The Windows 10 October 2018 update is now available and has started to be released, giving us the opportunity to review the new features in the new version of the operating system. It also tells you how to install it now if it is not already available through the Windows Update Center on your computer.
The second major update of Windows 10 for 2018 it is here. After April, the 1809 version corresponding to the autumn update began to be released on October 2, 2018 . In addition to the usual patches and security patches, users can notice some interesting new features, the main ones being the following.
October 10 Windows Update: New Features
Microsoft introduced them a few days ago. Among the remarkable new features that users will be able to discover is the dark mode of Windows Explorer. This feature has long been delayed, even though there were ways to have a dark theme in Windows 10. The opportunity is now officially available.
Other new features include better synchronization between Windows 10 and mobile devices, Swiftkey virtual keyboard integration for touch device users, a redesigned clipboard for better copy and paste management with access to history, and cloud synchronization. Improved, screenshots with direct integration of the Screen Sketch tool for quick changes.
Finally, and among other things, Microsoft is also adding updates to Windows 10 Emoji that are changing to the Emoji 11 standard, the appearance of a counter to track the battery level of Bluetooth devices, new options in Settings to change HDR screen settings, etc. . .
How do I install the Windows 10 October update?
If you’re not in a hurry, the easiest way is to wait for the new version to reach the update center. It can arrive very quickly or it can take days or even weeks for older computers. Make sure you visit the center regularly to check availability, or type «Check for updates» directly in the Windows search bar and select the first result.
Updates are available much earlier through the Windows Update Assistant. If the test does not work through the Windows Update Center, go to this page of the Microsoft site. Click the first «Update Now» button to download the wizard.
Once downloaded, run the tool on your computer. After a quick check, the latest available version (1809) is displayed. Click the button Update now and wait until the update is complete.