Major Features To Check Out in The New Windows 10 October Update

Windows 10 October 2018 Update Available Today

Microsoft is expected to ship a new cumulative update for Windows 10 October 2018 Update with a fix for the Task Manager bug and other issues. It'll become more widely available October 9, according to ZDNet.

The Windows 10 October 2018 Update is available now via Windows Update to all Windows 10 users.

Problem is, this won't work for all systems because the update won't be offered if Microsoft's machine learning algorithms have determined that the installation of the update may be problematic on the device.

To update your PC, you can simply check for new updates using Windows Update, or you can wait for the monthly Patch Tuesday implementation and you'll get it eventually. This includes the "Your Phone" feature, which will allow users to mirror an Android device to a Windows 10 PC, providing access to apps, texts and regular notifications.

Microsoft made a decision to rename Windows Defender Security Center into now we call Windows Security. However, users need to be a member of the Windows Insider Program in order to avail the mirroring feature. Microsoft has been talking for a while about DirectX-level support, and the new Windows update delivers.

While most users are reporting an issue where Edge is unable to connect to sites, we have received multiple reports where Edge deleted bookmarked websites after the update was installed.

Your Windows 10 PC can now support those fancy new Nvidia GPUs.

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There are a number of incremental tweaks and new features for Windows 10, but the three probably main draws for this iteration of the operating system would be a phone-based expansion to the Timeline Feature, the new Cloud Clipboard, and the Your Phone app. A similar feature already exists in the Apple's ecosystem and it's nice to see Microsoft taking an inspiration to make the user experience better.

The new Your Phone app for Windows 10 allows you to easily access your Android device's photos and texts from your computer.

As of 2pm PST today, this update is now available to the public.

Use the shortcut Windows-I to open the Settings application. When the tool get to the actual update phase, you'll get a progress indicator, but no ETA.

Now if you'll excuse me, I've going to spend the next couple of hours starting at lots of little dots going round in circles.

For those who'd rather not be automatically bumped up to the latest Windows 10, ZDNet's Ed Bott has instructions here for taking control of the update.

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