This week on 10Alert: Microsoft officially releases the Anniversary Update — the second major update of Windows 10. The new update was made available on August 2nd, and it’s currently rolling out to PCs and other devices.
Windows 10 version 1607 brings a lot of new changes and great new features, and this week I added a new hands-on video highlighting all the coolest features included in the new OS.
While Microsoft is slowly rolling out the Windows 10 Anniversary Update, Microsoft also released the ISO files to help users do a clean install or quickly update multiple computers.
If your computer hasn’t received the Anniversary Update, you can also check out this guide to learn four different ways to get the new Windows 10 update on your computer.
Although the free upgrade of Windows 10 ended on July 29th, a loophole has been found that let you activate the operating system. This week Microsoft also announced that is offering an extension to upgrade for free to Windows 10 for users using Assistive Technologies.
In case you installed the Anniversary Update on your computer, and it caused nothing but trouble. You can follow this guide to uninstall the Windows 10 update. However, remember that you only have 10 days to uninstall the Windows 10 Anniversary Update from your computer, the operating system will automatically remove this option from your PC.
Along with the new update, Microsoft also rolled out update KB3176929 to tester to bring the OS to the latest stable release.
If you still new to the Anniversary Update, you should check out this guide highlighting the best hidden features of version 1607, including “Refresh Windows”, Limited Periodic Scanning for Windows Defender, reset apps, Active Hours, and many more.
This week I also added a new guide to help you get started with Quick Assist, which is a new app on the Anniversary Update to quickly and easily get remote assistance from friends and family.
If you’re a Windows 10 Mobile user remember that Microsoft has delayed the rollout of the Anniversary Update for phones. Currently, the mobile operating system is expected to release on August 9th, followed by the rollout from mobile carriers.
With the release of version 1607, it has also been confirmed that Microsoft is already working on two additional feature updates, which will be coming in 2017.
Xbox One S launched this week, and the guys at iFixit teardown the console to show us what makes this console tick. And they found some interesting new features inside.
Finally, this week I also updated the list of Xbox 360 games compatible with Xbox One.
If you missed any of the new stories, you can catch up with everything that happened this week and past articles here.