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Windows 10 Fall Creators Update to Arrive October 17 (thurrott.com) 60

An anonymous reader shares a report: Microsoft announced this morning that the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update will be made available worldwide on October 17, in step with a new lineup of Windows Mixed Reality headsets that require this release. "We are coming up on our fourth major update to Windows 10, and our mission with these updates is to create a platform that inspires your creativity," Microsoft corporate vice president Terry Myerson says. "The next update of Windows 10, the Fall Creators Update, will be available worldwide October 17. With the Fall Creators Update, we are introducing some fun, new ways to get creative." The Fall Creators Update will upgrade Windows 10 to version 1709 and it brings a number of new features and improvements, especially to key experiences like gaming, security, and photos. But no new technology weighs as heavily on this update as Windows Mixed Reality, Microsoft's attempt to take virtual reality (VR) and mixed reality (MR) mainstream.
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Windows 10 Fall Creators Update to Arrive October 17

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  • Finally (Score:2, Funny)

    by Anonymous Coward

    I've been dying to have windows crap out for 3 hours right in the middle of what I'm trying to get done.

  • October 18 (Score:4, Funny)

    by Anonymous Coward on Friday September 01, 2017 @10:12AM (#55122661)

    visit mom.

  • by Anonymous Coward on Friday September 01, 2017 @10:13AM (#55122675)

    All of these trendy new features are lovely, but if you aren't spendy enough to have the latest and greatest hardware (with, probably, alpha drivers that won't work 1/2 the time) you don't need it. So how about a Windows build that's segmented - only loads the features your hardware supports? After all, Windows knows everything about your computer (and arguably you) by now. If I don't have VR hardware, why do I need VR support? That could be added later if I ever get it, which will never happen with the desktop (and probably not the old laptop, and *definitely* not the cheapo tablet) anyway. The cheapo tablet, in particular, needs to have Windows that doesn't have unusable features.

  • by Anonymous Coward

    is what new ways Microsoft will use to hoover up my personal data and social connections. That's what I'm excited about.

  • Time for a visit (Score:4, Insightful)

    by kbg ( 241421 ) on Friday September 01, 2017 @10:29AM (#55122785)

    Just great. On 17 october I will have to go to all my relatives to fix their computer because of this untested crap update.

    Thanks Microsoft.

    • Well if they are too tight to shell out for a pro version of Windows that lets them defer feature updates then they have to participate in the beta testing of their free OS.

  • I'll warn all my friends.

  • by ilsaloving ( 1534307 ) on Friday September 01, 2017 @10:35AM (#55122861)

    I'll forward this on to people along with instructions on how to delay the update (since Microsoft says "no control for you!").

    I'm still livid over their Anniversary update which hosed every single "Designed for Windows 10" Lenovo laptop we had.

  • With Apple making a big push for ARKit, I would not be surprised if Apple also supports and helps development for the mixed reality headsets coming out for Windows.... Probably not this year though.

  • by __aaclcg7560 ( 824291 ) on Friday September 01, 2017 @10:48AM (#55122993)
    Will the new update install on my Dell laptop or will I need to wipe the SSD for a fresh install?
  • by Anonymous Coward on Friday September 01, 2017 @10:57AM (#55123053)

    Why are they screwing over corporate users with the constant updates and discontinuing support for older versions?

    There are versions of Windows 10 that will no longer get security updates and we can't upgrade beyond those versions due to lack of hardware support (for reasons unknown).

    MS needs to get their act together for their business customers.

  • Not hating (Score:4, Insightful)

    by DatbeDank ( 4580343 ) on Friday September 01, 2017 @11:00AM (#55123085)

    But the last update borked my install of Windows so badly that I had to wipe it and reinstall. Bluetooth wasn't working right and my audio was cutting in and out.

    Will DEFINITELY be deferring this one for a good month.

  • by TheDarkener ( 198348 ) on Friday September 01, 2017 @11:05AM (#55123147) Homepage

    I mean I understand their reasoning of wanting to get "Developers!" but seriously, that's not been their thing most of their corporate life. That's Apple's thing, being creative hippie acid taking hackers. Microsoft is about corporate culture, suit-and-tie business deal money makers. Why are they afraid of who they really are?

    • That's Apple's thing, being creative hippie acid taking hackers.

      Yeah, that stopped being Apple's thing back around when the first Mac was introduced. It's certainly part of their carefully crafted marketing image, though.

    • "Creators" != "Creative". I'm creating an Excel spreadsheet on Windows 10. Woo!

  • by Anonymous Coward

    I have yet to get hyped about another release of Windows 10. Still waiting for that period of time when everything works and that goes on for a year or better. I think I have wiped and re installed more times with Windows 10 then all the times with previous Windows. It's that bad.

  • still waiting for the update when windows becomes *nix, then I might think about windows being more useful to me than a video game console.

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