Microsoft has started rolling out the Windows 10 Anniversary Update for its Windows 10 users, around the world. The company announced the Windows 10 Anniversary Update back in March during its annual Build conference.
The Windows 10 Anniversary Update is loaded with new features, specs improvements and bug fixes. It brings features such as Windows Ink and improved Cortana virtual assistant, and a faster and more power-efficient Microsoft Edge browser. The update also has advanced security features, new gaming experiences and more. The company has also announced that the Windows 10 Anniversary Update will start rolling out to Windows 10 Mobile phones in the coming weeks.
The Windows 10 Anniversary Update will start rolling out to Windows 10 Mobile phones in the coming weeks. Window OS powers around 300 million devices around the world, thus, the roll out of the latest update will be done in phases. It means that the update might not reach you right away.
However, the update will be compatible only with those devices that meet the hardware requirements to run the new version of Windows 10. If you are looking forward to update your Windows OS tablet or laptop with Windows 10 Anniversary Edition, take a look at these 7 things you will need for it:
How to begin:
Check that you have switched on automatic update downloads to get the update installed automatically whenever it arrives. You can also look for the update manually by going to Settings option in the menu, go to Update and security, and Check for updates. The Windows 10 Anniversary Update will be available as 'Feature update to Windows 10 (v. 1607).
Does your device have 7-inch screen and above?
Do ensure that you have a big screen devices as the Windows 10 Anniversary Update is available only for those devices that sport a display size of 7-inch or larger. Your device will not be Windows 10 update compatible if it does not feature a big screen.
Do you have Windows 10 on your device?
The Windows 10 Anniversary Update is available to only thos devices running on Windows 10. If your device doesn't run Windows 10, you can first update your device to Windows 10 and then, can install the Anniversary edition.
Is there enough storage space?
The latest update requires your device to have at least 2GB of RAM. According to the company, if you have a 32-bit Windows 10 installed, you'll need at least 16GB of storage. For those who have the 64-bit version installed, you will need at least 32GB of storage. However, if you want everything on your device to run smoothly, ensure that you have at least 4GB of free storage space on board.
Have you backed up important data and files?
Before installing the update, it is recommended to you to back up all your files and data. After all, you would not want to lose your important data, just in case something goes wrong!
How to download the update right now!
You can manually get the update on Microsoft's support page, where you can download the ISO image file. Follow the instructions to install the update. For those who have a Windows 10 PC at work, should ask their administrators on how they plan to update.
Is there enough battery charge?
Before you download the update, make sure that your device's battery has enough charge to support the update. If the battery of your laptop or tablet is not enough, charge it first to ensure a smooth downloading of the update!