Microsoft confirms: Windows 10 Fall Creators Update on October 17th, 2017

Martin Brinkmann
Sep 1, 2017
Updated • Sep 2, 2017
Windows, Windows 10

Microsoft confirmed today that the next feature update for the company's Windows 10 operating system, the Fall creators Update, will be out on October 17th, 2017.

Today, we’re pleased to announce that the next update of Windows 10, the Fall Creators Update, will be available worldwide October 17. With the Fall Creators Update, we are introducing some fun, new ways to get creative.

Lenovo did leak the release date earlier today in a press release, but edited the release afterwards to remove the date from it. Considering that Microsoft confirmed the date today, Lenovo might edit the release a second time to add the official date to it again.


The official blog post on the Windows Blog by Terry Myerson, Executive Vice President, Windows and Devices Group, highlights some of the new features of the Fall Creators Update, and some products that take advantage of them.

Here are the highlights according to Microsoft:

  • Windows Inking: Smart Ink uses artificial intelligence to improve the inking experience. Also, you may ink directly on PDF documents, and use the new Windows Find my Pen feature to find the pen if you have misplaced it.
  • Photos and Videos: The Photos application has been redesigned, and you may tell "stories with photos, videos, music, 3D and even inking" using it.
  • OneDrive: Files on demand make a comeback.
  • Gaming: Game Mode has been updated, and new Xbox Play Anywhere games are coming including Forza Motorsport 7 and Cuphead.
  • Security: Windows Defender features new defenses against ransomware and exploits.
  • Accessibility: New Eye Control feature to control Windows using eye movement and interaction.
  • Windows Mixed Reality: Windows Mixed Reality headsets will be available on October 17 starting at $299. Promises easier setup and handling, as it comes with just a headset that you need to plug into the PC.

Microsoft hardware partners announced a whole range of new devices, and Microsoft choose to highlight some on the Windows blog.

  1. Lenovo Yoga 920 2-in-1 -- supports far-field microphones, Lenovo Active Pen, and optional USB-C Thunderbolt 3 Dock.
  2. Acer Switch 7 Black edition -- another 2-in-1 notebook with discrete graphics and an Intel Core i7 processor and Nvidia MX150 graphics.
  3. Dell Inspiron 7000 -- Dell's 2-in-1 is available in 13 and 15 inches with a standard 10-point touch IPS display or a 4K Uhd IPS touch display. Intel 8th generation processor, DDR4 memory, and more.
  4. Lenovo Miix 520 -- 2-in-1 with an 8th generation Intel processor, up to 16GB of RAM, and up to 1TB PCIe SSD.
  5. Windows Mixed Reality headsets. Acer, Asus, Dell, HP and Lenovo will release Mixed Reality headsets.

Head over to the Windows blog for a full rundown on new products that Microsoft teased there.

Microsoft plans to distribute the new version of Windows gradually over the course of four months. Windows users and administrators can enforce the upgrade to install it as early as possible, or wait until Windows Update selects the PC for the update.

Now You: What's your take on the Fall Creators Update?Anything you like/dislike?

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  1. maxxxa said on September 4, 2017 at 10:45 am

    “Windows 10 Fail Creators Update”


  2. Norm said on September 4, 2017 at 2:03 am

    It’s not just Win 10, the user is no longer the user but the usee. (He who is being used)

  3. Stefan said on September 2, 2017 at 7:41 pm

    Who care about Windows 10 Malware Edition ? Really ? Buggy junk !

  4. ilev said on September 2, 2017 at 5:58 pm

    When Microsoft promised not to force new operating systems on uses:
    “Microsoft will not download install files for new operating systems to a user system’s hard disk without a user’s consent”

    Does the promise include Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, or only Windows 10 on Windows 7/8/8.1 PCs ?

  5. WindowsBeta10 said on September 2, 2017 at 2:45 am

    More Beta4Ever10 Bloatwares. Yey!

  6. Warren said on September 2, 2017 at 12:23 am

    Looking forward to a simple one-click disable all private information ‘sharing’ and ‘telemetry’.

