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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.”
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!