RE­FRESH YOU R PC

Dis­cover the amaz­ing new fea­tures in the Win­dows 10 Cre­ators Up­date, and why you should be mak­ing the most of them

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When Win­dows 10 launched in July 2015, it was met with ac­claim – and also a fair amount of re­lief – be­cause it was a marked im­prove­ment over its pre­de­ces­sor, Win­dows 8. How­ever, it still wasn’t a per­fect op­er­at­ing sys­tem, and Mi­crosoft ap­pears to have ac­knowl­edged this by re­leas­ing two ma­jor up­dates for it: The first, the An­niver­sary Up­date, hit our PCs last year, and now the Cre­ators Up­date is cur­rently rolling out to PCs around the world as you read this.

Win­dows up­dates are rarely worth get­ting ex­cited about, but the num­ber of tweaks, fixes, and new fea­tures that Mi­crosoft has promised with this re­lease makes it worth down­load­ing. As the name sug­gests, Mi­crosoft has fo­cused on bol­ster­ing the cre­ative as­pects of Win­dows 10. How­ever, if you have less cre­ative juice flow­ing through you than a heap of rocks does, the good news is that Mi­crosoft has a rather lib­eral in­ter­pre­ta­tion of what it means to be a ‘Cre­ator’.

So, it’s not just peo­ple who like to put sty­lus to Sur­face and cre­ate dig­i­tal art – it also ap­plies to peo­ple who play games and like to stream and share their game­play with friends and strangers across the In­ter­net. Of course, there is also the usual ar­ray of less glam­orus (and ar­guably more es­sen­tial) se­cu­rity and us­abil­ity tweaks to make Win­dows 10 an all-around bet­ter piece of soft­ware to use. In this ar­ti­cle, we’re look­ing at how you can down­load and in­stall the Cre­ators Up­date, why you would want to, what cool new fea­tures you’ll be get­ting, and how to use them.

Win­dows 10 still isn’t per­fect, but with ma­jor free up­dates such as the Cre­ators Up­date – and the Fall Cre­ators Up­date com­ing later this au­tumn – it shows that Mi­crosoft is com­mit­ted to evolv­ing and im­prov­ing its op­er­at­ing sys­tem at every turn, and that is some­thing worth cel­e­brat­ing.

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