Howdy, folks! There's a chance you noticed that a feature update to Windows 10 is downloading to your machine.
If you opt to wait for the update to hit your PC, Microsoft will download the update to your device and notify you it's ready to be installed.
Forcing a big Windows update ahead of schedule isn't as complicated as it might sound, because Microsoft itself actually provides a user-friendly tool to so do, in the form of the Windows 10 Update Assistant. If you do nothing, it will arrive via Windows Update some time in the next few months. This is possible by checking for updates in Settings Update & Security Windows Update. Several people on Reddit and Twitter have noted that that the newest feature update for Windows 10 operating system is wiping their documents, images, and music. The first thing that users are likely to notice is support for a dark theme to use with File Explorer.
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While Edge problems are unlikely to trouble the vast majority of users, who only venture into it to download a competing browser, a small number have also reported that mapped network drives are also not reconnecting automatically, which, if widespread, is an altogether more serious issue.
Other tidbits of interest include a new Your Phone app that allows users to send and receive content between their computer and phone, with Timeline coming to the phone as well, allowing users to scroll back in time to find files and such, all from the palm of their hand. Microsoft has also announced that Launcher can now be integrated with WhatsApp if a user is using Swiftkey as their default keyboard.
I'll be running some Windows 10 October 2018 and Windows Server 2019 tests against Linux (and maybe BSDs) soon. Here are some of the enterprise-centered features to expect in the Windows 10 October 2018 Update.
This is a nice little addition that gives you more control over what's using up your Windows 10 laptop's battery life. As always, back up any important data you have prior to this update. So you should be fine if this is the case, and no warning message should pop up. You can now customise more, too.