Join Martin Guidry for an in-depth discussion in this video About the Fall 2017 update, part of Windows 10: Security.
- [Instructor] In this section, we're going to talk about the Fall 2017 Creators Update. The Fall 2017 Creators Update was released in October of 2017. It has mostly entertainment features that it adds to Windows 10. There's some features about games, particularly 3D gaming, and also streaming video. Seems like Microsoft would like us to use our computer as a DVR. And although those features are great, they're really not the focus of this course, so we're going to look at some of the other features of the Fall 2017 Creators Update, such as Windows Defender, which got a face lift and also has some new functionality.
So you may be asking yourself, "Do I have the Fall 2017 Creators Update?" It's pretty easy to check for. We're looking for version 1709 of Windows 10, and we can find that off the Start menu. I'll go to the gear icon that is labeled settings. In settings, I'll look at system. And in the left-hand menu, if I scroll all the way to the bottom, I have about. In the about window, I'll probably need to scroll a little bit, and then I can find the version.
And yes I am running version 1709, so that means I do have the Fall 2017 Creators Update. Most people will get this update automatically, but if you don't get it automatically, you can manually download it from Microsoft. If you pull up your favorite search engine, and I'll search for fall 2017 creators update download. You'll probably get lots of different results off of this.
The one I'm looking for is the one that links to support.microsoft.com. It's called get the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update. I'll click on that. The first paragraph gives us some instructions about how to check for if you have version 1709, then the next paragraph allows us to download it. So I'll click on the link for Microsoft software download website. There's a button for update now. I'll click on that. I'll go ahead and download this program and run it.
And that starts an assistant for us. For me, the assistant's not going to do anything because I have already upgraded to the Fall 2017 Creators Update, but if you don't have it yet, this assistant will guide you through the process of upgrading to the most recent version of Windows 10.
In this course, Martin Guidry helps you work through each essential security step. He takes you through familiar ground, standard account setup, covering accounts, passwords, users groups, and permissions. He also takes you through unfamiliar territory, enhanced features and new products, examining BitLocker, Wi-Fi Sense, Windows Defender, and Edge, the new web browser. This course provides instructional step-by-step walkthroughs in addition to best practice discussions. Learn how to protect your computer from a network attack, apply security policies in Group Policy, use remote desktop, and more.
- Setting up passwords, smart cards, and biometrics
- Creating groups and assigning permissions
- Assigning permissions
- Encrypting full discs, file transfers, and networks
- Using anti-virus and anti-malware solutions
- Configuring firewall settings
- Securing remote desktop connections
Skill Level Intermediate
Q: This course was updated on 01/31/2018. What changed?
A: The following topics were updated: Windows Firewall, basic configuration of Remote Desktop, and controlling updates for Windows 10. In addition, new videos were added that cover Windows 10 S and virus and threat protection, device performance and health, firewall and network protection, and app and browser control with Windows Defender.