Today is a big day for Microsoft. The end of the third release of Windows 10, version 1607 is today. What does this mean for you? You will no longer receive updates on your version of Windows 10. The upside is the upgrades are free. Including the new release today, there have been 3 releases of Windows 10 since your version. The downside is we have been seeing a wide array of issues from people that need to upgrade and can’t. These issues range from not enough disk space to perform the update to Windows Update continually “Checking for Updates” to the update flat out failing when attempting to install it. If you are having issues getting the update installed, it is likely a bigger issue than it seems and you should give us a shout to come out and figure out whats going on. The reality is, the ability to operate safely beyond end of service is non-existent now. Almost all of Microsoft’s updates are security patches. Upon the release of a security patch, Microsoft essentially announces to the world “We found a problem, the problem is right here, and here is the fix”. However if you are at end of service those developments do not make there way to you and furthermore you do not get those discoveries made by Microsoft anymore, only by the people you do not want to know where the problems are, if you know what I mean. Bottom line, update to the most current version of Windows 10. If you can’t, we can help. Call, email, or book online.
On to the good news. The Spring Creators Update is expected to bring with it a host of major changes to the operating system (OS), including the Timeline feature that was originally slated for last year’s Fall Creators Update as well as the Fluent Design look applied to the entire interface. Near Share, a unabashed answer to Apple’s AirDrop file sharing technique carried out over Bluetooth, will arrive on the OS in addition to faster Bluetooth device pairing. Progressive web apps, programs that can be downloaded via Microsoft’s Edge browser and used therein so as to answer to Google’s Chrome web store, will be featured as well among many more changes.
With all this in mind, we’ll be waiting with bated breath to hear from Microsoft shortly so as to get our hands on the final build of the Windows 10 Spring Creators Update in time for this purported April 10 release date.
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Article referenced techradar.