Windows update will bring 3-D, game tools and less clutter

Those interested in getting the update as soon as possible can download it directly from Microsoft's website once it is released. In 2016, Microsoft issued build 14393 - which was correctly pegged as the Anniversary Update's RTM - to Insider testers on July 18, or 15 days before the official launch on Tuesday, August 2.

Windows 10 build 15063 - which was recently made available to members of the Windows Insider program - is thought to be the "release to manufacturing" (RTM) build of the Creators Update, according to Neowin. The only reason most folks will want to install it on day one is because it's always wise to stay on the latest version of Windows purely for security purposes. All Windows 10 users will get a notification about the update over the coming weeks. Microsoft is altering the Xbox's interface to make it simpler and faster to navigate through menus and find content to play. These can be uploaded to Remix3D.com, a kind of new social network for sharing and finding 3D content. Creating by playing The Creators Update also includes a raft of new features for gamers.

The company also shared that Windows 10 is running on more than 400 million monthly active devices around the world.

This run-down only scratches the surface of the major features being introduced with the Creators Update. "People laugh and me and are like 'Dona, why do you have that?' and I tell them 'Because many of our customers do.' I need to be able to make sure that my version of this operating system continues to work after several upgrades".

If you qualify for Windows 10, all you have to do is head to the Windows 10 free upgrade for assistive technologies page, click "Upgrade Now" and launch the.exe file that downloads to your PC.

Other big new features include the new Home design, which is designed for improved performance, and which puts content related to the games you're now playing front and center.

The big new idea in the Creators Update - the one, presumably, that justifies its name - is a push into 3D. Was your computer damaged by the Windows 10 update? Creators Update facelifts the Settings menu by revisiting the troubleshooting options. Whether you sculpt in 3D or code, design new worlds or buildings, compose symphonies of music or science, or create ideas or possibilities - we want to empower the creator in each of us.

From 3D to mixed reality, the Windows 10 Creators Update will enable immersive experiences that blur the lines between physical and virtual worlds. Thanks to a claimed latency of less than a second, you can also carry on live conversations with viewers, which appear overlaid on your game screen and even allow remote watchers to trigger in-game events. These configuration settings will now be put directly in front of you, so you can actively choose whether to allow them or not.

Most of the new features in the Creators Update are relatively minor, but welcome additions. Watson said she eventually bought a new computer because her old one could not be successfully repaired.

  • Joanne Flowers