Windows 10 Anniversary Upgrade now starts rolling out to existing users of Windows 10. With this release, Microsoft has decided to stop launching new releases every three years, and shift all focus on one operating system that can be updated with new features & capabilities over time. While Windows 10 has encountered resistance (albeit not more than Windows 8), some great Lesser Known Features of Windows 10 and a familiar interface have garnered this OS enough support from users to take it forward. As of now, it has 350 million users. This is the first major upgrade of the New Windows 10 Features since it was launched last year on July 29. Here’s what the new upgrade is all about:
What’s new in Windows 10 Anniversary Update
Cortana: Cortana is now accessible even from the lock screen. Which means you can set alarms, reminders and play music directly from lock screen.
Windows Ink: You can now interact with Windows by using Surface Pen or stylus to sketch objects on the screen or take notes in free flow writing.
Microsoft Edge: The fast and efficient web browser Edge now becomes more useful and productive by adding a set of valuable extensions to its interface – Adblock, Pinterest Pin It Button, LastPass, and Amazon Assistant.
Windows 10 Training introduces you to a plethora of useful features and capabilities to make the most of your OS update.
How to Upgrade to Windows 10
Windows 10 anniversary update will be automatically installed if you have turned on Automatic Updates for your Windows device. If it doesn’t, you can also manually upgrade to Windows 10 in a couple of simple steps
- Settings > Updates & Security > Windows Update and simply select “Check for Updates”. This latest anniversary update appears as version 1607, click on update to begin the process.
- If you can’t seem to do the above mentioned activity to install Windows 10 on your PC, simply go to the Get Windows 10 download page on Microsoft website, and click Upgrade Now.
If both these options don’t work, be patient. Microsoft might still be working on your region to install updates. Keep checking for updates on your system and it might be available anytime now. Earning a Windows 10 Certification allows professionals to gain deeper insights into this feature-rich operating system and makes them a proficient in supporting and troubleshooting Windows 10 deployments in enterprise environments.