Windows 10 Fall Creators Update: what it contains and how to download it

Since the second half of October, those with Windows 10 can download the fall update. Among the novelties support for mixed reality and tools for accessibi

Next October 17, Microsoft will begin to release - globally - Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, "autumn" update that will affect the nearly half a billion computers and other computing devices that mount the operating system of the Redmond-based company.

Presented during an event last June 14, 2017, the new major update of Windows 10 brings with it substantial, though not revolutionary, novelties. The basic infrastructure (if we can call it that) will remain great way the same, while users will enjoy a renewed and improved Operating Center, new security features and other additions that concern, mainly, the user interface and the graphic appearance of Windows 10. These, of course, are just some of the new features of Windows 10 Fall Creators Update: to discover them you just have to download the update and install it on your computer.

What the Fall Creators Update contains

In the Windows 10 Fall Update, as already mentioned, you'll find many small "tweaks" aimed at further improving the user experience. The new Photos application, for example, will allow you to organize and manage in an intuitive way - and automated - photo albums and folders on your computer's hard drive. In addition, there are new features to create presentations, videos and slideshows in a matter of minutes (thanks, for example, to the Story remix function).

The Fall Creators Update, moreover, strongly pushes towards augmented and mixed reality. Thanks also to the collaboration with some of the world's largest hardware manufacturers - see HP, Acer, Lenovo and Dell, just to name four - Windows 10 users will be able to catapult themselves into virtual worlds without being forced to spend exorbitant amounts of money. The visors made for the Fall Creators Update, in fact, have a starting price of just under 200 euros and, above all, nothing to envy to more expensive devices.

If virtual and augmented reality should not be your priorities, the Windows 10 Fall Update offers many other reasons to push you to install it. Using the Microsoft launcher on your Android device, just to make an example, you'll be able to start writing a document on your computer and continue it on your smartphone or tablet (and vice versa). The management of battery consumption also improves, with more consumption profiles to choose from, depending on the situation in which you find yourself. Finally, there are also new accessibility features, to facilitate the use of computer tools by people with disabilities: among these, the Eye Control stands out, which allows you to control the computer and move the mouse cursor with your gaze.

Availability and compatibility Windows 10 Fall Creators Update

The Windows 10 update will be downloaded automatically on PCs - or, in any case, you will be notified of the availability of the download to start it manually - and then installed. Not all computers, however, will be able to receive the latest major update of the operating system. It will be necessary, in fact, to comply with very precise parameters. The Windows 10 Fall Creators Update minimum requirements are that the 32-bit version must be installed on a PC with a 1 gigahertz processor frequency, 1 gigabyte of RAM and at least 16 gigabytes of available storage space; for the 64-bit version, 2 gigabytes of RAM and at least 20 gigabytes of hard drive space are required.