The next big Windows 10 feature update, known as the October 2018 Update or version 1809, is now available for users to download. Starting next week, the update will start being automatically downloaded and installed on Windows 10 PCs across the globe, so if you haven't checked for updates yet, your PC will automatically do that for you very soon.
As with every new Windows 10 feature update, we've thrown together an in-depth video demo showcasing all the biggest new features and changes you can expect to see once you've installed the update. The October 2018 Update features a new Cloud Clipboard, Your Phone, UI changes, and a whole lot more.
My personal favorite new feature is the new dark mode theme in File Explorer, which also turns some of the context menus dark on the desktop. In addition, there's also a new context menu design that features Fluent Design and text formatting options that are super helpful. There are lots of little changes in the October 2018 Update, too, some of which we don't cover in the video because there's just too much.
Make sure you check out our detailed changelog which goes even more in-depth regarding new changes in this release. Have you already upgraded to the October 2018 Update? If not, why not? Let us know in the comments.
Join us LIVE for the Windows Central Video Podcast today at 2:30PM ET
We're LIVE with the Windows Central Video Podcast today at 2:30pm ET, make sure you're there!
Windows 10 October 2020 Update review: Subtle, but necessary
Microsoft's next big Windows 10 feature update is almost here, packing several notable changes and enhancements. This release is known as the October 2020 Update, version 20H2, and is the second big Windows 10 update to hit in 2020, after version 2004 which released in May earlier this year. This release is very much a continuation of version 2004, adding a few final touches and subtle...
Alleged source code for Windows XP exposed in 4chan leak
Alleged Windows XP source code has surfaced online after a thread on 4chan gained steam this week. If genuine, the source code could pose a security threat for any remaining Windows XP systems, particularly if they're connected to the internet.
The NFL is back! Check out these must-have Windows apps for football fans
After months of waiting through a unique offseason and no preseason games, the NFL is finally back this week. With these Windows 10 apps, you won't miss a snap of the NFL action.