Windows 10 1607 Build 14393.10 Anniversary Update Released: How To Install It Now
If you didn’t take advantage of Microsoft’s generosity in offering free-of-charge upgrades to Windows 10 from previous versions when it was live, then you might want to consider grabbing the platform now via the currently ongoing assistive technologies route.
Having the latest version of the platform running on your PC or tablet device is reason enough to grab it while you can, but those benefits are now compounded by the immediate release of the highly-anticipated Windows 10 Anniversary Update 1607 Build 14393.10, which is currently in the process of rolling out to users worldwide.
Let’s make no mistake about this; the Anniversary Update to Windows 10 is a pretty big deal for Microsoft. Not only is it intended to represent the fact that Windows 10 has been out in the wild and accessible by users for twelve months, but it will also potentially be consumed by more than 350 million devices globally, all of which will benefit from the improvements and new features that the Anniversary Update will bring. And of course, not only will users get those new features, but they will also have immediate access to everything embedded within the update entirely free-of-charge.
So, exactly what can you expect to get and benefit from when you run your PC or device through the Windows 10 Anniversary Update process?
Microsoft has introduced an all-new Windows Ink experience that aims to bring the power of Windows 10 directly to the tip of a digital pen. This will hopefully empower people using touchscreen devices with Windows 10 to be able to write on that display exactly as they would on a piece of paper. The software-giant has also brought in Cortana improvements that enable better access to the lock screen of a device, and more power when it comes to saving and recalling information using the digital assistant. The Edge browser has finally caught up with the rest of the competition with support for extensions finally rolled out, and some power-saving fine tuning. There’s a new dark mode as well which brings darker theme system-wide to Windows 10 experience.
Gamers will also be pleased to know that the Windows 10 Anniversary Update looks to dramatically enhance and improve the currently offered gaming experience. Xbox Play Anywhere allows gamers to purchase a game and immediately play it on a Windows 10 PC or Xbox One console with shared progress, shared games and even shared achievements. In fact, every new title purchased from Microsoft Studios will offer this new Xbox Play Anywhere support. This feature though will be live on September 13th
Those new features are generally enough to make the Anniversary Update worthwhile, but there’s also changes to help businesses protect data and privacy, improvements to Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection, as well as taking dramatic steps to bring Windows 10 into the classroom. You can learn about more features from Windows 10 Anniversary Update here.
How to update/install Windows 10 1607 Build 14393.10 Anniversary Update now:
All Windows 10 users can get access to the Anniversary Update starting today. If Windows 10 hasn’t yet notified you of a pending update, you can manually check if the update has reached your end by heading to Settings > Update & Security > Windows Update.