Latest Windows 10 update rolled out

Six Windows 10 Fall Creators Update features to know

For those on a home or small business connection P2P updating can eat through your data allowance and kill performance; luckily, Microsoft saw fit to include some controls that limit download and upload bandwidth, as well as put a cap on the maximum data you'll use in a month, in the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update.

Meanwhile, researchers with Google's Project Zero have warned that users of Windows 7 and 8 face potential hacking risks because they receive software updates less frequently than do Windows 10 users. That's why Microsoft will also let you manually install the Fall Creators Update by heading to its Software Download Site (its capitalization) and clicking "Update now".

The Windows 10 update became available Tuesday.

The Windows Blog breaks down the update and reviews all the major changes and updates. Choose details for the Windows 10 ISO you want to download.

"Today, we deliver the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update offering breakthroughs in creativity-from bringing mixed reality and 3D to the masses, to faster broadcasting for gaming, to turning photos and videos into real memories, and so much more", said Yusuf Mehdi, corporate vice president of the Windows and Devices division at Microsoft. The Windows 10 Upgrade Assistant is a Microsoft program that checks if your computer has the hardware requirements necessary to install the latest feature update and then downloads and installs it for you. "The Windows 10 Fall Creators Update can be experienced on a wide variety of Windows 10 PCs and on a range of Windows Mixed Reality headsets available for the first time today". Once it begins to install, though, you can no longer cancel this process. Microsoft also introduced some new features, such as a GPU monitor in Task Manager, ransomware protections via the Windows Defender Exploit Guard, and expanded PDF support in the Edge browser.

All of these changes, as well as the many improvements Microsoft made to Windows 10's accessibility, are welcome. Once you do that, the Update Assistant will help you get things rolling. Given that the update is free, there is no reason for you not to get it as soon as possible.

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