Windows 10 Anniversary Update Features: How to Download and Install Windows 10 v1607 Build 14393.
About 60 hours ago, Microsoft Corp. released the second largest update of their latest windows 10 operating system. Eight days ago (29 July 2016) marks the one year anniversary of windows 10 operating system and they celebrate it with the new windows 10 anniversary update also known as windows 10 v1607 build 14393.
Anniversary update for windows 10 comes with lot of awesome features, mostly focusing on cortana digital assistance been integrated across the device. The windows 10 anniversary update also saw the introduction of extension for Microsoft edge and dark theme/mode in windows 10 OS.
Top Features of Windows 10 Anniversary Update (v1607 Build 14393).
Cortana Digital Assistance: A lot of improvement have come to Microsoft digital assistance in this new anniversary update. You can now access and use cortana from your lockscreen, cortana has been integrated more deeply into microsoft edge browser than it is in November update, cortana digital assistance can now manage some operations on its own and determine when some of your schedule overlaps and ask you to reschedule.
Microsoft Edge: Windows 10 anniversary update also see new features integrated into the new microsoft edge browser. These features include deep cortana integration in edge, extension support in edge browser, ability to change download location.
Settings App: There has been few changes for the settings app user interface too. There is now a search box on every page of the settings app, to allow you easily search for other settings. You can now enable/turn On/Activate dark mode/theme in windows 10 anniversary update via the settings app. Some other settings like managing the taskbar have been brought into the settings app and they are doing much more work to finally replace the control panel with it.
Windows Ink: This features is actually for touch screen device. It brought the annotations seen in Microsoft edge which allow you to write and draw on a webpage to every other apps installed on the windows 10 device running anniversary update.
Task View: The virtual desktop interface also see new improvements in the windows 10 anniversary update. You can now pin an app to all virtual desktops.
Start Menu and Action Center: The left side of the start menu is a whole lot different, easily managed and beautiful than that of November update. The action center icon in windows 10 anniversary update is now at the extreme right end of the taskbar.
There are lot of new features Microsoft incorporated into the new windows 10 anniversary update. This article will be followed up by how to enable/unlock all this new features.
Download/Upgrade to Windows 10 Anniversary Update Using Official ISO File From Microsoft.
1.) Windows Update: Irrespective of any version or build of windows 10 you are running, you can get windows 10 anniversary update via the Update settings. Launch the Settings app >> Click/tap on Update & Security >> Click on the search for Update button. It should bring Anniversary update (1607) along side other updates, download and install and that’s it. Once your system reboot successfully, you will start enjoying anniversary update on your windows 10 Pc/Computer.
2.) ISO File: Navigate to this page (https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10) on Microsoft website to download the latest version of windows for your system. This page always contains the latest version of windows 10, use the drop down buttons to select your preference and download the appropriate edition and version of windows 10 for yourself. Do not choose 32 bit ISO file if your system is 64-bit.
To check if your Pc is 32 or 64-bit, right click on windows 10 start menu and click on System >> Check System type. Once downloaded, right click on the ISO file and click on Mount. A new folder will appear, double-click on setup.exe and the installation process will start.
If you will rather create an installation media, refer to upgrade to windows 10 article for full guide.
3.) Insider Preview Users: If you are an insider, you have to switch to fast ring to get windows 10 anniversary update for now. Download and install the available new windows updates.
There you have it on the windows 10 anniversary update features, how to download and install it. Stay tuned as this article will be followed up by recommended tips, tricks, apps, settings, firmwares for the new anniversary windows 10 update.