes – a new programming language of this era. Microsoft Edge improvements – Full screen mode, annotation of books, better navigation. Pen and Touch improvements – text prediction, compatible keyboard. New Emojis along with a useful shortcut – emoji panel, addition of new emojis. Cortana upgrades – a perfect Personal Assistant. Headphone and Sound improvements – surround sound system with Dolby Atmos. Task Manager GPU tracking & DPI improvements – monitor gaming performance and background applications.

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ONEDRIVE FILES

View all of your OneDrive files in the File Explorer with the update. You can free up storage space with this aspect. When you download a file from OneDrive, it is check-marked by green color. A file is downloaded from OneDrive even when you opt for ‘View’ only. You can download a separate file from the Cloud, without syncing entire files and folders. Applications are also capable of syncing files from OneDrive.

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PEOPLE INTEGRATION

Fall Creators update added a new icon-’People’ to the taskbar. The static Windows 10 task bar is made a little personal with this new feature. The ‘People’ option delivers quick access to a maximum of three people in your contact list. Sharing files is made easy with this technology. Just drag a file onto a pinned contact. Files will start to transfer with the respective identity.

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WINDOWS MIXED REALITY

A new feature, named ‘Mixed Reality Viewer’ is included in the Windows 10 Fall Creators update. The Mixed Reality technology helps to establish an automated idea over the real world. It is similar to the VR(Virtual Reality) technology, but, cheaper than the VR. Microsoft has developed a ‘Cliff House’ area. Here, you can pin applications, games and holograms. It acts as the main portal for launching files in the Mixed Reality Viewer.

HEADPHONE AND SOUND

If you use headphones on a regular basis, then it is a bit easier to manage with the Creators Fall Windows 10 update. Right-click on the sound icon in the notification region. Enable Windows Sonic- a spatial feature that supports surround sound system and Dolby Atoms. You can also play background music for Edge & gaming. Dolby Atoms are capable of delivering high quality sound outputs.

PEN AND TOUCH

If you own a Microsoft Surface laptop, then, the Windows 10 Fall Creators update will improve touch settings and inking features. Find My Pen – Windows 10 Fall Creators update is capable of providing information about your digital pen. It tells where you have marked last on the PC. Pen as a PP clicker – Activate bluetooth connection and make your pen as a Microsoft PowerPoint clicker.

CORTANA IMPROVEMENTS

Cortana is the personal assistant for Windows 10. It is updated along with Windows Fall creators update. Inclusive of features like reaching settings & web-browsers, you can now shut down the system, restart or put to sleep, by conveying voice commands to Cortana. Microsoft has moved Cortana settings into the main settings of the PC. This allows Cortana to access the entire system.

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NEW EMOJI AND A USEFUL SHORTCUT

Microsoft has got the latest Unicode updates in Windows 10 Fall Creators update. Emojis are used widely at an increasing range. New emojis include dinosaurs, genies, fairies, zombies and Halloween characters. Press Windows and semicolon keys simultaneously to open the emoji panel. You can also search for emojis with the search tab in the emoji panel.

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FLUENT DESIGN CHANGES IMPROVEMENTS

Microsoft has developed a new design language with Windows Fall Creators update. The language is coined ‘Fluent Design’. Only a few parts of Fluent Design like subtle effects and animations are introduced with the update. With Fluent Design technology, we can re-size applications and Windows; add/delete blur effects and develop motions during interactions.

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TASK MANAGER GPU TRACKING AND DPI

Windows 10 Creators Fall update offers an extra-ordinary feature to professional gamers. GPU performance is included in the Task Manager with the Win 10 upgrade. This displays the GPU utilization and memory usage. Issues with the high DPI display are resolved with the update. You can work on a 4K display without dull screen, blur applications and colors fading away.

Windows 10 Fall Creators Update Review

  1. Microsoft has developed massive improvements on new platforms due to the rise in modern technology. The three main features are : mixed reality viewer for a virtual experience; story remix with photos and creating 3D objects with Paint 3D.

