Windows 10 Fall Creators Update begins public rollout

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The Windows 10 Fall Creators Update is now rolling out to to the general public. Like previous major updates, Microsoft will be rolling the Fall Creators Update out gradually in stages over the coming weeks and months.

You can manually check to see if the update is ready for your PC via Windows Update now. If it is, your machine will start downloading the update and you'll be asked to schedule a time to install. If the update isn't part of the rollout just yet, you can still force the Fall Creators Update to install with Microsoft's upgrade assistant by heading to the Windows 10 website and clicking "Update now." Microsoft has also made available ISO files for the Fall Creators Update for those who prefer a clean install.

The Windows 10 Fall Creators Update has been months in the making, with Windows Insiders testing the update every step of the way. The biggest features arriving on PCs with the update include OneDrive Files On-Demand, support for Windows Mixed Reality headsets, and aspects of Microsoft's new Fluent Design language throughout the OS. There's much more as well, including the addition of the My People section in the task bar. While you're waiting for the update to download, check out all of what's new in our comprehensive Fall Creators Update review.

The definitive Windows 10 Fall Creators Update review

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