Join Martin Guidry for an in-depth discussion in this video About the Fall 2017 update, part of Windows 10: Administration.
- [Instructor] In this section, I'd like to talk a little bit about the Fall 2017 Creators Update for Microsoft Windows 10. The Fall 2017 Creators Update was released in October of 2017. It has lots of cool features. Most of them are entertainment-related. There's some new gaming features, particularly related to virtual reality and 3D games. There's also some new options for streaming video.
Seems like Microsoft would like us to use our computer as a DVR. And although these features are very interesting, they're really not the focus of this course. So we're going to talk about a few of the other features in the Fall 27 Creators Update, and from the point of view of administrating Windows, it doesn't change things a whole lot. There are some changes to the interfaces you'll be using, but most of the basic functionality was not changed in this Creators Update.
So you might be asking yourself do I have this Fall 2017 Creators Update? It's fairly easy to check. What you'll be checking for is that you're running Windows 10 version 1709 or later, you can do this off the Start menu. I'll go to Start, then hit the gear icon for settings, then System, and in the lefthand menu, all the way at the bottom is About. In the About page, I'll need to scroll a little bit to see I am running version 1709.
So yes, in fact, I am running the 2017 Fall Creators Update. Most likely you will get this update automatically. If you haven't received it yet, you can manually download it from Microsoft. Go to your favorite search engine, and search for Fall 2017 Creators Update download. And in here, you'll probably see a number of results.
What I have here, the first paragraph is telling me how to check for if I have the Fall 2017 Creators Update. In the second paragraph it says if you would like to install now, go to the Microsoft Software Download website. I'll click on that. And that takes me to a Microsoft webpage where I can just hit Update now. It's asking me to download an executable. I'll hit Run. And the executable tells me I have already updated to the latest version of Windows 10.
So, if I didn't have the most recent update, this would become a wizard that would guide me through installing that update. But because I already have the update, It's just giving me a friendly message saying this.
Martin first reviews the various editions of both the desktop and mobile versions of Windows 10. This section covers the special features included with the Enterprise edition, and the hardware requirements for some of the new Windows 10 features. Martin also explains installing and updating drivers and configuring and optimizing the OS, including system properties and power options. Then it's a deep dive into Group Policy, including working with local groups, configuring preferences, and troubleshooting Group Policy. Martin also looks at Windows security—authentication and encryption—as well as the boot process, and concludes the course with a brief look at virtualization, networking, and backup and recovery.
- Understanding the different versions of Windows 10
- Installing and updating drivers
- Administering multitasking
- Working with Windows Group Policy
- Adding domain users and accounts to a Windows 10 PC
- Administering BitLocker and EFS
- Understanding the boot process
- Installing Client Hyper-V for Windows virtualization
- Managing Windows Firewall
- Backing up and restoring Windows 10
- Troubleshooting Windows 10
Skill Level Intermediate
Q: This course was updated on 01/31/2018. What changed?
A: The following topics were updated: installing and updating drivers, administering multitasking, reviewing the settings interface, working with notifications and actions, and backup and recovery. In addition, new videos were added that cover the Fall 2017 update and Windows 10 S.