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    •    Windows Mixed Reality Viewer allows you to explore three-dimensional objects, virtually.
    •    You can see 3D objects either by downloading from a licensed 3D community or from your own creations.
    •    Launch the Paint 3D application. Create an object of your choice using ‘Paint 3D’.
    •    Open settings and select Mixed Reality option. Now, you can see the object in real world.
    •    Download the Mixed Reality Viewer application. It comes free with the Windows 10 upgrade.
    •    ‘Photos’ functionality is redesigned with advanced options. It helps even in lens correction.
    •    You can add filters, patterns, text, textures, watermarks and special effects on photos.
    •    In addition, digital ink; soundtracks; themes; transitions for photos and videos can be included with this update.
  2. Story Remix is the most awaited feature to be included in Windows 10 Fall Creators Update. The Story Remix is a special feature in Photos application that gained popularity when a Microsoft Presenter mutated a soccer ball into an exploding meteoroid.

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    •    There is an advantage in Photos (Story Remix). Here, images are stored in a searchable collection tab.
    •    You can choose images to make an album and tap Story Remix to make a video of your memories.
    •    Story Remix automatically edit and trim videos. You can combine audio files and transitions with videos.
    •    Video Project allows you to take over the following : rearranging things, comprising audio and 3D animations.
    •    The update also features funny effects such as lightning, laser lights, watermarks and portals.
    •    You can now attach effects to a particular point on the image. Story Remix will act accordingly as per your command.
  3. Paint 3D is available only in Windows 10 Operating system. It is a complimentary program that comprises both basic and advanced art tools. Apart from 2D art, you can create 3D objects, redesign models made by other Paint 3D users. Paint 3D tools are easily accessible for all kinds of users.

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    •    Paint 3D perfectly functions a 2D & 3D program. It is embedded with more advanced features and updated user interface.
    •    Windows 10 Fall Creators update has added a special tool in Paint 3D – ‘Magic Select’ tool (similar to magic wand in PS).
    •    The Magic Select tool helps to remove a specific portion in a photo. No traces of the removed portion is left on the image.
    •    This tool removes objects by accurately tracing outline and removing them. The background is filled with surrounding traces.
    •    The cut-out objects are of superior quality. You can add them to other photos or use them as texture map.
    •    There is drawback with this tool. When an object is cut, it leaves a shadow(faded appearance) in the background.
    •    Magic Select tool can be used as an additional tool for photo editing and creating elements within Paint/Paint 3D.
  4. Mixed Reality Viewer is a new feature in Windows 10 Creators Fall update. You can view 3D objects either by downloading from a 3D community or from your own creations. Open the Mixed Reality Viewer application. It is available free with Windows 10 upgrade. Explore 3D objects in your real world.

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    •    Image Recognition – The ability to detect an image quickly and accurately and display its characteristics.
    •    Mixed Reality Viewer use QR codes to analyze an object’s features like identify walls, tables and chairs, etc.,
    •    Simultaneous Location and Mapping – AR involves a chain of technologies organized towards mapping the environment.
    •    SLAM technology creates a map of environments along with the location to track a person’s movement.
    •    Real-world virtual workspace – Combine multiple mixed reality devices in a shared space. This help in new collaborations.
    •    You can join with other users and work on virtual objects. You can also make the objects interact with the real world.
    •    Remote Experts – Mixed Reality provide methods to contact with an expert easily and inexpensively.
  5. Fall Creators update added a new icon-’People’ to the taskbar. The static Windows 10 task bar is made a little personal with this new feature. The ‘People’ option delivers quick access to a maximum of three people in your contact list. Sharing files is made easy with this technology. Just drag a file onto a pinned contact. Files will start to transfer with the respective identity.

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    •    With the help of My People option you can Get easy and quick access to top people in your list.
    •    Select your list of top people. Pin the list to the taskbar. You can filter between social media and communication applications.
    •    Tap on the pinned contact to share messages, documents and images without opening an application separately.
    •    Emojis from pinned contacts appear from the taskbar. Make sure that you have enabled the feature in the emoji panel.
    •    Setup can be a little difficult. You can refer with the instruction manual for setting up and installing the My People feature.
    •    When connected to an Android device, you will receive call & message notifications, reminders, alarms and much more.
  6. Microsoft has embedded latest version of Unicode updates in Windows 10 Fall Creators update. Emojis are used widely at an increasing rate. New emojis in the update include dinosaurs, genies, fairies, zombies and Halloween characters.

