As Major Nelson details, there's now a feature in the Windows settings that disables update prompts while playing a game. On a Microsoft user forum, the user wrote, "I have just updated my windows using the October update (10, version 1809)". And, hey, maybe you'll learn something new that you can incorporate into your daily routine. While some users are complaining the update has deleted their personal files, others are finding the upgrade has been blocked due to an incompatibility with systems running 6th generation (Skylake) or newer Intel processors. One can check the same by visiting Settings System About.
To update your PC, you can simply check for new updates using Windows Update, or you can wait for the monthly Patch Tuesday implementation and you'll get it eventually.
Some of the more consumer/general new features in 1809 also will likely be of interest to IT pros, such as tighter integration between Android phones and Windows via the "Your Phone" app; improved wireless projection; autocomplete support in the registry editor; faster sign-in to a shared Windows 10 PC; Web sign-in to Windows 10 and more. The mirroring app is an attempt to integrate the mobile phone ecosystem with Windows. Microsoft says you will be able to pick a time that suits to you to install the update and reboot your PC. However, only phones with Android Nougat and later are compatible with the Your Phone App. You can use this feature to find files and websites you were using on your phone or computer.
We've all been there: you're in the zone with a game - so dialled in that you can practically smell the body odour of the man you just kicked off a cliff - but then, suddenly, it's gone.
If something does go wrong with the update, and you want to roll back to the previous version, you can do so within 10 days. The app eventually allows users to access their phone's content right from the Windows 10 computer itself.
Windows 10 October 2018 Update Now Available
This is a nice little addition that gives you more control over what's using up your Windows 10 laptop's battery life.
As usual, October 2018 update is scheduled to be delivered in a phased and controlled manner. Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection is getting a number of new capabilities, including custom detection, support for Windows Server 2019 onboarding, managed security service provider support and more.
Also, the page offers easy access to security apps, and details to resolve potential issues reported by Windows Security. Of course you have to jump into Microsoft's ecosystem with their own to-do lists, Edge browser, and Bing, but if you're willing to make that jump it's a great alternative to the default Google ecosystem on Android.