Microsoft Releases Windows 10 Creators Update – Here’s What’s New

Microsoft recently released the Windows 10 Creators Update for anyone who wanted to upgrade through the Upgrade Assistant, but the company has now released the same update to everyone which can be downloaded and installed like any other Windows update (through Windows Updates, in case you were wondering). 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

Mind you, not everyone will be seeing the Creators Update today. As we previously learned, all PC users can expect the update today or in the near future, with exact release timeframes depending on your PC’s manufacturer, make, and model. Microsoft says newer devices and those that belong to OEMs who helped test the Creators Update will get the software upgrade first, while other devices based on the amount of feedback received regarding that particular hardware will be next. All others will follow over the coming weeks.

As for Windows 10 Mobile users, you won’t be getting the Creators Update until April 25th. These are the devices that’ll get the update, and mind you, it’s pretty sad.

  • Alcatel IDOL 4S
  • Alcatel OneTouch Fierce XL
  • HP Elite x3
  • Lenovo Softbank 503LV
  • MCJ Madosma Q601
  • Microsoft Lumia 550
  • Microsoft Lumia 640/640XL
  • Microsoft Lumia 650
  • Microsoft Lumia 950/950 XL
  • Trinity NuAns Neo
  • VAIO VPB051

If you wanna learn more about the Creators Update, 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. Stay tuned.