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    •    To open the emoji panel, press and hold the Windows and semicolon key (Win + 😉 simultaneously.
    •    You can also search for specific emojis with the search tab in the emoji panel. This feature is an added advantage with the update.
    •    Emojis help in stimulating the rate of push notifications. Also, using emojis increase the user retention rate.
    •    Emojis help to display empathy and creates a personalized communication by reducing the negative responses.
    •    The traditional method of sharing our thoughts and emotions as a lengthy message is replaced by the usage of emojis.
    •    Emojis save space and time. Using a single emoji helps to convey messages quickly and easily.

Download Windows 10 Fall Creators Update ISO files (64-bit and 32-bit)

Open the respective link to download Click on Windows 10 under the ‘Select’ edition drop-down menu. Tap Yes to confirm the download. From the list of languages displayed, choose the desired language. Again tap Yes to approve with the chosen language. The system displays two tabs – 32-bit and 64-bit. Click the version you wish to download. Windows 10 Fall Creators Update is an enormous upgrade that brings the wonderful world of augmented reality. OneDrive Files On-Demand allows you to free storage space on your device. My People or People Integration helps to connect with your favorite people. Microsoft has added some small updates to retain fun and utilities. The company has been sending various Preview builds to its Windows Insider Program. This is done to test and finalize the latest Operating System version – the Windows 10 Creators Fall Update.

The update will be automatically available on your machine. The drawback is that, Microsoft has adopted a steadier and conservative deployment strategy with the release of Creators Fall Update. If you want to get rid of the drawback, it will take you over six months to get the latest edition of Windows 10. You can use the Update Assistant or Fresh Install method to download and install Windows 10 Fall Creators Update.

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How to download and install the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update

Windows 10 Fall Creators Update using the Update Assistant

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Windows 10 Fall Creators Update Using The Update Assistant With Windows 10 installed in your PC, you can officially download the latest version of Windows 10 Fall Creators Update. The download is performed through Microsoft’s Update Assistant. Open your web browser.

Go to the Windows 10 Update Assistant webpage. Click ‘Update now’. The utility tool will download. Check whether the latest version of Windows 10 that includes Fall Creators Update is downloaded.

After downloading, Run the setup file. Choose ‘Update Now’. During the installation, the PC will restart often, then the utility tool will automatically install the update.

Windows 10 Fall Creators Update using a fresh install

Install the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update as a fresh install on your PC. Download the ISO file comprising the Fall Creators Update. Microsoft has made the download and installation of Windows 10 Fall Creators Update very easy, using the fresh install. You will need an empty DVD or a USB drive to include the installation files. Make sure the USB stick has at least 5GB of extra space. Verify whether you have a 64-bit or 32-bit processor inorder to download and install the appropriate version. Download and install the software. Open the tool. Accept with the Terms & Conditions of the software. On the ‘What do you want to do?’ page, choose ‘Create installation media for another PC’. Click the ‘Next’ button. Select the preferred language, edition and 32-bit/64-bit version. Opt for either ‘USB flash drive’ or ‘ISO file’. It depends on your mode of installation – whether from a USB drive or from a DVD (choose ISO file for DVD). Once the tool is formatted, the installation drive is created. Restart the PC. Perform boot login from the drive. Open the drive. Install the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update from the drive.

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Microsoft provides a separate landing page to download the Windows 10 ISO files. You can download both the 32-bit and 64-bit versions of the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update ISO files using the Media Creation Tool. Microsoft has created the Windows 10 ISO files page so that, users who do not own a Windows device can also get the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update ISO files. Follow below steps to download the ISO image file.

  •    Make sure you have a strong and working Internet connection.
  •    Free some space in the drive where you wish to install the update.
  •    Choose one between USB and DVD drive to download and copy files.
  •    Download the Media Creation tool(in .exe format) from a trusted provider.
  •    Login as an administrator into your PC. Run the Media Creation tool.
  •    Open the tool. Follow instructions onscreen and accept with Terms & Conditions.
  •    When the system prompts to create an installation media, choose the media type and click next. Enter preferences like language, edition and architecture(32-bit or 64-bit).
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  •    Allocate the path for the drive to initiate the update. Click Next. The drive will be ready to use.
  •    Copy the downloaded ISO file to the drive. Perform boot login. Choose the update file and complete the installation.