The Windows 10 Creators Update is believed to enable immersive experiences that blur the lines between the physical and virtual worlds. Photograph: (Reuters)
The new Windows update was announced to the world last year, but it is going to be available to users from April 11
It’s time for Windows users to rejoice. Microsoft has finally started to roll out the much-awaited Windows 10 Creators Update as a free upgrade to customers around the world. The new Windows update was announced to the world last year, but it is going to be available to users from April 11.
The Windows 10 Creators Update lets mobile devices scan an object on all sides so it can rotate 360 degrees in a photograph. It also allows for three-dimensional graphics in Microsoft's popular PowerPoint presentation software, and a new “Paint 3D” application allows edits in 3D simulations.
The new Paint 3D app in the Creators Update also lets users create 3D objects from scratch, allows them to change colours, stamp textures and turn a 2D picture into a 3D work of art.
But like every coin has two sides, the new Windows upgrade has its own limits too. The upgrade is only for Windows 10 users. While more than 400 million devices run on windows 10, far more computers still have Windows 7 installed. This means the new update will not bring any changes for majority of windows users.
But the fact is that we can’t take away from Microsoft what gives it a first-mover advantage. The upgrade puts Microsoft at the forefront of mass-market 3D technology. And it has the potential to please average users and intensive gamers alike.
The Windows 10 Creators Update is believed to enable immersive experiences that blur the lines between the physical and virtual worlds.
According to Microsoft, companies like Acer, Asus, Dell, HP, and Lenovo will start selling the world’s first Windows mixed reality-enabled headsets with the Creators update later this year. Prices for these headsets will start at $299.
If your windows 10 machine has settings set to auto-download, your PC will be automatically upgraded to the new software. Otherwise, you can go to settings on your computer and check for updates.