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Two ways to get the Windows 10 Creators Update and your new privacy setting options

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Yesterday, Microsoft started rolling out the Windows 10 Creators Update. If you're a gamer, then this is the one update you've been waiting for as it adds special features to optimize gaming, as well as improvements to the Game Bar and gaming broadcasting features.The Creators Update also adds new creative tools and improved security features and privacy settings.

According to the latest Windows Blog post, there are two recommended ways to get your Creators Update.

Two ways to get the Windows 10 Creators Update

  1. Automatically get the update via the phased rollout: As the title suggests, all you have to do is wait until you are prompted to install the update. When that happens you'll have a choice between three option; Restart now, Pick a time, and Snooze. The most important thing you have to remember when you choose to install the update - your privacy settings. (listed at the end of the article).
  2. Manually update via the Software Download Site: We've explained this option in more detail last week (see Windows 10: How to manually download and install the Creators Update right now). This option is, of course, only recommended for advanced users. You have two ways to manually install the update; using the Update Assistant, or using the Media Creation Tool.

Windows 10 Creators Update - Privacy Settings

So firstly, Microsoft is being more transparent about the data they collect from Windows 10 users. See here for a basic breakdown of the data, and here for even more details.

"Aside from sharing new information to inform your choices, our teams have also worked diligently since the Anniversary Update to re-assess what data is strictly necessary at the Basic level to keep Windows 10 devices up to date and secure. We looked closely at how we use this diagnostic data and strengthened our commitment to minimize data collection at the Basic level. As a result, we have reduced the number of events collected and reduced, by about half, the volume of data we collect at the Basic level," explains Microsoft.

  • Everyone will have the opportunity to review their privacy settings.
  • The Creators Update will notify users to set and check their privacy settings as the update rolls out.
  • The new privacy settings is an easy to use screen where you toggle settings to "on or off".
  • You will not be able to complete the Creators Update unless you navigate and select your privacy settings

Source: Windows Blog

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