    Seems criminal microsoft has gotten away with this extraordinary abuse of people’s privacy.

    This is where we need government – to protect individuals from nefarious corporations like microsoft.

    1. T J said on September 2, 2017 at 1:52 pm

      @ Warren

      Germany has started the ball rolling. However, it did take 18 months for MS to accept and comply with the demand.

      See this blog from Woody:

      NB Click on the links in Woody’s blog.

      Perhaps Germany AND other governments will force MS to stop stealing users private data.

  7. basicuser said on September 1, 2017 at 8:25 pm

    A positive aspect of the rolling cluster known as W10 is that it will inspire and speed up the development of other OS’s. And that’s a good thing. We’ve seen the smoothing out and maturation of Linux distros over the past few years into more point-and-click, user friendly interfaces suitable for Joe Average.

    Really, who wants to look to a future of never ending Microsoft “upgrades”, depriciations, removals, gigabytes of mindless bloat, constant MS backround slurping on YOUR bandwidth, patches, fixes for patches, being a test dummy for MS, and all of it out of the control of the user.

    My 2 cents.

    1. Paul(us) said on September 2, 2017 at 12:55 am

      Basicuser, you’re having a more than valid point.
      Raspberry Pi 3 Model B ($35 for the hardware) with his 1.2GHz 64-bit quad-core ARMv8 CPU, 1 GB RAM on board and others are maybe developing harder because of the sheer unbelievable amount of (may I call it bloatware?) installs that I personally do not need.

      But I am more trying the go the way that the “upgrades” I do not need right now I am not right now installing to keep up the speed and also keep the amount of drive room I then need small.
      This so that systems like the Raspberry Pi 3 Model B also can install Windows 10 (and yes it’s already possible).
      Don’t you think that is a good idea to increase the user base in this way?

      1. basicuser said on September 2, 2017 at 1:42 am

        I’m all for increasing user base for Raspberry Pi and similar. They encourage folks to experiment with various OS’s. If I have to tinker with software I’d rather work with Linux rather than deal with W10. I’ve found that I need almost nothing MS has to offer except the basic OS to build on. Almost all my daily use software is third party freeware. It boils down to what an individual needs, whether that’s full up W10 (or Apple) at default settings or a minimal footprint OS to support selected software.

  8. Paul(us) said on September 1, 2017 at 6:55 pm

    Again, I am wandering or a modular installment possibility system operating system (O.S.) to improve handling speed of the O.S., is not much smarter.

    This because of all the here above named “upgrade’s” as M.S. is installing (and will go on installing) is more and more looking like only pleasing the hardware sellers (The need for even faster and even larger/ bigger hardware) and software installers, (New software packets (also larger) with again new – and more bugs upgrade after upgrade) their wallet.
    Even the security update (being: Windows Defender features new defenses against ransomware and exploits.) I do not need because, for instance, the ESET NOD32 and all of Eset other security possibilities, ( And again not only the brand Eset is doing a good job also brands like Kaspersky, to name one other, are doing a better job) are doing a better job than the Windows Defender even after the new upcoming upgrade.

    So more and more I am wondering or technology know-how website (Like Ghacks, TiWoker, the how to geek, Borns IT, Ask woody, etc. etc..) and their hard core readers could not (and should maybe even) start up, a petition to arm-wrestle Microsoft about a installing what I need on main system possibility.

  9. brisson said on September 1, 2017 at 6:16 pm

    It will be interesting to see if the promised improvements to Edge (regarding page loading performance) come to fruition or not. Other than that and the Windows Defender improvements, none of the other features do much for me.

  10. Norm said on September 1, 2017 at 4:52 pm

    If Windows 10 had a Headless Mode, I might consider adopting it.

  11. Nik said on September 1, 2017 at 4:29 pm

    Hotchpotch OS 10

  12. Yuliya said on September 1, 2017 at 4:13 pm

    Yay, more junk! Bugs all over the place, inconsistencies which make Windows 10 look like 10 different operating systems mashed together (where did you think the name come from?), etc.. And yet their primary concern is adding even more bloatware. Pathetic.

