Ramblings of an old Doc
17 hidden (and good) features
Published on April 2, 2017 By DrJBHL In Personal Computing

 

This just in from an early updater to the north of us (me, anyway)...

"Microsoft may have talked up the creativity aspects of the Windows 10 Creators Update, but some of the best things about Windows’ major releases are all the little conveniences that fly under the radar.

Some of these are truly new additions—USB Audio 2.0 support, for example—while others are once-buried features that have gained new prominence, like the family options breakout within Windows Defender. Some features only show up if you have the proper hardware—how’s that for a hidden feature?...

...Gaming, 3D content creation, Cortana, Edge, Windows Ink: These may be the high points of the Windows 10 Creators Update, as evidenced by our review. But on the following slides we shine a light on some of the fun little features we couldn’t dive into in our main story. Heck, you might find these more valuable than anything else!" - Mark Hachman, PCWorld

Take a moment...it's a nice slide presentation.

Source:

http://www.pcworld.com/article/3184891/windows/inside-the-windows-10-creators-update-the-17-best-hidden-features.html#slide1

 


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on Apr 02, 2017

on Apr 02, 2017

on Apr 02, 2017

I checked 'em out. Some are ok, others are...meh. Most I would never use.

on Apr 02, 2017


I checked 'em out. Some are ok, others are...meh. Most I would never use.

 

Same here...

on Apr 02, 2017

Well...being inside the Creators Build has been a trip. It broke Xion and I thought uninstalling recent updates would cure it...nope. Same problem as before. Xion will not update as I tweak the skin. I might have to roll back to a previous OS iteration. Happy 'Anniversary' everybody. 

on Apr 03, 2017

I have said it before, and will say it again.......

 

 

Stay away from the previews. Switch to only full releases, and even they are really betas....

on Apr 03, 2017

RedneckDude

Stay away from the previews. Switch to only full releases, and even they are really betas....

Very wise words indeed.  While a handful of early adopters say they've had no issues with preview editions, the majority report ongoing problems and troubles.  Essentially, a preview is just a basic alpha and should never be used as a primary OS

Thing is, the full release of Windows 10 is still in a constant state of flux and problems will arise for some because the OS is open-ended and still adding features, etc... and sometimes those new features can break things for some users. 

I'm still not convinced on Win 10, and there are things I still don't like about it, but I have the Professional Edition on my AMD Big Beastie and [unlike on my HP 2-in-1] I have more control over some of my pet peeves, like being able to defer updates, etc.

Having said that, there are some nifty new features coming up with the Creator's Edition, as is explained in the linked article of the OP.  I also went on to read some of the other articles linked to there, and I recommend reading them. Whether you consider yourself an average or above average user, there are some great tips as well as various hidden Win 10 features that have been exposed.

on Apr 03, 2017

Not going to argue the point...nope. I said I put the blame right where it belongs. Its on me. Fortunately I discovered that I still have the original 1511 ISO.   

on Apr 03, 2017


Not going to argue the point...nope. I said I put the blame right where it belongs. Its on me. Fortunately I discovered that I still have the original 1511 ISO.   

Thing is, if you can dual boot to run the stable release of Win 10 as your primary OS, and the Creator's Update as a secondary OS to play/experiment with on another partition, then there's nothing wrong with trying it out.  At least that way you aren't messing up your day to day OS and having to reformat all the time.

That's how I tested Vista until it became a stable release, and while many didn't like Vista, I quite like it as an OS and was quite happy to run it until 7 came out. Truth is, Win 7 would not have existed if Vista hadn't been the start of a completey new computing era.  For all the hate it received, Vista made both 7 and 10 possible.

 

on Apr 03, 2017

Since development is continually ongoing, it'll be in "beta" forever.

The point is, there's a paradox: If you want the ability (in the future) to put off the update for a month, you have to accept this update.

Ironical, no?

on Apr 03, 2017

Doesn't make sense to prolong the inevitable. That's why I went for the Creators update. To my chagrin though, Xion may or may not work and if it doesn't...bye. More later...

on Apr 03, 2017


Doesn't make sense to prolong the inevitable. That's why I went for the Creators update. To my chagrin though, Xion may or may not work and if it doesn't...bye. More later...

I have terminal cancer, makes perfect sense to me to delay the inevitable.

And yes, MS/Windows and their updates can and will screw up your system and your software. But why be in such a hurry to help it along.

Your giving up on the latest and greatest for an outdated music player....THAT makes no sense.

on Apr 03, 2017

I shall wait until people like Ross help MS work out the bugs. I'll get the Creators Update when it is forced on me.

on Apr 03, 2017

Wizard1956

I have terminal cancer, makes perfect sense to me to delay the inevitable.

And yes, MS/Windows and their updates can and will screw up your system and your software. But why be in such a hurry to help it along.

Your giving up on the latest and greatest for an outdated music player....THAT makes no sense.

It's hard to make a sensible comment after this, but I wish you the best and on a lighter note April 11 is not only the date for Creator's Update, but also (not that anyone still cares) the fact that Vista is on the deathbed and Microsoft will pull the plug on April 11!!!

Let's take a moment to remember Vista and the Aero UI. The most advanced UI Microsoft has ever created and I don't think people understood the full potential because of its locked down nature. A milestone in computer history that may never be reached again...

When Vista arrived I thought the future looked bright (well, at least transparent). Now the future looks a lot more pane-ful (see what I did there... ).

on Apr 03, 2017

@Wizard1956......you're right. I apologize. That was a poor choice of words.

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