Microsoft announced a new update for Windows 10 called the “Creator’s Update.” As expected, many PC users around the internet worry about the changes this will bring to their system. Some have even started preparations to prevent their system from updating. As Microsoft is known for changes to their system coming with numerous issues, this level of concern is not entirely unfounded. The latest Windows Upgrade and why it may be worth it is what we’ll address below.
1. User Control
The first and most important change will give users more control over when system updates installed. Forbes reports that this new version of Windows will allow the user to explicitly state at what times throughout the day they do not want updates to occur. These “Active Hours” are when the user needs to use the computer without being interrupted by a restart. Also, there will be options that allow for the delay of updates anywhere from three to 35 days.
2. Browser Functionality
The next feature will add more functionality to Window’s ‘Edge’ browser, allowing users to manage multiple tabs more efficiently. Now, instead of either closing all the tabs at the end of a browsing session, or further cluttering bookmarks, users will be able to choose to “set aside” these links for easier access at a later date. A common complaint among users is how much memory browsers can consume, and by adding this feature, Microsoft hopes to address these concerns. Additionally, there will be an improved preview feature, allowing for the user to see what a saved link contains before opening it.
3. Gaming Enhancement
Along with the theme of memory optimization, the new update will also feature something for PC Gamers. The new “Game Mode” setting will allow the operating system to cut down on the amount of CPU used by background applications. Doing this will free up more processing power for the game client to use and provide a smoother gaming experience.
Upgrading windows is a daunting task at times, especially for those moving from older operating systems. For more information and help, feel free to contact us with any questions.