On Tuesday, Microsoft released a big free upgrade to Windows 10 that brings new features to the operating system.

Officially dubbed the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, the new software won’t change your Windows 10 experience very much. Instead, the update brings a whole bunch of smaller and behind-the-scenes tweaks for PCs and tablets that include a few new settings, features, and apps.

Here’s a quick rundown of the Fall Creators Update highlights:

The Fall Creators Update represents Microsoft’s first use of its new design theme.

In the update, Microsoft is applying its new design aesthetic, dubbed Fluent Design, to a handful of apps. But this video gives you a taste of what’s to come.


The update’s headline feature is support for Microsoft-certified virtual reality headsets.


Tuesday marks the release date not just for the Fall Creators Update, but also for those new headsets. They range from $299, all the way up to Samsung’s premium $499 model.

When you plug one of the new headsets into a computer running the update and put it on, you’ll be taken to the Cliff House, Microsoft’s new VR interface.


Microsoft is also following in Snapchat’s and Facebook’s footsteps, adding augmented reality stickers.

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With the update, you can now use the Paint 3D app to create your own AR stickers and place them —virtually — in the world.

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October 17, 2017 at 02:12PM