Microsoft has committed to releasing periodic major updates to its Windows 10 OS, bringing new features to users and fixing existing bugs.
The first major update was the Anniversary Update in 2016, followed by the Windows 10 Creators Update which launched April 2017, and the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update in September 2017.
The upcoming update doesn’t have an official launch name yet but chances are it will be called the Spring Creators Update. The update ,just like its predecessors, will bring a ton of exciting new features to the operating system, and some major overhauling of existing features.
The Spring Creators Update
The Spring Creators Update should have launched earlier this month but was delayed due to some last-minute bugs that caused reliability issues leading to frequent BSODs (Blue Screen of Death) on some PCs. Thankfully, it looks like those problems have been patched out – so we should see a public release soon.
Windows Insiders already have a foretaste of the new features expected to launch with the Microsoft Windows 10 Spring Creators Update. Some of the new features include Timeline – a visual timeline of the desktop which shows all the recent apps and files opened on your PC, allowing you to jump right back into what you were doing. It also works cross platform, so you can resume activities on your Android or iOS device. Microsoft’s fluent design system has also been implemented almost in every part of the OS, making it more visually appealing. HDR support, Microsoft Edge improvements, and improved device Settings experience are also included.
One of the few things Microsoft has officially confirmed about the Spring Creators Update is that it will take considerably less offline time than previous updates when upgrading. Rebooting will still be part of the process, but some of the components that were previously installed during an extended restart will now be installed while the user’s PC is up and running. As a result, it should take roughly 30 minutes of offline time to upgrade to the Spring Creators Update, versus 51 minutes for the Fall Creators Update and 82 minutes for the Creators Update.