Windows 10 Creators Update Is Now Available--- What’s New

Sep. 12, 2018 / Updated by Bessie Shaw to Windows 10

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Windows 10 Creators Update (version 1703) is finally coming! Microsoft announced its Windows 10 Creators Update on April 11th, a new update after the Windows 10 Anniversary Update with great new features that will be pushed to all the Windows 10 users' computer. Before the 1703 version, the build of Windows Insider has been accessing to most of the new features. And they are now available for all of us. This post is going to sum up the key features and the ways you get this update to your Windows machine.

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New Features You Care about in the Windows 10 Creators Update

Built-in game broadcasting, browsers improvement, 3D, security features, etc. are the features we predicted before the release. But now they come to life.

New Default App: Paint 3D

Windows 10 Creators Update includes new default app named Paint 3D which allows you to create your own 3D objects and experience the new dimension.

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Gaming in Windows 10 Creators Update

Since the Windows 10 upgrade, Microsoft has always been with us with the gaming development. In the Windows CU, now you have the gaming in the new Windows Settings. Also, you can stream your gameplay with the built-in Beam game broadcasting by using the new Windows shortcut keys Win + G, which will launch the Game bar.

Cortana in the Creators Update

For those who like to communicate with the assistant, Cortana is now at your command in controlling music playback, recognizing songs for Chinese users, switching to other apps quickly, etc.

Visible Changes in Microsoft Edge

The Edge browser, though often stuck on the controversy, got some amazing changes. You are allowed to preview all your open tabs through a glance of the tab preview bar, and set the tabs aside in groups so that you can restore them next time.

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Improvement in Windows Security

The Creators Update offers better Windows Defender to keep your computer safe with the new features of the dashboard display. Also, mobile device recognition in Windows Hello can lock the Windows screen while you're away from the computer.

How to Install Windows 10 Creators Update

Once released, the Windows 10 Creators Update will be pushed to the Windows 10 users over the next days. And you can wait for the free update until you receive the promotion. Besides, you can take the advantages of the Creators Update instantly via another two methods. The one is to go to the Windows 10 Download page of Microsoft site for the Update Assistant or Media Creation Tool. (Note: A Windows 10 license is necessary for the installation.) Then follow the steps on the sites to install the Creators Update. The other one is to purchase a new computer of Windows 10, such as Microsoft Surface, HP Spectre x360, Dell Alienware 15 R3, Dell Canvas, Asus ZenBook Flip UX360UA, Lenovo Yoga Book, etc. Such OEMs also help you quickly experience the update.

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Important Warning before Updating to the Windows 10 Creators Update

Before you install the Windows 10 Creators Update, it is better to back up all the vital device drivers on your computer, because the drivers are the programs keeping the communication between the hardware devices and the Windows OS. Incompatible drivers will cause problems like no WiFi available, endless reboot loop, 100% disk usage, graphics error 43, etc. on the new operating system. Backing up drivers with Driver Talent can make sure the hardware devices are available after the Creators Update installed. You can get it with the button below:

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Here’s an easy tutorial of backing up drivers before you update to Windows CU.

Step 1. Download and install Driver Talent on the non-system disk like (D:) Drive. Then launch it and do a Scan for faulty drivers.

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Step 2. If there are outdated or broken drivers, you can click Update or Repair to install the best-match ones for your computer.

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Step 3. Go to the Backup menu and select all the drivers. Click Start to instantly backup the drivers. Then all the backed-up drivers are stored in a default folder (D:\DTLFolder\DriversBackup). You can also modify the backup directory.

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If there are missing or corrupted drivers after the Windows 10 Creators Update, you can restore the drivers from the backup immediately with Driver Talent. Thus you can enjoy the new features of the update.

That’s it. If you have any questions for the Windows 10 Creators Updates or driver backup, please leave your opinion and a subscription in the comment section below.

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