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With the Fall Creators Update just around the corner, Microsoft is talking up the improvements it has made to Windows 10 so far. Specifically the Windows 10 Creators Update released in April 2017. This is, according to Microsoft, “the most performant and reliable version of Windows 10 ever!”

Every version of Windows that has ever been released has had problems. Some more than others. However, with Windows 10 here for the longterm, Microsoft has the opportunity to finetune its OS until it’s close to perfection. Or at least that’s the plan. And things are going well so far. Apparently.

Pride Comes Before a Fall (Creators Update)

According to John Cable, the Director of Program Management, Windows Servicing and Delivery at Microsoft, the Windows 10 Creators Update is a quality product. And this is thanks to Microsoft’s “dedicated focus on customer obsession – listening and responding to user and partner feedback”.

In a post on the Windows 10 blog, Cable states that “The top areas we consistently hear about through our feedback channels are around power, performance, and reliability. These fundamentals are key elements that users look for in a device and value because they impact their everyday use, like longer battery life, faster web browsing, streaming videos longer and device stability.”

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Microsoft claims big improvements in battery life. Its efforts include the performance power slider to maximize efficiency. And both Microsoft Edge and the Mail app are now sucking less of your battery away.

The Creators Update means booting up your PC is 13 percent faster, with logins 18 percent faster. The new version of Microsoft Edge offers 53 percent faster browsing over the old version. And the Windows 10 Start Menu and Windows Search are faster too.

Then there’s reliability, with “users who update to the Creators Update experiencing “an 18% reduction in […] certain system stability issues versus earlier versions of Windows 10.” There has also been a “39% total reduction in operating system and driver stability issues between the Anniversary Update and Creators Update.”

The upshot of all of these improvements is, according to Microsoft, “significant reductions in call and online support request volumes since the Anniversary Update,” as well as “a healthy decline in monthly support volumes, most notably with installation and troubleshooting update inquiries taking the biggest dip.”

Do You Trust Microsoft’s Numbers?

The timing of this release is a little confusing. But we suspect it’s an attempt, ahead of the release of the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, to convince Windows 10 users (especially corporate customers) that things are getting better. Microsoft IS listening, and IS working hard to improve Windows 10. Believe.

What do you think of Windows 10 right now? Are you perfectly happy with its performance? Or do you think Microsoft needs to make improvements across the board? Are you looking forward to the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update? Please let us know in the comments below!

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  1. venkataraman natarajan
    September 26, 2017 at 11:09 am

    win 10 seems to be better. One thing to be considered is the very long time to install the updates or difficulty in installing the updates and Microsoft should look into it. Instead of having so many versions of win 10 like basic home pro enterprise the OS of win 10 should be merged into one and available for every user. The long time it takes to install the updates benefits the internet providers and users are looking out for other OS. This should be borne in mind.

  2. TPB
    September 23, 2017 at 2:09 am

    "Every version of Windows that has ever been released has had problems. Some more than others."

    Hold on, I'm laughing too hard and have to keep wiping the tears from my eyes over that...

    EVERY update since I "upgraded" to Win10 in February 2016 (including the original install), has caused MASSIVE system problems which, hilariously, usually involve THEIR Microsoft apps including Cortana, Edge, and even the frickin' CALCULATOR!

    EVERY one of these updates has resulted in my having a huge loss in productivity and enjoyment of my computer.

    EVERY one of these updates has resulted in me having to spend anywhere from about 15 to 40 hours of MY time on the phone, running "repair" routines, reinstalling the OS and/or reinstalling software, both from Microsoft and from third-parties.

    EVERY Motherf@#%ing TIME!

    I HATE Windows 10.

    Well, really, what I hate is Microsoft sending out HORRIBLE updates which are tantamount to sending average consumer users (not the kind of people who read MakeUseOf) software that hasn't even reached beta-level.

    • rannxerox
      September 28, 2017 at 8:57 pm

      Not sure what's wrong with your Windows 10 load but if you are having problems ever single update or even 25% of the time it sounds like your system, for whatever reason, is unstable. Could be bad drivers from your hardware OEM, could be some software you have installed, etc. I manage thousands of PCs and send out updates all the time and handle most patching issues and out of those thousands I handle very few support calls.

      • TPB
        September 28, 2017 at 9:07 pm

        I just told you what's wrong: the updates. And it happens to millions of users, not just me. YOU work with corporate computer SYSTEMS, NOT with INDIVIDUALS using home computers on which people add all kinds of software, both MS and third-party, that hasn't been vetted by some IT person/dept. for compatibility, etc.
        And MY computer IS perfectly stable AFTER each of the updates and the countless hours of repair time I spend after each one UNTIL the next update.
        Just do some web searches and you'll see the countless complaints and threads on this matter going back to the original public release of Win 10.

  3. Govind Basrur
    September 22, 2017 at 2:17 pm

    I am in the fast ring of Microsoft Windows 10 Insiders and over the last few days I have tried hard to download and install the Redstone 3 know as Fall Update and it has failed to download and install on my Acer Aspire Laptop. So I hope that this fall update will actually download and install when released officially.

  4. Andreas
    September 22, 2017 at 5:12 am

    No. I do not trust Microsoft's numbers. And here is why:
    For a company to change direction in such a way where instead of purchasing the right to use their software, to what seems to be a "freemium" model is worrying. One could ask how Microsoft generate revenue from Windows 10 users, even though we all know. They sell information. We all know Google does it. The difference is: they are not IN your computer. They are not collecting meta data about everything you have on your harddrives. Microsoft recent business model makes sense people most people don't care, or doesn't understand what is actually happening. Windows has become a platform for Microsoft actual monetizing goal, learning everything about humanity, and thus pushing "Microsoft A.I.".

    Haven't I played video games, I would have linux installed on my main computer, but here we are, Windows 8.1 with a hefty host file.

    • dragonmouth
      September 22, 2017 at 5:03 pm

      " We all know Google does it. The difference is: they are not IN your computer. They are not collecting meta data about everything you have on your harddrives."
      Are you SURE Google doesn't?

      • Andreas
        September 22, 2017 at 7:20 pm

        Well, yes. Googles services are web based. So they have to be accessed through a web browser. Gathering data from within a computer other than OS version, locale and location would qualify as malware.