PSA: Microsoft explains the phased Windows 10 Fall Creators Update roll-out

Microsoft started rolling the Fall Creators Update to Windows 10 users last week. The update is being rolled out slowly to all users in order to offer the best experience. This isn’t anything new as Microsoft has been doing gradual rollouts for feature updates for Windows 10 in the past. However, Microsoft detailed how the company is going rolling the update out to users. The company says the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update is the most secure version of Windows 10, and that’s obviously not anything surprising. Redmond also mentioned an interesting stat, claiming that the Fall Creators Update is 25% smaller in size for those upgrading from the Creators Update.

Similar to the previous Windows 10 feature update releases, the rollout of the Fall Creators Update isn’t much different. Microsoft is rolling out the update out to users with devices that have been already tested with the new update by Microsoft and OEMs. The company is also using data from the Windows Insider program to help with the rollout process. Here’s the company’s official explanation:

The Fall Creators Update begins rolling out to newer devices tested by us and our device partners. By starting with machines which we believe will have the best update experience, we are able to get focused feedback on application compatibility and how Windows works with the rich ecosystem of available peripherals like Bluetooth devices or cameras. Additionally, we closely monitor feedback from fans and early adopters, through programs like Windows Insiders and Windows Insider for Business, in addition to feedback from our OEM device partners, and customers like you! This helps us determine when to accelerate the release to additional devices. We repeat this process until all compatible devices running Windows 10 worldwide are offered the Fall Creators Update.

It is worth noting that there have been some early issues in the Fall Creators Update already — for example, some users are missing certain apps on the Start Menu after installing the new update. This is exactly why Microsoft is gradually rolling out the update, as it gives the company enough time to fix early bugs before the update is released to all users.

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