    It’s been a year, almost, since 1607 has been released, and yet my GPU still goes in it’s highest state whenever I interact with the immersive shell (settings application, start menu, etc) which makes my PC sound like it’s about to take off, for no reason at all. In Windows 7 is always idling when I’m on desktop.

    32-bit float audio still clips if sound exceeds 0db and you resume playback after a 15-20 seconds pause, with the only solution being closing all programs that use the sound at that moment. Maybe you could also restart the audio device..? I haven’t tried it, but I don’t intend in doing it since none of these are issues on Windows 7. Restarting the sound card may also break some programs in the process, and it’s still a ~ one minute task.

    These are the two more glaring and annoying ones since they feel more low level than just a misplaced icon or a misaligned text. Although it’s a paid product, the expectancies of everything working properly should not be too much to ask. Or at least having those issues fixed. And yes, Server 2016 has these issues too, because it’s nothing more than just a glorified client with some server related tools on top of it. And they’re not a “me” issue either, since I reproduced them on two different desktops and a laptop. To add salt to the injury – 1507 doesn’t have these problems. They introduced them somewhere in 1607 or 1511 and they left them there. Whatever is left off Microsoft are just a bunch of incompetents with zero programming skills whatsoever, that should re-orient their careers more towards selling bananas, or whatever fruit they want..

  13. BIOS said on September 1, 2017 at 4:00 pm

    With the exception of Windows Defender’s improvements all the other highlights is just another excuse for even more invasive telemetry and bloated features we’re so used by MS since the introduction of Windows 10.

    Unfortunately Windows 7 extended support ends in about 2,5 years from now which means big dilemmas for all of us who use their computer for work and not just to feed their short attention span with new windows animations, transparencies, new “fluent” designs and all the other unnecessary fluff.

    1. dark said on September 3, 2017 at 5:44 pm

      Its more and more important now for people to contact developers and ask them to port softwares and games to Linux with Ubuntu in mind as standard platform.
      Also stop buying softwares and games for Windows if you must if developers refused to port to Linux while making silly excuse like Linux market share too low, those developers are forgetting that the only reason Windows rules desktop market is because of the availability of softwares and games. Operating System cannot generate market share on its own, it highly depends on softwares and games available for it.

    2. Anonymous said on September 3, 2017 at 12:20 pm

      It shouldn’t matter if MS no longer supports Windows 7. If you can’t use an old operating system without installing malware or having your identity stolen, then you are the problem. There are millions of Chinese people using Windows XP without major problems, because they learned how to use their gear effectively. Take responsibility for yourself and your hardware. Don’t rely on Microsoft to change your diapers forever.

      Analogy: my 2001 Grand Marquis is “unsupported” by the manufacturer. Dealerships will refuse to service my vehicle. Still runs just fine though. I can fix most things myself, and third party repair shops are willing to pick up FoMoCo’s slack. Other drivers have much older cars in even better condition.

      TL/DR: Git Gud at computers

    3. ilev said on September 2, 2017 at 6:00 pm

      I don’t care for Windows 7 extended support as I blocked all updates 2 years ago.

    4. AnorKnee Merce said on September 1, 2017 at 8:31 pm

      Yes, agree.

      At this rate of adding bloated features to Win 10 for every feature-update or upgrade twice-a-year, the Win 10 ISO file will soon surpass 4GB in size.

      For most computer users, these new toy-like features are non-essential to the OS = the added features becoming like a heavy baggage to be lugged around by the OS. Why can’t M$ just keep such features as separate apps/programs to be installed as desired, eg the Edge browser, Windows Defender AV, Paint 3D, Groove Music, Mixed Reality, Cortana, Windows Hello, etc.

      1. WikiLeaks Observer said on September 2, 2017 at 8:54 am

        > Why can’t M$ just keep such features as separate apps/programs to be installed as desired

        Because many of these features are unseparated part / integrated inside the OS, namely Cortana, Windows Defender, Edge and many others. and yes you can disable even remove some of these stuff however no one knows for sure the consequences of these types of tweaking, and lets not forget the tendecy Microsoft have to re-install stuff you’ve already removed on each Windows 10 Update.

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