We may not have reached the date of April 11th yet, but that doesn’t mean you can’t start downloading Microsoft’s next big update for Windows. As we recently heard, you can now begin installing the Windows 10 Creators Update via the Upgrade Assistant. Just launch the application (you can download it here) and begin the installation process. If you’re installing this update on your laptop, I advise you to plug your computer in since you may experience significant battery drainage during the process.
You won’t be seeing Windows Mixed Reality or the infamous People bar in this update, unfortunately, but Microsoft is including the following in the Windows 10 Creators Update:
- Gaming mode for better gaming performance
- Beam streaming app for Windows 10 Xbox app for streaming gameplay
- Night light which filters out blue light and doesn’t strain your eyes as much
- All-new Paint 3D app and 3D tools for working with three-dimensional renders
- 360-degree video support in Movies and TV app
- New Ebook section in Windows Store for reading inside Edge
- Improvements to Edge like better tab management and tab previews
- Picture-in-picture support for movies, videos, and Skype calls
- Folders in Start menu
- Auto-lock when carrying a paired iPhone, Android, or Windows phone away from your PC
There’s obviously more within this update like new iconography in certain places, so if you wanna learn more, click here. We expect even more significant updates to come by the end of the year with Redstone 3, the next major update to Windows 10 which will likely be previewed at Build 2017 in May.